Popular Sheffield pub to get major makeover including new terrace with incredible views - and should open this summer

A popular pub in Sheffield will be getting a major makeover from its new owners - including a new outside terrace with ‘incredible’ views – and it could be open as soon as July.

Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 10:32 am

The Old Grindstone in Crookes is popular amongst locals for its range of ales, good views, and live music.

Now, Sheffield brewery True North, who own several other popular establishments, including The Broadfield on Abbeydale Road and The York in Broomhill, have bought the freehold on the property – and they are planning some big developments.

As well as having ‘incredible views’ from an outside terrace, the pub will now offer modern Mexican food, including vegetarian options, and authentic burgers.

'Project Grindstone Cowboy' is underway in Crookes thanks to True North.

Kane Yeardley, owner of True North Brewery, said: “We’ve got planning permission to build a terrace between the Grindstone and the hairdressers, which will be about 10 feet off the ground and give incredible views of Sheffield.

“We’ve nicknamed it ‘Project Grindstone Cowboy’, as we’re looking at doing Tex-Mex kind of food with vegan versions too."

Downstairs Kane said the pub will be a ‘classic True North pub’ with individual pieces sourced from vintage stores and flea markets with quirky humorous references and art.

Kane says that upstairs there will be a brand new private hire area with an intriguing motif, inspired by British artist Damien Hirst and a cult 1980’s sitcom. It will be a ‘nod to student days’, but done well.

“We’ve nicknamed it ‘Project Grindstone Cowboy'," says True North owner Kane Yeardley, who wants the pub open in summer.

He said: “We intend to have some live bands at the weekends and half the pub will have screens for sport fixtures but the other half will be separate.

"We’ll have a quiz night and bingo night too.

“Upstairs will be a private hire area, we’re either going to call it ‘One Hedonist Street’ or ‘The Dutch Embassy’.

"Each room will have iconic references to life in the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. Have a slight feel of a student flat from those eras. Think the Young Ones shared a house with Damien Hirst.”

As well as keeping the True North ‘DNA’, the Old Grindstone will still have Tap Takeovers by local breweries, and will need 20 full-time and 10 part-time staff members.

Work on the building will start in May, and True North hope to have it open by July or August.