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The Hillsborough Hotel (Freehouse)

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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
Crown - Near EnoughGood1
Acorn - Ginger NutsGood1
Wood Street - Ebony StoutGood1
Thorne - Darley's GhostGood1
Hardknott - Light CascadeGood1
Wood Street - GoldGood1
Grafters - Over The MoonGood1
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Crown - Royal Crown3.90Excellent
Crown - Brooklyn Heights5.80Excellent
22 Apr 2011 (Martin the Mildman)
BeerABVScoreNotes
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)
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hardknott - Coolfusion4.40Excellent
Acorn - Ginger Nuts4.20Good
26 Jun 2010 (Martin the Mildman)
BeerABVScoreNotes
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)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Empire - Sexton Blake4.30AcceptableTraditional bitter with a dry, hoppy, bitter taste. My score 13/20.
19 Dec 2009 (Martin the Mildman)
BeerABVScoreNotes
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

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent7
Good8
Acceptable7
Poor-

Website.

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