I personally find the Old Red Lion a very friendly local pub. It's a pub where you can enjoy a quiet drink or enjoy a lively night out on the weekend. I found the bar staff very helpful, friendly and efficient. It's also quite a family orientated pub and the location set in the countryside is very beautiful.
I would recommend this pub to people of all ages you wont be disappointed.
A tremendous pub. A huge variety of beautifully kept real ales, an amazing selection of Belgian beers, first-rate food, non-smoking throughout, regular and very good live music, and friendly, helpful staff to top it all. Rapidly and rightly acquiring a great reputation amongst the people who know what makes a proper pub.
One of the best pubs around. They serve so many different types of beer, it's amazing. It took us about 6 months to find the place when we arrived (kept hearing about it, never got there). Though when we did, was worth it.
So many beers, so little time. The staff are fantastic, and can suggest a good beer to go with the meal, or depending on what you like to drink. If it is quiet enough, they remember you at the bar, and suggest other beers based on what you thought of the last one.
They certainly know what they are doing, and I'll be back there next time I'm in Sheffield.
Very nice pub generally, but despite having a valid ID I was not allowed in. This was due to my hair being short on my ID and the manager of the York claimed it wasn't me. I had plenty of evidence showing my name on university licences, rail card, but he still would not allow me to go in. This picture is accepted on my passport and I have no queries by passport control. Furthermore my friends were already in the York and he would not let me go in and inform them of what was going on, forcing me to find a payphone to ring them. As a result me and my friends have boycotted until the matter has changed!
The only pub in the area where I would be happy to take my wife. No yobs, good music (not pop), good simple grub, and above all, good beer! You can even taste the beer before you decide. I am happy to nominate the Hillsborough Hotel for the Pub of the Month.
The Rutland Arms is becoming a disappointment. Last time I visited two of the beers were not available and within the past month friends have visited and found that there was no real ale at all. The only beer was bottled, or else lager (shudder).
I've never been to one of the live music events, but for an average Saturday night out it is a bit overrated. There are no beers or lagers on draught and so expensive bottled beers are mandatory. The extractor fans were not adequate for the amount of smoke in the air when I visited and so the atmosphere was thick in some places, which is unusual for a city centre bar. In contrast, the music was a breath of fresh air - Green Room seems to play all types of music from the last few decades instead of the usual RnB that you find in most other bars in the city centre. The decor left a lot to be desired. "Cosy" would be one way to describe it, but "tatty" would probably be more accurate! Antiquated artexing and empty picture hooks adorn the walls and the furniture has seen better days. I was taken to Green Room by a friend, and whilst it was far from the worst bar I've been in, I expected better.
This little pub has had a chequered history and was closed for 5 months before the current owners took it over, and they've done wonders with it. For anyone who used to go you should get back there and for those of you who haven't you should try it out.
They have live music nearly every night with some great bands playing on Tuesdays and Saturdays (I was told this may soon include Thursdays, too). They have an open stage on Wednesdays - which includes a full electronic drum kit, bass, keyboard and guitars (what more could you ask for?). On Sundays they have Jazz and folk music, Mondays they have a comedy show or DJ's (depending on which one in the month) and Fridays they have DJs... When I went they had funk scratch DJs playing with a bassist, an MC and a human beat box! There's something going on all the time at that place.
The food there is great too... They make home-made steak and ale pie with home chips and great veg - and it's good value!
I'd have to give this 10/10, it's got real character, the people who work there are friendly and welcoming, the food is good and the entertainment is free!
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.
Good quality food and large portions. The kids' play area is very large and keeps our son occupied while we eat. The staff are reasonably friendly and the place is family orientated. Would recommend to people with young children.