Sheffield Real Heritage Pubs

The 4th edition of the Sheffield’s Real Heritage Pubs Book arrived from the printers in late September (1000 copies, A5, 112 pages, £6.99 rrp). Compared to the third edition, this edition includes ninety new images, plus many text changes.

Paul Ainsworth, the Chair of the National CAMRA Pub Heritage group says; ‘For almost forty years, CAMRA has developed its national inventory (NI) of historic pub interiors. These highlight the crème de la crème which have either escaped much alteration or contain features of exceptional interest. We are aware that below the NI are a host of interiors which still offer a great deal worth seeing. The pioneering work carried out in Sheffield to locate and record these pubs has been an inspiring exercise. This publication portrays the rich tapestry of Sheffield’s pubs: from the nationally important to those where what remains, even if fragmented, should be cherished. A bonus, of course, is that many of these pubs sell great real ale.’

At the time of writing, the following local outlets have agreed to sell copies directly:

  • Abbeydale Brewery
  • Bath Hotel
  • Beer Central, Moor Market
  • Beer Inn Print (mail order)
  • Biblioteka, Kommune
  • Bradfield Brewery Shop
  • Crow Inn
  • Dog and Partridge
  • Fat Cat
  • Friendship, Stocksbridge
  • Kelham Island Books and Music, Shalesmoor
  • Maison du Biere, Elsecar Heritage Centre
  • New Chapter Books
  • Rhyme and Reason
  • the Sheffield Shop
  • White Lion

Copies will also be available at four book signing events which are part of the Sheffield Beer Festival on tour event.

If you want to stock copies to sell or order a copy, contact

The 4th edition is also now available as a free download:


About Dave Pickersgill

Dave has been a CAMRA member since the 1970s and has worked at almost 40 Sheffield CAMRA festivals, plus a fair number of others. He is Brewery Liaison Officer (BLO) for Abbeydale, Blue Bee, Bradfield and Loxley. A member of the National Pub Heritage Group, he leads on planning and pub heritage issues. He also edited the Sheffield's Real Heritage Pubs book, for which downloads vastly exceeded expectations. The hard copy was available in October 2018 and again in 2021. On both occasions, it was a sell-out. The 4th edition is available as a free download. Alongside Paul Crofts, Dave is co-local organiser for the 2023 National CAMRA Members’ Weekend, AGM & Conference which is planned to be held at the Octagon on 21-23 April. We hope to see you at this event.

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