Woodseats & Norton Lees

Woodseats is a suburb sitting on the A61 heading South out of Sheffield towards Dronfield and Chesterfield at a higher altitude than the City Centre and hosts a number of shops, pubs and restaurants on the main road. Buses 24/25, 43/44, 75/76/76a and X17 go there from the City Centre via either Heeley or Abbeydale Road. Norton Lees is a residential area uphill from Woodseats with bus 18 providing a ride up and down the steep hill!

Boston Arms

A micropub offering locally roasted coffee and bakes during the day, and a selection of beers, wines, spirits, and cocktails in the evening, including three changing cask beers and eight craft keg lines. Pizzas served some evenings.

Woodseats Palace

Single level, open plan Wetherspoon pub comprising a large number of tables but with a more relaxed area to the right.

Mesters Tap

Micropub under the new ownership of Little Mesters Brewing with the beer range running to 5 kegs and 2 casks showcasing both their own beers and guest brewers.

Chantrey Arms

Popular local, bearing the name of the great Norton born sculptor. Although open plan, the layout splits the pub into separate drinking areas. Regular live music at weekends.

Big Tree

Large Greene King pub fronted by tabled patio area and beech tree. Features smartly furnished open plan lounge with pool area to the right. Popular with young people of all ages!

Guzzle Micropub

New and popular micropub offering five regularly changing real ales, mostly from local breweries, e.g. Emmanuales, Fuggle Bunny, Sheffield Brewery Company, Abbeydale, Toolmakers, Little Critters, Stancill … and the list goes on!


Former coaching inn at the busy Chesterfield Road/Abbey Lane Junction, comprising comfortable lounge and separate public bar. An extensive tabled patio area overlooks the delightful bowling green.

Cross Scythes

Large pub with smart lounge, separate tap room with darts and pool, and a function room. A further children’s room is open in summer. Large outdoor area with children’s play equipment. Four regularly changing cask beers, and Facebook posts provides updates of what’s on and what’s coming.

Mount Pleasant

Small, welcoming two roomed pub housed in a former quarryman’s cottage built in 1820, and largely unspoilt by progress. The two rooms comprise a public bar to the right of the entrance and a comfortable quieter lounge where the Whisky Club meets. There are two quiz nights weekly, a darts team and a fishing club. There are also occasional beer festivals. The current licensee is only the eleventh since 1841. A genuine community pub where time has arguably stood still. The guest beers are provided under Punch’s “Finest Cask” initiative and through SIBA.

Also in Woodseats…. is Herd, a mini food hall and bar. No real ale available but there are usually a couple of craft beer options on the keg taps.

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