Pub of the Year 2022 (East Sheffield)

The Chantry Inn at Handsworth has been voted as CAMRA Sheffield & District Pub of the Year 2022 (East Sheffield).

This historic pub which was built around 1250 is uniquely one of only four pubs in the UK set in consecrated grounds being within the grounds of St Mary’s Parish Church in Handsworth.

It compromises of three different rooms each with some original and unique features including real fireplaces, beamed low ceilings and even the bell pushes used in previous days to order the ale. There are also claims of various tunnels and passageways from the cellar to the church. 

It has had a varied past originally being a chantry and safe house for nuns, then a washhouse and a school before being a pub for much of the later years from the early 1800s.

Chantry Brewery acquired the pub in early 2019 and undertook a tasteful restoration and deliver real quality beers. There are always five cask ales on tap from Chantry brewery with a rotating special including Steelos, Kaldos, Full Moon alongside the regulars of New York Pale, Iron & Steel bitter, Special Reserve and Diamond Black stout. There are also changing keg beers available often from Tiny Rebel or Beavertown as well as cider and Chantry Brewery’s own Helles lager. 

Congratulations to all involved with the Chantry Inn including the brewery and the pub manager Terry and his partner Alison. The area Pub of the Year award presentation is planned for the evening of Thursday 7 July and all are welcome to join the celebration.

You can find the Chantry Inn at 400 Handsworth Road, S13 9BZ. Buses 30,30a,52,52a,73,80 and X5 go there.

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