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22nd April 2015

The Half Pint Marathon


A collaboration between Thornbridge Brewery and Forum Cafe Bars LTD will have you reaching for your (half) pint glass this spring.


Sheffield: The ‘Half Pint Marathon’ is a month long celebration of some of Sheffield’s best independent, beer venues, dreamt up by the people behind two of the city’s most popular companies to raise money for charity.


Following on from the newly rebranded Yorkshire Half in April, the Half Pint Marathon will give people the chance to explore the city, support their local independent venues and do something good for charity.


The Half Pint Marathon incorporates thirteen of Sheffield’s favourite pubs


  • The Greystones,
  • The Bath Hotel,
  • The Hallamshire House,
  • The Stags Head,
  • The Forum,
  • The Old House,
  • The York
  • The Broadfield,
  • The Shakespeare,
  • The Brothers Arms,
  • The University Arms,
  • Kelham Island
  • The Rutland



Each of the venues will be serving a specially created collaboration Thornbridge and FCBL beer ‘Stitch’ – a light, hoppy, 4% session ale!


FCBL Managing Director, Kane Yeardley says “The Half Pint Marathon will be a great opportunity for Sheffield to get out there and support their local, independent pubs and some great causes in one go!” And Thornbridge bosses say “This is a fantastic chance to make a tasty new beer, work with some great Sheffield pubs and make some money for good causes. We’re very excited for the month of May!”


Participants will have the month of May to visit all thirteen sites armed with their ‘Half Pint Marathon’ card. Once they have enjoyed a beer in each venue they will have the opportunity to submit their card into the prize draw to win fantastic prizes from across Sheffield, including brewery tours, tasting sessions, beer, and much, much more.


The Half Pint Marathon aims to raise £13,000 for some of Sheffield’s best loved charities – St Lukes, Roundabout, The Childrens Hospital and Bluebell Wood. Money will be raised through the sale of the beer and events in each of the participating venues.


Regular updates are available at and we’ll be encouraging people to get involved by using the #halfpintsheff across social media.