The Sportsman Inn pub is located at 569 Redmires Road in Lodge Moor.
It is some years since I visited the Sportsman (my loss). Dropped in today with my granddaughter for some lunch. What a treat! A friendly, warm welcome when we arrived; a good and varied choice of meals on the blackboard.
We both opted for the steak and scampi at £10.50, one medium-rare and one well-done. They came cooked exactly as they had been ordered, with chips, peas, mushrooms and 8 pieces of very decent scampi. A bowl of onion rings on the side to share were perfect (real onion rings).
With a glass of water and a lime and lemon the grand total was £21.50, an absolute bargain.
We will be back!
This is a smashing little pub on the western edge of the city. The weekly highlight though is probably the pub quiz that takes place every Tuesday evening from 10PM - presided over by the hilarious Sheffield Wednesday devotee "Gillie", himself ably assisted by the glamorous Annie behind the bar.
The pub offers a range of tasty bar meals, such as corned beef fritters with egg and chips, chili con carne, and lasagne, and has the award-winning Timothy Taylor's Landlord's bitter on tap - a reason in itself for dropping by.
Inside, the pub has a bar area best described as cosy, but a bigger than average car park means that it is easy to park and pick the car up in the morning if necessary.
Quiz night is capped by "sit down bingo", giving punters the opportunity to leave a few quid better off, and the generally homely and welcoming atmosphere makes this a fine establishment that needs to be supported and patronised as much as possible.
The Sportsman Inn pub at Lodge Moor attracts a variety of customers, but none more bizarre than those that drop out of the sky! Due to the fact that the pub has a large adjoining field, flying enthusiasts from all over the country regularly drop in for a drink and a meal. Landlord Mike Kilner has experienced helicopters, light aircraft and microlights using the field as a landing strip. Famous visitors have included ex-Conservative Party leader Iain Duncan Smith and MP Ann Widdecombe.