We have just bought a house in Bransby Street (just round the corner from the Blake) especially to be near this absolutely wonderful pub. Brilliant range of very interesting draught beer, wonderful selection of spirits, brilliant staff, lovely garden. No TV, electronic games or other extraneous noise. Extremely friendly customers and that is from a southern softy who lives near Brighton and most importantly Ricky the racing whippet just loves it in there, I can't keep him away. Probably the best proper pub in Sheffield.
Visited today 4/7/2017. Food was nice but service was terrible. After finishing our food our empty plates were left there 40 minutes, and after removing the plates we were sat half an hour and no one came back to take our order for dessert. No staff around nor bar staff. They all seemed to hang around in the kitchen.
Booked a table for 9 people for Monday 3rd July. (It is nigh on impossible to get in on Sundays.)
I was rather hesitant, as the published reviews were abysmal. A reviewer gave a rather terrible review, which I only read after booking. I need not have worried. Every meal that was ordered came piping hot, large portions, and tasty. Meals included mixed grill, steak and ale pies, rump steak, vegetarian option, and a large Yorkshire pudding. All came with chips or roast potatoes, side salad or vegetables, and were well priced. A total of £115, which included the bar bill as well.
I would truly recommend the Strines Inn but not on Mondays, as we will be going back and would hate not to be able to get in!
As an aside the staff were very pleasant and polite, and the meals all arrived together. All in all a very enjoyable family meal.
Called in on my way back home, as I'd heard good things since the pub is under new management. Was greeted with smiles and friendly chat from the new landlady and landlord, Jo and Paul.
Was told the chef was excellent, so booked in for Saturday night and it was amazing! Duck breast was just melt in your mouth. Wife had sirloin, which she said was lovely. Stayed for the singer who turned out to be a local lass with an amazing voice.
Will definitely return. Certainly not the pub it used to be. Well done Joanne and Paul.
A nice, friendly public house in the traditional style. A good selection of drinks with 1 or 2 real ales on offer. Jukebox is available but there is usually good music playing. A pool table is available.
Just been down to Norfolk Arms as we do most Wednesdays. Pizzas were brilliant as usual. We also had the Sheffield platter for £10.00. Don't bother. Two mini pork pies, two pieces of stale black pudding and a scotch egg. Mentioned it to staff but no response. Stick to Wednesday pizza.
This is not a nice pub. Filled with young men that need to go to the loos every 10 minutes and then come back bouncing. Yes you got it, it's a drugs pub where you have got to watch your bag. This is not a nice place. I would rather stay at home than ever go here again. Thanks.
This place is one of our local haunts and we have never had to complain before now.
We visited for a drink on the 24/05/2017 around 7pm. When leaving we had to mention to a woman who was blocking the car park entrance/disabled car parking space with her car that we wouldn't be able to get our car out, to which she replied "I work here", so in other words you can take a running jump. She was very nasty in her approach to us. Not seen her before & don't want to come across her again. Can not understand why the Travellers Rest would employ someone like this, as all other employees are very pleasant.
Told no groups allowed in this bar by the bouncers, yet other groups were visibly allowed in. Very poor service. Not recommended. Spoilt the night, as was on a leaving do and not allowed in with the rest of the colleagues from work.