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Sheffield Tap, Sheffield

Posted on 25. Jun, 2012 by in Pubs

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Sheffield Tap, Sheffield

The Sheffield Tap is an incredibly popular ‘World Beer Free House’ located on Platform One at Sheffield station.

Brief History

Housed within the former Edwardian Refreshment Room and Dining Rooms of Sheffield Station the Sheffield Tap opened to the public on December 5th, 2009.

After laying vacant and in a state of decay since the 1970s its new owners spent 2 years extensively renovating the interior either by repairing what was still there such as the damaged mahogany bar or replacing such as the ornate barrel plaster ceiling which was reproduced locally using original moulds.

The Grade 2 Listed building now houses perhaps the finest railway bar in the UK and draws beer fans from all of the country.

The Interior

The main bar area features a long mahogany bar with an impressive mirrored back bar and tiling throughout. Three rooms spur off the main bar offering some quieter areas to enjoy one of the many beers on offer.

There are two entrances to the pub, one from platform 1b and another at the front of the station where there is also some outside seating.

The Beer

The beer list at the Sheffield Tap is very extensive and would put most pubs. An impressive 11 ales are available on handpump with four beers always available from Thornbridge. Other breweries likely to be featured are Magic Rock, Marble, Dark Star and Acorn. In addition, there are 12 Keg beers available including 4 from Czech brewery Bernard.

When I visited in June 2012 in addition to the four Thornbridge (Brock, Jaipur, Saint Petersburg and Kipling) four ales from Skinners and three beers from The Sussex brewery St Peter’s (Mild, Fruit Beer and Best Bitter) were available. Amongst others on keg was St Peter’s Cream Stout, Pond Hopper (a collaboration between Colorado’s Odell Brewery and Thornbridge) and Mikkeller’s Big Bad Worse barley wine.

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Venue Location

Sheffield Tap

Sheffield Station

Sheaf Street


S1 2BP

Tel: 0114 273 7558

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Beer Taster, Pub Attendee, Photo Taker

Robert Gale likes beer, pubs and beer festivals. He also likes to take photos of beer, pubs and beer festivals. Most weekends of the year you can find him travelling around the UK (and sometimes beyond) photographing and reviewing good quality pubs and beer festivals. He also has a day job in the form of a web developer for Ozum.

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