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Exclusive: Broomhill Friery is reopening for freshers week
« on: September 11, 2019, 01:15:42 PM »
Exclusive: Broomhill Friery is reopening for freshers week
Broomhill Friery is making a grand return just in time for freshers week as it reopens with new owners, it can be revealed.

There was an outpouring of heartbreak at the start of August when word got out that the famed takeaway, a favourite among Uni of Sheffield students, was shutting down.

But The Tab Sheffield has learnt that the infamous eatery will reopen its doors on September 20.

The much-loved 4am stop-off, based in the student suburb of Broomhill, has earned its place as a staple feature in the Sheffield student experience, known for its heavenly chicken nuggets and vegetarian gravy.

It has also made its name for a connection to Game of Thrones star Sean Bean, whose nephew Dan has owned Broomhill Friery for years.

Word got out in August on Facebook page Sheffessions that Dan was hanging up his apron and shutting up shop.

Back for good

However, it was only a hiatus. The Friery has since been taken on by new management and will be firing up the fryers again for students returning this September and beyond, with a revamped look and menu.

It will also maintain its late-night opening hours meaning drunk freshers and third years alike, stumbling up the hill from Foundry this winter, will still have the Friery's bright lights to guide them to warmth and chips.

Legendary outgoing owner Dan Bean promised the new owners are "really passionate" about keeping up the Friery's healthy student reputation, and will "make it amazing".

He told The Tab: "All the popular, good quality, food people loved will remain. Still doing chips cheese, nuggets, the lot.

"My friend has bought the shop off me and I'll be helping out behind the scenes.

"The new owners are doing a big refurb as we speak; it will look really nice. They are really passionate about making the Friery amazing.

"They're going to have some great student deals much better than places on West Street. It will be great."

Broomhill Friery has often understood students' needs, and in previous freshers weeks has opened all day to dole out free portions of chips to hungover new arrivals.

In January, Dan jumped on the student green wave and overhauled the menu to offer vegetarian nuggets, chips fried in vegetable oil, and fish and chip discounts for student houses.

And in 2017, Dan took a 100-strong student house party by surprise when he delivered boxes of chips at midnight, described as being "like Christimas" by one attendee.