Kelham Island

Going off piste…

Kelham Island

A beer and food lover’s paradise.

The Bar Stewards
Welcoming micropub opposite Shakespeares offering a range of craft beers and friendly chat. Check the website for opening hours before heading down.

Home of Drop Dead Clothing and Sheffield band Bring Me The Horizon, find a craft beer offering and vegan food from Make No Bones. You can also geek out on the arcade games. 

Craft and Dough
Part of the Milestone group, Craft and Dough is all about pizza and beer. And they do both very well. Beer wise, it’s all about the bottles and their extensive list boasts over 50 varieties from America, Europe and Asia.

craft and dough

Fat Cat
Nearly thirty years ago the Fat Cat introduced Sheffield to the concept of a constantly changing range of guest beers, and this is still the philosophy of the pub today. As the Kelham Island Brewery tap, you’ll find their Pale Rider and Best Bitter regularly on the bar – along with a great selection from around the country. Great beer garden. Situated next to the Kelham Island Brewery.

The Gardeners Rest
A community owned pub with a beautiful and arty back garden over-looking the river. Friendly and convivial, often hosts quizzes and poetry evenings. (Neepsend/Kelham)

Here you’ll find 14 hand pulled ales including their house beers (from local brewery Exit 33) and a constantly changing range of guests from craft breweries across the country. Often wins the CAMRA crown of best local real cider offering, if you fancy a break from all that lovely cask ale.

Heist Brew Co
Recently relocated brewery to Sheffield, moving to an industrial location in 2021 in the Neepsend area past Kelham Island and next to The Gardeners Rest pub and Cutlery Works foodhall. New space houses brew kit, 30 keg line taproom, arcade games, burgers and doughnuts. (Kelham Island/Neepsend)

Kelham Island Tavern
The Sheffield CAMRA Pub of the Year multiple times has 13 ales on the bar – including milds, porters and stouts. Local regulars include now linked brewery Blue Bee, Abbeydale’s Deception, Acorn’s Barnsley Bitter and Bradfield’s Farmer’s Blonde. Superb pork pies available at the bar to pair with your glass of ale.

The Old Workshop
A converted industrial open plan room with exposed brick and artistic touches making it a relaxed space to chill and enjoy the selection of independent beers on the keg wall. Often has DJs and live music. 

Six rotating ales including house brews from True North Brew Co. Not forgetting up to thirty five World, Belgian and bottled beers in the fridges and a complimentary mix of German Pilsners and Belgian wheat beers on tap. Large beer garden with area over-looking the river. Gourmet pub pies on the menu.

This gateway to the beer-torious Kelham Island beer trail houses 18 taps split across cask and keg. Abbeydale Brewery’s Deception 4.1% is the regular ale and American guest beers feature heavily on the five crafty keg taps. The bottle assortment hits the 50 plus mark – look out for some exclusive rarities. Grab a sustaining 90p cheese butty from the bar (if you’re lucky enough to find any left!). 

shakespeares bar

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