Heeley & Broadfield

This area of pubs is a short distance out the City Centre in a South West direction and is made up of two areas – the “Heeley Triangle” with pubs on the main Chesterfield Road and the hills above it along with venues along Abbeydale Road which combined make up a bigger triangle shaped pub crawl.

Regular buses on the Chesterfield Road corridor (20/24/25/43/44/X17) serve the Heeley side of the triangle, buses on the Abbeydale Road corridor (75/76/86/97/98) run regularly on the Broadfield side with the bit in-between being walkable in under 10 minutes.

This can also be combined with a visit to pubs on London Road (see separate article on our website). There are also a number of classic community locals in the Nether Edge area which is walkable from Abbeydale Road. It is also only a short bus ride up to Woodseats where there are two micropubs, a number of traditional locals and a Wetherspoons.

The Heeley area is a classic real ale pub crawl that has been a favourite for many years whilst Abbeydale Road has been a more recent development with an eclectic selection of little bars and cafes springing up alongside the bigger venues.

More information on the pubs is available on CAMRA’s pub database website – whatpub.com; bus timetables and maps are available at travelsouthyorkshire.com.

Sheaf View, Gleadless Road
Previously a failed, closed and boarded up Marstons pub, James Birkett bought the pub in 2000 and transformed it. Two rooms, both clean and simple, good range of real ales and continental beers at reasonable prices, knowledgeable staff and an outdoor drinking area. There have been few substantial changes to the winning formula since, even with recent changes of ownership.
Get there: buses 20/24/25/43/44/X17

Brothers Arms, Well Road
Previously known as the Olde Shakespeare, this pub was taken over by a member of the Everley Pregnant Brothers Ukelele Parody band who’s day job is a brewery rep! Inside the pub has a traditional layout with cosy corners and a dart board, there is a great choice of beers at fair prices and basic bar snacks are available. Outside, the pubs hillside situation means the extensive beer garden offers fantastic views over the City.
Get there: buses 20/24/25/43/44/X17

White Lion, London Road
One of Sheffield’s Heritage pubs that still has a corridor and multiple small rooms as well as the bigger open plan rooms towards the back. The pub is also known for having live music at the weekend and also has a Wednesday quiz night! The bar features around 6 cask ales on handpump, usually including the more well known favourites such as Oakham Citra and Titanic Plum Porter.
Get there: buses 20/24/25/43/44/X17

Crown Inn, Albert Road
Traditional and comfortable two room pub with a great beer garden. A range of cask ales are available, mainly from the better known breweries. Food is available, primarily pies.
Get there: buses 20/24/25/43/44/X17

Tramshed, Chesterfield Road
Small neighbourhood bar with craft beer (no cask) and attached dining room.
Get there: buses 20/24/25/43/44

Hardy Pick, Broadfield Close
Part of Greene King’s Hungry Horse chain with the associated food menu, family friendly, feel of a motorway service station, range of cask beers from Greene King plus a couple of guests.

Broadfield, Abbeydale Road
Pub & Restaurant owned by True North Brewery with large patio area at the rear. Always an interesting selection of real ales and other craft beers plus cocktails etc. The dedicated dining area offers table service and booking is advisable for food whilst the relaxed atmosphere of the pub side offers broad appeal.
Get there: buses 75/76/86/97/98

Two Thirds Beer Company, Abbeydale Road
A neighbourhood craft beer bar with 16 lines of varied cask ales & keg beer, and a bottle bar. Slogan – don’t drink shit beer. Sounds fair to me. Food available.
Get there: buses 75/76/86/97/98

Picture House Social, Abbeydale Road
Located underneath the old Picture House, it consists of a lounge bar, pizza diner, games room and music venue. 2 or 3 real ales normally available along with a few other craft options.  There is also an outdoor drinking area accessed via steps from the diner. 
Get there: buses 75/76/86/97/98

Over the Yardarm, Abbeydale Road
A neighbourhood bar inspired by the catina culture of Barcelona and Seville, serving coffee, cocktails, craft keg beers and wine, with bar snacks and sharing platters. Beers include offerings from Abbeydale, Salt and Camden. No cask.
Get there: buses 75/76/86/97/98

Abbeydale Tap & Snap, Abbeydale Road
A small neighbourhood bar with two handpumps and a simple food menu of flatbreads, fries and nibbles. 
Get there: buses 75/76/86/97/98

Cole’s Corner, Abbeydale Road
A record & art shop that is also a cafe with craft beer available in cans! A pretty cool place to sit outside for a snack and drink.
Get there: buses 75/76/86/97/98

Turners Bottle & Tap, Abbeydale Road
Craft beer shop, as well as a range of bottles and cans there are keg taps with growler fills available. Drink in option offered. No cask.
Get there: buses 75/76/86/97/98

Dead Donkey Bar, Abbeydale Road
Neighbourhood bar offering craft beer on keg along with grilled cheese sandwiches.
Get there: buses 75/76/86/97/98

The Bear, Abbeydale Road
Small bottle shop and bar with a number of craft beers on keg. Bear is an acronym – Beer Emporium Abbeydale Road.
Get there: buses 75/76/86/97/98

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