Pub Walk No 4 – (Kelham Island area) – a long walk from harlequin right through Kelham Island pubs and heading down to New Barrack Tavern, the later pubs are on the tram route to take you back into town.
You can download a pdf file of the 11 pubs and notes from walk4
Below is a list of all the pubs:
Kelham Island walk features some great pubs with a great variety of ales, porters, stouts, mild, pale ales, the % also changes and you will find some unusual ales on this route and also its a nice long walk.
I would suggest doing this walk on a weekend, I normally do this with half in each pub or in some cases, a could of halves in some pubs.
This walk has been updated to take in some new pubs opening or had a refurbishment.
If you want to go out and have some fun and listen to latest music or watch some sport on TV screens then these are not the pubs to go to.
You can start from whichever pub you want to but this is the order I normally do them in.
If you click on the pub name it will take you to the webpage on my website.
(Pub1) Harlequin – I normally start from here, the majority of the 12 ales are from their brewery Exit33, they do have about 3 to 4 guest ales as well which are usually quite nice, they have a large selection of cider drinks and you can see them all on their cider/ale boards, the ale board is just as you walk into the pub. Plenty of seats in here and they also have a food menu and if you feel like it, there is a dart board.
(Pub2) Riverside – This pub is part of the True North Brewery pubs and features some of their ales and have a few guest ales, in total there are 7 ales and a couple of keg lines, food is served here and they have a large beer garden.
(Pub3) Fat Cat – this is a Kelham island Brewery pub and their ales are featured here, in total there are 10 ales and you do find some unusual guest ales here, usually have a porter/stout ale, this must be one of the smallest bars and they do a fantastic job, food is served here and they have 2 rooms for seating and a large beer garden at the back of the pub.
(Pub4) Millowners Arms – A NEW pub recently opened up at Kelham Island Museum, serving 4 cask ales and about the same on keg, plus cans and bottles.
(Pub5) Kelham Island Tavern – This pub has won many CAMRA awards and they have 12 ale pumps, usually a mild/porter and stout, local breweries do feature and the more unusual ales, they do food with a limited food menu, more of a snack menu, plenty of seats and a beer garden at the back, normally a busy pub so a seat is hard to get.
(Pub6) Shakespeare – 9 cask ales and 4 or 5 keg lines, you do get local ales but then you do get some unusual ales and their keg line is excellent, they do also host tap takeovers during the year, plenty do seating in a pub which hasn’t changed over the years, a large beer garden at the rear of the pub.
(Pub7) The Bar Steward – This is a new micropub/bottle shop directly opposite Shakespeare in one of the shops, they currently have 4 ale pumps and also some bottles as well, with it being a shop the seating is limited but watch this space for news on more space.
(Pub8) Ship Inn – A Artisan pub and has 8 ale pumps, varies to what they have on here and they have a couple of keg lines, plenty of seating and a small beer area at the back of the pub.
(Pub9) The Wellington – The Neepsend Brewery tap pub and recently taken over, now serving 8 ales pumps which half are Neepsend ales and other are guest ales, they also have a few keg lines, a board of ales is near to the bar so you can see how much they all cost, a nice pub now and the inside hasnt changed.
(Pub10) Hillsborough Hotel – a short walk to this pub, you could catch the tram is you dont fancy a walk, they have 8 ales and the ales are always changing, an ale board is at the side of the bar so you can see the prices, they also do serve food and have plenty of seating area.
(Pub11) New Barrack Tavern – now serving 12 ales and have a couple of cider pumps and plenty of bottles as well, they have a dedicated bottle/can area where you can sit in
You can catch the tram back into town