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.
Fin (1126) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | November 9, 2015| Updated November 15, 2015
We visited here on Saturday 9th November 2015 after the Beer Engine (another great pub) in fact the Sheffield United fans that I was chatting with suggested this amongst two or three other places worthy of a visit en-route to the Sheffield Tap, I am glad that they did as for some reason this wasnít on my itinerary. Like the Beer Engine this pub had a real warm and welcoming vibe, it had a lovely lived in feel and the staff and pub goers seemed a lovely bunch, in fact the latter representing quite a good cross section with young, old, some going to gigs, others out for a pub crawl and some clearly who are more or less locals. The beer range was extremely good albeit most of the casks were from their own micro-brewery, but keg wise there were a couple of offerings from Magic Rock, Mikkeller and the great and the good of the current UK craft beer scene. There appeared to be some decent food offerings and I have to say I think from what I saw the food looked quite good and interesting. The pub is on a main road not too far from the station and also not so far from the centre of town and yet it felt a little isolated. The bar is in front on the LH side as you enter; there is plenty of seating in this place. One of my few gripes about this pub was the large swathes of carpet, as many of you will probably know I am not a big fan of carpets in pubs. I would certainly re-visit this place again like a shot and if it were not for the fact that there were other places that I wanted to visit I think that I would have spent much longer here. * I forgot to mention, great music in here, we walked in to the strains of Birthday by The Sugarcubes, a couple of other corking tunes then came on shortly afterwards.