Limited food selection. Good beer range. Next to the tracks.
jjsint (584) Cambridge, England | January 11, 2016| Updated January 26, 2016
An absolutely brilliant railway pub which, while not quite matching the dizzying beery heights of its sister pub in Euston,still excels in atmosphere, choice and quality. There’s more cask than keg, and an amazing bottle selection. Selection tends toward the local, although there are UK-wide and international beers as well. What every railway pub should be.
Fin (1134) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | November 10, 2015
We visited here on Saturday 7th November 2015, it was a fairly short walk from the Rutland Arms (another great pub). I am guessing that this must have opened after my last visit to Sheffield which must have been about 5-6 years ago, I think that on that occasion we did the valley of beer walk down to Kelham Island crikey just looked and realized that I never rated any of those pubs back then Grrrrr….Anyway back to the Sheffield Tap. It’s a large pub/station bar situated to the LH side of the station as you approach coming downhill from the town, of course having never been here before we totally missed it at first and ended up on Platform two (where I thought we’d been told it was) before having to ask the worlds grumpiest member of staff on the platform for directions (what a miserable man he turned out to be). So tip for those visiting for the first time, when heading here bear left when you get close to the front and you will see it ahead. You enter via a small wood paneled room and the bar which is long looks out over the platform albeit with tables running along the length of these windows. Wonderful terrazzo floors and ornate tiling add to what is a very nice looking place. Clearly being a station bar the clientele is going to be very varied a rather lashed up chap stood by us slurring incoherently to his mates, a group of young girls in the early twenties I guess sat waiting for a train home, wearing what appeared little more than glorified underwear as there outer garments a few stray Worcester fans getting one last one in before their long trip home and many more. The beer choice was good though as far as I could tell it was cask only (perhaps because it was so busy I just missed whatever kegs there were as I can see that other raters have mentioned keg choice) but there was also an extensive bottled list, the taps must have run to about twenty, I asked for a Hopcraft beer but then baulked at the price of £6.20 a bottle so had a half of Dark Star Carafa Jade instead. We wandered through to the next section which houses the mini brewery set up, again it is a truly wonderfully decorative place, it was busy in here also, however we were still able to find spaces on one of the long bench tables and joined some others already sat down. I liked it here, perhaps not quite as much as the Rutland or Beer Engine but maybe at a quieter time I would like it a little more.
Now has its own in house brewery (Tapped) with two of their beers usually available - I enjoyed the Mojo. I always use this bar when in S heffield as it offers a great range of beer and is of course so so handy for the train!
Pretty large, modern pub located on the railway station. Conveniently located so u can watch trains come and go. No football colors policy. Really good selection, nice combo of casks and kegs (had Narwhal on tap). Nice place to spend couple of hours even if you’re not traveling by train. I’ve almost missed mine though.
Large pub overlooking a platform. A decent mix of cask and keg beers with an extensive bottle menu. The bottle menu is a little overpriced for some beers. Good service and enough to keep you busy all day. Very good place.
Visited on many occasions. Multi roomed venue on station. Micro brewery in middle room. Nice ambiance. Good restoration job. Great beer selection. Always something interesting on and always in good nick. Worth changing trains in Sheffield for.