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The Banner Cross

971 Ecclesall Road
Sheffield
S11 8TN
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Will Larter left this review about The Banner Cross

I understand there's been a change of management here since my last review, and certainly there's been a refurbishment, both outside and in. Nothing much else seems to have changed. there's still a double entrance, with Lounge to the left and Tap Room to the right, though the two rooms are connected by a further area of seating (at high tables) around the back of the smallish, square bar counter, which has two sets of four hand pumps, one for each room. I was in the Tap Room, where Abbeydale Moonshine and Deception, Tetleys Bitter and Bradfield Farmers Blonde were available, but an additional pump clip alongside informed me that Acorn Barnsley Bitter was also on, round the other side. So I went for that. Sadly this wasn't as good as the Timothy Taylor Boltmaker I'd just had in the Cherry Tree, but not through any fault of cellarmanship. There are numerous TV screens showing Sky Sports News, and I know from others who have been recently that there is still a big screen in the back garden for popular games, such as the recently resumed Sheffield derby.

On 12th October 2017 - rating: 6
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Will Larter left this review about The Banner Cross

Quite a nice looking pub, with a bit of Brewer's Tudor about it, and the old Tetleys signage still in place. Beers available at the time of our visit were all middle-of-the-road nationally available brands. Or at least, Yorkshirely available): Sharps Doom Bar, Tetleys Bitter, Copper Dragon Golden Pippin, Castle Rock Harvest Pale, Jennings Cumberland Ale and Kelham Island Pale Rider, plus two ciders. Nothing there to make the heart beat faster, and not much to trouble the taste buds either. The lad whose round it turned out to be was shocked at the prices, and queried how much they'd charged for crisps: £1 a bag - and "welcome to the 21st century" was the reply. Perhaps they didn't expect us to come back anyway, so thought they might as well piss us off big style.

We sat in the terraced garden at the back, which must get pretty busy when there's football on, as there's a big screen attached to the back wall of the pub. It was very quiet here out of term time, but I get the impression it's one that'd be popular with the local student population.

Date of visit: 30th July 2014

On 27th October 2014 - rating: 4
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Alan Winfield left this review about Banner Cross Hotel

The Banner Cross is a nice looking pub that is situated in a small shopping area at the top end of ecclesall road.
This used to be a Tetley tied house and it still has its old Tetley signage outside.
Once inside this pub is pretty much unaltered,there are two separate rooms,the lounge is to the left,this is a square shaped room that was carpeted and had comfy bench seating around the edge of the room,there was also one tall table and stools in the middle of the room,the bar to the right is smaller and oblong shaped,there was a darts board to the rear right,both rooms looked very smart.
There were five real ales on the bar,i had a drink of Thwaites Wainwright which was a decent drink,the other beers were Tetley bitter,John Smiths cask,Taylor Landlord and Bombardier.
No food available here, but a plack outside states you are welcome to bring in your own food.
This is a proper pub,i quite liked this one.

Pub visited 19/4/2014

On 19th April 2014 - rating: 8
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12th Oct 2017, 20:12
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12th Oct 2017, 19:16
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  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 27 October 2014 by Will Larter
  • Car Park : No last updated 20 April 2014 by Will Larter
  • Darts : Yes last updated 20 April 2014 by Alan Winfield
  • Hot Food : No last updated 20 April 2014 by Will Larter
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 27 October 2014 by Will Larter
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Tuesday & Thursday - last updated 12 October 2017 by Will Larter
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 27 October 2014 by Will Larter
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