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The Hillsborough Hotel, Sheffield

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54-58 Langsett Road
Sheffield
S6 2UB
Phone: 01142322100
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Gill Smith left this review about The Hillsborough Hotel

Enjoyed our visit yesterday to this popular real ale bar, Well worth a visit to check the selection on the bar. We enjoyed beers from Beatnitz, North Riding and Blue Bee breweries.

On 31st March 2018 - rating: 8
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John Bonser left this review about The Hillsborough Hotel

This is a brick built pub/ hotel with its own on site brewery on the tram route from Sheffield City Centre going northwards to either Malin Bridge or Middlewood.

It’s a former Gilmours Windsor Ales pub called The Wellington as evidence by the etched windows and signage over the door.

The interior is a rather featureless opened out bare boards and chunky wooden chairs and tables affair with a rather spartan and cold feel to it. There’s one or two old photographs and brewery mirrors, but no real effort to create a characterful and interesting interior and the overall feel is a bit like sitting in an old railway station waiting room.

Despite a number of organised events ( eg – Big Jim’s Quiz on Thursdays, Folk Nights on Sundays ) , there’s never been any pubby atmosphere or feeling that you’re in a community or local pub whenever I’ve been in.

There’s a conservatory at the back and a few seats outside which afford a fine view of part of the Don Valley, although there’s a rather large and unsightly large Aldi supermarket ( formerly a Mecca Bingo Hall ) about the size of an aircraft hangar to contend with.

A small bar counter just inside the door as you go in doubles up as the hotel reception ( there’s 6 rooms for Bed and Breakfast )

Following a change of ownership in 2012, on site brewing is now carried out in the name of Wood Street Brewery ( formerly Crown Brewery ).

On my recent evening visit , 4 Wood Street Brewery beers were available supplemented by 4 guests, ( 3 from Ramsbury and 1 from Double Top ). The pub is in the 2014 CAMRA Good Beer Guide, but the WSB beers sampled by me seemed uninspiring and rather bland and I’d be inclined to go for one of the guest beers next time. These change regularly, but there’s an obvious emphasis on local micros and you’re quite likely to find something unfamiliar

Finally, do note that, despite the name, the pub is not particularly close to the football ground, which is a couple of stops away on the tram. It does however provide a convenient place for an overnight B & B stay for long suffering southern based Wednesdayites, in which category, I’m afraid I must count myself,

On 13th May 2014 - rating: 7
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Will Larter left this review about The Hillsborough Hotel

On a recent visit the beers available on the eight hand pumps were nearly all from Wood Street brewery, with two from Black Country brewery. This is a family run hotel and I know several people who have stayed here and enjoyed themselves. It's not a favourite of mine, as it doesn't have the pub atmosphere of other pubs in the neighbourhood, such as the Firwood or Florist in Walkley, or the Masons Arms just along the road. The advantage it has over those, of course, is good real ale, and many visitors to the Valley of Beer would count this as a worthwhile stop on their pilgrimage. As a venue for a quiet drink or a chat, though, I find it uncomfortable, with its chunky wooden tables and chairs more suitable for dining, and the tinny modern pop music blaring out from the radio more suitable for younger ears than mine.

On 26th January 2014 - rating: 6
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This pub features in the following crawls:
Sheffield - Valley of Beer #1 by Old Boots
Sheffield 22.10.10 by Gill Smith
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Old Boots
Sheffield, 1.89 miles, 36 min walk (show)
Darnall, 3.89 miles, 1 hr 15 min walk (show)
Meadowhall, 4.23 miles, 1 hr 21 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Hillsborough Hotel, Sheffield
31st Mar 2018, 11:02
Review submitted by Gill Smith
 
11th Jan 2015, 14:33
Review submitted by train man

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 26 January 2014 by Will Larter
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 26 January 2014 by Will Larter
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 18 September 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 18 September 2017 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - Discount amount not stated by Sheffield CAMRA - last updated 18 September 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 26 January 2014 by Will Larter
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 18 September 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 26 January 2014 by Will Larter
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 18 September 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 18 September 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 18 September 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 26 January 2014 by Will Larter
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 18 September 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 18 September 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 18 September 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 26 January 2014 by Will Larter
  • Pool Table : No last updated 26 January 2014 by Will Larter
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Tuesday - last updated 18 September 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 18 September 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 18 September 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 18 September 2017 by ROB Camra
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Last inspected: June 14th 2013
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