Pub of the Month June 2015

The Sheaf View is in Heeley, just off London Road. It’s an area that’s now starting to attract more attention, with the Brothers Arms and the White Lion both changing hands recently, but the Sheaf View was there first. Although the pub originally dates back to the 19th century, it took on it’s current format when it was bought, refurbished and reopened by James Birkett in 2000.

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From the beginning, the focus has been good drinks. There are 8 handpumps, featuring cask beers from breweries both local and further afield, but it doesn’t stop there. There’s a real cider, a dozen continental beers on draught, and a blackboard lists the extensive range of bottled beers. The wall behind the bar displays an impressive array of malt whiskies. There’s no hot food, but home-made sandwiches are available.

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The front door leads into the original part of the pub, a long room which leads through into the main bar. There are plenty of seats, the walls are covered with old brewery signs and posters, and there’s a selection of books and games in the corner. There are no TVs or music, this is very much a traditional pub. Past the bar is a conservatory, with more seating. There’s a choice of outside space – unusually, the deck is a no-smoking area, but there’s a covered patio at the back to accommodate smokers.

The pub is always busy. It’s popular with locals, and gets very busy on match days as Sheffield United fans visit before the match. It also attracts visitors from further afield – the pub is in the Good Beer Guide, and has won Pub of the Month several times before. The Sheaf Valley Walk passes the front door.

Join us for the presentation on 9th June from 8pm. The pub is 200 yards from the bus stop at Heeley Bridge on London Road, served by routes including the 20, 25/25A, 43/44 and 53. There is a car park at the rear of the pub.

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Awards, Pub of the Month Winners

About Andy Cullen

Andy has been actively involved in CAMRA since the early 2000s after being recruited to sit on a National Younger Members Task Group. Since then he has held roles on the branch committee including Secretary, Membership Secretary, Magazine Editor, Chair and now Social Secretary. Andy has also been involved with the Steel City Beer & Cider Festival almost every year since becoming active in the branch.

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