PUBS AND CLUBS UPDATE March  2021

The following pubs and clubs have been subject to changes during the lockdown period. All were closed before the lockdown started and seem unlikely to ever reopen as licensed premises.

Station Hotel, Swinton

Planning permission granted 15/1/21 to create flats above but retain bar and restaurant.

Sportsman, Swinton

The planning application for flats and retail units has been withdrawn following objections on traffic and parking grounds. Another application may be made.

New Red House (formerly Nautical Decades, Bridge Bar, Bridge Inn), Swinton

Planning Application passed to convert to housing.

Hatfield Arms, Laughton

The revised application for housing has been accepted. This includes conversion of the pub into flats instead of demolition, which was refused. Other housing will be built on the car park.

Maltby Miners Welfare Club (the "Stute")

Has been closed since late 2018 but was recently sold by owners CISWO to an undisclosed owner. It was the subject of an attempt to buy from a community group but a reported price tag of £175,000 put it beyond their reach.


The Haynook, Kimberworth is closed and boarded-up. Future uncertain.

The Double Barrel and neighbouring Croft Wine Bar at Thurcroft are closed and I'm told will not be reopening after lockdown. This means there will now be no pub remaining in the village, though the Top Club operated more like a pub than a club prior to lockdown.

Two neighbouring Kimberworth pubs; the Travellers and the Manor Barn, have been the subject of leaseholders handing in their leases in the wake of the pandemic. It is hoped that new licensees will be found for them to reopen soon.

The Staithes at Wath-upon-Dearne was demolished between 13th and 15th March. Only the pub sign remains. In it's time, as the Staithes and previously the Staff of' Life, it was a popular pub for real ale and food but its location hasn't helped in recent years.

The Oak Inn at Swallownest is now up for sale and its future as a pub is uncertain. This was the last traditional pub in the village.

My thanks to Mick Moss , Martin Cook , Richard Hancock , John Bell for the above information. (Paul Redfern)


It is expected that other premises will cease to be licensed following the pandemic. If anyone hears of any closures, please contact Paul Redfern via email (paul.redfern861@gmail.com). Thanks.



Real Ale in the Rotherham Metropolitan Area - NOTE these activities below posponed until further notice.

{The branch runs  survey trips once a month - each one to a specific area in turn , the Pubs surveyed are scored by the attendees on the trip and automaticlly go into the Rotherham Camra statistics for the Pubs specifically in our area - these results are the basis for the awards presented to local establishments } see Pub of the season section of this web site .

Note : these above "blind" scores count towards Good Beer Guide inclusion.

For the Town Centre Pub guide - please click on the link below

Use What?ub at whatpub.com to find up to date info on all our local pubs.


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Graeme Manning,
3 Jul 2017, 11:19