Sheffield Kelham Island Beer Guide: Your Sheffield Kelham Island guide to beer, beer bars, breweries and brewpubs

Latest reviews from Sheffield Kelham Island

90 /100 KELHAM ISLAND MUSEUM, ALMA STREET
“This is a wonderful mid-sized Beer Festival within the Kelham Island Museum Buildings situated behind the Fat Cat pub. The museum gives a marvellous atmosphere and provides much additional interest during the visit. It is split into 3 areas with a marquee set up in the courtyard, a draught bar on the ground floor and a cask bar in the upper hall where there is also music of all types. Lots of beers to go at with lots of rare offerings. Well attended with a good and happy atmosphere and great staff. One we will definitely be revisiting.“
imdownthepub 219 days ago
78 /100 146-148 GIBRALTER ST
“On the way to Kelham Island, this is an old-school ale house with a central bar, multi-roomed, with a run-down appearance which helps give the place most of its charm. The beer selection here is excellent, with plenty of rotating cask choices, and it's kept well. I came here on a pub crawl so my stay lasted as long as my beer, but would certainly have spent more time here if I could have.“
ManVsBeer 304 days ago
66 /100
Harlequin (Bar)
108 NURSERY STREET
“First stop on a tour of Sheffield a couple of years back, it's a low-lit traditional pub on the inside, welcoming, still with Exit 33 beers adorning the bar when I was here, with something new for me. On the opposite side of the river to the Immigration Services building in the city centre.“
ManVsBeer 304 days ago
100 /100 163 GIBRALTER STREET
“Excellent micropub that’s been open for a few years now. Welcoming staff and friendly customers make this a must visit! Beer selection is on point! Probably the best keg wall in Sheffield. Fridges are also always stocked with all your favourites and interesting selections.“
CaskHopper37 342 days ago
86 /100 146-148 GIBRALTER ST
“Visited with OGJ on to to 24 Northern Counties 04.01.18. 10 ales on cask, all served without sparkler.“
Holmen2 345 days ago
68 /100
Riverside (Bar)
1 MOWBRAY STREET,
“Larger than the other Kelham Island pubs, more hipster and with a nicer view. Recommended on sunny days as the beer garden is pleasant next to the river. Has a solid local and regional tap range. From memory it is a bit more expensive than the other pubs in the area.“
BrewPupil31 443 days ago
68 /100 23 ALMA STREET
“I rate this slightly above the Kelham Island as I prefer the tap range, out door seating is also better. The bar is sort of like a wooden kiosk which is quite cool. Has a decent sized beer garden.“
BrewPupil31 443 days ago
66 /100 62 RUSSELL STREET
“If you ask about pubs in Sheffield this place usually crops up fast. Has a good range but I don't like the house brewery much. Less hipster than the other Kelham Island area pubs and a bit cheaper.“
BrewPupil31 443 days ago
80 /100 1 HENRY STREET
“Smaller pub with an older clientell but a tap range to match the hipster joints. Stocks Neepsend which is a big win, but also some Bradfield and other guest ales. Better than some of the more well known pubs down the hill“
BrewPupil31 443 days ago
64 /100
Riverside (Bar)
1 MOWBRAY STREET,
“Large corner pub overlooking the river with elements of traditional and modern in its design. Visited on a warm Bank Holiday so sat outside in the attractive garden area which is a sun trap. Has half a dozen cask ales, but if I remember correctly only one was a new beer for myself.“
ManVsBeer 453 days ago
74 /100 62 RUSSELL STREET
“Visited on a March Bank Holiday, so the industrious area was deserted, but in good weather this place remained popular. A little gem with a classic pub design and atmosphere, very welcoming on the inside and a decent range of rotating cask ales with plenty of local options available.“
ManVsBeer 454 days ago
78 /100 23 ALMA STREET
“I would put this place a small notch behind Kelham Island Tavern but make no mistake these pubs are, for mine. some of the world's great old school pubs. Super traditional and just as real as it comes; reminds me of the old Fitzroy pubs (Melbourne) from 10 - 15 years ago. Pricing in line with the Kelham although the taps, on my visit, was a bit more bitter/stout/porter orientated. Super hipster free and indeed Goy would have really stood out as a Thai tourist! Frankly 1000% percent more interesting than so many soulless craft beer bars around the world. Burgers and pies drive the menu at modest pricing. Far out...these pubs are so low BS it's positively therapeutic!“
Stew41 494 days ago
80 /100 62 RUSSELL STREET
“Absolute salt-of-the-earth this place. Very hipster-free with a local older crowd. Mostly local gear on tap (ie very local) but that's not to say the list is loaded with bitters; quite the opposite in fact. Coming out of Thailand and Australia the beer is, for mine, incredible cheap with many half pints under 2 pounds. How good would this be as a local? About 15 taps with at least half cask. Food seems limited.“
Stew41 497 days ago
82 /100 146-148 GIBRALTER ST
“Nice selection of styles of beer across different formats - bottle, keg and cask. Good value. Friendly service. Quite hard basic seating but welcoming place.“
BreweryForever34 516 days ago
78 /100 23 ALMA STREET
“Really good pub. Friendly and helpful bar staff. Really nice selection of (largely local) beer. Very cosy traditional pub atmosphere, I paid around £3 a pint no real complaints from me.“
alexmate 550 days ago
86 /100 62 RUSSELL STREET
“Another bar not to be missed when out looking for good real ales. Very busy yesterday and the bar area was packed, as was the rear room where some players were performing. We chose beers from Hopjacker an North Riding breweries from the excellent selection and took them out into the garden. Enjoyed both beers especially the brilliant Mocha Porter from North Riding along with a couple of filled rolls from the bar.“
gillhalfpint 787 days ago
80 /100 23 ALMA STREET
“A must when on a real ale crawl in Sheffield. A pleasant friendly bar that is usually very busy, and a separate room across the corridor, plus a garden seating area at the back. Plenty of beers to choose from includin 3 from the nearby Kelham Island brewery. We chose beers from Ascot and Chin Chin breweries, both in excellent condition. Reasonably priced meals and popular pork pies available.“
gillhalfpint 787 days ago
80 /100 GREEN LANE
“Great bar as part of the Green Lane development around Kelham Island. On the real ale route between Milestone and Kelham Island Tavern and worth a look in. Very modern inside with a variety of seating. 6 ales on the bar - 2 from Heritage, one from Sheffield, 2 from Kirkstall and Theakston Best. We chose the 2 Heritage beers and the house Kirkstall, all in good condition. There was a breakfast menu, and an interesting lunch menu that was tempting so for £6.95 I enjoyed the beef and beer from the stew menu. Served in a hotpot with a big wedge of chunky bread and some butter it went down very well. With a lot of outside seating in front it will be an asset to the area.“
gillhalfpint 787 days ago
92 /100 146-148 GIBRALTER ST
“Our last pub of the evening was well worth the walk. 8 HP and at least 5 kegs. Mostly pale ales and IPA. Very good bottle selection as well, 2 new Kernels for me. Mini maze interior, lots of different lay out rooms, a place with a good vibe , traditional interior with modern beers. Thanks to Dave for takling us here. (Visited with D and Holmen 2. 4.1.18)“
gunnar 872 days ago
82 /100 62 RUSSELL STREET
“Traditional pub, with a decent selection of ales served in good condition. I sat in the front room, which was busy for a Tuesday lunchtime in January, where the atmosphere was pleasant. I can see why it has won so many awards. Very good.“
downender 1051 days ago
86 /100 146-148 GIBRALTER ST
“Visited January 2017. Multi-roomed pub, with a wide mix of customers, friendly staff and beers offered at good prices. The selection was excellent, both on cask and keg, with a mixture of styles with, on this occasion, an emphasis on the strong. Beer condition was excellent. Probably my favourite pub in Sheffield.“
downender 1051 days ago
74 /100 23 ALMA STREET
“Visited April 2017, post-Brexit Yorkshire tour. Fun traditional parlour boozer to start off a Sheffield pub crawl and enjoy a few traditional cask ales in cushioned seats (nice standard bottle selection of Belgians to keep the brother-in-law happy when EU-nifyingly sharing rounds). Kelham Island ales were fresh and crisp. I like the central tap dispensing booth, gives it both a train station and church-like feel...“
bartlebier 1121 days ago
80 /100 163 GIBRALTER STREET
“Micropub that started out as a pop up with 4 cask ales Arbor - I Speak For The Trees 5% Hopjacker - Columbus 4.8% Oakham - The Hare & The Hedgehog 3.9% Windswept - Blonde 4% There are keg ales and some bottles available too. Popular bar with a variety of seating and friendly atmosphere.“
gillhalfpint 1137 days ago
92 /100 146-148 GIBRALTER ST
“Good mix of cask and keg with an always interesting selection. On this visit there was a weird beard tto on. The place was heaving with a great atmosphere and great beers. It’s traditional looking with mismatched furniture. I used to come in here on the way down to the fat cat and Kelham island tavern mainly just for a game of pool. Was always dead so no surprise it closed down for a bit a few years back. It’s certainly massively improved since it reopened and in fact it’s the best pub in Sheffield now for me.“
Beerowl80 1164 days ago
84 /100 62 RUSSELL STREET
“Great traditional pub that’s always busy. Mainly cask but a few craft kegs creeping in recently. Last couple of times I’ve been in they’ve had Buxton on keg. Usually a very good selection of casks. This time they had beers by red willow, shiny, abbydale, acorn and framework. So a good mix of traditional and newer modern craft breweries. And seems to keep to fairly local breweries. So overall all great for cask, a few more craft keg lines would be nice.“
Beerowl80 1164 days ago
64 /100 23 ALMA STREET
“Have been going here for years and not much has changed (apart from the toilets a few years back!). As you’d expect heavy on Kelham island beers but also plenty of guest beers. It’s firmly in the traditional ales category. My last couple of visits the choice has been a bit uninspiring. Would have scored this place about 20 points higher a few years back but there’s lots of better places in Sheffield nowadays.“
Beerowl80 1164 days ago
72 /100 23 ALMA STREET
“obviously majoring in the kelham island beers, but sufficient guest cask. bottles. Front and back room with large beer garden to rear. Very trad feel, food not sampled but decent crisps/ scratchings.“
Beersiveknown 1224 days ago
80 /100 62 RUSSELL STREET
“Old school pub with decent grub and even better beer, well kept cask keenly priced and some *evil keg* fonts recently installed, all in good nick. Tables and carpets in main room with conservatory seating at the back.“
Beersiveknown 1224 days ago
82 /100 146-148 GIBRALTER ST
“Old school multi-roomed pub with main serving space in the snug. Darts board, dishevelled, mismatching furniture, but service with a smile and excellent cask and keg from up and down the land at keen prices. Regular tap takeovers/ MTB events.“
Beersiveknown 1224 days ago
82 /100 62 RUSSELL STREET
“Old fashioned, but obviously knocked into one large room instead of the original multi-room layout. Loads of CAMRA awards won, great beer choice, very well kept in a very welcoming environment.“
Scotty001 1293 days ago
72 /100
Harlequin (Bar)
108 NURSERY STREET
“Exit Thirty3 brewery is well showed .. Had the hop monster that was just ok .. Large single room close too many others better pubs ..“
jorge76 1382 days ago
78 /100 23 ALMA STREET
“Another good place in Sheffield.. Traditional and welcoming.. Two little rooms and a nice beer garden at the rear .. Good selection of ales ..“
jorge76 1382 days ago
84 /100 62 RUSSELL STREET
“This kind of places is the reason why I come to England when I can ..“
jorge76 1382 days ago
84 /100 146-148 GIBRALTER ST
“Really enjoyed this place .. Not busy in my visit .. Had an local pale ale for 2,40 which is more than a good price .. Good selection both by Handpump/ keg .. Even the mikkeler Berliner Weiss on tap which is unusual for this kind of pubs ..multi roomed And nice beer garden at the rear ..Good place indeed !“
jorge76 1382 days ago
64 /100 1 HENRY STREET
“it’ll always be the cask & cutler to me... the range is perhaps not as exciting as when Neil & Sheila were there, but I still get plenty of new beers, and crucially the quality is there. Also good that it now opens all day. Just a shame they replaced Magus the cat with a rancid beige sh1t-machine! UPDATE Feb ’16. Pub temporarily closing for refit following takeover. Beer range not as good as it used to be, new owner ’buys to price’ so nothing exciting, and the Little Ale Cart (now Neepsend) beers are nowhere near as good as they used to be“
evilempire 1551 days ago
88 /100 146-148 GIBRALTER ST
“This pub, just south of the A61 and Kelham Island proper, is a special one. 8-10 cask ales are partnered by 5 craft keg and an intelligent bottle list, all at a very reasonable price. Multi-roomed, friendly, quiet and conversation-led, this establishment is run by people who understand and appreciate craft beer. Local and father afield Northern Brewers understandably dominate, but there is still plenty of room for their Southern (and worldwide) brethren. Superb. The highlight of my Kelham Island crawl.“
jjsint 1598 days ago
74 /100
Harlequin (Bar)
108 NURSERY STREET
“Impressive alehouse next to the River Don. British beer is represented quite well in cask and keg, although the cask is mostly dedicated to the Exit 33 brewery. The bottle selection is US led but definitely worth exploring, and there’s a handful of ciders as well. Not the best pub in the area but certainly worth inclusion in a local crawl.“
jjsint 1598 days ago
84 /100 62 RUSSELL STREET
“One of CAMRA’s darlings (twice winner of National Pub of the Year) and for good reason, the Kelham Island Tavern is a great place to have a pint or three. About 10-12 ales, with handpumps lining the small L-shaped bar. Beers from Brass Castle, Acorn and other well-regarded Northern brewers. Kernel and St Louis on keg, expanding the drinker’s choice. There’s more seating in the back room, although the front is where the action is. Having said this, the reproduction of Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights is one of the best things I can remember seeing I a pub... you can sit next to Hell and get a slice of heaven.“
jjsint 1598 days ago
78 /100 23 ALMA STREET
“Yet another excellent pub in Kelham Island. Two rooms, I opted for the quieter lounge as I couldn’t get a seat in the public. About eight real ales, plus some standard Belgian bottles. The beer concentrates on Kelham Island but there are some brilliant guests from the likes of Fallen and Blue Monkey. The (very) nearby Kelham Island Museum is recommended.“
jjsint 1598 days ago
74 /100 1 HENRY STREET
“Visited during the evening of Friday 18th December 2015. The map doesn’t show the location which is around the corner from Shalesmoor tram stop. Nice old local boozer, nothing fancy or modern. Good range of Little Ale Cart beers and a few guests. Beer well looked after, prices good. Service good. Handy stop off and worthy of a look in.“
WingmanWillis 1618 days ago
76 /100 146-148 GIBRALTER ST
“Visited on a Friday evening on 18th December 2015. Nice tatty old pub a couple of mins from Kelham Island. Place was not packed with Decemberists so managed to get served easily and get settled in. Good range of beer, well kept, cheerily served and well priced. It’s not modern and stark but more worn in. Liked it.“
WingmanWillis 1618 days ago
72 /100 23 ALMA STREET
“Visited on Friday 18th December in the evening. Place was busy but managed to get a seat. A couple of rooms in the place plus a large garden. The bar area is tiny which meant service a bit of a shambles with clean glasses being piled up in serving hatch by the door. Beer range is excellent with 3 from Kelham Island plus a varied range of guests. Well kept. Prices good. Be nicer if it was quieter but a good pub.“
WingmanWillis 1618 days ago
82 /100 62 RUSSELL STREET
“Visited in the evening of Friday 18th December 2015. Got the bus out of town which stops on the main road a couple of minutes away. A quick stroll through an industrial area and you arrive at the pub. 2 roomed place that was busy by the bar with the local Christmas crowd with the back room having room to sit down. It appears everyone in the pub had to shout at each other. Despite this the beer range is excellent, well kept and decently priced. Good service. Lovely pub.“
WingmanWillis 1618 days ago
80 /100 62 RUSSELL STREET
“Nice traditional pub, there was a pub quiz going on during our visit. The place was very busy. Quite good selection of real ales, good service. Well worth visiting.“
Iznogud 1711 days ago
82 /100 146-148 GIBRALTER ST
“Traditional boozer, bit outside of city center. Neighborhood looked a bit grim. We came in a bit late so there were just couple of locals inside. Had a nice chat with the bartender, was surprised with the number of 800 beers which are rotated on tap here during one year. Good selection, some local brews available. Prices were very reasonable. Worth the detour from city center, would visit again.“
Iznogud 1711 days ago
84 /100 62 RUSSELL STREET
“solid boozer with tip top cask ales- a highlight was tyne bank summer breeze on my visit- and very friendly/ attentive staff.“
peyto567 1785 days ago
88 /100 146-148 GIBRALTER ST
“Lovely old victorian building with a light and airy feel inside. Decor was a pleasing antidote to brewdogification: quaint, english and homely. Not a massive selection of beers available, with an emphasis on cask but there was no filler. Offerings from Siren on cask with both evil twin and brew by numbers on draught along with more traditional local fare this place has you covered. Would happily have spent an afternoon here in the lovely high walled garden to the rear were we not on a strictly marshalled itinerary of the area. Top notch.“
peyto567 1787 days ago
66 /100
Harlequin (Bar)
108 NURSERY STREET
“A traditional town pub, quite large and fairly nondescript but quite relaxed and comfortable, catering for a middle aged crowd. The beers were in good condition and there was a good range of both beers and ciders. I took photos of the beer list but unfortunately I didn’t make many notes because we were too busy giggling like schoolgirls and boys about the name of one of the beers. I won’t say which one because you really had to be there and, apart from that, it might (a) sound puerile and / or (b) set me off again. (Visited 16 February 2015).“
Boudicca 1883 days ago
74 /100
Riverside (Bar)
1 MOWBRAY STREET,
“A relaxed, laid back place by the river, with a covered terrace and a rather untidy large garden. The clientele were youngish and it felt more like a café bar than a pub, but it’s possibly a hipster pub at busier times. It was quiet when we were there and I liked it a lot. The beer selection was pretty good too. (Visited 16 February 2015).“
Boudicca 1883 days ago
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