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The Three Tuns, Sheffield Central, Sheffield

39 Silver Street Head
Sheffield
S1 2DD

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Steve of N21 left this review about The Three Tuns

A fantastic looking building from the outside being a mini Flatiron for those of you who know your Manhattan building architecture, and a very comfortable pub on the inside.
It was being quite well utilised for my mid Saturday afternoon visit and all the red seating was taken in the carpeted sharp end as was the green seating in the carpeted blunt end but I did manage to get on a high table in the wooden floored middle bar section.
Five of the six hand pumps were in use and alongside J.W. lees Bitter, Theakston Shot in the dark, Ringwood Shy Giant, and Abbeydale Moonshine was a very decent Titanic Plum Porter.
A good traditional interior with some period features, none more so than the print close to where I was sitting of the original room footprint of the pub when it actually was three separate rooms that got me off my seat to take a look where the original public bar (sharp end), and snug and smoke rooms (flat end ) had been.
There are two flat screen TV’s, one at either end which were showing the Ladies Wimbledon Singles Final at the time but both were muted and didn’t really intrude into the general ambiance of conversation in the pub.
Yes the ale line up is more mainstream than a lot of the more illustrious ale venues nearby in town but I still found it had a lot to offer and was a very good pub to wile away an hour on a Saturday afternoon.

On 21st July 2019 - rating: 7
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Will Larter left this review about The Three Tuns

This iconic pub has been through some sticky patches in recent years, but I caught it in vibrant mood on quiz night, bringing back memories of when I used to work just around the corner from here in the 00s. There are seven hand pumps, with a cider and five real ales on the go at the time of my visit: Wychwood Dirty Tackle, Abbeydale Moonshine, Theakstons Old Peculier, Ossett Blond and Titanic Plum Porter. My half of OP was a little tired but with no off flavours; I imagine the Wychwood would have been pretty weary too, as the Rugby Union Six Nations was long since over. However, this is nit picking, as the pub was as lively and pleasant as I remember it in the days when I used to finish work at around 5pm rather than 10. C'est la vie!

On 10th April 2019 - rating: 7
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Three Tuns

A recent visit to this attractive wedge shaped pub resulted in one of the more surreal pub-going experiences I can recall. Having arrived to find the pub empty save for the barmaid and off duty landlady, I bought my pint and struck up conversation with the landlady who proceeded to give me a full tour of the pub, including all the behind the scenes stuff such as the empty flat above the left hand side of the pub, which have remained empty since the pub expanded from its street corner location into the adjacent resindential property in the 1980’s. I also got to hear the full history of the pub, which dates back to the 1840’s and apparently has a resident ghost. All very unexpected and certainly more entertaining than my original plan of sitting in the corner reading my paper. The pub’s best feature is the nice carpeted seating area down in the thin end of the wedge which boasts some comfortable banquettes and large windows to watch the world go by. The rest of the room is L shaped, with exposed floorboards, lots of dark wood and a good deal of comfortable seating. There is a fireplace on the far wall which looks like it would make a very cosy spot to huddle round in the winter, whilst a scale model of the pub is on show opposite the servery. Music played at a reasonable volume throughout my stay and I spotted a collection of board games piled up in one corner.
Four ales were available on the hand pumps – Abbeydale Moonshine, Wells Bombardier, White Rose White Lightning and Taylor Landlord. The Moonshine was in good nick and slipped down nicely as I climbed various spiral staircases on my rambling tour.
This was certainly an interesting visit and I have to say, it seemed like a pleasant enough place to enjoy a few beers. The landlady made me promise to return the next time I was in town, but I would want to come back when it’s a bit busier, as I’m not sure there’s much more of the pub that I can be shown around.

On 26th September 2012 - rating: 6
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peter ashworth left this review about The Three Tuns

Flat iron shaped pub close to the Cathedral,that has had a good spruce up which features plenty of dark wood.Found the pub quite welcoming with a relaxed atmosphere plus five cask beers on the go.Definitely worth a visit.

On 24th May 2012 - no rating submitted
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ROB Camra left this review about The Three Tuns

As Quinno says below this is a really nicely refurbished pub with friendly staff and regulars. When we called in the music was 70's/80's Motown style at a sensible volume. Beers on tap were Tetley Bitter, TT Landlord and Bradfield Farmers Blonde. The Blonde was in good condition as was the other halfs red wine. It was listed in the GBG 2010 so may have raised its game since Quinno visited. It's a pleasant little pub that we'll call in again.

On 19th October 2011 - rating: 7
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Quinno _ left this review about The Three Tuns

This thinly wedge-shaped pub looks lovely from the outside and you are able to sit in the pretty windowed apex which is rather good on a sunny day (I did!). Three ales were available (Tim Taylor Landlord, Stones and Tetley Bitter). My Stones (£2.40) was fairly poor, there was a hint of tinny baked beans in the taste; my TT Landlord was a lot better (though it would have struggled to be much worse than the Stones). Piped music was of the ‘trying to funky' variety, presumably in an attempt to appeal to the half-a-dozen suited workers from the HSBC offices opposite indulging in an after-work beer. The interior has a very plush-80's refit feel, even down to some big leafy pot plants which I remember being so de rigueur in my childhood - perhaps this place might get listed as an unspoilt interior in 20 years time.

On the one hand, I really rather liked the character of the pub and would like to go again; but on the other I would struggle to recommend it for the beer above the many great institutions within a 15 minute walk. Let's say it's worth popping in if you have time or happen to be nearby.

On 24th August 2009 - rating: 6
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Three Tuns

This is a nice looking pub that has'nt altered that much inside in the last 20 odd years.
When i first went in this pub it was a Tetley tied house and on my last visit there was still Tetley bitter on the bar which was a decent drink the other beer was Taylor Landlord.
I think this is one of the better pubs in Sheffield city centre.

Pub visited 10 March 2007.

On 10th March 2007 - rating: 7
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