Visited on 10th June 2017. Large venue near to a tram stop, it’s a huge venue, plenty of rooms, decor is OK, a little worn and tired but OK. Place was fairly quiet on a Saturday afternoon. A decent range of local cask ales, well kept, picked up a couple of new beers. prices and service decent. Nice place and not too far out of the city centre.
Upscale, club-like feel to what is basically a hidden uni mensa for staff and PhD students. Locals like Kelham Island and Thornbridge on cask and keg. Good value and tasty food: Yorkshire pudding done well - this Belgian never expected thick British fries could be so tasty in their koninginnenhapje/vol-au-vent crispy cake. Merci Miles.
Close to the major roundabout that the tram drops below where the University of Sheffield buildings start. This is a traditional pub it’s own fine historic building. The rooms at its front are not used, so the bar and seating areas face the rear garden which is accessible through the glass conservative area which is used for both drinking or dining. The ’L’ shaped bar includes a lengthy row of real ales, with Acorn probably represented here as they supply a rebadged permanent ale to the pub. There were students in here on either side of the bar, but it wasn’t exclusively academic persons.
A nice atmosphere especially mid afternoon when it’s not too overcrowded! The good thing is to see so many youngsters (including women) drinking and talking about the ale! Staff very quick to replace a line when it ran out.
Nice pub with a good quality range of real ales. These are mainly sourced from the excellent Thornbridge brewery. It does feel like it good do with a bit of neatening up but it is a good place to grab a few pints. A nice big conservatory at the back adds much needed space and light. Pop in if passing.
The pub had a private club feel to it. I dont mean a seedy place, more like a private university club. The pub is hard to find. The bar had a selection of Thornbridge ales from Derbyshire. The bar staff seemed a bit cold at first but warmed up and gave some information about the beer after a while. Nice place, mix of people, freindly.
Was right next door to our hotel. Quite large with both an indoor area, a conservatory and a garden. Lots of seating. Very friendly staff. At least one Thornbridge beer on cask, but often more than that. The crowd was a good mixed bunch of regulars and students from around the world, so I didn’t feel totally out of place. Very nice. Cheap.
This bar was close to our hotel. Visited during RBESG 09. Brightly lit and fairly large, but cozy bar. Lots of wood and carpet, large wooden tables to sit on. Popular with a mixed crowd. Good Thornbridge beers on tap and some micros. Enjoyed some Epic Halcyon here and Magicdave6 sleeping. Definitely worth a visit.