New Heritage Guides

The recent inspirational Sheffield Heritage Fair and the equally successful, South Yorkshire Listing Project, continue to highlight the importance of our local heritage: how we learn about our past and how it shapes our future. One integral aspect of this interest is pubs: for centuries, the home of personal interactions and a barometer of social change. Pubs are part of our heritage; places where our ancestors lived, worked and relaxed: places that have had a major effect on the development of our city.

The latest edition of the book, Sheffield’s Real Heritage Pubs will be available for the forthcoming national CAMRA Members’ Weekend, AGM and Conference (21-23 April). Compared to the previous edition, this A5, 120 pages, new expanded version includes over 70 new images, new entries and considerable text changes and additions. As Exposed magazine stated:’ A must-have for any pub aficionado or history-buff.’

In addition, we also have a new 32 page Pub Heritage Walk illustrated booklet. This provides detailed instructions for a heritage walk from the University Arms to Fagan’s. Included en route are several pubs. This has been on sale from early March: two of the retail outlets (Beer Central and the Millennium Galleries) were forced to re-stock after less than a week. Other outlets include Kelham Island Books and Records and the University Arms.

Both publications are also available by mail order. Contact for both post details and retail enquiries. 

Thanks to our sponsors who have assisted with publication costs: Abbeydale Brewery, Alder, Bradfield Brewery, Crow InnDog & PartridgeHop HideoutRutland Arms, Sheffield Beer Week and the University Arms.

2 thoughts on “New Heritage Guides

  1. What are some of the new entries and changes that have been made in the latest edition of Sheffield’s Real Heritage Pubs compared to the previous one?

    1. Hi – good to get an email from an Indonesian email address about a Sheffield Pub Heritage book!

      Changes between the 4th edition (2021) and the new 5th edition (2023) include:

      – New cover images & design
      – Number of pages – increase from 112 to 120
      – Text – all text revised – some major changes in text (eg. Fagan’s, Lescar, Old Queens Head, Terminus Tavern, University Arms, West Street Live), many other minor changes
      – Introduction – major re-write to take into account the changes to the 1*, 2*, 3* rating system
      – new entries – Alder Bar, Perch Brewhouse, Parkway Tavern, Riverside Kelham
      – removal of several entries
      – movement of entries from open to closed pub – e.g. Silver Fox
      – Breweries section – Introduction rewritten. Hope and Anchor, and Kelham Island both added.
      – Images – 48 images removed – replaced by 76 new images
      – Glossary – some text changes and 12 new entries
      – References – updates and three new entries
      – changes in sponsors images and text

      Hence, a lot of changes since the last edition – hope you enjoy!

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