Platform 1b, Sheffield Station, Sheaf Street
0114 273 7558
Sheffield Tap is a pub and brewery right on Platform 1 of Sheffield Railway Station (photo 2). It was carefully converted and restored from the old first class refreshment rooms which had been derelict and unused for several years. The rooms had been built by the Midland Railway in 1905 with tiled walls and floors, a mahogany bar counter and ornate fittings. The conversion was by the Tapped Brew Company whose policy was “to repair where possible and replicate as required”.
The refreshment room has the restored bar counter, an ornate, mirrored bar back, tiled upper walls and a terrazzo floor. The even grander former first class dining room has Minton tiling from floor to ceiling, large mirrors, a terrazzo floor and the brewery (photo 1).
There are eleven handpumps with three or four beers from Tapped Brewery plus a selection of guests The eight keg taps also have a selection of Tapped beers plus guests. There is also a large range of bottled beers and the pub brands itself as “a world beer freehouse”.
If you’re visiting Sheffield by train it’s almost compulsory to stop for the pint at the Tap before moving on. Indeed, more than once I’ve broken my journey while passing through to have a pint.
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