Sheffield’s Real Heritage Pubs (New 2023 Edition)


Historic Pub Interiors to Visit and Enjoy

‘For almost forty years, CAMRA has developed its national inventory (NI) of historic pub interiors.These highlight the crème de la crème which have either escaped much alteration or contain features of exceptional interest. We are aware that below the NI are a host of interiors which still offer a great deal worth seeing. The pioneering work carried out in Sheffield to locate and record these pubs has been an inspiring exercise. This publication portrays the rich tapestry of Sheffield’s pubs: from the nationally important to those where what remains, even if fragmented, should be cherished. A bonus, of course, is that many of these pubs sell great real ale.’ – Paul Ainsworth, Chair of CAMRA Pub Heritage



‘Splendid book on Sheffield’s Heritage Pubs …. Highly recommended if you’re visiting the city’ – Jeff Evans@insidebeer

‘ … anyone remotely interested in the subject should snap it up’ – New Imbiber

‘crammed with quirky, painstakingly researched facts about more than 60 surviving pubs across the city’ – Sheffield Telegraph

‘exquisitely prepared ..… this meticulously researched volume is certainly up to Pevsner’s standards when it comes to describing architectural features and enthusing over the beauty of buildings ….. clearly a labour of love’ – Third Age Matters

‘Highly recommended for pub aficionados everywhere’ – Peel Ale

‘This superb book’ – Roger Protz



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About The Author

Dave Pickersgill

Pub Heritage Group

CAMRA’s Pub Heritage Group is dedicated to protecting, preserving and promoting the nation’s unspoilt pubs. It identifies pubs with intact traditional interiors or which have features and rooms of national importance

Sheffield’s pub heritage seems to have suffered more than most from the modernising carnage of the post-1960s era. Large numbers of its pubs fell into the hands of Bass and Whitbread while John Smith’s strengthened their hold before themselves being taken over by Courage. Swathes of refurbishment were inflicted on a wide scale and even the local companies that survived a little longer, like S.H.Wards, succumbed with no less vigour to the same fashions. The last thirty years has seen some reversing of this trend, as under the influence of the 1989 beer orders, most pubs are now not directly owned by the local brewery. The influence of Wetherspoon is also important. A  number of Victorian buildings – banks, cinemas and offices – have also been converted into pubs: the architecture is saved and positive use is made of the building. In addition, a more recent trend has seen some old industrial buildings becoming pubs.