Probably my favourite Sheffield pub, although it won't be to everyone's taste. It's very old fashioned with only 1 lager on tap. It does however have a good range of real ale and it's the home of Little Ale Cart brewery, whose beers are to be found only here and at the Wellie's sister pub in Worcester. Little Ale Cart do a lot of pale hoppy beers so if that's your taste you'll be happy here.
The staff are very knowledgeable and very friendly, as are the punters. As to the prices, I took some mates from Essex there a few months ago and they were astonished to find beers from their local brewer a pound cheaper then they could find them near the brewery! The Wellie may have its eccentricities but that's why we love the place.
I visited the Moorlands on a Monday evening with family and relatives that were visiting from abroad.
For a pub that seems to be virtually in the middle of nowhere it was certainly busy. The carvery had come recommended but for £3.59 we weren't sure what to expect. We needn't have been worried.
Everyone agreed that the food was lovely and each of the 3 meats (beef, gammon and turkey) were delicious. On top of that drinks were reasonably priced, too. A very nice pint of hand-pulled ale was £1.75
All in all a great pub. It's just a shame it's not nearer!
First impressions were spoilt by the smell of floor cleaner in the bar area. The staff also seemed slightly overwhelmed by a large wedding party which took up most of the bar and the restaurant on one side of the bar.
We had pre-lunch drinks on the patio at the back, which is a lovely setting. When we asked about our 2PM table we were initially told they were not serving food until 3PM due to the wedding party. When we reiterated that we had a booking we were told we would be dining at the other end of the bar in a separate area. This area was light and spacious with a good view of the park.
Service during the meal was somewhat slow and the staff needed prompting for glasses (sent back twice as dirty), butter, condiments etc... The wine we chose off the limited wine list was not available. However the substitute we chose was very good. The quality of the Sunday roast was also very good. The kitchen seems to be the most competent part of the operation.
We asked for dessert menus, but after 30 minutes we gave up on waiting and went to the bar to pay. We were then told the card machine was not working so we couldn't pay. One of our party was offered a lift to the nearest cash machine and we paid in cash. For the inconvenience the manager gave us £25 off the bill and a free bottle of wine.
All in all an experience spoiled by poor service and management front of house. I appreciate they had a large wedding party, but this is no excuse for poor service for non-wedding diners. However the quality of the food was very good and well priced.