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Kelham Island Tavern (Kelham Island)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Toad - Malted in BlackExcellent1
Milton - AmphiousExcellent1
Potbelly - Roy-aleExcellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Alchemy XIIIExcellent1
Old Cannon - Black PigExcellent1
Salamander - Yo Banana BoyExcellent1
Exit 33 (formerly The Brew Company then Sky's Edge) - Anvil PorterExcellent1
Acorn - DarknessExcellent1
Salamander - Dark Crystal StoutExcellent1
Irwell Works - Lightweights & GentlemenGood1
Thwaites - Nutty All BlackGood1
Mallinsons - Hubble (Space #8)Good1
Copthorne - Damson PorterGood1
Salamander - BigwigGood1
White Rose (Sheffield) - Four PoniesGood1
North Yorkshire - Archbishop Lee's Ruby AleAcceptable1
Picture 1. Kelham Island Tavern, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Visits Details

08 Oct 2011 (Martin the Mildman)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Copthorne - Damson Porter4.50GoodDark brown porter with malt flavours tempered by the tart fruitiness of damsons. The finish is fruity and dry. My score 15/20.
01 Oct 2011 (Blair)
Hard to believe you're in a large industrial estate whilst sat in their tranquil little beer garden. Another awesome pub in this fantastic little area.
BeerABVScoreNotes
White Rose (Sheffield) - Four Ponies4.30GoodFloral, hoppy pale ale.
10 Sep 2011 (Martin the Mildman)
Still busy late on a Saturday afternoon.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thwaites - Nutty All Black3.30GoodSpecial Rugby World Cup version of the mild with New Zealand hops. These impart a much more fruity flavour to the beer with some citrus notes but still the smooth malty flvaour underneath. My score 15/20.
North Yorkshire - Archbishop Lee's Ruby Ale4.00AcceptableMore amber than ruby these days, mild tasting with little hop or malt character to speak of. My score 14/20.
09 Jul 2011 (Martin the Mildman)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Salamander - Yo Banana Boy3.80ExcellentVery pale with good citrus hop character and good malt balance. Refreshing hop finish. My score 16/20.
25 Jun 2011 (Martin the Mildman)
Midsummer beer festival in progress with al fresco bar in the garden.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Salamander - Dark Crystal Stout4.50ExcellentSweetish and full bodied stout, unusually for this brewery more malty than hoppy. Lingering toffee malt finish. My score 17/20.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Alchemy XIII4.80ExcellentA brown ale, red/brown in colour. Nutty maltiness and medium hoppiness with some fruit in the finish. My score 16/20.
Irwell Works - Lightweights & Gentlemen3.20GoodPale light ale with cereally grainy malt and very little hoppiness. My score 15/20.
Mallinsons - Hubble (Space #8)3.70GoodPale, hoppy and bitter blonde beer with some citrus tartness to the flavour. The finish id quite dry and hoppy. My score 15/20.
21 May 2011 (Martin the Mildman)
Popular as ever on a Saturday afternoon.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Exit 33 (formerly The Brew Company then Sky's Edge) - Anvil Porter3.90ExcellentBlack porter with a toasted malt character balanced by some citrus hoppiness. My score 16/20.
08 May 2011 (Flying.geordie)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Cannon - Black Pig5.00Excellent
07 May 2011 (Flying.geordie)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Milton - Amphious5.00Excellent
Potbelly - Roy-ale4.30Excellent
22 Apr 2011 (Martin the Mildman)
Busy on Good Friday afternoon.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Acorn - Darkness4.20ExcellentStrong dark brown mild with a well rounded sweet and malty character. A little hoppiness to temper the sweetness in the finish. My score 16/20.
Toad - Malted in Black4.20ExcellentOne of those beers that could be a mild or stout.Lots of chocolate malt in this, with some dark roast coffee notes. Some hoppiness in the finish, so just falls in the stout category. My score 16/20.
19 Feb 2011 (Martin the Mildman)
Busy mid Saturday afternoon.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Salamander - Bigwig3.80GoodPale, sweetish, fruity and hoppy with a bitter finish. My score 15/20.

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About the Kelham Island Tavern

The pub sign. Kelham Island Tavern, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional3
Excellent34
Good23
Acceptable6
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S3 8RW.

Attractive pub literally a stone's throw from The Fat Cat. Always has a dozen or so ales on offer. Large and popular with locals. CAMRA National Pub of the Year twice in a row in 2008 and 2009.

We have visited this pub 39 times, seen 99 different beers and tried 64 of them.

Map location

Postcode: S3 8RW