It is certainly a handily placed bar, I stepped off the train from Chesterfield straight into it, canít do better than that. It does have a slightly cold feel to it, feeling a little like an old fashioned Butchers shop with all the white tiling. There is an extensive range of beers, constantly changing, apart from the 3 Tapped beers. The customers are constantly changing too as the trains arrive and depart. A great place to visit, not sure I would spend the afternoon there.
Visited this pub on numerous occasions. Although impressive building I find the beer quality very changeable, namely due to the cellar being very small and the huge demand for beer resulting in young, green beer very often. Bottle range is impressive but very expensive. Many mediocre hand pumped beer too often for me
Nice place and excellent location for visitors. I started and finished my day trip here. Plenty of cask and a few keg too. Large selection of bottles in fridges behind the bar, but didnít see a bottle list anywhere. Loads of tables in various little rooms. Could be easy to miss your train.
A nice station bar with an exceptional range of beers. The Sheffield Tap isnít as grand as, say, the York Tap (another excellent station pub) but itís a nice place - a narrrow room with tiled walls, a green and white vaulted ceiling and arched windows facing onto platform 1b.
(Visited 21 October 2013).
The Tap is more or less my local. I like it a lot and endeavour to encourage others to visit. However, it isnít actually as good as it thinks it is! The problem is the low standard of housekeeping. Dirty tables, uncollected glasses and (sometimes very) slow service are a standard feature. Bars on stations are subject to punters arriving, and leaving, en masse. The management donít seem to have sussed how to best cope with this yet. That said, itís one of the best bars you could hope to visit. Just so long as you visit at the right time of day.
T_i_B (46) , England | May 10, 2013| Updated July 16, 2015