Pub of the Month May 2016

The Harlequin on Nursery Street used to be known as the Manchester, named after the nearby railway line. It became the Harlequin (with a nod towards a different Harlequin pub demolished to make way for the ring road) after being relaunched as a real ale free house and has since been taken over by the current landlady Liz Aspden and Exit 33 Brewing owner Pete Roberts. The bar features a range of around 10 real ales with the house beers provided by Exit 33, the pub also showcases all the latest Exit 33 brews as well as quality guest ales, generally from Yorkshire and the North East but sometimes beyond and the guest range is constantly changing. The Harlequin is also considered the best pub in Sheffield for cider lovers with a range of up to 14 different ciders which get their own section of bar, look for the cider board with the current choice including descriptions. This is our branch Cider Pub of the Year. There is also a range of craft keg and bottled beers including an international selection. The range of spirits is extensive and quality and the pub is particularly known for its range of gins with tasting events organised from time to time. Whatever your choice of tipple, the staff are knowledgeable, the quality is always there and the prices reasonable. A popular quiz is hosted on Wednesdays, a varied programme of events take place on Thursday nights and music features on Friday and Saturdays with rock bands normally dominating the Saturday slot. Food is served lunchtimes and evenings every day with a menu of freshly prepared meals, snacks and sandwiches. The £3 sandwich meal deal (includes crisps and soft drink) offered on Monday and Tuesday lunchtimes is popular with nearby office workers and the Sunday roasts are popular with all! There is also an upstairs function room available to hire with catering for private events. The Harlequin is a short walk from the City Centre or Kelham Island, it also has a bus stop right outside the pub served by routes 3, 7 and 8.

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