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The Brown Bear, Sheffield - pub details

Brown Bear
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Address: 109 Norfolk Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 2JE [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 27707) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Sheffield (0.3 miles), Darnall (2.5 miles), Meadowhall (3.3 miles)

Brewery: Samuel Smith's

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> Current user rating: 6.5/10 (rated by 25 users)
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user reviews of the Brown Bear, Sheffield

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I liked it ! Good little two-bar boozer next to the theatres and terrific value given its location. Sam Smith's Bitter was £1.80 a pint. Only the one beer but it was in good nick and you can't go wrong at that price. An older clientele on my visit but still chatty and busy. I will return.
mcroyal - 3 Oct 2013 11:01
This is a great value, beautifully restored Victorian city centre boozer.

The only downside IMO is that it's exclusively Sam Smiths but that's OK by me (wouldn't suit everyone of course). At least it's not run by a pubco. Sam Smiths are uniquely independent and long may it remain so.

As to the comments re: clientele - it depends what time of the day you go in. I've certainly been entertained midday by the various drunks, but generally it's pensioners ekeing out their income in a very friendly, cosy little pub the like of which is just too uncommon these days. Evenings are in my experience very civilised at least pre-theatre. Whatever, I've never been troubled by anyone here.

I always pop in when in Sheffield.
vladtheimbiber - 12 Sep 2013 20:13
I remember this pub, for one thing, because it's one where many years back, I had no choice but to get into a bit of a scuffle.

It seemed to attract PTSD psychos back then, but has been done up, though remains a Sam Smiths' pub. I like that brewery. (I'm not sure if that's because I'm led to believe it's the only traditional one that has never contributed to the tory party or not).

Anyway, the surroundings have been improved, though I'm not sure if the clientele has to any great extent.
eddybeer - 16 Feb 2013 20:59
Efficient service in a busy modern-ish (by Sam Smiths standards) two-room pub, the same central bar area providing service to either side. �2.01 for Taddy Lager (would never be �2 would it, but who's complaining!?) as against �3+ for the same in London. Generally a good mix of Saturday night drinkers, though by sheer bad luck we of course got collared by some sozzled old boy who wanted to tell us his life story and kindly 'pulled up a chair' to do so. Had to sup up and leave when his increasingly racist quips fell the wrong side of Jim Davidson as was becoming a bit unpleasant and just didn't want the hassle of asking him to cut that nonsense out. However, just bad luck that he wandered over to us, the pub were in no way responsible. Would definitely return.
LondonWolf - 15 Mar 2012 11:20
4 of us went in had 4 pints of OBB �6. Cant get 2 pints of London Pride in my local in South London for that. Good boozer and decent service
rpf1955 - 30 Sep 2010 16:12

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