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Dove & Rainbow, Sheffield Central, Sheffield

Hartshead Square
Sheffield
S1 2EL
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Punch Taverns

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Will Larter left this review about Dove & Rainbow

This was one of the first pubs I went to when I moved to Sheffield more than 20 years ago, and I still pop in from time to time. It's got a slightly rough feel to it, not improved by the amateurish and probably temporary repairs that have recently been made to the bench seating and low stools. The atmosphere would be stimulating or off-putting, according to your own taste and character, I suppose. I quite like it in small doses.

There are still 10 hand pumps here, though not all in use at the time of my visit. The three cider clips were merely advertising what was available in the boxed polypins I could see behind the counter, I guess, and the other seven pumps had five real ales on: Hobgoblin, Adnams Ghost Ship, Robinsons Trooper, Abbeydale Moonshine and Titanic Plum Porter. Very mainstream beers these days, but my half of Ghost Ship was in good condition, though rather cold and poured with a substantial loose head, that disappeared entirely with my first sip. I'd be happy to come back another time, though not in the evenings when there is live music competing with the three pinball machines.

On 10th April 2019 - rating: 6
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Bucking Fastard left this review about Dove & Rainbow

Difficult to find unless you go through the Bankers Draft and exit through their rear doors and hey presto you find the D&R.It's very much a rock and music pub,with a performance area raised to the left hand side ,with a pool table,table football and pin ball machine to the right of the bar.The wooden floor around the bar is well worn,and the simple furniture quite basic,but the table tops have album covers painted on them,which helps you ignore their rather sticky condition.An interesting music mural along one wall was a feature as well as the decent juke box ,and the barmaid had a gothic look,but was very friendly.7 handpumps in total,although some were unused on our Monday lunchtime visit,the choice being Wychwood Hobgoblin and Piledriver,Abbeydale Moonshine,Blue Bee Lust for Stout and Wharfbank Tether Blonde,which might have benefitted from a pull through,my pint wasn't in great nick,but at least it was served in a dimple jug.
I am sure the vibe is totally different when music is being played live,difficult to judge on a quiet lunchtime,but I'm not sure that I would rush back.

On 18th July 2014 - rating: 6
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Real Ale Ray left this review about Dove & Rainbow

I think the easiest way to find this pub is to walk through the Bankers Draft and is on your left as you exit. An interesting starting point on Will's Birthday crawl and have to say I thought it was pretty ok. The staff were friendly and jolly, my Abbeydale Moonshine was decent enough. It's a decent size pub this one, with it's pinball machine and pool table at the far end. I imagine it gets very busy in here at weekends. I noticed it's closed on a Sunday. It has a good comprehensive jukebox.

On 16th July 2014 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Will Larter
Sheffield, 0.65 miles, 12 min walk (show)
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Latest updates View all updates for Dove & Rainbow, Sheffield
10th Apr 2019, 22:15
Review submitted by Will Larter
 
18th Jul 2014, 22:19
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard amended by Bucking Fastard

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 31 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 31 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 31 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 31 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 10 April 2019 by Will Larter
  • Car Park : No last updated 31 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 31 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 31 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Karaoke : No last updated 31 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 31 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : Yes last updated 31 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 31 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 31 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 31 January 2017 by ROB Camra
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