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The Forest, Sheffield

48 Rutland Street
Sheffield
S3 9PA
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Steve of N21 left this review about The Forest

The Forest is located a short but uphill walk on Rutland Road from the Gardeners Rest and the other Valley of Beer pubs, but feels quite isolated from them due to the imposing railway bridge and arches cutting across Rutland Road and due to the amount of derelict industrial buildings that still remain between.
I arrived not long after 12.30pm on Saturday lunchtime to find an empty pub, bar the landlady who explained that it had been a very busy Friday night due to it being Karaoke night to kind of excuse why there was no one else in, and the right hand side of the single room pub where the small stage was did still show the signs on having been in heavy use the night before.
The landlady, who I established was originally from West London, was a very friendly and chatty soul, and we had a good chin wag about the re-gentrification of Kelham Island and Neepends and her bemoaning the fact that those improvements hadn’t got far enough yet for the benefit of the Forest.
With respects to this one bar pub, it is quite plain inside and sounds unchanged from previous reviews. It is still the Tap pub for the nearby Toolmakers Brewery and the three ales available were all from there in the shape of Lynch Pin Bitter, Battleaxe Blonde and Flange Noire Stout, with Westons Rosies Pig Cider on the fourth pump, and the fifth not in use. I went for the stout which was a bit thin for my taste, although it did benefit from a CAMRA card discount being applied.
I sincerely hope the general improvements to the area do reach this far because this is a friendly back street pub that probably needs all the help it can get for the future.

On 18th July 2019 - rating: 6
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ROB Camra left this review about The Forest

According to Whatpub this pub opens 4 - 11 during the week.

It was still closed at 4:20 on Monday when we tried to visit.

I'd check their opening times if intending to visit.

On 30th December 2015 - no rating submitted
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Woodside Tavern

Formerly the Forest, this is a still a basic single-bar pub but with a new emphasis on real ale. Wedge-shaped seating area, with a spartan lounge area located up three steps. Singer with karaoke backing track valiantly trying to entertain a few largely-disinterested punters. Four of five handpumps on, with beers ranging from Black Sheep to the local Toolmakers Chipping Hammer stout (£2.60). OK, but a slightly surreal experience.

On 9th November 2013 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Will Larter
Sheffield, 1.41 miles, 27 min walk (show)
Darnall, 3.24 miles, 1 hr 2 min walk (show)
Meadowhall, 3.55 miles, 1 hr 8 min walk (show)
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18th Jul 2019, 20:01
Review submitted by Steve of N21 amended by Steve of N21
 
18th Jul 2019, 20:00
Review submitted by Steve of N21

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 30 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 30 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 20p per pint, 10p per half - last updated 18 July 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 30 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : Yes last updated 30 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : No last updated 30 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Karaoke : Yes - Friday - last updated 30 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : Yes - Wednesday & Sunday - last updated 30 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 30 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 30 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 30 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 30 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 30 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 30 January 2017 by ROB Camra
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