Pub of the Year 2023 (City Centre)

Situated conveniently on Platform 1b of Sheffield Station, the Sheffield Tap has become a destination in its own right. – popular with locals as well as those travelling to or through Sheffield. And it is a very deserved winner (again) of our Sheffield (Central) Pub of the Year as voted by our local CAMRA Members.

The station refreshment rooms were refurbished and restored by Jamie Hawksworth and Jon Holdsworth, following years of them being closed and disused. Ever since it was re-opened in 2009 it has proved a popular pub and a worthy star in their chain of ‘Taps’ at York, Harrogate, Leeds and Newcastle.

It has always had a good choice and variety of well kept cask beers many originally from Thornbridge and other regional breweries, though since January 2013 many more produced in the on-site Tapped Brewery to be found in what was the First Class Dining Room. They have always had a good selection of foreign and keg beers – possibly due to their relationship with the Pivovar specialist beer importing business

Sheffield Tap and Tapped Brewery

The Tapped Brewer, Ben Tysoe, got his grounding in brewing and running pubs both locally and with spells abroad including in Belgium and he continues to produce a range of beers including various Pale Ales, Stouts and an excellent Porter. He continues to experiment with using different hops as they become available producing one-off specials He also has done some collaborations with other brewers.

The pub has come through being closed for long periods during Covid and having intermittent interruptions to business due to rail strikes but has survived and remains busy most sessions most days and is always worth a visit whether you are passing through or just want somewhere to have a good quality drink in delightful surroundings. It was an ideal and popular location for our ‘Meet and Greet’ sessions for CAMRA Members attending the recent Members Weekend.

Full credit to Manager Craig and his bar team and brewer Ben and their hard work. They will be presented with their ‘City Centre Pub of the Year’ award during our July Branch Meeting on Tuesday July 4th. Do join us.

Malcolm Dixon
(Additional Notes & photos Dave Pickersgill)

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