The Kelham Island Tavern continues to maintain high standards and has reclaimed it’s crown after Shakespeare’s won last year. This is now the 10th Pub of the Year award scooped by the Kelham since Trevor Wraith and Lewis Gonda bought and reopened the pub in 2002.
A huge range of 13 real ales are served, an effort to represent a cross section of beer styles is made with a Mild and a Stout or Porter always available, meaning there is something on the bar for all tastes.
As well as a good range of beer, there are traditional Ciders and Perrys served, and all in oversized glasses meaning that even with a head, you get the measure you pay for – and the prices are reasonable too!
Food is served Monday to Saturday lunchtimes 12pm to 3pm, a folk music night is held on Sundays and a quiz on Monday nights.
It is also noticeable that the standards stretch beyond the bar with our judges noticing the pub was clean and tidy inside and out and the management particularly proud of getting top marks from both Cask Marque and the Council Hygiene surveyors!
The top 6 pubs judged were: Kelham Island Tavern, Shakespeares, Blake, Fat Cat, Sheffield Tap and Rising Sun.