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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)
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.
White Rose (Sheffield) - Four Ponies4.30GoodFloral, hoppy pale ale.
10 Sep 2011 (Martin the Mildman)
Still busy late on a Saturday afternoon.
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)
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.
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.
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)
Old Cannon - Black Pig5.00Excellent
07 May 2011 (Flying.geordie)
Milton - Amphious5.00Excellent
Potbelly - Roy-ale4.30Excellent
22 Apr 2011 (Martin the Mildman)
Busy on Good Friday afternoon.
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.
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



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