Just been to the Springvale pub up on Commonside for a surprise birthday party with old friends and family (i.e. my two sons). A really nice surprise. Everyone behaved very well, no noisy drunken behaviour or rowdiness. I don't drink any alcohol and haven't done for about four years. It was a lovely quiet get-together.
The landlady asked my fifteen-year-old son to leave the pub because it's against their policy to have under-age persons on the premises after 10pm, so we all decided to sit outside on a table and chairs facing the main road (i.e. pavement). Not a problem at all with that, but the landlady came outside and told my son he's not allowed to sit there with us although he wasn't even having a drink or doing anything remotely wrong. OK now Mrs or Miss know all said he's not even allowed to talk to us otherwise she could lose her licence. Now please bear in mind he's doing absolutely nothing wrong and he was on the public highway but still she said he's not allowed to talk to us.
By far the worst pub in Dronfield/Coal Aston. Went in Sunday 31st July early evening, knew soon as I walked in it was a mistake. Fat blokes stood around the bar shouting over the awful karaoke music, kids in football shirts running around near the pool table unsupervised, barmaid looked as if she couldn't be bothered to serve me.
I used to go into this pub quite a lot a few years ago when it was good place to go. Giving it a miss from now on, so should you.
Visited Yates late on 22/07/2017 at Tramlines. One of the door staff (shaven head, well over 6ft, tattoo down forearm) was extremely rude to my friend and then later spoilt our evening completely by his actions when removing drunken individuals.
This "bouncer" should be struck off due to his violent actions - he was a blown up muscleman with little thought for anyone who got in his way. When challenged about his aggressive behaviour and asked to see his SIA badge we were told to "F off" and it was none of our business. Not a good representation of this establishment at all.
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.