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Kelham Island Tavern, Kelham Island, Sheffield

62 Russell Street
Sheffield
S3 8RW
Phone: 01142722482
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Steve of N21 left this review about Kelham Island Tavern

On a not quite as sunny late Saturday lunchtime I have to say there were many drinkers packing out the KIT. Standing room only in the front bar, all the seats taken in the back room and I managed to bag one of the remaining tables in the outside area before two groups of lads (for whom the term upmarket could not be applied), who I’d been shadowing around Kelham Island and fortunately beaten to this one came in and filled the rest of the outside space.
Twelve ales on covering Brown Bitters (somebody must drink the Barnsley Bitter in these parts then), Blondes, APA’s, IPA’s a Stout and a Porter with prices ranging from £2.70 a pint for a 4% Blonde to £3.50 for a 5% IPA. No Cloudwater John Green’s Bouffant in sight on the chalk board or on the pumps for me, but granted yes I did pay £1.95 for my first half, but then that was for a North Riding Honey Stout at 6%. The beer was fine, but the honey undertones in this stout didn’t really work for me so I went back for what I probably should have gone for in the first place, the 4.4% Acorn Old Moor Porter at £1.60 a half, which was to my taste.
I found this to be a superb drinkers pub and didn’t get any feeling of it being upmarket, but then I was still quite sober at this point during the day.

On 18th July 2019 - rating: 9
[User has posted 1663 recommendations about 1612 pubs]


Tris C left this review about Kelham Island Tavern

Formerly the Old Hart, this is said by some to be one of the country’s most famous pubs…hmmm. Nevertheless, this is a very attractive pub in Kelham Island, a former industrial area, undergoing a great deal of redevelopment. Indeed, it seems that the pub came perilously close to being lost.
Just a stone’s throw from the Fat Cat, this traditional hostelry has a lovely floral arrangement above the ground floor windows. It has garnered many CAMRA - or similar - awards and the pub’s website proudly announces that it has a 5-star food hygiene rating, just for good measure. There’s what appears to be a dining room to the rear, which was completely empty. The pub also has a cat, unlike the neighbouring Fat Cat.
However, on my sunny Friday visit at around 8.00pm, there weren’t that many drinkers in here, who, in the main, seemed to be quite an upmarket bunch – I got the impression that the pub is designed to appeal to a more well-heeled customer base and this would appear to be reflected in the prices, with my half of Cloudwater’s John Green’s Bouffant coming in at an extremely steep £1.95 a half, by far my most expensive drink of our city crawl, but I suppose this is what you pay when drinking in quite an upmarket pub.
This is a very lovely hostelry with an almost village pub feel to it, catering for both the ale enthusiast and traditionalist alike. The short and very pleasant 30-minute stroll here from the railway station makes for an absolute must-visit if in town, especially when paired with the Fat Cat which seems to just trump this pub for atmosphere - more realistic prices would have gained an extra mark.

On 16th July 2019 - rating: 8
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Gill Smith left this review about Kelham Island Tavern

Another bar not to be missed when out looking for good real ales. Very busy yesterday and the bar area was packed, as was the rear room where some players were performing. We chose beers from Hopjacker an North Riding breweries from the excellent selection and took them out into the garden. Enjoyed both beers especially the brilliant Mocha Porter from North Riding along with a couple of filled rolls from the bar.

On 31st March 2018 - rating: 9
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This pub features in the following crawls:
Sheffield - Valley of Beer #1 by Old Boots
Sheffield crawl - November 2009 by Gill Smith
Sheffield 22.10.10 by Gill Smith
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Map location corrected by Old Boots
Sheffield, 1.06 miles, 20 min walk (show)
Darnall, 3.19 miles, 1 hr 1 min walk (show)
Meadowhall, 3.84 miles, 1 hr 14 min walk (show)
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18th Jul 2019, 22:49
Review submitted by Steve of N21 amended by Steve of N21
 
18th Jul 2019, 22:48
Review submitted by Steve of N21

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 16 November 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 27 July 2013 by Will Larter
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 27 July 2013 by Will Larter
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 27 July 2013 by Will Larter
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 16 November 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Car Park : No last updated 27 July 2013 by Will Larter
  • Child Friendly : Yes - Until 9pm - last updated 10 September 2015 by Will Larter
  • Darts : No last updated 27 July 2013 by Will Larter
  • Dog Friendly : Yes - On a lead - last updated 10 September 2015 by Will Larter
  • Function Room : No last updated 10 September 2015 by Will Larter
  • Hot Food : Yes - Lunch times - last updated 10 September 2015 by Will Larter
  • Jukebox : No last updated 27 July 2013 by Will Larter
  • Karaoke : No last updated 27 July 2013 by Will Larter
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 27 July 2013 by Will Larter
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 27 July 2013 by Will Larter
  • Micropub : No last updated 10 September 2015 by Will Larter
  • Pinball : No last updated 27 July 2013 by Will Larter
  • Pool Table : No last updated 27 July 2013 by Will Larter
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Mondays 9.00pm. - last updated 14 July 2019 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 27 July 2013 by Will Larter
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 16 November 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 16 November 2014 by Aqualung .
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