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Sheffield: beer capital of the world

A delicious pint of beer at the Sheffield Tap

In 2016, beer writer Pete Brown named Sheffield the real ale capital of the world, with 23 breweries making more than 400 unique beers. A couple of years earlier, in 2014, a New York Times list of the best places in the world to visit included pubs in the Kelham Island area of the city. Take a look at our picks for the best the city's brewery scene has to offer, explore Sheffield’s craft ale hangouts and taste some of the world’s finest beers.

Our picks

The Beer House

Ecclesall Road

Sheffield’s first micropub has been winning awards since it opened in 2015.

Walkley Beer Co.

South Road

An off-licence with a difference – you can sit in and sample the wares.

Beer Central

The Moor Market

Kegs and bottles from local breweries at great value Moor Market prices.

The Fat Cat

Kelham Island

One of Sheffield’s most famous pubs handily has Kelham Island Brewery next door.

Sheffield Tap

Sheffield railway station

This train station pub has one of the widest selection of beers in the city – and you can watch them brew their own too.

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