Sprawling Suburbia


Sprawling Suburbia

Because some pubs are worth the effort.

The pubs listed below are in varying residential areas of Sheffield (Ecclesall, Netheredge, Kelham Island, Broomhill, Abbeydale and more), all with good public transport infrastructure and not far in a taxi ride!

The Beer House
Sheffield’s second micropub houses just 40 drinkers but they are well provided for with six handpulls. Focussing on Sheffield’s breweries you can expect to find Blue Bee, Bradfield, Stancill and Abbeydale in top form. (Ecclesall)

The Beer Engine
An ideal starter pub to begin exploring the Abbeydale and Heeley beer routes. Try their small plates and tapas offerings such as pan fired chorizo or spicy Korean chicken wings alongside a mighty fine beer. (London Road)

The Broadfield
Nine hand pulls – including their individual house ale First Blonde (using Maris Otter malt and Cascade and Willamette hops) cuckooed down at Welbeck Abbey Brewery – and five keg lines showcasing forward thinking UK independent breweries make a trip out of town worthwhile! (Abbeydale)

Brothers Arms
Six hand pulls, including Brother’s Pale (4%) brewed by Bradfield. The interior is reassuringly relaxed and classic with black and white check flooring, wood paneling and an all-important dartboard. (Heeley)

The Closed Shop
Sitting opposite the Hallamshire House on Commonside this Reet Ale Pub (Rutland, Three Tuns, PunchBowl…) has a friendly welcoming vibe, good weekly quiz and warming ‘proper pub’ food. Eight handpulls, four ciders, pool table, jukebox and garden. (Walkley)

Hillsborough Hotel
Just bridging the gap between the Kelham Island ale trail outskirts and Hillsborough – this community pub has a handy location right near a tram stop. Find friendly staff and a focus on cask ale and food. The conservatory area out the back has an airy feel and is perfect for a scenic pint. (Hillsborough)

Hop Hideout
A specialist little beer gem tucked away opposite The Broadfield pub(beershop and tasting room). The beer shop holds over 400 beers, 25 ciders and five keg taps offering draught beer to enjoy drinking in or to take out on growler fills. Known for hosting regular Meet the Brewer sessions and tastings in their intimate beery space. Friendly and knowledge staff. (Abbeydale)

The Hallamshire House
Thornbridge Brewery neighbourhood pub offering full size snooker table, outdoor garden enclave and a variety of Thornbridge and guest beers. (Walkley)

New Barrack Tavern
This ex-Castle Rock Brewery pub, now independently run, has a lively atmosphere – especially in the evening when the live bands come out. Expect to find Castle Rock, Bradfield Brewery and Acorn Brewery regularly on the bar along with a healthy keg and bottle beer selection. Simply put, just good beer! (Hillsborough)

Picture House Social
Head to the bar and you’ll find three handpulled guest ales. But if nothing takes your fancy there, check out Hop Hideout’s bottle selection. Curated by the local bottle shop, the list is constantly changing to keep up with the latest releases from across the world. (Abbeydale)

Portland House
Wellbeck Abbey Brewery’s micro-pub tap, find Wellbeck ales and local cheeseboard offerings. (Ecclesall Road)

Sheaf View
Tradiotnal alehouse with a continental beer focus. Eight caks ales, conservatory and garden area to rear. Convivial and local. (Heeley)

Walkley Beer Co
Sheffield’s first micro-pub-ish, in that it was a pop-up for a while before finally finding a home on South Road. Mix now of cask and keg draught, homebrew ingredients and bottle selection. (Walkley)

The White Lion
A friendly atmosphere and music orientated local pub with a focus on well-kept ales. Tiled exterior, snugs in front and good conversation at the bar. (Heeley)

The York
The bar boasts 7 handpulled ales from the finest breweries across the UK including some local to Sheffield. A world beer bottle selection covers Japan and Iceland and there’s a section dedicated to Germany, Belgium and America too. (Broomhill)

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