Local MP nominates Crookes pub for pub chef award

The Closed Shop, on Commonside in Crookes, has been nominated for an award by Sheffield Hallam MP Nick Clegg.


Mr Clegg nominated The Closed Shop for the ‘Parliamentary Pub Chef of The Year Award’, in recognition of their chefs who provide an excellent food offering.

Although The Closed Shop did not make the final eight, Mr. Clegg went down to present the team with a certificate.

Nick Clegg MP said

Our local pubs serve the community and give a boost to the local economy. I’ve heard many a good thing about the food here at the Closed Shop and would urge my constituents to try it out and support a local business.

Landlord of The Closed Shop, Andy Stephens said

"Dean and the chef team here strive to create a selection of tasty, homemade meals, using locally sourced ingredients and suppliers wherever we can. Through our main menu and ever change range of specials we continually aim to provide top notch food, alongside a great range of drinks, including 8 real ales, at a price people can enjoy time and again. While we didn't make the final 8 in the country it is great to be recognized in this way and we thank Nick for nominating us."

Pubs serve almost a billion meals a year, with more and more recognising that great food will attract more customers, but there is a national shortage of skilled pub chefs.

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