Strines Inn Pub Reviews
Brian Helsdon - 17/04/2012
A friend and I had lunch at the Strines Inn yesterday. I was slightly nervous because there had been some not so good reviews of the food (in 2011).
But the food was excellent. My steak and ale pie was tender and tasty, the portions generous but not too generous and the service was quick and efficient.
Together with the location this makes a great pub for either lunch or a lazy dinner on a summer evening. Oh and my friend assures me the beer's good, too!
Peter Lloyd - 18/01/2012
Lovely old pub, real fire in winter, terrific cooking, including proper roast beef and Yorkshire pud with all the trimmings, just like mum used to make.
Willingly put BOTH cream AND ice cream on my apple pie (personal glutton fetish).
Really good beers, including my favourites, Marston's Pedigree and Black Sheep.
Finish up with probably the best pub coffee in the Sheffield area - usually, two!
This review not a flash-in-the-pan, but based on many happy lunches over the last ten years. Can't walk far any longer, but regularly drive twenty miles to go there for the atmosphere and food.
Plenty of car parking space and they open up an adjacent field on warm sunny Sundays in summer, when it does get busy - justifiably.
P.S. - pretty girls waiting on tables, too - what more can a man want?
The Howard-Hales family - 20/07/2011
After passing the turn-off for this pub for 5 years ago on the way back from visiting Sheffield University, we decided to stop for my daughter's graduation meal, on the off-chance.
We could not have been more pleased. The location was beautiful, the staff friendly and the food delicious. The menu was good with plenty of daily specials to choose from, too. Plus a good selection of wines, although we splashed out on a bottle of champers!
There was about a 20-minute wait for our food to be served, which showed that it was all freshly prepared. Servings were generous, the food looked appetising and tasted even better.
The pub itself had a very interesting history and stuffed (literally!) to the rafters with interesting local artefacts.
A repeat visit is a must - I am only sorry that it took so long to try it.
Alison Barber - 25/02/2011
Lovely child and dog friendly pub. Great atmosphere. Very friendly and helpful staff. Great food with nice specials board and local real ales.
Can't recommend highly enough. We visit all the time. Our dogs and two year old son love it.
Sinead Peckham - 07/08/2010
After over a half-hour drive in the pouring down rain, we eventually unloaded the kids and went into pub to be faced with not only a set of rules for children to abide by but no highchairs or child seating whatsoever.
Very disappointed. Do not go unless your children are of the seen and not heard variety, as requested on the rules board.
Marianne - 26/07/2009
Lovely pub, steeped in history with intimate winding rooms, surrounded by open countryside. Fabulous views from gardens and forecourt, decent sized car park, food very reasonable with basic vegetarian options (of the leave out the meat and add some cheese variety, but fine), staff very friendly and helpful. Smoked mackerel pate starter is fabulous, filled Yorkshire puddings, beautifully cooked beef.
Kids will love the many peacocks in the garden, rabbits in the field and small play area (swings and climbing frame). Just be warned if you are vegetarian or into animal welfare you may not like the array of stuffed animals and birds. Fascinating for young kids though!
All said, this is our favourite pub, especially if you can go in the week when it is quieter... it is a bikers and hikers favourite! We go whenever we can for a relaxing meal, and when we are jaded by the abundant modern, soulless establishments available elsewhere. Be prepared to sat nav it when you find it, as it took us 6 months to find it again after stumbling across it by accident the first time.
Allyson Codd & Karen Beatson - 05/03/2009
Visited the Strines Inn today, 5th March 2009, for a quiet lunch without the hassle of kids or husbands!
We found the staff extremely pleasant and helpful, the place had a nice relaxed atmosphere. The menu caters for a variety of tastes with homemade dishes. Prices are very reasonable considering the very large portion sizes.
We will definitely return and take our families with us.
Kerry Byrne - 17/08/2008
This was a charming pub, the staff were exceptionally friendly and the food was superb. Peaceful location. Would advise anyone to try it!
Debra Turner - 08/07/2008
Simply 'the best homemade pub grub I have ever tasted in Sheffield'. You may be thinking high praise indeed, but I can honestly say in my twenty plus years experience of Sheffield dinning my tastebuds have never exploded in raptures over such delectable freshly prepared food at a standard pub meal price, and if that wasn't enough there is the added bonuses of real ale and superb staff! How do they do it?
Having taken a party of nine ranging in age from 2 to 78 we were all made to feel very relaxed and welcome by very friendly and competent staff (kitchen and bar).
My recommendation is, if you like processed food, no atmosphere, poor beer and grumpy, unhelpful staff you'll really hate The Strines. However, if you like to be treated with consideration by courteous staff (even if to your amazement your fussy 2-year-old has just demolished a plate of delectable local sausages and demanding dessert very loudly! Sorry!) who serve not only great ale but also superb home-cooked food located in breathtaking countryside then The Strines is the place to go.
Paul Lydon - 01/02/2008
My family and I visited the UK over Christmas 2007 from Jacksonville Beach, Florida, and happened to fortunately stumble across the Strines Inn. Although it was a cold misty day, the hearty warmth of the fire in the open hearth beckoned us inside.
We were in for a treat with the wonderful choice of ales on tap and by far the best food we ate at any pub during our short two week vacation. Needless to say we managed to squeeze in a second brief visit (for some more Yorkshire Pudding). We would highly recommend the Strines to any traveller or local alike.
We'll be back for sure!
Stuart Hill - 14/12/2007
My Yorkshire bride and I honeymooned at the Strines Inn, 1993! Being from Miami, Florida, you can imagine how remarkably different the experience was for me... absolutely terrific! The four-poster bed, copper bed-warmer, walls so thick we could put a pillow in the window-frame, sit in it and gaze out at the reservoir, foley, other great views...as I recall...memory is a little vague, but think I got the views right.
We went for pleasant country walks, dined on fine, honest pub fare served by pleasant staff in a friendly atmosphere. Hand pulled bitter, right? My favourite! Never, ever, will I get a pint like that in America!
We later lived in Longley, Sheffield, and would often drive out to the Strines for a pint and a meal... drawn always by the wondrous surrounding countryside, Ladybower dam, etc...
By the way, if any other Yanks (The Yorkshire blokes used to say my wife was a Yank too, one Yank and her knickers came down!!! LOL) see this, the dam and reservoir were the setting for the film, "Dam Busters." The history of the terrible flood... oh, I could go on and on, I was so enamoured of Strines... loved it so.
I've since returned to America, my Yorkshire Lass passed away, God rest her marvellous soul. Hello to Joan, her sister, and all my friends there, if you ever read this. God Bless you all, Stuart.
Sharon Booth - 15/03/2007
Friendly staff, beautiful views, good portions of well-cooked food, real ale, great coffee...what more could you ask for? The perfect pub, parts of it are 12th Century (check out the main room's fireplace) and all of it is welcomingly old-fashioned, comfortable if a little shabby in places. Peacocks roam about outside, tables outside where you can take in the view of the dams and the hills. Best pub in Sheffield area? You bet.