Residents campaign to save The Plough pub

The Plough, Sandygate Road
The Plough, Sandygate Road

Crosspool residents are fighting to save The Plough pub.

After the pub closed in April, Sainsbury’s  announced plans to turn it into a convenience store.

The Save the Plough group has been coordinating the campaign to keep the building as a pub and save the sporting heritage of Sandygate. Together with local councillors, they have launched a survey to gauge public opinion on the issue. They’re also raising money to support the campaign.

Ideas include turning the site into a multi-use community facility and a visitor centre for the world’s oldest football ground, which is opposite.

Some residents are also in support of the the idea of a convenience store opening in place of the pub. If you have views either way then consider making them known to Sainsbury’s, Sheffield Planning Committee, our local MP and your councillors:

Last year The Plough was listed as an asset of community value.



The Plough pub temporarily closes

The Plough, Crosspool
The Plough: will reopen at the end of the month

The Plough on Sandygate Road is no longer open for business – but should reopen before the end of the month.

The pub is one of several leased and operated by Hawk Inns North Limited. Glenn Thorpe, Director, said: “Due to administrative errors in all our Premises Licences we have had to temporarily close all the pubs operating within the Sheffield Licensing District.

“This is not a particular problem specific to The Plough as all our pubs will reopen with Temporary Event Notices on the 28 of July for periods of four days at a time and then will be fully open again from 11 August.”

A sign in window of the pub (pictured below) states that an alcohol licence was re-applied for on 15 July 2011.

Notification up in the window of The Plough pub on Sandygate Road
Notification up in the window of The Plough pub on Sandygate Road