25 Orchard Street
(0114) 272 1980.
Open all day
From the outside you would think it large inside, but instead you find a small drinking area on the level from the alley where the front entrance is (see photo to right). Here there is disabled access and a disabled toilet.
The bar area is small and could be difficult to negotiate with a wheelchair. The decor is all stained light wood including the floor, square tables and chairs and the bar itself. The long bar serves up to three guest ales, not all difficult to find ones if you catch my drift?
Situated in the front of the pub is a raised drinking are with a sofa and a couple of places to lean against. At the back of the pub on a lower level is the bakery. That's right, there is a bakery/pastry shop that sells sandwiches and baguettes and cakes to the shoppers in the open mall to the rear (see photo left).
The pub also opens early for coffee (9am) and food is served at most times until 9pm. The menu is standard for the Hogshead outlets, but is wholesome, if a little samey everywhere you go. The pub is situated off the main thoroughfare, but is close to the City Hall/Cathedral tram stops.
In the summer you can sit out back and watch the shoppers go about their business.
Other Pubs to Try:
Carlton, 563 Attercliffe Road, Sheffield. 0114 244 3287. 5 real ales. Open Mon-Sat 11-11, Sun 7-10.30pm. Bus 52, 69, 130
The Cobden view, Cobden View Rd, Crooks, Sheffield, S10. 0114 266 1273. Deuchars IPA, Blck Sheep Bitter, Abbeydale Moonshine plus guest. No Food. Beer garden. Open Mon-Fri 4-11, Sat 12-11, Sun 12-10.30.
Fleur de Lys, Totley Hall Lane, Sheffield, S17 4AA. 0114 236 0707. Range of ales. Food: 12-2, 5-8 Mon-Sat & 12-3 Sun.
Royal Standard, 156 St Mary's Rd, Sheffield. Beers: Black Sheep, Ruddles, Greene King IPA. Food: 12-3pm. Open: 12-11pm (10.30 Sun). No Smoking Room, pool tables. 0114 2722883
The Ship Inn, 312 Shalesmoor, Sheffield, S3 8UL. 0114 281 2204. Beers: Kimberley Ales. Food: 12-2pm Monday to Friday.
The Swim Inn, 217-231 Glossop Road/West Street. Sheffield. (0114) 252 7640. Sheffield's latest Wetherspoon pub.
The Walkley Cottage Inn, 46 Bole Hill Rd, Sheffield, S6 5DD. 0114 234 4968. Landlord, Blck Sheep, Abbott Ale plus a guest. Food: served evenings.
up to 3 guest ales.