Phil's World Pub Guides - South Yorkshire, UK

Pub Comments Location
BARNSLEY
Keel Inn A little off the beaten track, this one, but well worth seeking out. When I visited on a Sunday afternoon everyone in the place, staff and customers, seemed to know everyone else, but they seemed to have no objections to a stranger sitting in the corner to enjoy a fine pint, and indeed I was offered sandwiches. The decor is on a maritime theme, with a large ship's wheel and various propellers decorating the walls. Lined glasses for a full pint.
Last visited February 2012.
Canal Street
DONCASTER
Coach and Horses A plain, nicely decorated and well card for friendly local boozer serving a fine pint of Tetley.
Last visited May 2005.
Scot Lane
Tut and Shive A nice noisy friendly knocked through one bar pub with a stone floor and dark walls covered in pump clips and beer mats. Excellent ales.
Last visited July 2003.
 
SHEFFIELD
Bath Hotel This proper traditional friendly pub has been well looked after and restored. It has two rooms - I sat in the snug - as well as a drinking corridor. Various real ales were available, I forget what I had but it was good. Lined glasses for a full pint.
Last visited February 2012.
Victoria Street
Fat Cat A splendid tiny street corner pub with a massive range of real ales, there were about ten on when I visited on a Monday lunchtime. Menu looks good.
Last visited September 2011.
Alma Street
Harlequin A very fine traditional boozer with multiple drinking areas all round the bar. The live music was enjoyable, not deafening, and the real ale top notch.
Last visited February 2012.
Nursery Street / Spitalfields
Kelham Island Tavern Excellent real ale range from about a dozen taps in this comfortable pub with a large dining room to the rear. Food looks good and is popular. Lined glasses for a full pint. I had Acorn's wonderful Old Moor Porter.
Last visited September 2011.
Museum This Greene King house has a nice somewhat labyrinthine interior. The food, standard chain pub fare, is good and the real ale is excellent although in 2008 I was a little depressed by the sight of a keg pump dispensing "chilled IPA". Returning in 2012 I found an improved range of real ales with five guests and three GK brews.
Last visited February 2012.
Orchard Square
Old House A good selection of real ales, including ones from the local Kelham Island brewery, are on sale in this pleasant open pub with seating areas either side of the central bar area. The slightly quirky decor is rather good, including a giant mural photograph of a WE WANT BEER protest march.
Last visited February 2012.
Devonshire Street
Red Lion A traditionally styled, partly knocked through, two-sided pub serving excellent real ales. Very quiet on a Saturday lunchtime.
Last visited June 2008.
Charles Street
Rutland Arms A pleasant traditional pub beautifully kept and serving an excellent range of real ales. Good food lunchtimes. The splendid decor includes a nice leaded glass partition and some etched windows advertising Gilmour's Windsor Ales and Stouts. There's also a beer garden and I believe they do B&B. Most definitely worth the five minutes walk if you're changing trains in Sheffield.
Last visited May 2005.
86 Brown Street
Sheffield Tap A very brief visit between trains, so a very brief review: Excellent beer selection, excellent ceramics.
Update: I've now had a chance for some longer visits but I see no reason to change the above. I particularly enjoyed a half of Buxton Brewery's Tsar Imperial Russian Stout. 9.5% !!
Last visited February 2012.
Platform 1, Sheffield Station
Wetherspoon's Banker's Draft A large Wetherspoon's Lloyds No. 1 with traditional decor and tall windows onto the street. There's another bar upstairs.
Last visited February 2012.
Glossop Road
Wetherspoon's Swim Inn Converted from part of the former swimming baths, this pleasant modern Wetherspoon's was surprisingly quiet on a Friday evening - There were plenty of free tables. I've never seen the regulars playing dominoes in a Wetherspoon's before!
Last visited February 2012.
Glossop Road

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