The Plough pub listed as community asset

The Plough, Sandygate Road
Is The Plough, Sandygate Road

The Plough pub on Sandygate Road has been listed as an asset of community value.

This means that that in the event of it being put up for sale the group lodging the application would be given time to come up with a bid to buy it. There is no guarantee that this bid would be accepted by the seller.

With the rumoured threat of the pub being sold and turned into a convenience store, a group of regulars have launched an online change.org petition and a paper petition in the pub that you’re invited to sign. There’s also a Save the Plough Facebook community group which they’ll use to keep everyone up to date.

The Plough is one of three remaining pubs in Crosspool and it is believed that a public house has stood on the site for around 400 years. The pub is famously located opposite Hallam FC’s Sandygate stadium, the oldest football ground in the world.

Save the Plough Facebook page

Save The Plough (Crosspool) petition

Community pub ownership – Campaign For Real Ale

Council to assess The Plough pub community asset bid

The Plough, Sandygate Road
Is The Plough on Sandygate Road under threat of closure?

A bid to get The Plough pub listed as a community asset is due to be heard by the council on Thursday 4 June.

If the pub were to be listed as an asset of community value it would mean that, in the event of it being put up for sale, the group lodging the application would be given time to come up with a bid to buy it. There is no guarantee that this bid would be accepted by the seller.

With the rumoured threat of the pub being sold and turned into a convenience store, a group of regulars have launched an online change.org petition and a paper petition in the pub that you’re invited to sign. There’s also a Save the Plough Facebook community group which they’ll use to keep everyone up to date.

The Plough is one of three remaining pubs in Crosspool and it is believed that a public house has stood on the site for around 400 years. The pub is famously located opposite Hallam FC’s Sandygate stadium, the oldest football ground in the world.

Save the Plough Facebook page

Save The Plough (Crosspool) petition

Community pub ownership – Campaign For Real Ale

Is The Plough pub under threat of closure?

The Plough, Sandygate Road
Is The Plough on Sandygate Road under threat of closure?

A group of regulars at The Plough have started a campaign to protect the pub from any future attempts to close it or turn it into a convenience store.

The Plough is one of three remaining pubs in Crosspool and it is believed that a public house has stood on the site for around 400 years. The pub is famously located opposite Hallam FC’s Sandygate stadium, the oldest football ground in the world.

There’s currently speculation around what the future holds for the Sandygate Road pub. As a result, a group of drinkers are exploring whether it could be registered as a community asset to help protect it from any future developments.

They’ve launched an online change.org petition and a paper petition in the pub that you’re invited to sign. There’s also a Save the Plough Facebook community group which they’ll use to keep everyone up to date.

Concerns were also raised by Crosspool residents at the Open Meeting last Friday and a local councillor has promised to investigate how likely it is that The Plough will become a convenience store.

Save the Plough Facebook page

Save The Plough (Crosspool) petition

The Plough featured in Sheffield CAMRA magazine

Crosspool pub The Plough on Sandygate Road gets a mention in the May edition of Beer Matters magazine. Thanks to Sheffield CAMRA for letting us publish it here:

The Plough, Sandygate Road
The Plough, Sandygate Road

It is just over a year since Andy and Cheryl Clay came to The Plough on Sandygate Road and they have just overseen the refurbishment.

There is a main bar area and two raised levels, the surrounding woodwork has all been varnished and the bar has been polished and has a new set of hand pumps.

There is a pleasant mix of decor in the different areas and with a new lighting system mood and ambiance can be crated for different occasions.

Monday night is vintage TV with Julie, Thursday is quiz night with jackpot and there is also a quiz on Sunday night, both with free buffet. A pool table is tucked away to the rear of the pub.

Where possible all ingredients for the home made dishes are locally sourced, these include speciality dishes and deserts. Up to five beers are available, Tetley Bitter, Farmers Blonde and guest beers mainly from local breweries.

The magazine is available to pick up for free from Sheffield pubs.

Beer Matters, May 2012 edition (PDF, 4.7MB)

Sheffield CAMRA

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

Sheffield victorious at historic anniversary match

Hallam FC v Sheffield FC 150th anniversary match programme
Hallam FC v Sheffield FC 150th anniversary match programme

A large Sandygate crowd watched Sheffield FC beat Hallam FC 2-1 at the historic 150th anniversary match this afternoon.

The Plough pub was busy beforehand and the bank holiday atmosphere continued in the Crosspool sunshine as the game got underway at the oldest football ground in the world.

The match was goalless at half time, before the Countrymen took the lead midway through the second half. Sheffield FC then equalised and scored a late goal to win 2-1.

Photos from the day are below as a slide show and gallery.

Today’s game follows Hallam’s 2-1 defeat to Arnold Town on Tuesday night. This result means that the Countrymen finish second from bottom in the Northern Counties East League premier division, in one of the two relegation places.

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Tickets still available for historic Bank holiday football match at Sandygate

On Bank holiday Monday 2 May, the oldest football ground in the world in Crosspool will host an anniversary match between between the world’s two oldest football clubs.

Hallam FC played Sheffield FC in the world’s first inter-club football match on Boxing day 1860. The rematch at Sandygate marks the 150th anniversary of this historical game.

It was originally to be played on Boxing day 2010, but a frozen pitch caused the match to be postponed.

The game kicks off at 3pm and the day will include refreshments plus pre-match and half-time entertainment. And of course the Plough pub is just over the road from the ground.

Tickets are on sale now and are limited to Sandygate’s capacity of about 1,000. Standing is £10/£7 concessions, seating is £15/£12 concessions. All tickets purchased for Boxing Day will be valid for the rearranged date.

Tickets are still available for purchase from:

Sandygate, home of Hallam FC
Have you got your tickets for the rearranged Boxing day match on Bank holiday Monday?

Boxing day match latest

Hallam FC have issued an update about Sunday’s big match against Sheffield FC:

  • Tickets are still available to purchase in person from the Plough pub on Sandygate Road
  • If you have already ordered tickets online, the final date that they were posted out was 20 December. Any ordered via the internet after this date will be available for collection at the ground on the day
  • With supporters travelling from around the UK and abroad, a pitch inspection is planned for tomorrow (Thursday 23 December) to assess the impact of the current cold spell. Following this an update will be issued regarding the likelihood of the match taking place, as the club very much hopes it will. There will also be a pitch inspection on the day of the match
  • A commemorative programme and limited edition Badges (numbered 1- 150) will also be on sale on the day

We’ll pass on any news as soon as we get it after tomorrow’s pitch inspection.