The annual beer census is a survey we do every year to take the pulse of Sheffield’s real ale scene in terms of how many different beers are available at any one time, which breweries are currently popular and what the average price is.
The same survey is also conducted in Derby, Nottingham, Norwich, York and other towns and cities with the results not only being data that is useful from an academic point of view but also allegedly proves where is the Beer Capital of England in terms of choice!
We would like to invite you to join us on the survey day, a pub crawl with a purpose! Each official survey crawl will have a leader with the paperwork, simply meet them at the start point and enjoy visiting some pubs in Sheffield you may not normally get to – if we can get a good group on each crawl it is a social event as well as a task!
There are three sets of crawls – suburban crawls starting at midday that work their way into the City Centre by bus, City Centre crawls starting at midday and then an evening crawl taking in Kelham Island and the Upper Don Valley.
The choice of meeting points:
Suburban routes, lunchtime start.
Citywide all day bus & tram travel ticket suggested, cost £4.50
Devonshire Arms, Dore (buses 70 or M17) at 12:00
Wagon & Horses, Chapeltown (buses 29, 75, 79A, 87 or 265) at 11:00
Cross Scythes, Norton Lees (bus 19 or 20A) at 12:00
Walkley Cottage, Walkley (bus 31, 52 or 95) at 12:00
Banner Cross Hotel, Banner Cross (bus 70, 81, 82, 83, 88 or 272) at 12:00
Three Merry Lads, Lodge Moor (bus 51) at 12:00
Royal Oak, Deepcar (bus 57 or SL) at 12:00
City Centre routes, 12:00 start
Sheffield Tap, Sheaf Street (then split into up to 3 parties)
Evening routes, 19:00 start
Red Deer, Pitt Street (then split into up to 3 parties)