Gardener's Rest

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105 Neepsend Lane
Sheffield, England
United Kingdom

+44 (0)114 272 4978 | map

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Clembo1957 from England

4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Badly damaged in the floods of a few years back the Gardeners Rest reopened in 2009 after being closed for quite a while. The post flood refurbishment is excellent, the landlord will quite happily point out how high the flood waters reached. Friendly landlord, good quality beer (i had a Sheffield Brewery Five Rivers 3.8%). both of my recent visits have been in the afternoon shortly after opening when the pub has been fairly quiet. If visiting check the opening times as the pub is closed lunchtimes in the week. The Gardeners Rest is situated in an industrial area of North Sheffield, backing on to the river (hence the flood damage) an easy walk from the Fat Cat, Kelham Island Tavern or The Wellington. Nearest Tram stops are Shalesmoor and Infirmary Road

Jan 06, 2011
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BrewSomerville from Canada (ON)

4/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

A nice pubbish atmosphere. Friendly staff, and a good crowd. They had a Bar Billiards table there, which is something that I had never seen before. It's a fun game sort of like pool, but very different at the same time.

They had a good selection of cask-conditioned beers plus some others (I was just interested in the cask). All of the beers I had there were in good form. I didn't have any food while I was there, not sure what the food is like. Prices were fair.

Overall it is a worthwhile stop. Good beer, good people, and good atmosphere.

Mar 01, 2010
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TheLongBeachBum from California

4/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Whilst recently back in UK on vacation, this was the 4th establishment on my Pub-Crawl of the City of Sheffield,

Set in the quiet backstreets of northern Sheffield, it is located within walking distance of several other great BeerBars; Cask & Cutler, Hillsborough Hotel & the New Barrack Tavern (see BeerFly). This 100-year old Tavern lies opposite what used to be the well known Stones Brewery & was also in the heart of SheffieldÂ’s Steel Industry at one time. The Gardeners Rest has been a Freehouse for over 5 years now, & has firmly established itself on the real ale circuit amongst beer spotters both near, & far.

A rather simple looking, but well kept red brick frontage that does have unusual dark green painted arch shaped windows on the ground floor. As you enter there is a small room to the left, which is non-smoking, and a main taproom cum lounge area. The Bar, which is centrally located, is accessible to both. At the back, a wooden conservatory & smart new toilet facilities have recently been added. It was mid-afternoon on a Saturday when we arrived, we all decided to sit in the Conservatory, taking in the well manicured riverside garden and a surprisingly nice view of a once Industrial Sheffield.

It always has 4 permanent Handpump Cask beers from the well known Independent, still family-owned, Timothy Taylor Brewery. They are usually the Golden Best (a rare light mild), Porter, Best Bitter, & the excellent Landlord. In addition there are 4 more Handpumps that serve frequently rotating Guest Beers. At busy times in the week, these may well be supplemented by another 2 Guest Beers served directly from the Cask by Gravity dispense. There is usually a Real Cider, several Belgium draft beers (De Koninck, St Louis Framboise & K8, and Dentergems Witbier), a small but decent range of bottled beers & other keg beers. But it majors in Cask Real Ales, so why bother with anything else? No Food is served.

The Gardeners also stocks many Pub Games on its shelves & one very rare traditional English Pub Game, a Bar Billiards Table. If you have never played this game you should try it. Beer geeks will note that it has some very interesting Breweriana, as well as some local Artwork adorning the walls.

Quite simply, this is just a lovely, quiet, back-street boozer that has been brought back to life by caring owners & enthusiastic staff. We spent a very pleasant hour here.

Closest SuperTram Station is Infirmary Road.

Last Visit: 12th April 03.

May 08, 2003
Gardener's Rest in Sheffield, GB2, United Kingdom
Place rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 3 ratings