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Kelham Island Tavern (Kelham Island)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Redemption - Urban DuskExceptional1
Pictish - Brewers GoldExcellent1
Exit 33 (formerly The Brew Company then Sky's Edge) - Brew Town RatsExcellent1
Imperial - Mysterious BlondeExcellent1
Exit 33 (formerly The Brew Company then Sky's Edge) - Vigilante Chocolate StingExcellent1
Abbeydale - Dr Mortonís Crispy Automatic Duck Excellent1
Crouch Vale - CitraExcellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - The Wall Excellent1
Spitting Feathers - Heritage Ales Victorian PorterExcellent1
Bottle Brook - LouisianaGood1
Dukeries - BaronetGood1
White Rose (Sheffield) - Gecko's BackGood1
Sheffield - StainlessGood1
Glentworth - Beacon LightAcceptable1
Yorkshire Dales - In SleetsAcceptable1
Salopian - IconNot Tried0
Acorn - Barnsley BitterNot Tried0
Bradfield - Farmers BlondeNot Tried0
Acorn - GorlovkaNot Tried0
Bottle Brook - London LadyNot Tried0
Glentworth - Sun QuencherNot Tried0
Bridestones - OktoberfestNot Tried0
Brentwood - Project Venus - Sugar & SpiceNot Tried0
Julian Church - Rev & GoNot Tried0
Abbeydale - DeceptionNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Saint Petersburg Imperial Russian Stout Not Tried0
Wellington Inn - LeipzigNot Tried0
Thwaites - BravadoNot Tried0
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - HogwashNot Tried0
Glentworth - Bullet ProofNot Tried0
Long Man - Old Man Not Tried0
Acorn - DarknessNot Tried0
Great Heck - Washington RedNot Tried0
North Riding Brewery - MosaicNot Tried0
White Rose (Sheffield) - Pilgrim Promise Not Tried0
North Riding Brewpub - KarazhanNot Tried0
Abbeydale - Voyager IPANot Tried0
Almasty - Mosaic IPANot Tried0
North Riding Brewery - Dandelion & Burdock PorterNot Tried0
Half Moon - Dark MasqueradeNot Tried0
North Riding Brewery - Mosaic PaleNot Tried0
Wilde Child - Choosing ProcrastinationNot Tried0
Blue Bee - Archimedes' PrincipleNot Tried0
Torrside - I Am A Curious LemonNot Tried0
RedWillow - Faithless 94 Simcoe IPANot Tried0
Wilde Child - Adoption ProcessNot Tried0
Blue Bee - Triple HopNot Tried0
Half Moon - Figgy PuddingNot Tried0
Great Heck - Black SantaNot Tried0
Picture 1. Kelham Island Tavern, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Visits Details

18 Dec 2018 (Magnus Greel)
Busy early evening visit, we shared a table with a couple of chaps in the main seating area/
BeerABVScoreNotes
Pictish - Brewers Gold3.80Excellent
Acorn - Barnsley Bitter3.80Not Tried
Bradfield - Farmers Blonde4.00Not Tried
Half Moon - Dark Masquerade3.80Not Tried
North Riding Brewery - Mosaic Pale4.30Not Tried
Wilde Child - Choosing Procrastination3.20Not Tried
Blue Bee - Archimedes' Principle4.50Not Tried
Torrside - I Am A Curious Lemon4.80Not Tried
RedWillow - Faithless 94 Simcoe IPA5.50Not Tried
Wilde Child - Adoption Process6.60Not Tried
Blue Bee - Triple Hop4.30Not Tried
Half Moon - Figgy Pudding5.20Not Tried
Great Heck - Black Santa5.40Not Tried
03 May 2017 (Magnus Greel)
Late afternoon and busy with locals enjoying a rambunctious session.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - The Wall 4.00ExcellentEmbraces the current trend of American hopped PA's and it didn't disappoint.
Pictish - Brewers Gold3.80Not Tried
Acorn - Barnsley Bitter3.80Not Tried
Bradfield - Farmers Blonde4.00Not Tried
Abbeydale - Deception4.10Not Tried
Acorn - Darkness4.20Not Tried
Great Heck - Washington Red4.70Not Tried
North Riding Brewery - Mosaic4.30Not Tried
White Rose (Sheffield) - Pilgrim Promise 4.00Not Tried
North Riding Brewpub - Karazhan4.50Not Tried
Abbeydale - Voyager IPA5.90Not Tried
Almasty - Mosaic IPA0.00Not Tried
North Riding Brewery - Dandelion & Burdock Porter4.50Not Tried
31 Jan 2014 (Stephen Harris)
My last pub of a long day of, um, field research Ė with more in prospect tomorrow. Volney and I meet up with a group of friends in here and they have a long list of pubs to visit. But Iím flagging a bit and call it a day after a last couple of beers. The pub is, inevitably, busy. Many beers are on, but I do not get around to listing them.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Abbeydale - Dr Mortonís Crispy Automatic Duck 4.00ExcellentA tasty, golden beer, single-hopped with Amarillo.
White Rose (Sheffield) - Gecko's Back4.20GoodGolden and crisp.
Pictish - Brewers Gold3.80Not Tried
Long Man - Old Man 4.30Not Tried
31 Mar 2013 (Stephen Harris)
Mid-evening visit and this pub, as usual, was experiencing wave after wave of pub crawlers; although the lack today of any sort of keg lager was off-putting for some.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Crouch Vale - Citra3.90ExcellentIt felt a bit odd drinking an Essex beer in Yorkshire, but I had been hoping the CV single-hop series would take in the Citra hop and didnít want to miss out. This was everything you would expect from such a good brewer.
Exit 33 (formerly The Brew Company then Sky's Edge) - Brew Town Rats4.40ExcellentA slightly cloudy, golden, wheat beer.
Sheffield - Stainless4.50GoodVery pale and crisp.
Bottle Brook - Louisiana5.60GoodA black, smoked porter.
Pictish - Brewers Gold3.80Not Tried
Acorn - Barnsley Bitter3.80Not Tried
Bradfield - Farmers Blonde4.00Not Tried
Abbeydale - Deception4.10Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Saint Petersburg Imperial Russian Stout 7.40Not Tried
Wellington Inn - Leipzig5.80Not Tried
Thwaites - Bravado5.00Not Tried
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Hogwash4.20Not Tried
Glentworth - Bullet Proof4.30Not Tried
15 Dec 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Busy, standing room only in the front room but got a seat in the back room.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Exit 33 (formerly The Brew Company then Sky's Edge) - Vigilante Chocolate Sting5.20ExcellentAn excellent thick chocolatey stout with a little hoppiness in the finish. My score 16/20.
Dukeries - Baronet3.90GoodWell balanced amber bitter, just a slight tip towards the malty side. My score 15/20.
29 Sep 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Comfortably busy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Imperial - Mysterious Blonde4.20ExcellentVery good citrus hop character to this pale bitter. Fruity finish. My score 16/20.
Brentwood - Project Venus - Sugar & Spice4.60Not Tried
Julian Church - Rev & Go4.40Not Tried
17 Mar 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Spitting Feathers - Heritage Ales Victorian Porter4.60ExcellentSweet and full bodied porter with toffee and caramel flavours tempered by a little hoppiness. My score 16/20.
17 Dec 2011 (Martin the Mildman)
A quieter refuge from some of the busier pubs in the area.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Yorkshire Dales - In Sleets4.20AcceptableDark brown bitter with a bitter malt and hop flavour and a very dry finish. My score 14/20.
19 Nov 2011 (Martin the Mildman)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Glentworth - Beacon Light4.10AcceptableBeen a while since I had a Glentworth beer and I can confirm they are still pale hoppy and dry with citrus hop notes. My score 14/20.
17 Oct 2011 (davidg83)
Quiet but a knowledgable barman, friendly locals + great beer made my first trip here memorable. Also had a fantastic plum porter but cant remember the brewer sadly (wasnt titanics version).
BeerABVScoreNotes
Redemption - Urban Dusk4.60ExceptionalA bitter/porter mix. Dark beer with smoky nose + coffee notes. Malty + flavoursome with an off colour lasting head. Very tasty.
Pictish - Brewers Gold3.80Not Tried
Salopian - Icon4.20Not Tried
Acorn - Barnsley Bitter3.80Not Tried
Bradfield - Farmers Blonde4.00Not Tried
Acorn - Gorlovka6.00Not Tried
Bottle Brook - London Lady5.00Not Tried
Glentworth - Sun Quencher4.20Not Tried
Bridestones - Oktoberfest3.60Not Tried

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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