Our annual city wide survey that takes the pulse of Sheffield’s beer scene, recording how many different beers you can find on one day and possibly proving that Sheffield is the real ale capital of Britain. This is an annual survey we have been doing for a few years now, which started following an argument between someone from Derby and someone from Sheffield about which City was the true beer capital! A number of other Cities including Nottingham, Norwich and York now also conduct such a census.
We have a number of different pub crawls going on at the same time, each with a designated leader who will have survey forms and take you to the various pubs on their route.
The daytime crawls generally start at midday and finish at the Red Deer to hand paperwork in, the evening crawls start at the Red Deer at 7pm and we regroup at the end of the night at the Kelham Island Tavern.
As well as gathering useful campaigning data for us, it is also a great day out trying different beers and visiting pubs you might not normally get chance to visit.
All the daytime crawls except the City Centre ones involve using buses, trains or trams between pubs so we reccomend buying an all day travel ticket – If you are doing the Chapeltown route this also involves train travel so the ticket is a Travelmaster at £7.60, the others are bus and possibly tram so the ticket to get is a Citywide at £4.50. Both tickets are valid on all bus operators and sold by bus drivers and tram conductors.
If you would like to join one of the crawls, just go to the meeting point shown below and find the appointed leader. If you cannot make any of the official crawl but still want to take part, you can take note of the beer range in any Sheffield pub you are in that day and email the details to us. Please include the details of the pub, Brewery/Beer/ABV and the price per pint. Also it would be useful to note if the pub serves real cider or craft keg too.
ROUTE A – Dore, Totley, Millhouses, Broadfield
Meet at the Devonshire Arms in Dore at midday. (Buses 70 or M17)
ROUTE B – Norton Lees, Woodseats, Heeley, Highfield.
Meet at the Cross Scythes on Derbyshire Lane at midday. (Bus 19 or 20A)
ROUTE C – Banner Cross, Hunters Bar, Ecclesall Road
Meet at the Banner Cross at midday. (Buses 65,70,81,82,83,85,88 or 272)
ROUTE D – Deepcar, Hillsborough, Bradfield
Meet at the Royal Oak in Deepcar at midday. (Bus 57 or SL)
ROUTE E – Chapeltown, Burncross, Meadowhall, Attercliffe
Meet at the Wagon & Horses (Wetherspoon) next to Chapeltown station at 11am (Train or buses 29,75,79A,87 or 265)
ROUTE F – Walkley, Crookes, Commonside
Meet at the Walkley Cottage at midday (bus 95)
ROUTE G – Lodge Moor, Nether Green, Ranmoor
Meet at the Three Merry Lads in Lodge Moor at midday (bus 51)
ROUTES H, I and J – Sheffield City Centre
Meet at the Sheffield Tap at 11am, depending on how many are present the routes will be split up as considered appropriate as there are so many City Centre outlets now!
ROUTES K, L and M – West Bar, Kelham Island, Shalesmoor, Neepsend, Hillsborough
Meet at the Red Deer on Pitt Street, Sheffield City Centre, at 7pm and the routes around the Upper Don Valley will be split amongst those present as deemed appropriate. All three routes will meet back up at the end of the evening in the Kelham Island Tavern.