Kelham Island Tavern is CAMRA Pub of the Year - Again!

Proof positive than you can't have too much of a good thing - Sheffield's Kelham Island Tavern has become the first pub to win CAMRA's National Pub of the Year award two year's running.

Julian Hough, CAMRA Pubs Director, praised the pub's "high attention to detail, service to the surrounding community, and quality in all areas, not least in the beer". I'll echo those sentiments; in a city chock full of good pubs serving great beer, the KIT still stands out. Last time I visited, I struggled to choose between guest beers from the likes of Milton and Thornbridge, though my first pint there is invariably a Pictish Brewers Gold, one of their regular offerings. They make a mean Red Leicester cob, too.

Old moaners by the bar, young bucks in the conservatory, beer lovers all the way from the front door to the rear of the sun-trap garden; the KIT attracts an eclectic crowd. My advice; if you haven't visited before then the next time you're in Sheffield, go join them.

Congrats to landlord Trevor Wraith, bar manager Lewis Gonda and all the staff. I'll be in on Friday for a swift pint. Or four...


  1. A cob, otherwise known as a breadcake, roll, bap, buttie, extra or sarnie

  2. Magic. Will be there once again the last weekend of Feb. Also looking forward to my first visit to the wonderful Gardener's Rest since the floods, and the Sheffield Tap.