Sheffield pubs aim for double top

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TWO Sheffield pubs are in the running for national awards tonight (Thursday).

The Redhouse in Solly Street, off Broad Lane, near Netherthorpe, has made the final for the range of entertainment it offers and The Greystones in Greystones Road is in the spotlight for the way a rundown pub has been turned around.

Punch Taverns’ business relationship manager Ian Morley said Redhouse licensees Jeff and Tracey Smith had “opened doors for multitudes of unsigned live acts of comedy, circus, theatre, art, music, magic, sea shanties, murder mystery and burlesque mixed with poker, quizzes, karaoke, board games, fancy dress, barbecues, computer games, poetry and dance.

“They understand that they have to make the most out of the 100-capacity pub whilst attracting a loyalty amongst the artists as well as the customers.”

Meanwhile, The Greystones has quickly development a reputation for music, comedy, community events and real ale since being taken over by Thornbridge Brewery.

Both Sheffield pubs are in the finals of the Great British Pub Awards – a nationwide search to find the best pubs and licensees in the UK which is run by the industry magazine the Morning Advertiser.

The ceremony is at The Hilton in London.