Sprawling Suburbia

Because some pubs, bars, micro pubs and beer shops 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 Ale Club
Adding to the micro-pub trail on Eccy Road, this laidback and friendly spot is run by the team behind The Brew Foundation. Sit in the window and watch the world go by. (Ecclesall)

The Bear
Newly opened beer emporium in 2021 along Abbeydale road, towards The Cremorne pub. Drink in and take out available. Six keg lines to choose from. (Abbeydale)

The Beer House
Sheffield’s original micropub houses just 40 drinkers but they are well provided for with six hand-pulls. 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) brewed at True North Brew Co – and eight keg lines showcasing forward thinking UK independent breweries make a trip out of town worthwhile! Great food menu which changes seasonally and a large beer garden. (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 the pub is now run by Stancill Brewery. Expect to find a host of Stancill beer on cask and a guest selection to boot. A warming ‘proper pub’ food menu has reinvigorated the venue recently, look out for vegan dishes too. Eight handpulls, four ciders and an intimate garden. (Walkley)

The Cremorne
A proper boozer serving local cask beer, pies, pickles and live music. You’ll often find Little Critters, Abbeydale and Pictish cask ale on the bar. Lovely stained glass and the the original pud dates back to 1833. (Abbeydale)

Dead Donkey
A new neighbourhood bar run with a good selection of keg lines and cheese toasties. You can find a bangin’ cocktail too (just saying!). (Abbeydale Road)

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

The Itchy Pig
Micro-pub based in vibrant Broomhill, with an eclectic mix of locals and students. Focus on cask ale and convivial conversation. The penny bar is (Broomhill)

Once a Polish bar, new ownership and a name change bring a fresh focus. You can still find your fav Polish lager but now too a great craft beer offering and dumplings on the menu. (London Road > Abbeydale)

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)

Newly opened in 2021 craft beer shop and bar along Hillsborough high street. Inside seating mingled amongst the beer shelves, cask and keg lines – cosy and convivial. (Hillsborough)

Picture House Social
Head to the bar and you’ll find three hand-pulled guest ales. Newly added is a shuffleboard games room with a focus on American craft beer. Plus dive into the pizza and arancini offering from the Italian street food diner menu. Specialising in cocktails and late night dancing vibes. Outside terrace sun trap. (Abbeydale)

Portland House
Micro bar situated at the town end of Ecclesall Road. You’ll often find Neepsend cask ale on the bar and a rotating mix across the five keg lines.  (Ecclesall)

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

Turners Bottle & Tap
Originally a beer shop, a drink in element was added latterly – inside cosy area plus a couple of tables outside. 4 draught beers (keg lines) usually available. (Abbeydale)

Two Sheds
New neighbourhood micropub in Crookes. Dog friendly. Check their website for opening hours before heading down. (Crookes)

Two Thirds
Craft beer bar newly opened in late 2019 along Abbeydale Road. Outside seating and regularly changing beers on tap. Plus kitchen take over from Get Wurst who specialise in currywurst and bratwurst in addition to those cheesey Raclette chips you just can’t get enough of. (Abbeydale)

Walkley Beer Co
Small but perfectly formed bottleshop and ‘micropub’ in Walkely on South Road. Mix of cask and keg draught, homebrew ingredients and bottle selection. (Walkley)

The Wellington
A Neepsend Brewery pub at Shalesmoor tram stop on route to Kelham Island. Lots of snug like rooms and friendly bar staff to help you choose the perfect ale.

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

The York
The bar boasts seven hand-pulled 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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