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Sheffield Wednesday : Club Background

The roots of Sheffield Wednesday Football Club can be traced all the way back as far as 1820. Of course this was not association football that was played back then, but it does at least explain their unusual name. The Wednesday Cricket Club was formed during that year, with the name simply being the day of the week that they played their games. In 1867, they became the Sheffield Wednesday Cricket Club and Football Club, although football soon became the priority of the two. They became known more simply as The Wednesday during their early days.
The South Stand at Hillsborough, which includes the player dressing rooms
The South Stand at Hillsborough, which includes the player dressing rooms
Photo 2011 Ciderspace

It is in Sheffield that the roots of association football as we know it, are believed to have sprung up. The question of which is the oldest football club in the world immediately provokes the question of "Well who did they play, if they were the oldest?" Whilst Sheffield FC were formed in 1857 (not to be confused with eiher of the two professional Sheffield clubs, although they did play at Bramall Lane) and Hallam FC (also from Sheffield) were formed in 1860, Wednesday came in 10 years after the first Sheffield club. It is in this city that competition between member clubs began to materialise. Whilst Sheffield FC initially engaged in football matches within their own ranks (in the same way that you would if you belonged to a tennis club) the addition of more clubs within the city, such as Wednesday, quickly allowed inter-club fixtures to take place.

Despite being one of the earliest clubs to exist in football, their initial application to join the Football League in 1888 was rejected, and instead they joined the Football Alliance a year later. In 1892, the Football League expanded its top division and created a second division to consume the Alliance, and The Wednesday were co-opted into the top division.

In 1986 they won the FA Cup for the first time, beating Wolverhampton Wanderers, later repeating that feat in 1907 by beating Everton. In between, they won the Football League in 1902-03 and 1903-04. In 1929, the formal title of The Wednesday was changed to Sheffield Wednesday - a name that they'd tended to be informally known as in many quarters already. That was a good time for the club, picking up their third and fourth Football League titles during 1928-29 and 1929-1930. But it was to be the last time they won such silverware. A subsequent 1934-35 FA Cup win was to also be the last time they'd have their hands on that trophy.

Like most football clubs, they have suffered their highs and lows over time. In the 1950s they were a bit of a yo-yo club, swapping between Division One and Division Two (old money) three times, only to go straight back up again. In the 1960s, they had a relatively successful time, reaching the FA Cup Final in 1966, although two years previously, their club had been part of one of the biggest scandals in football - with three of their players sent to prison for their part in match fixing.

The 1970s was a decade to forget. After being relegated at the end of the 1969-70 season, they carried on downwards, and in 1976 came inches away from landing in the Fourth Division - their 20th placed finish in the third tier of English football currently represents the lowest point they have had in football. It wasn't until 1984 when - under Howard Wilkinson - they finally returned to the top flight.
The East Stand at Hillsborough, usually known as the Spion Kop
The East Stand at Hillsborough, usually known as the Spion Kop
Photo 2011 Ciderspace

The year of 1989 was a horrible one for Hillsborough, as their ground became notorious for one of the worst tragedies in sporting history. The team of Sheffield Wednesday weren't even involved on the day, but the events that took place on that day ensure that their ground is possibly better known worldwide than the football club itself.

Hillsborough has been Sheffield Wednesday's home since 1899, although it wasn't until 1914 that it took its name; being previously known as the Owlerton Stadium - the name that gives Wednesday their nickname of The Owls, and like Hillsborough a suburb of Sheffield. On April 15th 1989, a total of 96 Liverpool fans died in an FA Cup Semi-Final match against Nottingham Forest. The Leppings Lane End lower tier, where Yeovil Town fans were situated for our 2010-11 and 2011-12 visits is the very area where those fans died, due to overcrowding in a fenced off pen, causing fans to be crushed. Thankfully the fences have been long since taken down, and some modernisation work done - it is of course an all-seater stadium now - but the basic stand construction remains as it was back in 1989, including the two-tier structure that saw scenes of fans desperately trying to haul people trapped in the lower tier out of danger.

Football at the stadium carried on and in the following 1989-90 season, Wednesday were relegated. However, the next season turned out to be one to remember, as Ron Atkinson took them straight back up, also winning their first major silverware for 50 years as they defeated Manchester United in the League Cup Final despite being a second tier club at the time. At this point in time, it is also their last.

Wednesday spent the 1990s in the top flight, making minor appearances in European competitions on two separate seasons. However, the 21st century has not been good to them. The Year 2000 saw them leave the Premier League gravy train and they've not been back since. Their 2009-10 season relegation from the Championship saw them enter third tier football for the third time in their history, having had two seasons at this level between 2004 and 2006 to add to their barren spell in the 1970s.

Their falling out of the top flight - and the subsequent loss of television rights payments led to a growing financial maelstrom. Debts piled on top of debts, but the expectation levels of the fans and inevitably the boardroom remained constant. Between July and November 2010, the proverbial finally hit the fan as the taxman finally began to call in debts, and the Co-Operative Bank, who had allowed their overdraft to grow above 20 million pounds finally began to say "enough is enough".

Coming inches away from being wound up in the courts, Milan Mandaric became their White Knight, with the former Portsmouth and Leicester City owner buying the club and taking on its debts. The 2010-11 season saw them finish a distinctly average 15th, with some bunch of non-leaguers just above them in the table. But in 2011-12 they got it spot on, with an automatic promotion spot to the Championship, that had the sweet moment of pushing their city rivals into the play-offs. Their first season back in the second tier saw them struggle somewhat, although they eventually finished four points above the relegation line in 18th place. They'll hope for a little better than that this season, although probably won't get too far up the table.
The North Stand at Hillsborough. Behind this you'll find the club's main ticket office and club store
The North Stand at Hillsborough. Behind this you'll find the club's main ticket office and club store
Photo 2011 Ciderspace

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Sheffield Wednesday : We've Met Before
Previous Results for Yeovil Town First Team vs Sheffield Wednesday

07/01/1939AwayFAC3D1-124466Carter
12/01/1939HomeFAC3RL1-214329Green
16/10/2010HomeNPL1L0-25927
25/01/2011AwayNPL1D2-216618Bowditch 15, Huntington 57
17/09/2011HomeNPL1L2-34445Agard 28, 38
04/02/2012AwayNPL1L1-217213Obika 41
14/09/2013AwayCHPD1-122328Ralls 64
08/03/2014HomeCHPW2-06251Miller 41, 51


Results Summary For Yeovil Town First Team vs Sheffield Wednesday

HomeAwayOverall
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10357031561341013


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Sheffield Wednesday : Club Statistics

FORTHCOMING FIXTURES

CLUB GOALSCORERS
Name LGE FAC FAT LGC CC Total

ATTENDANCE STATISTICS

Highest League Attendance: Not Applicable
Lowest League Attendance: Not Applicable
Average League Attendance: Not Applicable

CURRENT LEAGUE SEQUENCE STATISTICS

Games Without A Win: 0 Games Without A Home Win: 0
Games Without An Away Win: 0 Games Without Defeat: 0
Games Without A Home Defeat: 0 Games Without An Away Defeat: 0
Games Without A Draw: 0 Games Without A Score Draw: 0
Games Without A No-Score Draw: 0 Games Without Scoring: 0
Games Without Conceding: 0 Home Results Sequence:
Away Results Sequence: Overall Results Sequence:


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Sheffield Wednesday : Club Information
Hillsborough,
Penistone Road,
Hillsborough,
Sheffield,
South Yorkshire,
S6 1SW
(Click for map)

Telephone Number : 0114 221 2121
Fax : 0114 221 2122
Email: enquiries@swfc.co.uk
Chairman : Milan Mandaric
Secretary : Lindsey Taylor
Safety Officer :
Media and Communications : Trevor Braithwait
Manager : Dave Jones

Capacity : 39,812
Seated : 39,812
Covered Terrace : n/a

Record Attendance : 72,841 v Manchester City, FA Cup 5th Round, 17 Feb 1934
Colours : Blue and White shirts (currently and for most of their history as stripes)
Nickname : The Owls - after the local area of Owlerton

Ticket Prices For our 2013-14 Season visit you will pay :

Adults: 27.00; Over-65s and Under-18s: 16.00. (Up 5.00 and 3.00 respectively on two years ago!).

The usual practice at Hillsborough in the past has been that away supporters are housed in the Upper Tier of the West Stand, more commonly known as the Leppings Lane End of the ground. Up to 3,700 supporters can be housed here. However, during our 2010-11 and 2011-12 season visits we were given the lower tier.

For the avoidance of doubt you can purchase on the day of the game from Hillsborough, however Wednesday have introduced a 1.00 surcharge since their promotion to the Championship that comes into effect if you purchase on the day of the game after 12.00 noon.

Disabled Info:

Wheelchair users can gain admission for 10.00 with an assistant admitted free of charge. Ambulant disabled supporters pay the above standard rates, but can admit an assistant free of charge if they are on the higher rate of disability. Wheelchair users must call Alastair Wilson at Hillsborough on 0871 995 1867 or dlo@swfc.co.uk to make arrangements for the game.

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Sheffield Wednesday : Directions To The Ground
The West Stand at Hillsborough. Historically known as the Leppings Lane End.
The West Stand at Hillsborough. Historically known as the Leppings Lane End. You may get the Lower or the Upper Tier. Home supporters occupied the Upper on our first visit.
Photo 2011 Ciderspace

General

Hillsborough is situated around three miles from the City Centre of Sheffield. It's on the North-West side of the City, roughly where the B6086, B6079, A61 and A6102 intersect. The City Centre is quite hard to navigate around, and car drivers should note that there is a tram system in place that cuts across numerous streets. Pay attention to both cars and trams as you drive through. The advice from Sheffield Wednesday is that you should avoid the City Centre entirely and instead enter Sheffield from the North.

By Road

From The North (and also recommended for South and East): This is going to be the officially recommended route for most Yeovil Town supporters, apart from those coming from the West side of Sheffield. Exit the M1 at junction 36 and follow the A61 towards Sheffield. Continue along the road for approximately four miles until the second roundabout. Take the third exit into Leppings Lane and the ground is situated on the left-hand side.

From The South and East (provided you're happy to go through the City Centre): This is a shorter route if you're coming in from the South or East, but you'll encounter more traffic and a bit more monitoring of signposts. Leave the M1 at junction 33 and turn left towards Sheffield City Centre on the 'Sheffield Parkway' dual carriageway. Continue until the end of the Parkway, when you will come to Park Square roundabout. Turn right and continue to follow signs for the A61 towards Barnsley and Hillsborough. The stadium is situated three miles from the city centre and is on your left-hand side after Hillsborough Park.

From The West (probably only relevant if you're coming from Lancashire, Staffordshire and Cheshire along with the Peak District): Take the A57 for Sheffield. As you approach the city the road splits in two - take the left fork onto the Rivelin Valley Road (A6101). Continue for approximately 3.75 miles, turn left (onto one way system) and follow the road round to the right onto Holme Lane. This road then becomes Bradfield Road. At the junction with the A61 Penistone Road, turn left towards Barnsley and Hillsborough. The stadium is on the left-hand side after Hillsborough Park.

Parking

You'll find a few unofficial car parks mainly along the A61 where firms will charge you 3-5 to park up, with one of the closer ones being the Wednesdayite Car Park (the name of one of their supporters organisations). Their tariff is 5 for non-Wednesdayite members and the car park is situated next to the Kop end of the ground, and therefore is one of the closest you'll land.

An alternative, particularly if you want to combine your day with a bit of sales shopping, is to head to Sheffield Meadowhall Shopping Centre, which is a huge out of town retail shopping centre by Junction 34. The advantage is that parking at Meadowhall is free, however you'll need to take a Tram from there to Leppings Lane (Yellow Tram) which will set you back around 3. Swings and roundabouts.

For those who arrive ultra-early you may find a few free street parking places, although be aware of any parking restrictions in place and expect the locals to know where they are before you do. Other (chargeable) options include Owlerton greyhound stadium, which is a ten minute walk, but obviously fills up early, and Chaucer School which is on the A61.

By Supporters Coaches

The Green and White Supporters Club are running coaches to the match for this 2013-14 season League One fixture as follows:

Coaches will depart from from Yeovil Bus Station at 7.15a.m. and from Huish Park at 7.30a.m. Cost of travel will be 25.00 with concessions available at 23.00. Non-GWSC members are welcomed and will pay two pounds extra.

To place your booking, send a text message to Paul Hadlow on 07736 044570 or if you want to call him try after 6.00p.m. You can also reach him at paulhadlow@outlook.com - remember to ensure you make clear which match you are booking for, your full name (and any other names you are booking for) and a contact telephone number.

By Rail

The best route is from Pen Mill, that goes via Bristol Temple Meads and is then direct to Sheffield. Journey time a tad under 5 hours. There are alternatives from Yeovil Junction that take you via London Waterloo, London Kings Cross, and Doncaster to get there. You're looking at setting off between 07:30 and 08:30hrs. Leave it much later, and you're chancing it on the three mile journey from the station to the ground.

Going back, you have just two chances to get it right - the 17:54 that goes via Cheltenham Spa, Westbury and Salisbury. You should hit Yeovil Junction just before midnight. There's also the 18:54 that goes via the slightly unexpected route via Exeter St Davids, and in fact rolls in just 15 minutes after the previous train.

Sheffield Station itself has the London St Pancras line as its main backbone service, going via Leicester and Nottingham (or Derby) which is run by Midland Mainline. However, there are also more cross-country services running direct from places like Liverpool, Norwich, Bristol and York.

Check the National Rail Enquiries site for full details of services.

Once you get into the station, you are a significant distance from the ground - around three miles - so don't expect to walk to the ground.

By Bus

Buses 53, 77 and 80 leave from Flat Street Bus Terminus close to the main railway station. Head over the pedestrian crossing as you leave the station and follow the signs for Flat Street.

By Supertram

They don't just have Trams in Sheffield, they have Supertrams! Whatever that means! You need the South Yorkshire Supertram, signposted from the Railway Station. The station is on the Purple and Blue Tram routes, and you have a choice about what you want to do here to get to the ground. The Blue route will take you from the Railway Station to Hillsborough (the suburb, rather than the ground) which drops you close to the Hillsborough Hotel and about 10 minutes walk from the ground.

Alternatively you can take the Blue route (which is better for the 'vale of ale' pub crawl) partway there, and change at any point between the Cathedral and the Hillsborough (suburb) stop, and then hop on a Yellow Route tram towards Middlewood Road which will take you all the way to the Leppings Lane stop directly outside the ground. The Purple Route can also be used to achieve this purpose, except that you'll need to change at the Cathedral.

The Yellow service can also be picked up from Sheffield Meadowhall Shopping Centre if you've parked up there.

A map of the Supertram service can be viewed here. Services run up until midnight (on diminishing frequency after 7.30p.m.) so catching them after the game is not an issue.

Anyone travelling by First Class with East Midlands Trains into Sheffield can print out this voucher to get free travel on the trams in conjunction with their first class rail ticket.

NOTE: 2013-14 Season Supertram Engineering Works: Across the coming weekend, there is rail replacement work taking place in the Shalesmoor area of the city from 8.00p.m. on Friday 13th September, and continuing all day throughout Saturday and Sunday.

The effect of this is that there will be no Blue Route or Yellow Route Supertram services running via Hillsborough for the day of our match. All trams from the Meadowhall Shopping Centre and from Sheffield Station will terminate at Cathedral.

There will be a replacement bus service running between Spring Lane --> Castle Square/Angel Street --> Shalesmoor --> Hillsborough --> Middlewood (and vice versa on the reverse route). Replacement buses pass through Hillsborough roughly every 5-10 mins but the route varies. If you need the exact route and timetable, it can be found here (on the Supertram website). If you're coming in from Meadowhall or Sheffield Station via Supertram, the best place to catch the connecting bus service would be the Castle Square stop. Bus B2 replicates the Blue Tram route, whilst Bus Y1 replicates the Yellow Tram route. Both should therefore go via the Hillsborough Hotel which is ten minutes walk from the ground - if you want to get direct to the ground, then the Y1 bus will be better as it will take you past the Middlewood Road stop that is close to the Leppings Lane End.

By Taxi

A selection of Sheffield taxi companies can be found here. If you're coming in via public transport, you might want to note down a couple as a back-up plan, given this isn't really a walkable distance to the ground from the City Centre.

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Sheffield Wednesday : Web Resources
Web Sites

Owls Alive
Wholly independent website that is near advert-free, bar the odd small one on the forum. Collects together a number of more lengthy fans musings on what's going on at the club, as well as well written previews of matches.


Owls Mad
MAD Franchise website.


Owls Online
The Owls are blessed with a number of genuinely independent advert-free fans sites and this is another good one.


Sheffield Wednesday Official Site
Sheffield Wednesday's main club website. PTV as usual, so all the misgivings of that.


Vital Sheffield Wednesday
From the Vital franchise, but on this occasion worth a look as the content is penned by a Wednesday fan or two.


Wednesdayite
Sheffield Wednesday Supporters Society - they are a member of Supporters Direct - the government-led supporters trusts initiative, and the Football Supporters Federation.


Web Message Boards

Owls Alive Forum
Fairly busy independent forum.


Owls Online Forum
Very busy independent Owls forum.


Owls Talk
Big and very busy forum. You'll struggle to keep up with the volume of posts on this one.



E-Mail Mailing Lists and Newsletters



Local Press

Sheffield Star
Online dedicated Owls section from the Sheffield Star. Updated most days.


Yorkshire Evening Post
Dedicated Owls section for the Yorkshire Evening Post. Updated most days.



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Sheffield Wednesday : Food & Drink
General :

Those of you who have been to the many ex-Premier League clubs ground that have dropped into League One will be fully aware that many such towns/cities operate a 'home fans only' policy with pubs close to the ground, with bouncers on the doors. Either that or the five figure attendances such clubs attract will mean that you'll have trouble cramming into the places anyway. You're better off going for a bit of a walk and the general opinion is that the best for away fans lie on the A61 that runs along the East side of the ground.

As a large City, it's no surprise to find that there are a number of local brewery companies with the Sheffield Brewery Company, Abbeydale Brewery, Kelham Island Brewery and The Brew Company all worth looking out for. Whilst there are pubs that serve up the more mainstream 'national' real ale brands, the Abbeydale and Kelham Island varieties feature quite strongly throughout the better pubs, thus giving the city its own identity.

For those coming in via public transport, or choosing to travel from the city centre, there is a locally recognised set of real-ale oriented pubs known as the 'vale of ale' that roughly takes you from the centre in the direction of the ground. We've included some of the more notable pubs in this locality, as well as some of the more recommendable pubs that are walking distance from the ground.

Club Bar :

There is now alcohol on sale to visiting supporters in the Leppings Lane End. Initially that wasn't the case, but with the stand now being sponsored by Carling, that has apparently changed. Unfortunately, it means that it's Carling on sale - 500ml bottles, sold from a separate outlet to the food bar inside the stand.

Local Pubs :

Devonshire Cat: City centre pub within half a mile of the railway station - nearest tram stop is West Street. This pub has 12 handpumps on display, with a few fixed brews from Abbeydale, Acorn and Tetley as well as their house beer brewed by the local Brew Company for them. They also do a variety of 150 World bottled beers. Serves lunchtime and evening snacks and full meals. Opens 11.30am - 11.00pm daily (12.00 noon - 10.30pm on Sundays) with a late licence on Fridays and Saturdays until 1.00am. Children are welcome until 7.00pm.
Devonshire Cat, 49 Wellington Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 4HG. Tel: 0114 279 6700. Email: ben@thedevonshirecat.plus.com. Website: Click Here. Map: Click Here.

Fat Cat: On the north side of the inner city ring road, just at the point where the A61 breaks clear of the inner ring road heading northbound. Nearest tram stop is Shalesmoor. Describing themselves as "Ferociously Independent" this pub serves up to four lines from the local Kelham Island brewery plus Timothy Taylor Landlord, with 11 pumps in total. Serves both lunchtime and evening meals which include vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options - on Saturdays the menu is available from 12.00 noon until 8.00pm. Opening hours: 12.00 noon - 11.00pm with an extra hour on Fridays and Saturdays. The pub has served over 7,800 different ales in its 30 years of opening.
Fat Cat, 23 Alma Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S3 8SA. Tel: 0114 249 4801. Email: info@thefatcat.co.uk. Website: Click Here. Map: Click Here.

Hillsborough Hotel: Just off the A61, south of the ground, and close to the New Barrack Tavern, so you may fancy doing both together if you've got the time - follow the brown tourist signs when you leave the A61. As the name suggests, this is fairly close to the ground and certainly walkable - a little further than the New Barrack is - nearest tram stop is Langsett Primrose View. Food available all day (apart from a slightly restrictive Monday/Tuesday lunchtime menu) plus eight real ales, of which three are fixed with Hillsborough Pale Ale, Traditional Bitter and Stannington Stout all part of their own micro Crown Brewery. Opening hours from Midday until 11.00pm.
Hillsborough Hotel, 54-58 Langsett Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S6 2UB. Tel: 0114 232 2100. Email: hillsborough-h@btconnect.com. Website: Click Here. Map: Click Here.

Kelham Island Tavern: A stone's throw from the Fat Cat above. This pub is CAMRA's National Pub Of The Year for 2009 and 2010, as well as Sheffield's choice since 2004 consecutively. So if you like real ale and you only do one pub in Sheffield, this is the one. Output includes Pictish Brewers Gold, Bradfield Farmers Blonde, Acorn Barnsley Bitter, Thwaites Nutty Black, plus nine rotating guests. Then you have a Paulaner Bavarian Wheat Beer, Warsteiner Lager, St Louis Kriek, and two ciders from Westons - Old Rosie and their Country Perry. Food is available lunchtimes only. Opening hours are 12.00 noon - 11.00pm except for the three weekend days which have midnight extensions.
Kelham Island Tavern, 62 Russell Street, Kelham Island, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S3 8RW. Tel: 0114 272 2482. Email: kelhamislandtav@aol.com. Website: Click Here. Map: Click Here.

New Barrack Tavern: This pub was taken over a few years ago by the Castle Rock Brewery - the company that is situated behind the Vat and Fiddle in Nottingham - so you'll know what to expect here if you've been there. Situated on the A61 running south of the ground, within about 15 mins walking distance. Nearest tram stop is Bamforth Street. Has 11 cask ales, with food served lunchtime and evenings. Opening times on Saturday are 10.00am - midnight with other days varying. As well as a selection from their Castle Rock range, they also include beers from Acorn, Batemans and Bradfield along with a number of guests. If you're parking up near the ground, and real ale is your priority but you don't want to go as far as the City Centre cluster, then this is the one for you.
New Barrack Tavern, 601 Penistone Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S6 2GA. Tel: 0114 234 9148. Email: newbarracktavern@castlerockbrewery.co.uk. Website: Click Here. Map: Click Here.

Norfolk Arms: On the A61 north of the ground and around 2.5 miles away. You'll also find the Red Lion half a mile further south on the same road. Useful for those driving to the game who want a convenient pub but a little further away from the match environment.
Norfolk Arms, 8 Penistone Road, Grenoside, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S35 8QG. Tel: 0114 245 4153 ‎. Map: Click Here.

Red Lion: This is one of two pubs situated on the A61, going north of the ground. You're just over two miles from the ground when you reach here, and it's a good one for those driving in from the northerly motorway junction. Note that there is also a pub called the Old Red Lion in Grenoside Village - as such locals refer to this one as the 'Bottom Red' with the other known as the 'Top Red'. We've only got limited information on this one, but there is car parking space, and children are allowed. Opening hours are 12:00 noon - 11:00p.m. apart from Friday and Saturday nights when a small extension is allowed. Food is served every day until 9:00p.m. There is no real ale served, but there is a beer garden where you can smoke.
Red Lion, 93-95 Penistone Road, Grenoside, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S35 8QH. Tel: 0114 246 0084. Map: Click Here.

Sheffield Tap: The perfect place to be if you're waiting for a train out of Sheffield. This pub is situated inside the station - accessible from Platform 1a or from Sheaf Street. They serve 10 ales direct from the cask, plus 12 more from the tap. No point in trying to tell you what they've got on, because it rotates heavily, and besides, we're talking obscure microbreweries who they appear to import their whole range from, as a sort of a rolling 'theme'. They admit though that they keep coming back to the Thornbridge brewery. Opening times are 11.00am - 11.30pm Sunday - Thursday and 10.00am - 12.30am on Friday and Saturday. Doesn't appear to do food, so all you're going to be able to do is drink ... and hope your train is running late for once.
Sheffield Tap, Platform 1B, Sheffield Station, Sheaf Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 2BP. Tel: 0114 273 7558. Website: Click Here. Map: Click Here.

The Wellington: West of the Fat Cat and the Kelham Island Tavern but still in the Shalesmoor area of the city, so convenient for you to cover all three. Used to be known as the Cask and Cutler, and is another pub that has a history for collecting local CAMRA awards in past years.
The Wellington, 1, Henry Street, Shalesmoor, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S3 7EQ. Tel: 0114 249 2295. Email: webmaster@wellingtonsheffield.com. Website: Click Here. Map: Click Here.

Wadsley Jack: For those wanting a pub within clear walking distance from the ground for convenience, this is one of the more obvious ones. It's tucked away in side streets a little, just under a mile from the ground. From the south-west corner of the ground at the foot of Leppings Lane, head into Wadsley Lane, then Laird Road, then right into Rural Lane. As a point of trivia, just as you reach it, the odd looking wooden object outside the pub is a set of original medieval stocks.
Wadsley Jack, 65 Rural Lane, Norton, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S6 4BJ. Tel: 0114 234 3243. Map: Click Here.


Likelihood the Natives Will Understand You :

Cities like Sheffield are a bit more cosmopolitan than many Yorkshire towns, particularly as it is a University city, but you'll still be dealing with broad Yorkshire trying to converse with broad Somerset. If in doubt, give up and nod politely.

Top-Tip :

Don't mention the Kieran Agard goal. I mentioned it once, but I think I got away with it.

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Sheffield Wednesday : Local Amenities
Local Guesthouses and Hotels

Go to A1 Tourism's Online Guide to find Guest Houses/Hotels in the town and surrounding areas.


Other Points Of Interest

[No responsibilty is taken for any inaccuracies. This page is entirely the product of bias and prejudice.]

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