Heeley & Broadfield

This area of pubs is a short distance out the City Centre in a South West direction and is made up of two areas – the “Heeley Triangle” with pubs on the main Chesterfield Road and the hills above it along with venues along Abbeydale Road which combined make up a bigger triangle shaped pub crawl.

Regular buses on the Chesterfield Road corridor (20/24/25/43/44/X17) serve the Heeley side of the triangle, buses on the Abbeydale Road corridor (75/76/86/97/98) run regularly on the Broadfield side with the two linked together infrequently in the daytime by bus 10/10a (this bit can be walked in less than 10 minutes though).

This can also be combined with a visit to pubs on London Road (see separate article).

More information on the pubs is available on CAMRA’s pub database website – whatpub.com; bus timetables and maps are available at travelsouthyorkshire.com.

Sheaf View, Gleadless Road
Previously a failed, closed and boarded up Marstons pub, James Birkett bought the pub in 2000 and transformed it. Two rooms, both clean and simple, good range of real ales and continentel beers at reasonable prices, knowledgable staff and an outdoor drinking area. There have been few substantial changes to the winning formula in the last 19 years, the most notable is that the house beers are now from Neepsend Brewery, which is owned by the same people.
Get there: buses 10/10a/20/24/25/43/44/X17

Brothers Arms, Well Road
Previously known as the Olde Shakespeare, this pub was taken over by a member of the Everley Pregnant Brothers Ukelele Parody band who’s day job is a brewery rep! Inside the pub has a traditional layout with cosy corners and a dart board, there is a great choice of beers at fair prices and basic bar snacks are available. Outside the pubs hillside situation means the extensive beer garden offers views over the City.
Get there: buses 10/10a/20/24/25/43/44/X17

White Lion, London Road
One of Sheffield’s Heritage pubs that still has a corridor and multiple small rooms as well as the bigger open plan rooms towards the back. The pub is also known for having live music most evenings, pretty much the only exception being when it is quiz night! The bar features around 6 cask ales on handpump.
Get there: buses 10/10a/20/24/25/43/44/X17

Pour, London Road
Craft beer and pizza bar. Almost all food and drink served here is vegan. No cask beer, it is possible that real ale in a keykeg may appear from time to time.
Get there: buses 10/10a/20/24/25/43/44/X17

Crown Inn, Albert Road
Traditional and comfortable two room pub with a great beer garden. A range of cask ales are available, mainly from the better known breweries. Food service is a “Pieminister” franchise.
Get there: buses 10/10a/20/24/25/43/44/X17

Dead Donkey Bar, Abbeydale Road
Neighbourhood bar offering craft beer on keg along with grilled cheese sandwiches.
Get there: buses 75/76/86/97/98

Tramshed, Chesterfield Road
Small neighbourhood bar with craft beer (no cask) and attached dining room.
Get there: buses 20/24/25/43/44

Hardy Pick, Broadfield Close
Part of Greene King’s Hungry Horse chain with the associated food menu, family friendly, feel of a motorway service station, range of cask beers from Greene King plus a couple of guests.

Broadfield, Abbeydale Road
Pub & Restaurant owned by True North with large patio area at the rear. Always an interesting selection of real ales and other craft beers plus cocktails etc.
Get there: buses 10/10a/75/76/86/97/98

Picture House Social, Abbeydale Road
Located underneath the old Picture House, it consists of a lounge bar, pizza diner, games room and music venue. 2 or 3 real ales normally available along with a few other craft options.  There is also an outdoor drinking area accessed via steps from the diner.
Get there: buses 75/76/86/97/98

Two Thirds Beer Company, Abbeydale Road
A neighbourhood craft beer bar with 16 lines of varied cask ales & keg beer, and a bottle bar. Slogan – don’t drink shit beer. Sounds fair to me.
Get there: buses 75/76/86/97/98

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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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