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Tuns ‘n’ Huns: The Three Tuns and its alter ego

Between The Three Tuns, The Three Huns and The Hunday Service, there's set to be a whole lotta drag, karaoke and partying in this feel-good safe space. Paul Wrench tells us more.

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Much-loved boozer The Three Tuns has opened its doors once more and this time it’s bringing all of the LGBTQ+ joy. I chatted to Paul Wrench who’s been at the forefront of the re-launch to find out more about the return of this Sheffield institution.

Hi Paul. Nice to meet you. First things first – can you tell us a bit about yourself and how you came to be at the helm of The Three Tuns?

Hey there! It's great to meet you too. Honestly, my journey to The Three Tuns has been a bit unexpected. I've always enjoyed being on the customer side of a bar, and I've got friends from all walks of life and communities. I saw an opportunity to create a space that caters to everyone, whilst saving a beautiful iconic Sheffield landmark, and that's how I ended up here.

But I should clarify, I'm not the one steering the ship - that's Dan Kilby, our General Manager. He's the real magician behind the bar, while I mostly sneak back there to check out our crisp flavours! We've known each other for about a year and it's been fantastic bouncing ideas off each other during this journey.


The Three Tuns will be cosying up with its sparkly alter ego The Three Huns. What are their individual vibes and how do they sit together?

When it comes to The Three Tuns and The Three Huns, they each have their own unique personalities which complement each other perfectly.

The Three Tuns is a cosy, welcoming English pub, but with an all-embracing, LGBTQ-friendly vibe. We have a great range of cask and keg beers, and it's a place where people can kick back, socialise and enjoy a drink. We're all about creating a safe space for everyone to have a good time.

On the flip side, The Three Huns is our glamorous weekend alter-ego, where you can let loose and celebrate life with fabulous drag queens, karaoke, cocktails and a vibrant party atmosphere. Together, they offer a diverse range of experiences for different moods and occasions.

The Hunday Service launches this weekend. What can folks look forward to at this weekly neon extravaganza?

The Hunday Service launching on Sunday 15th October and then weekly, every Sunday from 3pm, is going to be a blast! It's inspired by the internet’s hun culture and we're going all out with an afternoon and evening filled with energetic performances.

Resident drag queen Emma Maezin will be hosting. Emma is well known on the Sheffield scene and got involved in the project very early on. We’ll be involving other drag acts as we grow, but there should be something for everyone – karaoke, comedy, games and music that'll make you want to dance and sing along. It's all about celebrating inclusivity and diversity, and we're throwing the doors open for everyone to join in the fun.


What are your hopes for the space as a central venue for the queer community in Sheffield?

It's simple: we want to create a welcoming space for everyone, especially the queer community in Sheffield. Safety, inclusivity and warmth are our top priorities.

We're hosting a variety of events, from drag to community gatherings, all designed to foster connections and celebrate diversity. Ultimately, I hope this venue becomes a source of pride and empowerment for everyone.

And finally, what's in store for the Tuns and Huns in the coming months?

Looking ahead, expect more exciting events, special themed nights, regularly weekly events like our Wednesday quiz night from 8pm, and collaborations with local artists and performers in the coming months. We’re also going to introduce a food offering before the end of the year.

We're committed to growing and evolving so keep your eyes peeled on the socials for new surprises and experiences at The Three Tuns and The Three Huns. We're on a mission to make this venue vibrant and unforgettable for everyone in Sheffield and beyond.

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The Three Tuns has level access from the front door to seating, the bar and toilets. It does not have an accessible toilet.

by Felicity Jackson (she/her)

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