Tip Top Tavern
The New Barrack Tavern has once again been recognised for having Sheffield’s best pub garden. In the 2011 city council-organised Sheffield in Bloom competition, it was the prettiest across the city in the pub, café and restaurant category – one of nine covering businesses, community groups, churches, schools and individual entries. In the ten years of the contest, the New Barrack Tavern has entered on five occasions, winning last year and regularly coming away with a silver or bronze award.
“This year’s win is something we could not have imagined after the great storm in April,” says pub landlady, Steph Woods. “The heavens opened and hailstones the size of acorns stripped the foliage, filled the yard, and set off through the pub washing all before them.
“Kev and I were away on a pub away day, but thanks to our Rebecca and the customers, all the plants, furniture and even the new floors were saved. The garden looked wrecked, but Mother Nature did her stuff, and everything recovered by the judging days six weeks later.”
Pub managers, Kevin and Steph Woods were presented with their steel ‘rose’ award by the Lord Mayor of Sheffield Cllr Dr Sylvia Dunkley at an official reception at the Council House.