Pub of the Year 2023 (Kelham Island and Overall)

The Kelham Island Area is now a Sheffield Beer Tourist Attraction, with Bus and Tram connections from the city centre. The Kelham Island Tavern has consistently over the years been awarded Pub of the month, area Pub of the Year and Sheffield Pub of the Year. It is also a former CAMRA National pub of the year award winner, for two Consecutive Years. The Kelham Island Tavern has now been put in to the Yorkshire entry round of the National Competition.  The Kelham Island Tavern is included in the 2023 Good Beer Guide.

This Gem of a pub was rescued from dereliction back in 2002. At the rear of the L-shaped bar area is a conservatory and in warmer weather you can enjoy a pint in the multi award winning beer garden.

Thirteen Hand Pumps dispense an impressive range of beers, always including a Mild a Porter and Stout. The beer range includes Abbeydale Moonshine, Acorn Barnsley Bitter, Pictish Brewers Gold and 10 changing beers, often including Abbeydale, Blue Bee and North riding Brewery. A recent bar refit has also increased the number of craft Beers on Keg.

Congratulations to Josh, Louise and the Team. Please join us for The Presentation on Tuesday July 11 at 9pm. 

Pub of the Year 2023 (West Sheffield)

Sheffield & District CAMRA chairman Glyn Mansell presenting the West Sheffield Pub of the Year award to manager Garry Raynes

A pub has been sited here since the 19th century, with its first appearance in the 1859 General Directory of Sheffield. The name is chosen for pubs facing east and receiving the early-morning sun, which the original building did.

The current pub opened when the then owners, The Sheffield Town Trustees, agreed to provide land for the widening of Fulwood Road free of charge in return for the demolition and re-construction of the original Pub. The existing building opened in July 1904, operated by the Sheffield Public House Trust Company. The University of Sheffield Students Union took over the pub in July 1922, with Abbeydale Brewery taking ownership just in time for Christmas 2005.

The Rising Sun is a community Pub and in the Good Beer Guide 2023. It acts as the tap for Abbeydale Brewery with Daily Bread, Deception, Moonshine and Absolution always available alongside 7 changing beers from Abbeydale and guests.  An ever- changing Cider is also available.

Food is served Tuesday – Saturday 12-9pm Sunday 12-7pm, with the dining room located in a recent extension to the pub. Other recent developments include a section of the car park given over to an upgraded outdoor drinking area.

Congratulations to Garry and the Team for the area Pub of the year 2023 (Sheffield West). We are presenting the certificate on the evening of Thursday 20 July, all are welcome to join us there for a beer or two from 8pm. Buses 83 and 120 stop right outside.

Rising Sun, Nether Green, Sheffield

Pub of the Year (South Sheffield)

The Sheaf View at Heeley has been voted as CAMRA Sheffield & District Pub of the Year 2022 (Sheffield South) by our members.

The 19th century pub, near Heeley City Farm became a real ale oasis since reopening as a free house in 2000. The walls and shelves are adorned with breweriana  and provide an ideal background for good drinking and conversations.

The pub provides eight real ales plus a wide range of Belgian and other continental beers.  An incredible selection of malt whiskies also feature and traditional cider is also available.

This is a popular local pub and especially so on Wednesday quiz nights and Sheffield United match days.

The Sheaf View was previously voted Pub of the Month Feb 2018 , District Pub of the Year (Sheffield South) in 2019 and 2020.

We are presenting their award on the evening of Tuesday 12 July, all are welcome to join us there from 8pm for a beer or two!

The Sheaf View can be found at 25 Gleadless Road, Heeley, Sheffield S2 3AA. Buses 10, 10a, 24, 25, 43, 44 and X17 stop nearby on London Road by the railway bridge / Ponsfords furniture store. Car park also available.

Club of the Year 2020

Walking around the Crookes Social Club I noticed a 1928 carved date stone but have been informed the club is over 100 years old. Maurice, the manager, suggests the Covid pandemic is the most serious situation the club has faced and has had to spend cash reserves earmarked for a refurbishment on adapting to operate in a Covid-secure manner and creating a large outdoor social space.

Photo of presentation: L-R President Pete Lonsdale, Manager Maurice Champeau, bar staff member Lauren King and Sheffield CAMRA chairman Glyn Mansell

Despite this the team at the club continue to work hard to offer something for everyone. As well as a bar, the club offers activities from bowls to dancing, has two snooker tables and a pool table and participates in local leagues.

There is a separate concert room that hosts live music gigs, dance and fitness events.

Non members are welcome to drop in for a drink or attend gigs. Two well kept locally sourced real ales are available on the bar, currently from Bradfield Brewery.

Congratulations on being voted Sheffield Club of the Year by local CAMRA members!

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