June Now Then Magazine – cheers to Summer
This month we’re looking at Sheffield’s rich choice of places to enjoy summer drinks. We’re pretty sure there’ll be a few sun-filled days in June, so get your shades on and be ready to quench your thirst with a few alfresco drinks.
There are plenty of spots to take in the outdoors, like The Brothers Arms in Heeley, which has an excellent beer garden with a fine outlook. You can enjoy an ale outside at The Rutland Arms on Brown Street or The Beer Engine on Cemetery Road, choosing from the extensive array of beers on the bar, or chill out at The Gardeners Rest in Neepsend, where their quirky garden space comes complete with a riverside view.
Head up a few hills to The Blake Hotel in Walkley and admire the views across the city from Blake Street, one of the steepest roads in the country (with a 16.6° gradient). If you want to broaden your drinks knowledge, try one of their gin and whiskey tasting nights hosted by Starmore Boss.
Just down the road is the Walkley Beer Co, where you’ll find friendly service and a menu of ales to drink in or take out. If you’re a fan of the micropub vibe, there’s also The Beer House on Ecclesall Road and The Itchy Pig in Broomhill.