Pub of the Year 2022 (City Centre)

The Sheffield Tap is our 2022 Sheffield City Centre Pub of the Year. Winners in 2020, the Tap has won this award on successive occasions (there were no awards in 2021).

The story of the Tap is well known (see March 2022 Beer Matters). Suffice to say that this multiple award-winning pub, re-opened in 2009, has become both an integral part of the nationwide beer-tourism network while providing an ever-changing range of beers, including those brewed on-site.

The space is adorned with Minton tiled walls and fine ornamented bar fittings. In the 1960s, the space lost its original use and by the 1970s was a waiting room. Thirty four years after closure, a £180,000 comprehensive overhaul saw the tiling, terrazzo floor and woodwork, including parts of the bar fittings, beautifully restored.

The later key development was when the Tap expanded into the former First Class Dining Room. The tiled and mirrored interior was restored and in January 2013, Tapped Brew Co., began brewing on-site. Two years ago, Ben Tysoe, took on the Head Brewer role.

Congratulations to the Tap for this award: long may they continue to provide a warm welcome to Sheffield while simultaneously causing many customers to decide to wait for ‘their next train.’

Awards, Pub of the Year Winners

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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