We have visited on many an occasions (over at least 10 years) but tonight was the crowning glory. It happened to be our wedding anniversary so we called in along with our daughter, son-in-law and the grandkids. We were in at about 5:15PM and were told that food was served after 6PM. Not a problem, we would have a drink first.
Back to the bar at 6PM with quite a large food order to be told that the fryer was broken (and had been since Friday), which seriously reduced our choice My wife enquired why we had not been told of this situation when we first went, in order that we could have (a) ordered something different or (b) gone somewhere else. The (I assume landlady) intervened and basically told my wife to take it or leave it and returned to chat with the people at the bar.
The other bar staff were obviously very embarrassed at the outburst of the landlady and didn't know what to say. Other members of the public heard all the "goings on" and agreed that she had been very rude indeed.
I do hope this is taken in the spirit that it is sent, as we do not want other people to be subjected to this kind of "service". We have had many a good meal/drink at this pub but will not be returning or recommending solely due to this person's behaviour.
I spent a few days in Sheffield last week and visited a few pubs in the Broomhill area. This was my favourite because of the bar staff, who very, very friendly. I visited on Sunday 14/3/2010 and there was a free pub quiz taking place.
Bessemer has a large main bar with many cosy and comfortable areas to sit in. It also has a mezzanine floor with its own bar for private functions. Bessemer can accommodate all sizes of bookings.
Relax in one of our comfortable sofas or secluded booths, or enjoy the party atmosphere coming into the weekend with a range of drinks offers.
The function area is the perfect place to hold a party, with the mezzanine floor offering its own private bar and toilets. This private function space can host from 20 - 70 guests and aims to provide exceptional service and a fantastic party atmosphere.
Bessemer also provides excellent value for money with an extensive menu and tailor made buffet packages. This can be the perfect area to reserve for a get together with friends, a family occasion and we also specialise in corporate entertainment.
There is always a warm welcome for all customers at Bessemer. We have a number of areas that are available for private hire. Whether you are celebrating a birthday or you need a venue for your office party, we have the place to party for you.
After work parties are very popular at this venue, which offers the perfect atmosphere.
It certainly is one of Sheffield's hidden gems - perhaps the fact that it is hidden away is the main reason it never gets top billing?
Excellent and informative staff, mushroom heaters in the outside drinking area, huge range of top beers and continental lagers at more than reasonable prices and an eclectic crowd of well seasoned drinkers makes this the beer appreciator's Mecca.
Visited recently, having booked a table in the restaurant.
I chose a mixed grill. Unfortunately it was served on a cold plate and apart from the chips, egg and onion rings, all the meats and black pudding were lukewarm. A shame because the presentation was good.
Will certainly return but will request that food and plate are hot.
The Howard is a welcoming hostelry with a very modern edge. It is frequented by an eclectic mix of custom from students, businessmen, and passers by on the way to the railway station along with those who want a comfortable stop off for just a pint or two or an entertaining night out.
The 1st Wednesday of the month is dedicated to Unsigned Live Band night and is promoted by the band Riotbox for local up-and-coming bands to perform and play.
This is an excellent nights entertainment and worth supporting.
I hadn't been in this pub for quite a few years and was very pleasantly surprised when we visited it again the other week. It's very nice inside and the staff are very friendly and helpful. The food is fantastic and reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend it.