Real ale at Tramlines fringe

If you haven’t got tickets to Tramlines music festival, which takes place in Hillsborough Park 23-25 July, but still want a weekend of live music, DJs and good beer, then there are many venues around Sheffield independently putting their own events on as part of the Tramlines Fringe, some of which are in real ale pubs!

To help you with some ideas of where to go over the weekend, we’re compiling a list of all the real ale pubs putting events on that we are aware of. If you know of any we’ve missed please send us the details and we’ll look at adding it to the list.

Each pub on the list has a link to its entry on where you can find details of their social media for more information along with a location map and public transport details such as the nearest tram stop!

We’ve only included those venues that normally serve real ale, if you need a more comprehensive guide to fringe festival venues check out our friends at This is Sheffield, Exposed Magazine or Sheffield Outdoor City.

Information on getting there by bus, train or tram can be found at


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.


  1. This is really great campaigning work, Andy (and others), well done.

    My wife and two lads are doing Tramlines but I like my music more current so it’s the Fringe for me.

    NB I was in Church on Thursday and while there was no cask evident there were two Lilley’s cider and some good keg. And it was full !

    1. Last year Temple of Fun had an Abbeydale beer on cask, I’ve not been down since they reopened, a job this week is to survey some of the pubs on the list to check see what the cask line up is like now less restrictions are in place.

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