Description of Frog & Parrot
The Frog & Parrot is a bustling pub divided into two levels, with seating on each.
|Clientele:||Mixed - students to professionals.|
|Is Food Served?||Yes|
|Rotating Guest Ales?||Yes|
Frog & Parrot Pub Reviews
Steven Belk - 09/06/2012
I remember the Frog & Parrot from the 1960s. I worked there with the landlord Fred Johnson and his wife Anne in 60s and 70s and for many years before.
Back then it was the Prince of Wales and very much a beer house. In those days we only sold Whitbread bear, Heineken lager and Guinness. We never did food or bar snacks, as there was no kitchen downstairs. The only food we did serve were sandwiches on darts night.
Our customers were mainly the same people day in day out. You could set your watch by them. We also had regulars from the old Royal Hospital across the road.
One was the Royal's boiler man who sat on a chair by his boiler and every 20 minutes he would come and get a pint. This went on all day.
The other regulars were the doctors and nurses from the Royal who would come in with bleepers in hand. I remember on the 14th of November (Prince Charles' birthday) we were plagued with doctors phoning up and singing "happy birthday to you".
The other regulars were the firemen from Division Street fire station and they would come in any time of day or night.
Sorry I've not given you more info. Hope someone comes up with more.
Jill Meredith - 24/07/2011
The pub was chocka full and we were both pushed down where the DJ was. We were pushed passed the rope and into the DJ's enclosure, where the DJ (who turned out to be the owner) rudely told us to get out of his space.
We started to move back into the crowds, whereupon a woman with a face like a dog chewing a wasp threatened to hit my sister! My sister enquired who she was and she said "I'm the owner's wife, get out!".
Well we had our drinks and are not used to being spoken to in such a way and promptly told them this. So, the owner summoned a big bouncer to throw us out. We still wouldn't leave - so the owner gave us £5 to leave!
I would like to add that I am a primary school teacher and my sister works with autistic children, we are respectable members of society. How dare they treat us in such a fashion?!
Jude Taylor - 25/05/2008
Really angry about the Frog and Parrot age checking system.
I was born in 1980, I am a qualified primary school teacher. I have lived in Sheffield for the last three years and have enjoyed drinking at the Frog and Parrot on several occasions. However last night, whilst out on my Hen night, I was asked to prove my age because 'I looked under 25'. I didn't carry ID (funnily enough the question rarely comes up) so I produced a work card that proves I am a registered teacher. (I don't know any 17-year-old teachers). This was not accepted as proof. The bar staff point blank refused to discuss the matter any further and so lost out on our custom. The irony being that I was not drinking alcohol myself as I've been unwell and I am taking prescribed medication.
I would be interested to know if the Frog and Parrot wish to apologise for this embarrassing and inconvenient incident.
Jack Jameson - 12/05/2008
This is by far the worst pub I have ever been to! The staff have little or no respect for the customers. The manager is never around to answer questions personally. And the quality of the food and drink is poor to say the least. How this pub is still running I have no idea!
Paul - 29/09/2006
I found the pub a little bit of an anticlimax. I went because of the "legendary" 'Rodger and Out' beer, only to find that it is no longer brewed! The drinks were OK if a little overpriced and the staff didn't seem even remotely bothered about the quality of service! The manager was nowhere to be found and nobody could help when I asked about the 'Rodger and Out'. I also found that the stage was a bit overbearing and made the place even smaller then it already is. Overall I'd give it a 3/10. There are better pubs around with cheaper prices and better quality service.
Frog & Parrot Pub News
The Frog & Parrot pub on Division street has won the award for the best pub in Sheffield city centre.
The pub won the award as part of the Best Bar None scheme, which recognises bars and pubs that provide a safe, responsible, friendly environment where people can enjoy themselves.
The Frog & Parrot pipped 45 other licensed premises to win the award, which, in Sheffield, is funded through the Safer and Sustainable Communities Partnership.
The Frog & Parrot on Division Street in Sheffield city centre has had its application to extend its licence approved by Sheffield City Council's licensing board. The pub can now open at 9AM and serve alcohol from 10AM daily.
Local residents had opposed the application, claiming that they were already plagued by loud music and rowdy drinkers and that the longer hours would make matters worse.
The application was approved after the landlord agreed to adhere to strict conditions set by the licensing board. These include additional noise protection to windows and better communication with residents of nearby flats via the designated premises supervisor.