Broomhill, Crookes & Walkley

The districts of Broomhill, Crookes, Commonside and Walkley are suburbs just North West of the City Centre, in the hills above the University of Sheffield and west end hospitals, with many of the residents connected as either students or staff, meaning a diverse mix of pubs in the area catering for the locals, including taps for Stancill, Thornbridge and True North breweries!

There are two key bus routes to these pubs from the City Centre – the 52/52a to Crookes via Broomhill and 95/95a to Walkley via Commonside. Broomhill is also frequently served by buses 51 and 120. The 52a also provides a link up the hill from Hillsborough tram and bus Interchange.

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Ball Inn, Crookes
Large Greene King pub served from one bar. Has 14 hand pumps serving many local guest ales plus at least one cider. Wooden panelled snug area still remains with carpeted floor. Two pool tables in raised area at the back. Can show three sports channels on TV screens. Large outdoor patio area.

Blake, Walkley
Guest beers from small/independent breweries include a stout or porter. The pub also provides probably the largest selection of whisky in Sheffield with over 200 available. At the top of a steep hill (pedestrian handholds provided), this community pub reopened as a free house in 2010 after seven years of closure. Extensively restored, it has many Victorian features, including etched windows and mirrors. At the rear is a large decked garden. No electronic games, TV or jukebox. Part of a small pub-chain with the Sheaf View and the Wellington. Part of the local Sheaf Inns chain with the Sheaf View and the Wellington.

Blind Monkey, Walkley
Re-opened 27th April 2018 after extensive renovation. The formally open-plan pub is split into four separate areas. Decor was obtained from a large variety of sources. Much is ‘of age,’ little is recent. The bar area includes, possibly unique, pump handles and lots of design-care. The outside area is well planned and offers a comfortable experience on sunnier days. Beer is Don Valley Brewery plus guests, food is available with the kitchen run by “Wing Kings” serving up chicken wings and  American soul food”.

Broomhill Tavern
A horseshoe shaped bar serving four cosy areas each with its own character. Charity donations have raised money for two guide dogs. Bargains in four pint jugs.

Closed Shop, Commonside
Traditional friendly local in a residential setting, with a focus on customer service and traditional pub values. Following a significant refurbishment in 2013 and further changes in 2017 when Stancill Brewery took over the operation of the pub, there are 10 handpumps, dispensing beers from Stancill and guests. Weekly quiz each Wednesday.

Cobden View
Situated on a quiet back street, there is a small drinking area near the front bar, a separate bar serves the games room at the rear with a lounge to the side.

Crookes Social Club
Popular social club offering live entertainment, snooker, bowls, and pool. Regular drinks promotions. Two cask ales from local breweries, typically Stancill Brewery, or Bradfield Brewery.

Dam House, Crookesmoor
Large bar and restaurant overlooking the lake at Crookes Valley Park, near the University of Sheffield and Weston Park Museum. 4 local real ales normally available.

Early Bar, Crookes
A coffee bar come micro pub in the centre of Crookes. A choice of three real ales and six craft keg beers.

Florist, Walkley
Friendly community pub with live music, quiz and bingo nights, disco and karaoke and big match evenings. Regular rotating guest real ale from Bradfield brewery.

Fox & Duck, Broomhill
Busy open plan pub welcoming both students and locals. Discounts for students and NHS. Good selection of guest real ales. Extensive menu including burgers, hot dogs and burritos.

Hallamshire House, Commonside
Operated by Thornbridge Brewery, and known locally as The Tardis, the pub has two small comfy rooms at the front, and leading through bar area are a large lounge and an oak panelled snooker room with full size table.There is a courtyard drinking area downstairs with ample seating and soft furniture in the covered area. At least 5 Thornbridge cask ales plus guest beers and a wide range of bottled beers. Quiz night is on Monday and some Saturdays there is live music or a DJ.

Itchy Pig Ale House, Broomhill
Micro-pub conversion of a gift shop previously called Knowles’s Emporium. Five real ales, two craft ales and a craft lager. The food offer is snacks with a porcine theme – pork pies and and a variety of pork scratchings.

Masons Arms, Crookes
Just off the main road. Two rooms, one with pool and darts with trophies over the bar and prints featuring Sheffield trams. Quiz night is on Friday with live music on Saturday. Cask beers are usually from local breweries.

Noah’s Ark, Crookes
Retaining old leaded light windows, this pub is narrow with bench seating on the left of the island bar. Following an extension the cellar drop is now inside the pub on the right. Good value homemade food and one real ale. Karaoke on Saturday nights. Also note the large Tennant’s Brewery sign on the left-hand end wall.

Nottingham House, Broomhill
Popular with locals and students alike “The Notty” has quizzes & live music. Has a reputation for good homemade pies.

Old Grindstone, Crookes
Managed by Stancill brewery since May 2019. Extended greatly the upper level games areas was once a separate outbuilding. Has large projection screen in back room for televised sport. Plenty of other screens in rest of pub. Offers a range of severn beers from Stancill Brewery, some regular and some seasonal.

Princess Royal, Crookes
Traditional street corner Victorian local tucked away in the back streets between Crookes and Walkley. Two lounge rooms and large snooker room. Upstairs function room. Free quiz Mondays and Thursday with free sandwiches and chips for contestants.

Punchbowl, Crookes
A modern contemporary lounge style pub, and a dining area offering a spectacular view over the city. As of July 2019 under new management being operated by the True North Brew Co. Six real ales on offer, with two from True North, and four guest beers.

Raven, Walkley
Formally, the Palm Tree, renamed as The Raven, November 2019. Traditional friendly community pub. Since September 2019 operated by the owners of Wisewood Inn and Loxley Brewery. The pub closed for renovation and reopened on Friday 15th.November 2019. Six handpumps (including four Loxley beers) and nine craft keg taps.

Rose House, Walkley
Friendly local pub with regular  entertainment

Springvale, Commonside
Brick and stone frontage suggests two separate buildings. Inside there is a carpeted lounge on one side and a tiled and wooden floor in the more casual games area. Large beer garden to rear with children’s play area.

Two Sheds, Crookes
micropub offers four cask beers and four keg beers, plus a bottle shop.

Walkley Beer Company
A small specialist beer shop and micropub that opens Thursday to Sunday. It has a tasting bar offering the choice of beers to drink inside. Three, gravity-served cask beers are available, with a frequently changing range. There are also five craft keg lines. Two pint takeouts are also available and occasional events are held in this friendly converted shop unit.

Walkley Cottage
Build for Gilmours on a large site, this spacious roadhouse-style suburban local is open-plan with a large L-shaped lounge and a central bar. There is a large sunken beer garden. Popular quiz every Thursday. Four regular beers with, at least, one rotating guest. Good value meals with OAP specials. No meals Sunday evenings.

The York, Broomhill

Occupying a prominent site in the centre of Broomhill, the York was built in the 1830’s and was originally a blacksmith’s and alehouse called the Travellers Inn. Extensively refurbished in 2010, with parquet flooring and wood-panelled walls, it now offers high-quality dining.

There is one regular beers from the group’s own True North Brewery together with a range of seven guest ales (including several true True North, and other local beers from the likes of Abbeydale, Arbor, Bradfield, Kirkstall, and Thornbridge), plus two real ciders, and over 60 gins. Beer and food events feature regularly throughout the year.

Large windows give natural light onto the parquet flooring and wooden panelling, with buttoned leather seating around the walls. Wide range of foreign bottled beers and cocktails. After work offers available 4-7pm weekdays.

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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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