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City pub with good reputation for its real ales

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Beer festival
Open all year
Wheelchair access

This 1830s backstreet pub was built to quench the thirst of steelmakers who lived and worked nearby, and it’s become a gem of a busy traditional local. The pub is in a conservation and popular walking area, where old buildings have been converted into stylish apartments, and The Kelham Island Museum around the corner tells the story of the city’s industrial heritage.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 12–12
  • Lunch: Monday to Saturday 12–3

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival, Late June weekend
  • Cider festival, Late June weekend


  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • Family room available


  • Ramp access available
  • Accessible toilets


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

Just off A61 (inner ring road). Follow brown tourist signs for Kelham Island.

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