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nothing south of Leicester, please.
you can go full on micro-brewery ale-bore in loads of places across the city, but there's barely a shit pub outside the city centre.
(There are some dodgy pubs, obvs, but let's leave that)
The more 'famous' ale pubs in Sheffield like the Dev Cat are actually some of the worst IMO, because it's full of CAMRA snobs scoring each pint and moaning about stuff. Most other pubs (and lots of decent bars) will have a brilliant selection of ale. And yeah, head out of the city centre and you'll never be more than 5 mins from a very decent boozer.
I also think that the fairly local brewers that the Sheffield pubs get in are superior to other places like Lancashire/Newcastle/London etc. e.g. Thornbridge, Kelham Island, Magic Rock, Buxton, York, Otley and Ilkley (bit further).
The smaller Sheffield breweries like Bradfield, Abbeydale, Steel City, Sheffield Brewing Co are all decent as well.
Shout out to Burton as well - some fantastic pubs, like The Coopers Tavern which is worth a day trip from pretty much anywhere to experience.
York, Norwich and Derby are all decent too.
No atmosphere whatsoever, and just over the road from the Washington which is miles better in every way.
the Red Deer's the best city centre pub IMO, great selection of board games
it is indeed a fantastic pub.
Other good city centre pubs:
- Bath Hotel
- Wick at Both Ends
- Rutland Arms
If you like Sam Smiths then The Brown Bear is decent.
my mate works there - they're all drunks and loons. He's developed something of a drinking problem since starting but has some fantastic stories.
Featured on this Vice/Munchies video. First 5 mins
If you could get the little room (with a hatch to the bar) it was untouchable.
I'm sure it was aggressively_passive who's talked about setting up a footie team in Sheffield. Get it sorted and let the DiS FC lads challenge you to a game up there asap please cheers.
but would be up for a cameo!
Haven't been to the Dog and Partridge for a while. A few of those Trippet Lane/Campo Lane pubs have gone downhill a bit. Three Tuns is still pretty good.
will probably pop in 6ish
off to amsterdam with work. some other time though def.
I have an 11 a side team up here who could probably give you a decent game. we're out of both cups too so have a few free weeks we might be able to organise friendlies for. the rutland cider pig roast is amazing btw.
Man I miss Sheffield.
last time I was in Sheffield I was hammered on wheat beer and taking on all comers at Street Fighter 2.
Maybe try there?
Some cracking pubs in my home town of Derby too
the Burton Bridge was the only good beer pub in town. This was over 20 years ago however.
Pretty much level with Leicester, surprisingly.
pubs - crown posada, cumberland arms, ship inn, tyne bar, free trade, the bacchus, the bodega, the chillingham, the cluny (and the rest of the head of steam group), the trent, bridge hotel, brandling villa and gosforth hotel, northumberland hussar, newcastle arms...
a few new 'craft' places (bridge tavern has a microbrewery, bierrex is a craft bar that also does food).
also loads of places that are more famous for food, like the broad chare, do ales. theres about five new food places that pride themselves on their beer (like redhouse that has an adjoining pub bit) serving crafts, such as hop & cleaver and datbar. also a brewdog. and places like pleased to meet you (which is supposed to be a gin bar) and alvinos (cocktails).
missed out loads
lots of traditional pubs in residential areas that have never stopped serving ales, also quite a few of them embracing craft beers. also lots of v. good pubs in northumberland and north tyneside nearby.
and there's some good ones south of the water, particularly in gateshead
End of thread.
(I love living here)
Sheffield isn't bad. Huddersfield has two great pubs (The Sportsman and, in particular, The Grove - which is my favourite pub ever).
if ever there was such a thing as too much choice
What gives you that impression?
In the south, St Albans
for having the best train station pub evar
Friends of Ham, Bundobust, Tapped, North, Brewdog, Crowd of Favours, Reliance are all good.
Just fuck off.
York, Leeds, Sheffield and Glasgow fairly regularly in recent times.
Edinburgh pisses all over these places in terms of decent places to drink good beer. I can reel off over 10 pubs where you could get good quality, interesting beer from the UK.
The only other place which I've heard is close is Manchester, but I haven't been in years.
I've always been pretty disappointed by the pubs there tbh. Any recommendations for next time I'm there?
Also, to be devil's advocate, 10 isn't very many! There are at least twenty-five pubs in York that do good ale (and York's tiny). Not just saying this because I'm very defensive of Yorkshire pubs (can't speak for Glasgow as I've barely drunk there).
Trick with Edinburgh is to avoid touristy ones.
Cask and Barrel
Cask and Barrel Southside
have over 8 taps doing decent beer, too.
But have not been overwhelmed I must admit. Not been up for a while so will find an excuse soon and check some of those out.
Especially on a trail from the station to the football. Waters Green, Treacle Tap, Red Willow and the Macc always have well kept, good beer and a lack of dickheads.
You can't handle your drink and you all think you're from Manchester.
Especially in the last few years
The Wellington in the city centre is one of the finest pubs in the land for range of ales.
As is The Post Office Vaults nearby which is the sister pub of the Wellington
The Pure Bar and Kitchen is a great new addition, the city centre finally has a good bunch of pubs now.
Also, they have
The Lord Clifden
Prince of Wales (Moseley)
The Old Contemptibles
The Gough Arms
Old Joint Stock
Probably loads more too.
didn't realise the Post Office Vaults was related to the Welly.
Very good list that, I would add The Queens Arms - small selection of decent ales and they do Lashford sausages
Brum also has a Brew Dog if that counts
Went there after watching a match at St Andrews
the last Fenino proved that Cambridge has a wealth of ridiculously good pubs out of the centre. Can't even remember all of their names, but at least half a dozen cracking pubs all within a ten minute walk.