This is Pub Walk No 16 which is Walkley and Hillsborough. You can download a pdf – walk16
If you do this walk on a Friday you need to start at 2:00 in the afternoon as the Hallamshire House opens at 2:00. You can do this walk in Saturday from 12:00 but keep to the route as the Walkley Beer Co opens later in the day.
The route is:
- Closed Shop
- Hallamshire House
- Blake Hotel
- Blind Monkey
- Walkley Beer Co
- Walkley Cottage
- Raven Inn
- Northern Monkey
- Hillsborough Tap
- Garrison Hotel
- New Barrack Tavern
I would suggest you use Google Map as well to help you along this journey.
The best way to get here is on the No 95 bus which stops at Commonside, when you get off the bus walk back up Commonside and follow the footpath round the corner and you will see THE CLOSED SHOP, this is a Stancill pub and has x10 Stancill ales and also about 4 keg ales, x2 were from Beavertown, food is served here and they have a beer garden.
Across the road is HALLAMSHIRE HOUSE, a Thornbride pub so you know what to expect here, they also have a beer garden and a full-size snooker table. Plenty of board games as well if you fancy one.
To get to THE BLAKE HOTEL you walk back down Commonside and head to Walkley, as you are about to walk down Howard Road to South Road you need to turn right and walk down Fulton Road, when you get to the bottom of this road turn right along Daniel Hill Street and you will see The Blake Hotel, it is opposite Ruskin Park. This is a Neepsend Brewery pub and features some of their ales and guest ales, also has a beer garden.
To get to the BLIND MONKEY walk down Daniel Hill Street and turn left along Harold Street which is along side Ruskin Park, when you get to the main road walk up a bit and then walk along Whitehouse Road and you will see this pub. Majority of ales are from Don valley Brewery, they have a beer garden as well and also do food.
Next stop is WALKLEY BEER CO, from the last pub walk up the side of the pub along Carr Road, it is a bit steep. When you finally get to the top turn right along South Road and you will see this pub which is on the corner. They have x2 cask and x6 on keg and a load of bottles and cans to drink in.
To get to WALKLEY COTTAGE walk along South Road and then you get to the end you need to turn left and walk up Walkley Road and you will see this pub. Recently took over a year ago and now have 5 cask ales, they do food and have a beer garden.
Next stop is RAVEN INN, walk back down Walkley Road and walk back along South Road and take the first right and walk down Palm Street. This pub used to be Palm Tree and Loxley Brewery now take over this pub, serving both cask and keg ales, I believe they don’t do food.
Now for the long walk down to Hillsborough, continue to walk down Palm Street and turn left along Walkley Road and this joins onto Walkley Lane, walk down this road and it will bring out at Hillsborough corner.
When you arrive at Hillsborough corner the first stop is NORTHERN MONKEY, this is just up from Hillsborough corner heading to Hillsborough Park, a micropub converted shop and they have x4 cask ales.
Next stop is back into Hillsborough and to HILLSBOROUGH TAP, this has about 5/6 cask ales on.
Walk up Langsett Road heading out of Hillsborough and when you get the Hillsborough Barracks walk down the side of it, as you walk down the side you should see Morrisons, eventually you will get to GARRISON HOTEL, this served 4 cask ales, this is a Hotel so they do serve food.
Continue to walk down the side of Garrison Hotel and you will get to Penistone Road and turn to the right and keep walking and you come to NEW BARRACK TAVERN, x12 cask ales and starting to do keg ales as well they have a bottle/can section where can also sit, they have around x12+ cider. A pool table and beer garden plus a dart board, they do show sport at the weekend.
This concludes the walk; hope you have enjoyed it