Hillsborough is an urban centre that as well as being a residential area it contains many shops, restaurants, a park and of course the famous football stadium. The established area for pubs is Hillsborough corner, where the main tram stop is located (Blue and Yellow routes) along with a bus station and river, whilst numerous micropubs have sprung up further along Middlewood road around Hillsborough Park tram stop (Yellow route).

Rawson Spring

Cavernous Wetherspoon in the former Hillsborough swimming baths, entrance on the outbound tram platform at Hillsborough!

Beer House S6

New bar located on the inbound platform of Hillsborough tram stop in a converted shop unit. It is run by the same people as the original Beer House micropub on Ecclesall Road, however this one is a little bigger. 5 cask ales are available, one of which is usually Gluten Free, there is also a range of keg craft beers along with your usual range of pub drinks plus proper coffee. Open midday to 11pm daily.

Hillsborough Tap

Small independent lively bar offering a selection of ales, pizza at the weekend and a programme of entertainment along with sports on TV.

Northern Monkey

A gin, rum and ale micro bar with a couple of hand pumps for real ale.


Micropub offering two cask beers and three craft keg taps.


Craft beer bar and shop located on the inbound platform at Hillsborough Park tram stop. Two rotating cask lines in addition to craft keg offerings. Two-pint containers are available to take away draught beers. Regular events include cheese and wine nights and quizzes.

Brass Monkey


Queen’s Ground Hotel

Traditional pub with an impressive exterior. Inside a large open plan bar serves several drinking areas including a snooker room (with a 3/4 sized table) and a charming wood panelled snug.

Garrison, Guardhouse Bar & Restaurant

A hotel with a bar and restaurant open to non-residents.

New Barrack Tavern

Included on the Regional Inventory of historic pub interiors, this multi-roomed pub has an original 1936 floor plan. It has a ‘Gilmour’ branded door step, some original windows and distinctive and colourful exterior tiles. Available are up to five guest beers, including seasonal ales from Castle Rock. Outside is an award-winning, heated, covered patio garden. Events including live music and comedy are held some weekends.


Railway at Wadsley Bridge (bus 97 from Hillsborough Interchange bus station)

Horse & Jockey at Wadsley (bus 57a from Langsett Road or Middlewood Road)

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