Igloo Ice Blast – July 2020


The new tenancy year begins and we should firstly welcome all of our new tenants for the 2020-2021 year! The lockdown measures continue to change, and slowly we are seeing the reopening of Sheffield pubs, restaurants, and more. This month, we bring you a brand new edition of our ‘Igloo suggests‘ series…

Igloo suggests… 5 beer gardens to visit in Sheffield

Now that the bars are opening again, it might be time to hit the pub. However, a lot of people are still cautious about spending too much time inside the pub itself – and rightly so – but that doesn’t mean you can’t go and enjoy a refreshing cold one. The answer: beer gardens. Here are 5 beer gardens that we know will be worth a visit.

1. The Norfolk Arms, Ringinglow Road

If you’re trying to avoid the city centre crowds then the Norfolk Arms at Ringinglow could be a great option. With its wonderful views The Norfolk Arms is situated just around the corner from an alpaca farm, and is in a great spot to soak in the surroundings. The pub itself has been refurbished during lockdown, and the outdoor space is vast and open, so this is certainly a good place to drop by if you’re in the area, or fancy a walk.

2. The Sheaf Island Wetherspoons, Ecclesall Road

With Sheffield’s biggest outdoor space for a Wetherspoons, The Sheaf Island is both accommodating and cost effective. Plenty of seating outside, inclusive of large parasols, and table service available on their app make this beer garden a well worthwhile visit. Though the traffic noise of the adjacent Eccy Road can be loud, the Wetherspoons atmosphere will be sure to drown it out… as will the high consumption of alcohol that is sure to occur.

3. The Riverside, Kelham Island

Situated at the Kelham Island roundabout on the lower side of Sheffield, The Riverside can be recognised due to its normally-packed beer garden and outdoor neon sign. Whilst The Riverside isn’t taking bookings, their outdoor space is limited, but is in a great spot with a fine selection of beverages on offer too. It may be a punt going down as it could be full, but would certainly be a worthy journey if you can get in.

4. Crookes Social Club, Crookes

Not your typical beer garden on this occasion, but bigger than most in Sheffield. Crookes Social Club in fact claim to have created the biggest beer garden in the city, by creating seating for 180 people on the bowls green, with space to increase the capacity. Though the drinks menu is more of a mystery for this one, the magnitude of this beer garden massively increases your chances of getting a table on a sunny day, so maybe check it out for yourself.

5. The Nursery Tavern, Ecclesall Road

The one and only Tav on Eccy Road recently renovated their pub, both inside and out, with a huge beer garden boasting plenty of space. A reasonably priced drinks menu accompanies a beer garden flooded with TV screens to watch live sports, and the capacity for you and your mates. An old student favourite returns, and they will be sure to welcome back the university contingent upon their arrival.