Beer tastes its best when it’s at its freshest and it doesn’t get much fresher than when it’s drank in a tap room. Out of the 20-something independent breweries in Sheffield, a fair few have their own tap rooms and brew pubs.
Tap Rooms & Brew Pubs
The Brewery of Saint Mars of the Desert (Attercliffe)
Voted one of the best new breweries in Europe, SMOD have had quite the start since opening up in what must have seemed like the middle of nowhere (Attercliffe) in 2018, having relocated from America and Boston’s much-loved craft beer scene.
These guys quickly gained a reputation for becoming the brewery that doesn’t know how to make a bad beer. Their tap room might be small, it might be in Attercliffe but it’s well worth a visit, tasting their beers at their peak.
It’s open Friday & Saturday’s. Full details here.
Crosspool Ale Makers Society at Beer Dog (City Centre-ish)
It might be located opposite the Sheffield United football ground but Beer Dog is anything but a football pub. The bottle shop specialises in German beer whilst their 4 taps pour Crosspool Ale Makers Society beers.
Mark Booth, the man behind the brewery started off his journey into making beer back in 2017 as Hopscotch Craft Brewing with a mate however that partnership didn’t last. Mark decided to start again and go it alone with Crosspool Ale Makers Society.
The COVID-19 pandemic wasn’t ideal for pubs and bars but it gave the brewery the opportunity to grow with cans in bottle shops and beer on draught at pop-up events. Beer Dog is their first home, now open every day.
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Factory Floor (Kelham)
Factory Floor might not technically be a tap room however beer doesn’t get any fresher than the tanks here.
Based at 92 Burton Road, Factory Floor have made great use of being neighbours with Neepsend Brew Co. who fill up tanks on the bar, from the brewery.
From the brewery to tank to tap in just 2 processes keeps the beer fresh whilst being environmentally friendly.
Heist Brew Co. (Neepsend)
Opening in July 2021 (15 months later than expected) this new tap room is a huge upgrade from the breweries original home in Chesterfield. A former warehouse has been converted into the perfect spot for craft beer fans which includes an onsite brewery, two bars, 30 beers on tap (10 of which will have been brewed just metres away) plus a load of non-beer-related stuff (coffee, burgers, donuts, arcade games…).
Since 2018 Loxley Brewery have been brewing traditional cask beers underneath their pub, the Wisewood Inn. Having mastered cask, the brewery have started to brew craft beers too and you’ll find all their beers on the taps at The Wisewood Inn, a country pub.
Sheffield Brewery Company (Kelham)
Sheffield Brewery Company’s past has had plenty of ups and downs over the years. The 2007 floods destroyed a lot of their beer and brewery one year after starting but they fought back and since then they’ve been brewing award-winning beers and a strong core-range.
The tap room is next to the brewery, you can see the barrels whilst enjoying a pint, created in touching distance.
Tapped Brew Co. at Sheffield Tap (Sheffield Train Station)
The Sheffield Tap is a much-loved pub based at Sheffield train station, it can be easy to not realise that you’re drinking beer brewed on site as the brewery looks like it’s part of the furniture but the beer tastes great.
Triple Point Brew Co. (City Centre)
Triple Point Brew Co. is a father and son-led brewery founded in 2018 with a focus on craft lager as they wanted to do something different to what other Sheffield breweries were doing (pale ales) however they’ve proved that they know what they are doing as their IPA’s have won awards.
The tap room, a short walk from the city centre is a great bar with seating available around the action!
Check out these pubs owned by breweries, you’re guaranteed a decent pint.
The Rising Sun (Fulwood)
Kelham Island Tavern (Kelham)
The Brew Foundation
Ecclesall Ale Club (Ecclesall Road)
Fulwood Ale Club (Fulwood)
The Harlequin (Kelham)
The Raven (Walkley)
Kelham Island Brewery
The Fat Cat (Kelham)
Neepsend Brew Co.
The Blake Hotel (Walkley)
The Sheaf View (Heeley)
The Wellington (Shalesmoor)
The Albion (City Centre)
The Closed Shop (Commonside)
The Horse & Jockey (Wadsley)
Thornbridge Brewery (not based in Sheffield but plenty of connections, including their pubs)
The Bath Hotel (City Centre)
Cross Scythes (Derbyshire Lane)
The Eagle (Ecclesall Road)
The Greystones (Greystones)
The Hallamshire House (Commonside)
The Stag’s Head (Sharrow)
The Forest (Kelham)
True North Brew Co.
The Broadfield (Abbeydale Road)
The Common Room (City Centre)
Forum Bar + Kitchen (City Centre)
The Old Grindstone (Crookes)
The Old House (City Centre)
The Punch Bowl (Crookes)
Riverside Kelham (Kelham)
Waggon & Horses (Millhouses)
The York (Broomhill)
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