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University Arms, Sheffield Central, Sheffield

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197 Brook Hill
Sheffield
S3 7HG
Phone: 01142228969
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Will Larter left this review about University Arms

I still come here from time to time as it's the nearest pub to my house, and I would come more often if I could be sure of finding a beer to my taste every time. Too many of the offerings are modern pale beers with new world hops, or milk stouts and the like. (The regular beers are Acorn Thirst Degree - which may well be Yorkshire Pride tweaked - and which is anyway not to my taste, and Welbeck Abbey Red Feather, which is undistinguished; there are usually four or five guests.) Today there was a beer celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first landing of a man on the moon: Acorn Brewery's Giant Leap 4.5%, which was pale and hoppy but with a very good bitter finish, and in very good nick too. Although there's no Camra members discount on halves, this was very good value at just £1.65; should have had a pint.

On 18th June 2019 - rating: 6
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Will Larter left this review about University Arms

A summer closure allowed plenty of time for an extensive refurbishment, which now gives more of a pub-like feel to the main room, though this has been achieved while leaving all walls and other major structures intact. The biggest change is that the upstairs rooms, which were previously available for functions and private hire, are now overspill seating, plus a room each for darts and pool. I'm impressed that anyone even thought of bringing a pool table up here, never mind doing it successfully. The smell of new paint mingles with food, but this will dissipate soon, I'm sure.

The beer selection and quality remains unchanged, though there is now a real cider too, and this is a popular venue for students, staff and people totally unconnected to the university (like me). Makes a handy little mini-circuit if combined with the Red Deer and the Bath Hotel.

On 13th October 2014 - rating: 8
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John Bonser left this review about University Arms

This is a comfortable, traditional pub situated on what is, to all intents and purposes, part of the University campus ( there’s a slight clue in the name )

It’s only been a pub since January 2007, previously being the University Staff Club building and, based on my recent visit, it still effectively operates as such, being dominated by people who would appear to be lecturers, with the odd student group thrown in for good measure.

It feels a bit like entering a hotel foyer as you go in through the lobby into the bar area straight ahead of you. The bar has a traditional feel with a wooden bar counter and a bar gantry with coloured stained glass inserts. It’s traditionally furnished, with a number of comfortable padded banquettes, supplemented by normal tables and chairs. It’s largely carpeted and exudes a warm welcoming feel. A conservatory leads out to a large attractive looking beer garden at the rear.

Good value food is served – eg, fish, chips and mushy peas in decent portions at £ 5.95p. There’s something of a transient feel to the place with, on my lunchtime visit, lecturers and students coming in for a lunchtime pint and some food and then, presumably, returning to their classes.

The young staff are friendly and enthusiastic and, unprompted, I was made aware of the existence of some form of loyalty card that could be used, not only in the pub, but in other places too.

Outside, the Thornbridge Brewery logo, which I noted on my previous visit in 2009, is no longer there and, indeed, no Thornbridge beers were on during my visit. Beers on were Bradfield Farmers Blonde, Welbeck Abbey’s Red Feather, 2 beers from Acorn, plus one each from Kelham Island and Abbeydale. Beer quality was first rate on my visit. The pub is in the 2014 CAMRA Good Beer Guide.

This is probably now my pub of choice in the University area of the City and it’s well worth calling in, but do note that it doesn’t do Sundays.

On 27th May 2014 - rating: 8
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Sheffield: alternative to West Street by Will Larter
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Map location corrected by Jim Newell
Sheffield, 1.24 miles, 23 min walk (show)
Darnall, 3.67 miles, 1 hr 10 min walk (show)
Meadowhall, 4.59 miles, 1 hr 28 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for University Arms, Sheffield
18th Jun 2019, 22:43
Review submitted by Will Larter amended by Will Larter
 
18th Jun 2019, 22:39
Review submitted by Will Larter amended by Will Larter

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 09 November 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 27 July 2013 by Will Larter
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 09 November 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 09 November 2018 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10p per pint - last updated 09 November 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 27 July 2013 by Will Larter
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 09 November 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : Yes last updated 13 October 2014 by Will Larter
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 09 November 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 09 November 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 09 November 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 27 July 2013 by Will Larter
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 09 November 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 27 July 2013 by Will Larter
  • Micropub : No last updated 09 November 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 27 July 2013 by Will Larter
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 13 October 2014 by Will Larter
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Tuesday - last updated 08 December 2015 by Will Larter
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 09 November 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 09 November 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 09 November 2018 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 09 November 2018 by ROB Camra
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