Friday, December 20, 2013

The Three Tuns, Sheffield

The Tree Tuns,Silver Street Head, S1 2DD
Having marvelled at its odd shape many a time while hoofing it to Kelham Island, I thought it was high time to finally go inside The Three Tuns.
The triangular pub is set on the junction of two roads in the heart of Sheffield's office quarter.
The pub has recently been taken over by the good people behind The Rutland Arms and The Closed Shop.
It also comes highly recommended from fellow beer blogger, Wee Beefy, who knows a thing or two about imbibing in the beer-rich Steel City.
So last week I made a beeline to Silver Head Street for a long overdue visit.

Inside it was pleasantly packed with office workers had begun their Christmas dos early. 
The core custom of The Three Tuns seems to be culled from the large HSBC office block across the road and the nearby Paradise Square workers.
Through the throng of Christmas jumpers I saw a neat bar dividing the upper and lower sections of the pub.
On it, last Friday, were White Rose Raven Stout 4.8%, Harviestoun Bitter & Twisted 3.8%, Geeves Fully Laden IPA 6%,  Magpie Baa Humbug 4.9%, Chantry Iron & Steel 4% and Marston Celebration EPA 3.6%.
Prices ranged £2.80 a pint for the low ABV beers to £3.45 for the six percent Geeves, which I think is pretty reasonable for a city centre pub. 
Picture courtesy of Wee Beefy.
http://weebeefyspubblog.blogspot.co.uk/
I was helpfully told by Kate, who was working the bar, that the Geeves would be back on shortly. So I opened with Chantry's Iron and Steel - a chestnut coloured Yorkshire bitter - and White Rose Raven stout. 
Having drunk a bit of White Rose in the past, I recall them to be pale and hoppy merchants. So I was intrigued by a dark beer from them, which turned out to be the pick of my two starters.
The Geeves came back on so I made another trip to the bar. This hefty 'Stairfooter' was my standout beer of an all too short visit to The Three Tuns. 
Finally, a word about food - a subject close to my heart. The Three Tuns is in the same pub stable as the producers of 'The Slutty Rutty Butty' (Rutland Arms) and 'The Cider Pig Sandwich' (The Closed Shop). So This bodes very well. 
I eyed the menu, before legging it for the train, and saw a mix of cold and hot sarnies, salads, burgers and chips. There is also a specials board, which last time I looked had 'griddled black pudding n apple, with wholegrain mustard & sage gravy'. 
That's whetted my appetite for next time.  

The Three Tuns opening times
Opening Times: See above but note the pub, as yet, doesn't open on Saturday afternoons. But it does open at 6pm on Saturdays. It is closed on Sundays, except for private hire.
Getting there: For non Sheffielders, this place is in the back streets between Sheffield Cathedral and West Bar, which is close to Shakespeares and Kelham Island. 
From the cathedral walk uphill from the tram stop on Church Street to the junction with Vicar Lane. Turn right down hill and keep straight on, crossing Campo Lane, to Lee Croft. The Three Tuns is on the junction with Silver Head Street, near the HSBC building.
Contact information: The pub constantly updates its twitter account: @Real3TunsSheff which is a good way of keeping up with their beer range:

Belgian Blue on the bar? Why yes it must be Christmas now.

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