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The Hillsborough Hotel (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Crown - Royal CrownExcellent1
Hardknott - CoolfusionExcellent1
Magpie - Hoppily Ever AfterExcellent1
Crown - Brooklyn HeightsExcellent1
Crown - Middlewood MildExcellent1
Exit 33 (formerly The Brew Company then Sky's Edge) - NevadaExcellent1
Wood Street - Ebony StoutGood1
Thorne - Darley's GhostGood1
Hardknott - Light CascadeGood1
Wood Street - GoldGood1
Grafters - Over The MoonGood1
Crown - Near EnoughGood1
Acorn - Ginger NutsGood1
Crown - Beer Tickers Beyond The AleAcceptable1
Empire - Sexton BlakeAcceptable1
Wood Street - Devil's Walking StickAcceptable1
Atomic - PlanetAcceptable1
Fox - ApacheAcceptable1
Crown - Sun RaAcceptable1
Ramsbury - Deer StalkerNot Tried0
Wood Street - BitterNot Tried0
Wood Street - Siamese Rough BushNot Tried0
Blue Bee - SolidusNot Tried0
Wood Street - Old Mans BeardNot Tried0
Spire - Winter WonderlandNot Tried0
Wood Street - Golden LarchNot Tried0
Partners - GhostNot Tried0
Nightjar (formerly Slightly Foxed) - Slightly FoxedNot Tried0
Partners - JYBNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Hillsborough Hotel, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

12 Oct 2014 (Stephen Harris)
A couple of late ones back at my digs after a satisfying day. Pleasant sounds coming from a diddly session in the back room.
Magpie - Hoppily Ever After3.80ExcellentGolden and chock-full of Endeavour hops.
Wood Street - Devil's Walking Stick4.20AcceptableAlarmingly bright green in colour. That is all.
Wood Street - Golden Larch4.50Not Tried
Partners - Ghost4.50Not Tried
Wood Street - Bitter4.00Not Tried
Wood Street - Ebony Stout5.00Not Tried
Nightjar (formerly Slightly Foxed) - Slightly Foxed3.80Not Tried
Partners - JYB3.50Not Tried
31 Jan 2014 (Stephen Harris)
I met up here with my friend Volney (who is staying in the accommodation upstairs) and we had a couple of beers before taking the tram into town.
Grafters - Over The Moon4.00GoodA decent bitter in good nick here.
Wood Street - Ebony Stout5.00GoodBlack, creamy and fruity stout. Some roastiness and coffee flavours.
Ramsbury - Deer Stalker4.00Not Tried
Wood Street - Bitter4.00Not Tried
Wood Street - Siamese Rough Bush4.40Not Tried
Blue Bee - Solidus5.40Not Tried
Wood Street - Old Mans Beard4.10Not Tried
Spire - Winter Wonderland6.10Not Tried
29 Sep 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Reasonably busy with a few diners in.
Wood Street - Gold4.10GoodNot gold in colour, more ruby with a sweet and malty fruity character almost like a mild. Full flavoured with a fruity finish. My score 15/20.
Atomic - Planet4.40AcceptableRuby/brown darker bitter with bitterness coming from malt rather than hops. Dry, malty finish. My score 13/20.
07 May 2011 (Flying.geordie)
Crown - Royal Crown3.90Excellent
Crown - Brooklyn Heights5.80Excellent
22 Apr 2011 (Martin the Mildman)
Exit 33 (formerly The Brew Company then Sky's Edge) - Nevada3.90ExcellentGolden ale packed full of citrussy hops to give a full flavoured hoppy and citrus taste. The finish is of lingering citrus hops. My score 16/20.
Crown - Near Enough4.50GoodPale bitter with some citrus hop character balanced by a little malt. My score 15/20.
10 Dec 2010 (Martin the Mildman)
Hardknott - Light Cascade3.40GoodLots of dry citrus hop flavour for its strength. My score 15/20.
Fox - Apache3.80AcceptableGolden bitter with a bitter hop flavour leading to a dry, hoppy finish. My score 14/20.
11 Aug 2010 (Flying.geordie)
Early afternoon and a few customers.
Hardknott - Coolfusion4.40Excellent
Acorn - Ginger Nuts4.20Good
26 Jun 2010 (Martin the Mildman)
Crown - Middlewood Mild3.80ExcellentLots of roast malt in this giving a dark chocolate flavour. My score 16/20.
Crown - Sun Ra3.00AcceptableBrewed with heliotrope to give a delicate, fragrant floral aroma. The colour is of pale peach. Quite a bitter beer with a dryish finish. My score 14/20.
24 Apr 2010 (Martin the Mildman)
Empire - Sexton Blake4.30AcceptableTraditional bitter with a dry, hoppy, bitter taste. My score 13/20.
19 Dec 2009 (Martin the Mildman)
Thorne - Darley's Ghost4.50GoodSweetish with slightly more malt than hop flavours. Smooth, berry fruit finish. My score 15/20.
Crown - Beer Tickers Beyond The Ale3.70AcceptableCopper/bronze coloured beer with a strange aromatic flowery taste, suspect sorachi hop used along with other varieties. My score 13/20.

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About The Hillsborough Hotel

The pub sign. The Hillsborough Hotel, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S6 2UB.

Hotel bar in Langsett Road, 4 star hotel with always a good range of independent breweries' ales on handpump.

We have visited this pub 12 times, seen 31 different beers and tried 21 of them.

Map location

Postcode: S6 2UB