Tut ‘n’ Shive is named Doncaster’s number one pub

The Tut 'N' Shive, Doncaster, has just been re-furbished. Picture: Marie Caley D4154MC
The Tut 'N' Shive, Doncaster, has just been re-furbished. Picture: Marie Caley D4154MC

A traditional Doncaster town centre watering hole has been named one of the area’s best by the Campaign For Real Ale.

The Tut ‘n’ Shive in West Laith Gate has scooped the prestigious Autumn Pub of The Season award by the Doncaster branch and staff will collect the honour later this year.

The Greene King pub, under the stewardship of landlord Nick Coster for the last 19 years, was described as “one of the most popular pubs in town” by judges and also won praise for its “excellent beer and food.”

CAMRA’s Ian Round said: “What makes a good pub? A visit to the Tut ‘n’ Shive will give you the answer.”

The pub, formerly the Spread Eagle and later a wine bar which went under the name of Joplins before becoming the Tut, is also described as a “wonderful alehouse” with “unusual decor.”

Nick’s insistence on selling real ale led to him being the first licensee in twon to be awarded Cask Marque accreditation, something the pub has held onto ever since.

The bar serves two Greene King beers and up to four guest ales, often from local breweries such as Abbeydale and Kelham Island.

The pub is also renowned for its social calendar, hosting a popular quiz night on Sundays and Wine Wednesday, when wine is available at £8 per bottle. Regulars also flock to enjoy live sport on the big screen, poker on Thursday nights and the famed juke box blasting out rock classics as well as decor which includes reclaimed old doors and church pews.

The presentation ceremony will take place at the pub on November 4 from 9pm.