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Dove & Rainbow, Sheffield Central, Sheffield

Hartshead Square
Sheffield
S1 2EL
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Punch Taverns

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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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Will Larter left this review about Dove & Rainbow

This pub has been well described by PSM below. I'll just add that there are 10 hand pumps, three of which have cider or perry, the remainder having, at the time of my visit, five beers available. Wychwood Hobgoblin and Kelham Island Easy Rider seem to be regulars, and there's also a Dove and Rainbow Cask Ale, which on closer inspection turns out to be Tetleys Bitter, though this was in very good condition and with the Camra discount of 10% was priced at £2.70 a pint. Others were local Blue Bee Pale Nectar and Abbeydale Absolution.

Despite the price differential with the 'Spoons next door, this would be my choice for a pub visit in this part of the city centre if on my own. There's always something interesting or challenging on the juke box, but at a volume that would deter me from calling in here with friends if the conversation was one that I didn't want to conduct in a shout.

On 4th December 2013 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Will Larter
Sheffield, 0.65 miles, 12 min walk (show)
Darnall, 2.99 miles, 57 min walk (show)
Meadowhall, 3.85 miles, 1 hr 14 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Dove & Rainbow, Sheffield
18th Jul 2014, 22:19
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard amended by Bucking Fastard
 
18th Jul 2014, 22:18
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard

Pub Details

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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 - Discount amount not stated by Sheffield CAMRA - last updated 01 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • 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
Opening Hours
Sunday2:30pm - 10pm
Monday2pm - 11pm
Tuesday2pm - 11pm
Wednesday2pm - 11pm
Thursday2pm - 11pm
Friday12noon - Midnight
Saturday2:30pm - Midnight
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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