Our dog friendly pub crawl from the Sheffield tap to the Bar Stewards
Going on a dog-friendly pub crawl is a great way to balance getting exercise and enjoying some beer stops along the way. My dog Bob enjoys exploring different places and we got to try a few on our Saturday afternoon out.
Here’s our circuit starting at the Sheffield Tap and finishing at the Bar Stewards with some more places in the middle to quench our thirst.
As my friends were travelling from Chesterfield to Sheffield by train it made sense to make The Sheffield Tap the first stop. This beautifully restored Edwardian station bar by platform 1b is the perfect location to watch the world go by.
They have lots of beers to choose from on tap from local and UK breweries, I chose a fruity number, Code Blue. I’d recommend a visit to the Tap to see the historic Grade II-listed building and enjoy some beer.
1b, Sheffield Station, Sheaf Street, S1 2BP. Website
The Shakespeare pub at West Bar was our next dog-friendly stop, just a 20 minute walk from Sheffield’s train station. It’s a traditional pub which is cosy and characterful, I loved the colourful grandfather clock. The bar staff were helpful with their beer recommendations and they had a bit of everything on the menu from stout, pale ale to IPA.
They have regular live music nights too and tap takeovers, see their Twitter feed for details.
146-148 Gibraltar Street, S3 8UB. Website
Temple of Fun – Make No Bones
To be able to take your dog with you for lunch is great and the Temple of Fun welcomes your furry four-legged friends. They have dog bowls out for you to fill with water. I made sure that Bob got a few treats too so he didn’t feel too left out. Although, he’s definitely not vegan!
The Temple of Fun is about a 10 minute walk from the Shakespeare pub and this pit stop was more about the food than the beer. I was excited to introduce my friends to the innovative vegan menu from Make No Bones.
I opted for the surf and turf burger (£10.95) served in a pretzel bun, the Moving Mountains B12 burger looks like a beef burger and kind of tastes similar, it was very nice. The okonomiyaki loaded fries (£5.50) with salt and chilli tofu were a highlight with punchy flavours from the seaweed, chilli and ginger. They were very moreish as were the portion of parmesan pesto fries (£4.50) we tried.
I need to come back for brunch as I have seen a delicious looking picture on Instagram of their pancakes. You can read more about Sheffield’s vegan food scene in my September Now Then magazine feature.
4A Rutland Way, S3 8DG. Website
The Gardeners Rest is a community owned pub about a 5 minute walk away from the Temple of Fun, which was ideal as it was raining, again!
We listened the downpour from the comfort of the conservatory and Bob curled up and chilled out. I like the Gardeners for it’s unique decor, laid back vibe, good beer and great beer garden which overlooks the river Don. It’s near to the Depot Bakery and Nether Edge Pizza on Burton Road, if you want to combine beer with a couple of food stops.
105 Neepsend Lane, S3 8AT. Website
The Bar Stewards
Our final stop was at the Bar Stewards on Gibraltar Street, a 15 minute walk from the Gardeners heading back towards the train station. This bar and bottle shop opened last year and have made a good impression as they feature in the 2019 Good Beer Guide.
There were interesting beer choices on cask and keg from Cloudwater to Verdant. It was my first visit and I thought it was a great place with a friendly atmosphere. If you don’t like beer they have gins, wine and other drinks available. Beers on the bar are announced on their Facebook page.
163 Gibraltar Street, S3 8UA. Website
A new arrival…
A new bakery is gearing into action at 165 Gibraltar Street (next door to Elm). Here, you’ll find artisan crafted bread made with passion, as well as a regularly changing selection of delicious pastries and sweet treats.
If you are already familiar with Camm Street bakery in Walkley, then you’ll know Pete can bake. Keep an eye on the usual social media channels for more details of what’s to come and the name.