The Hillborough Hotel
54-58 Langsett Road
(0114) 232 2100
Open all day
The Hillborough Hotel
Part of Sheffield's Northern drinking area, this predominantly green pub looks pretty plain from the outside, but the marble entrance says the inside will not be. Inside it has a modern feel rather like the Harley which is on the same tram line but closer to town.
There are three distinctive rooms with the bar on the right as you enter. Seating is all pine (some with string cord) and light wood with a mixture of round and square tables of all sizes. In the second room (no smoking) there is a simple round table with church inspired chairs here, plus a dresser. There is also a screen splitting the room so that at the far end by the beer garden, where there is a large bay window padded bench, you can watch the sport on TV. A real fire here provides heat in the winter and you can read the news reports of the pub which are in frames on the otherwise plain walls. The third area is a conservatory which you have to negotiate steps to enter. On a bright day you can look across the valley, but on dull days it can be a little oppressive with dark skies filling your view.
The bar has seven handpumps serving a variety of guest ales with at least one from their own brewery. All were well kept and served.
Out back there is a beer garden which requires the negotiation of steps to the patio level. It overlooks the dry ski slop on the opposite hillside. Access to the bar is good for the disabled with double entrance doors, though beer garden and toilets will pose a problem - though there is a disabled toilet.
Food is served here when open and looks good with plenty of selection for vegetarians or otherwise. Prices are higher than some of the larger chains selling 'cheap' food, but the quality is good here.
There is accommodation here. Accommodation is available all week.
Well worth a visit if you are also stopping off at the Wellington.
Now with its own brewery in the basement. Pop along and try a pint from the new Woodstreet Brewery.
Occasional beer festivals.
The Hillsborough Hotel now has its own micro brewery in the basement. Brian Hendry, former Wentworth brewer has opened up the Crown Brewery there. Two new brews are available: Loxley gold 4.5% and Stannington Stout 5%.
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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 7 ales.