Steph Woods, landlady at Sheffield’s New Barrack Tavern has been honoured by the local branch of CAMRA, the campaign for real ale, who has presented her with the first of the group’s new commemorative pewter tankards. The glass bottomed vessels celebrate Sheffield’s unique position as a real ale haven and home to some of the UK’s best micro breweries.
Each is numbered and carrying the emblem of a local brewer.
Steph was given the first bearing the Bradfield Brewery’s logo, and the presentation of her tankard, significantly numbered 40, was made by branch social secretary, Richard Ryan. He wished Steph and husband Kevin well and thanked her for everything they’d done in their five years in the city.
Forced to admit her age, Steph said, “This gift came as a complete surprise and we’re both very grateful to Sheffield CAMRA for their interest in the pub, the support they give us, and of course for all they do to keep Sheffield in the top rank of real ale cities.