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The Sheaf Island (JD Wetherspoon), Sheffield

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209 Ecclesall Road
Sheffield
S11 8HW
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J D Wetherspoon

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Pub SignMan left this review about The Sheaf Island (JD Wetherspoon)

Located just outside the central ring road, this is a sizeable, open plan Wetherspoons pub built on the site of the former Sheaf Brewery, once the home of Wards Brewing Company – a fact marked today by an arch next to the pub. This place is very much out of the typical ‘Spoons mould, set in a shallow but wide room which has been carpeted for the most part and has a servery along the mid-section of the rear wall. High tables and stools run through the front-centre of the room under the large windows that look out to the decent sized front patio seating area outside. Two somewhat cosier seating spaces can be found to either side, with the one on the right offering regular tables and chairs under large display cabinets full of ornaments and a larger section to the left in a plainer, more opened out space. The bar has a long, dark wood counter split by a large pillar, plus a typical ‘Spoons bar back with a great pub mirror. Above the bar is arguably the pub’s standout feature – a large mural depicting an industrial scene with a giant cog-wheel clock incorporated into the design. Some nice bits of contemporary art adorn the walls and TV screens were showing the day’s news with subtitles.
There are ten handpulls here, half of which were taken up with regular ‘Spoons beers, whilst one more was out of action, leaving four guest ales for me to choose from. I ended up with a pint of Chantry Full Moon – a bargain at £1.99 I thought, but clearly on its way out, as it could hardly be described as in good condition. The bar staff here were arguably the best I’ve encountered in any Wetherspoon – one very helpful chap reeled off the full ale range for me, saving me from having to walk down to the other end of the bar to inspect all the hand pumps!
It’s nice that the old brewery site still has some beer-related representation in the form of this pub, but I have to say that were it not for the lovely staff, this one would’ve ranked as one of my least favourite branches. Maybe I caught it at the wrong time, or maybe visiting a Wetherspoons after drinking in some of Sheffield’s top alehouses means it was always onto a loser, but I can’t see me coming back to this one in the future.

On 2nd January 2019 - rating: 5
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ROB Camra left this review about The Sheaf Island (JD Wetherspoon)

Called in twice last week at the beginning and end of a pub crawl down Eccleshall Road. Our first visit was just after 12 and all the tables were cleared and it was fairly quiet. Friendly service from the bar staff and a reasonable selection of guest ales available. Called in again around 4 when it was much busier, but once again all the tables were clear. We decided to eat here and the bar service was very good, despite it being busy. The food arrived quickly and was as good as it gets in a JDW. Quite impressed really and probably the best run JDW in Sheffield at the moment having visited the others during our few days in the city.

On 2nd January 2018 - rating: 7
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Aqualung . left this review about The Sheaf Island (JD Wetherspoon)

The Sheaf Island is built on the redeveloped site of the Wards Brewery where a few yards away the original entrance arch still stands. It consists of a wide carpeted room with typical fixtures and fittings. It wasn't all that busy mid Thursday evening.
The bar has ten hand pumps which had two available soon, the JDW Trio Of Doom with Doom Bore doubled, Milestone French Cockerel &
Lock Prop and Barrel, Hightown Brown Lion and Partner's 6 Nations. It was annoying to see as many as three Rugby themed beers as these things are invariably rubbish and Milestone seem to have produced one for all six nations. I went for their French Cockerel which was as poor a beer as expected so resorted to the Sixpoint cans.
I thought this JDW was OK so it's a shame about the themed beers.

On 22nd February 2017 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Will Larter
Sheffield, 1.14 miles, 21 min walk (show)
Darnall, 3.82 miles, 1 hr 13 min walk (show)
Dore & Totley, 4.11 miles, 1 hr 19 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Sheaf Island (JD Wetherspoon), Sheffield
2nd Jan 2019, 19:07
Review submitted by Pub SignMan
 
8th May 2018, 12:27
Review submitted by Callum Jordan

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 20 February 2017 by Aqualung .
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  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 20 February 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 27 January 2018 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 20 February 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Car Park : No last updated 20 February 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 20 February 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Darts : No last updated 20 February 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 20 February 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Function Room : No last updated 20 February 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 20 February 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 20 February 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Live Music : No last updated 20 February 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 20 February 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Micropub : No last updated 20 February 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 20 February 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 20 February 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 20 February 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 27 January 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 27 January 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 27 January 2018 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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