Sheffield Ice Hockey Team Feel the Heat at New Flaming Grill Pub
Ice Hockey team the Sheffield Steeldogs swapped their skates for knives and forks as they went head to head attempting food challenges at the launch of the new-look Waggon & Horses.
The pub, on Abbeydale Road South, invited the guys to officially re-open the popular watering hole following a transformation into a Flaming Grill, and they couldn’t resist the opportunity to compete against each other by taking on the pub’s infamous 1kg Flaming Challenge Burger and 32oz Steak Challenge.
The burger features two flame-grilled 12oz beef burgers, two breaded chicken fillets, spicy chilli beef, meilted cheese slices, onions, crispy bacon and onion rings served with a giant helping of chips. While the mammoth rump steak arrives on sizzling onions with mushrooms, half a grilled tomato, peas, onion rings and a giant double portion of chips. After <insert time>, <insert name>, was named Challenge Champion taking his place on the pub’s Hall of Flame – a wall dedicated to those who have defeated the burger or steak.
Captain of the team, Andre Payette, said: “We had a great time at the relaunch of the Waggon & Horses, they’ve made some great changes and the new Flaming Grill menu looks fantastic – we’re always in need of some great pub food to get us fuelled up for a match so we’ll definitely be back.”
The investment has seen the pub receive a complete refurbishment with new furniture, décor and kitchen equipment as well as a new chargrill BBQ menu focused on steaks and grills which are served on hot sizzling skillets.
Waggon & Horses general manager, Stefan Hobman, said: “It was an honour to welcome the team down to officially re-launch our pub; the lads need all the protein they can get and our new BBQ inspired menu has exactly what they’re looking for.”
As well as supporting the ice hockey team, the Waggon & Horses has also renamed of one of its ales from local brewer, Bradfield Brewery, after the Steeldogs. Stefan added: “One of my aims when I took on the pub was to bring in a local ale; it’s what guests look for and want to see from their local pub. I’m extremely proud to be serving ale from the Bradfield Brewery, which we have called ‘Steeldogs’, and I’m sure it will be a big hit with our regulars.”
Flaming Grill is part of Spirit Pub Company which owns and operates around 800 managed pubs across the UK. Other brands in its portfolio include Chef & Brewer, Fayre & Square and Taylor Walker.