In need of a massive refurb and a new landlord. Me and my family spent a lot of money and time in this pub in the past years, and I have to agree with Mr Williams - the landlord became very obnoxious and rude to the people who were paying his wages.
We have been to a funeral at the Hogshead and would just like to thank the landlord, landlady and all the bar staff for a brilliant day. The buffet was excellent and everyone who attended said what a good time they had all had. Thanks again.
As usual cheap beer is the biggest draw for a Wetherspoon pub, now I know why.
I had not been here before, as I was on a day visit to the city. I made the mistake of ordering a meal - roast beef, Yorkshire pudding and fresh vegetables. After about a 15-minute wait, I was told there was no roast beef, so accepted roast pork. After another 15 minute wait, I was served with what can only be described as a, lukewarm, £1 ready frozen meal, and the "fresh vegetables" turned out to be a large pile of frozen peas.
Despite this, I otherwise had a great day in Sheffield, but never again will I eat in a Wetherspoon pub.
Phoned up this place to see if they served food. Was answered by a rough sounding voice who told me they did and that we didn't need to book.
We turned up for my mum's birthday, she was 77. We were greeted (or not) by a few people at the bar and were just stared at! It was like walking in the Slaughtered Lamb pub in the film American Werewolf in London. It was dingy and scruffy and far from a warm welcome. Needless to say we walked out and will not be returning.
In the top Red Lion further into Grenoside it was different again. Lovely staff, fabulous meal
Been going to this pub for years, as it is on our doorstep. Went there a few weeks ago had and our tea.
Hubby had a burger, which was inedible. It was well overcooked and hard as a rock.
My friend had a chili in a basket. You got the basket topped with cheese and a very small amount of chili around the edge so that it looked full of chili.
My other friend had a chili chicken wrap. There were three small pieces of chicken in the wrap.
Since the new owners have taken over the food portions have shrunk and the food quality is non-existent. It is a real shame. We always classed this pub as cheap and cheerful and it was good for tea after work, but not any longer.
We now eat at the Cross Scythes, where food quality is excellent.
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 beer, 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.
I took a group of OAPs for lunch on Wednesday. We all know how hard to please they are but they all agreed that the quality of food was excellent and very good value for money. The service was also very good.
We will be making another visit in the near future.