Kelham Island Tavern
|Kelham Island Tavern|
The Kelham Island Tavern in 2005
|Address||62 Russell Street, Sheffield, S3 8RW|
|Opened||2002 (as Kelham Island Tavern)|
The pub lies on Russell Street, in the Kelham Island area of the city. It was constructed in the 1830s as part of a terrace, and originally operated as "The Sawmaker". It was later renamed the "White Hart", and in the early 1990s became the "Kelham Island Tavern", but closed soon after.
The derelict building was re-opened as the "Kelham Island Tavern" in 2002, specialising in real ales. By the following year, the local press mentioned it as one of five pubs in the area among the "best real ale pubs in Yorkshire". Following an inundation during the 2007 United Kingdom floods, it closed for a five-week refurbishment. It won the CAMRA pub of the year award for 2008, and took the title again the following year, becoming the first pub to win the title two years running. It has also won the Yorkshire Pub of the Year title in 2004, 2007, 2008 and 2009, and the Sheffield Pub of the Year award every year from 2004 to 2011.
- Andrew Tierney-Jones, "South Yorkshire Pub Guide: Kelham Island Tavern, Sheffield", Daily Telegraph, 13 November 2009
- "Top spot for reborn Tavern", Sheffield Telegraph, 20 February 2009
- Tim Hampson and Tom Stainer, "Pub of the year: Second time around", The Independent, 27 March 2010
- "Gondolas may go with the flow on revived riverbanks", The Star, 27 November 2003
- "Sheffield pub named best in UK by Camra for second year", 17 February 2010
- Kelham Island Tavern
- Melissa Cole, "Kelham Island Tavern: Sheffield", The Observer, 15 June 2009