One of my favourites in the city centre, the Rutland Arms is a smallish,traditional street corner pub with a spacious enclosed beer garden in the back yard, an excellent beer list and a good reputation for food. There were leaflets all over the place encouraging people to register to vote (and then to follow up by voting!) and some hand written posters of protest against the current shambles of a government in this country post-EU referendum and in the run up to Mayís vanity project of a snap general election. I liked that and it gave me some hope that resistance is not futile.
(Visited 19 May 2017).
Oldschool local busy pub under new and young management. Bustling with local activity, nice selection of cask and keg, plenty of rotation including some US micros and apparently good for bistro-style bites as well (featured in a Sheffield Cookbook). Good stop before the last stop at Sheffield Tap, or more relaxing 2nd stop coming from the station, before diving into this marvelous ale town.
Visited on 20th May 2016. Walked from the Tap and took about 10 mins, itís a nice old boozer with plenty of traditional features, pretty popular but got a a table in the beer garden. Good range of beers with a cask ales and a small but decent range of keg beers including the Buxton Guatemala coffee beer on tap. Prices pretty decent, good service. Decent solid pub. Would go back.
Visited on Friday 20/05/16 around 8pm. Located around a ten minute walk from the station, and near to Sentinel Brewing, the Rutland is a trad street corner boozer, red brick and tiles on the outside, a real Victoriana feel to it. Half a dozen or so cask and about the same number of keg. 3 cask lines from their own Blue Bee brewery, some good keg choices including To Ol and Buxton. The place was doing a good trade but we managed to snag a table in the beer garden out back. Service was prompt and friendly. A solid stop on any Sheffield crawl
Itís a traditional pub in all but beer selection, which is anything but. Six cask beers - three from Blue Bee and three guests - are complemented by some excellent craft keg from BAD, Arbor and Magic Rock. Brilliant bottle selection to boot. So, while not the biggest selection, itís all very high-quality stuff. The pub itself has character as well, not only the homely decor (etched Windows, smart bar, lovely carpet) but the humourous signs add the the general feel - the list of banned music by the jukebox includes Paul Weller, Elbow and Oasis. A chap came in, muttered something about íno bitter thení and left. Never mind, more for us.