62 Russell Street
Sheffield: Kelham Island
0114 272 2482
Like the nearby Fat Cat, the Kelham Island Tavern is one of Sheffield’s real ale pioneers (photo 1). It dates from 2002 when the run down Old Hart was refurbished and reopened. By 2008 it was Camra’s National Pub of the Year, and won the award again the following year.
The pub name comes from the old industrial area that has been revitalised over the past 15 years. The painted inn sign on the wall gives an impression of how the area once looked, with factories and chimneys next to the River Don (photo 2). It now has an industrial museum, restaurants, cafes, microbreweries and pubs.
There are an impressive 12 handpumps, with regular ales from Acorn and Blue Bee and and a changing selection on the others. Lunchtime meals are served, except on Sundays, and there is folk music on Sunday evenings and a quiz every Monday.
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