Chalk off another Sheffield pub as Crucible bar and restaurant opens for the first time in over a year today

Crucible Corner has opened its outside area today, April 16, for the first time since March 2020, just in time for the Snooker World Championships hosted at the Crucible.

Friday, 16th April 2021, 3:17 pm
Crucible Corner will reopen today, April 16, just in time for the World Snooker Championships hosted at the Crucible next door.

Spectators attending the World Snooker Championships 2021 will be able to swing by the Crucible Corner bar and restaurant in Tudor Square from tonight (Friday April 16) as it opened its outdoor area for the first time in over a year.

Although a third of the capacity of the Crucible will be in use at first it is hoped there will be a full house by the final, and the reopening restaurant will also help to support the theatre, which has also been closed since March 2020.

Working alongside the Crucible Corner team to support their reopening are Justin Rowntree, formerly of Silversmiths Restaurant, and Tom Lord, formerly of FirePit Rocks on West Street – two Sheffield hospitality experts with a passion for theatre.

The Crucible Corner has been closed since March 2020.

Tom Lord said: “We’re so excited to be opening the doors to Crucible Corner again after over a year.

"Sheffield Theatres deserves no less than to be surrounded by world-class bars and restaurants and we’re honoured to be involved in this inaugural project.”

Crucible Corner has also opened to pre-empt The Together Season Festival, an arts festival championing Sheffield work opening at the Crucible Theatre at the end of May.

The bar and restaurant offers an à la carte food made from fresh ingredients and local produce, such as Our Cow Molly and Cafeology, as well as hand-pulled ales from local breweries and a wide selection of gins.