Find a pub in Sheffield

Taking its name from the river that runs through the city, Sheffield is a northern hotspot that brings in new residents, students and tourists year on year. How? Well for one, there are lots of great pubs in Sheffield. So once you’ve finished shopping or seeing the sights of the Steel City, duck into a Greene King pub to wind down before getting back out there and exploring. 

Our pubs cater for everyone. Whether you’re a sports enthusiast seeking out fellow fans to enjoy the big game from the comfort of one of our booths, or a foodie looking to indulge in the magic of a Sunday roast, there’s a pub for you. WIth a range of everyday pub classics like fish and chips, pies and burgers, and great value meals across the board – plus, every one of our pubs also offer vegan and vegetarian options, as well as gluten-free alternatives. 

Positioned across the city, from the heart of town to the outskirts, our pubs are here to help you kick back and relax. Somewhere you can rest your legs, no matter what you’ve been doing. 

Find your local Sheffield pub

Best pubs in Sheffield

In Sheffield, there are lots of pubs that are going to wow you. Whether that’s because of the city’s welcoming atmosphere, friendly bar staff or the locals you’ll join, there are some that stand out when you’re looking for the best Sheffield pubs though. Follow our Sheffield pub guide to find out which.


Cocktails and wagging tails

The Museum, located just outside Sheffield’s Orchard Square shopping centre, gives shoppers a traditional pub to put down their bags and fill their empty stomachs. It’s welcoming to all, including your canine companions. With the Museum’s selection of classic cocktails and pub food, you can enjoy this spot with all your friends and family. And for bigger events, this Sheffield pub also offers space for parties, big business meetings and more. 


Beers and birdcages

Positioned between the idyllic Devonshire Green and the picturesque Pound’s Park is the Frog & Parrot. This unique pub is known for its premium beer offerings, including Greene King’s very own Hazy Day. It’s a pub as unique as its name. When you arrive, look for the booths that are designed to evoke birdcages and enjoy some food and drink before heading to one of the frequent events on Devonshire Green. 


Bears and botanical gardens

The Porter Brook pub is just a short walk from the Sheffield Botanical Gardens. Here you can visit the city’s medieval bear pit and learn about different plants from around the world in the glass pavilion. Just around the corner from the Porter Brook is Sheffield Hallam University, making this pub a popular spot for undergrads, with lots of student accommodation nearby. 

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Putting the ball in football

The Ball is a Sheffield sports pub that draws in students, locals and tourists alike. Located a little further away from the city centre, this pub balances its position as a sports and  family-friendly pub by delivering a diverse menu of food and traditional cask ales along with TNT Sports and Sky Sports on its huge screens throughout. Featuring a spacious beer garden and promotions that keep you coming back for more, the Ball has it all for sports fans and beyond. 

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Sheffield from the sticks

Further afield, the Phoenix pub and grill stands in the countryside southeast of the city. Here you can experience alfresco dining in the scenic and spacious outdoor seating area and beer garden. See the city of steel from afar while enjoying a menu that showcases our chefs’ grilling skills, with original dishes that hit the spot in a whole different way. And that’s not all. Come for the food, but stay for the wide selection of drinks to enjoy out on the terrace or inside in the warmth or shade, no matter the time of year. 

Now you know the best pubs around. On your next trip to Sheffield you’ll always have a Greene King to visit, or maybe you’ve just found your new local in the city. Whatever it is, we can’t wait to see you.

More about Sheffield 

Today, Sheffield has many visitor attractions, and that’s in part because of the age of the city itself. Settled in the 12th century, Sheffield grew over the years into an agricultural hub in Britain. Eventually it would begin to specialise in steel production, which would earn it the nickname of the Steel City. 

And now, there’s much more to do than just learn about this rich history. Visit one of the two Sheffield football stadiums, Bramall Lane or Hillsborough, on a match day or watch from the comfort of one of our pubs. Or, perhaps you’re more interested in botanical gardens where you can learn about plant life from around the globe and Sheffield’s famous bear pit. 

Not to mention the art and history packed into the city. From the Millenium Gallery to the Weston park Museum, there’s culture to consume on every corner. 

And once you’re done, there’ll be a Greene King pub waiting for you, offering the perfect spot to unwind and reflect on the day's adventures. 

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