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Gardeners Rest, Sheffield

105 Neepsend Lane
Sheffield
S3 8AT
Phone: 01142724978
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Reviews of Gardeners Rest (Average Rating: 8 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

Brainy Pool left this review about Gardeners Rest

Mixture of a traditional pub with a community events space, also a conservatory (always feels strange in a pub) and large garden at the back. Clientele were mixed and it seems to be quite popular with students. Loads of traditional games available and DVDs to borrow. I initially found it a bit weird but ultimately it was very friendly and the ale (6 pulls) was excellent.

On 13th May 2022 - rating: 7
[User has posted 894 recommendations about 867 pubs]


Moby Duck left this review about Gardeners Rest

Steves description below still holds pretty true with the garden being particularly pleasant on a sunny day. There were five beers on from nine available handpumps, Drone Valley Derbyshire Blonde , Elland 1872 Porter,Yorkshire Heart Quaffer, Sheffield Blanco Blonde and my choice of Deeply Vale Equilibrium. Worth the walk.

On 14th September 2021 - rating: 8
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Steve of N21 left this review about Gardeners Rest

This was the last pub stop for me on the recent Pubs Galore crawl of Sheffield and in some ways one of the most enjoyable. Sometimes you just sit there and instinctively feel that you are in a cracking pub where everything is being done right, and the local Sheffield CAMRA branch obviously feel so too as they made the Gardeners Rest their POTY for 2019, which is no mean achievement when you consider what it is up against.
Now owned by the Gardeners Rest Community Society, a collection of some 380 plus shareholders and former locals who took it over in 2017 after the long standing landlord and landlady retired in 2016, this pub is now being run for the community, by the community.
The main bar room that you enter into is a clean bright room, with light coloured walls that house picture collections from local artists that are for sale. Then behind this is a conservatory space that now houses two manekins guarding the door that leads out to a very fine multi area beer garden overlooking the River Don. There is a good use of stained glass windows used as dividers for the different areas and an eclectic collection of what I am inclined to refer to as tat, but could well have been another art installation by a local member of the community. And then on the left is a smaller snug room, apparently referred to as the Dram Shop, that contains a bar billiards table.
Apparently there is now also an upstairs function room which is pushed for use by various local community groups during the week and there is live music at the weekends and regular beer festivals throughout the year.
The pub was being very well utilised when the remnants of the Pubs Galore crawl entered and in fact the only obvious available seating was the padded seating area next to the piano opposite the bar in the lounge room which was reserved from 8.00pm for the “musicians”, so we plonked ourselves here on the knowledge that these arty types like to be fashionably late, and so it proved, meaning we could enjoy some quality pub banter time concerning whether some of the crawl would make it back down to the train station in time for their carriage back to London.
This free house continues to act as the brewery tap for the nearby Sheffield Brewery and there was Blanco Blond, Five Rivers and Crucible Best on, all at under £3 a pint with the last two at an incredible £2.60 a pint. In addition to those the guests were mainly from small independent breweries and for our visit these included Peak Ales Summer Sovereign, Dawkins Eaton IPA, Potbelly Hedonism, Crosspool Mount Zion, Eagles Crag Eagles Feather and Parkway Monkey Business. And the 4% Mount Zion smoky treacle stout was absolutely superb.
This clearly is a pub on the up, especially with its future secure in more ways than one. Not only has it the security of being community owned , but in developer speak Neepsend has now been swallowed up into Kelham Island in much the same way that the large Ikea store on the North Circular Road in West London was magically transported into Wembley Park from Neasden. Therefore it will benefit from the ongoing gentrification of this once run down industrial area which will move more population and more venues , such as the new Cutlery Works next door, into the area.

On 17th July 2019 - rating: 9
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This pub features in the following crawls:
Sheffield crawl - November 2009 by Gill Smith
Sheffield 22.10.10 by Gill Smith
Will's 60th birthday pub crawl by Will Larter
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Map location corrected by Andy Ven
Sheffield, 1.61 miles, 31 min walk (show)
Darnall, 3.43 miles, 1 hr 6 min walk (show)
Meadowhall, 3.77 miles, 1 hr 12 min walk (show)
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13th May 2022, 08:40
Review submitted by Brainy Pool amended by Brainy Pool
 
13th May 2022, 08:40
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 13 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : Yes last updated 13 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 13 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 13 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 13 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 13 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : No last updated 13 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : No last updated 13 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 13 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 13 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 13 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : No last updated 13 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 13 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 13 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 13 December 2015 by ROB Camra
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