We went to the Phoenix Inn as a family of five with three young boys on a sunny Saturday afternoon. We were so impressed by every aspect of the pub, from the staff to the food to the cost.
The children's menu was fantastic, you are usually faced with chips, nuggets and limp looking burgers but here the quality of the children's food was exactly the same as the adults'. It's the first time all three boys eat everything without a single moan! The presentation of all the meals made you want to taste it, and when you did you weren't disappointed. The value for money was excellent and the outside seating is vast.
Would highly recommend and will go again, very, very soon.
This is an excellent value country pub. Situated in Scholes village just a few minutes drive off the A629 Upper Wortley Road, which runs from Kimberworth to junction 35 of the M1. Also within easy reach of Chapeltown & Ecclesfield. Don't drive past & miss it - it's definitely worth a visit.
There is a good choice on the menu and the food is excellent value for money. You always get large portions. If you manage to polish off the Desperate Dan pie meal you receive a certificate - starve yourself a couple of days in advance for this one! Food is served Monday - Saturday 5:30PM - 8:30PM (last food orders around 8:15PM so don't turn up late or you will be disappointed) & Sunday lunches are available 12PM - 5PM. Always really busy Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights so recommend maybe giving it a try Monday - Wednesday when you will have a better choice of table.
In the winter months they have lovely coal fires burning. Have been in on occasions when they have some unusual choices on the specials board - recently there was shark steak. Never had a bad meal there and been on many occasions. Also booked a party in at Christmas last year - excellent value for money - you are not rushed away from the table, as once you confirmed your booking they guaranteed you the table for the whole night so we took advantage of that and had a good night all round. I believe they can also offer special menus for parties, funerals, weddings etc and that they will consider opening the pub outside of normal hours if you have a special event you want catering for - overheard someone booking a party on a recent visit and they appeared very accommodating.
It may not look like a fancy venue from outside (I may possibly have driven straight past it if it hadn't been recommended to me) but the quality of food is definitely worth a visit.
Cracking pub serving top-notch real ales. Staff really polite and knowledgeable. I notice they've just been included in the Good Beer Guide for next year - great stuff. Had a steak that was perfect. Keep it up guys; this is the nicest pub in Sheffield.
Cheap beer and great food at very reasonable prices. Also a very good children's menu. The kids room is also good with a pool table and there is a nice garden area for the kids at the side. Brad & Vicky who run the pub are very friendly and always make you welcome. Give it a go!
We love to visit the Milestone at Kelham Island and are enjoying working our way through the Gastro Menu. The fishcakes are amazing!
When talking to the young owner, Matt, we were reassured to know that he and his team are dedicated to sourcing local produce and to producing as much as possible in house, e.g. the bread and even the piccalilli!
This gave us the confidence to book into the restaurant, upstairs, for a "fine dining" experience, which was a superb affordable luxury.
We went here after reading a review in Grapevine saying what a great place it was. Bad idea!
It definitely wasn't 'home cooked', and the two of us who ordered from the Indian Buffet (all you can eat) were dismayed to find that in fact there was almost nothing left to eat. The staff weren't particularly apologetic or helpful about this, and the food we did get was very average formula pub-grub.
Two pieces of advice. Don't eat here, and don't trust Grapevine reviews.
What a great place to eat, the carvery was fantastic value for money (only £3.50). The place was packed but we got a table and got our meal within half an hour. We would recommend to anyone young or old.
The Old House, which was once called Halcyon, is a pleasant independent bar on Sheffield's youthful Devonshire Street. I have been there a number of times of an evening for pre-club drinks, as the beer is good and I much prefer the atmosphere to the chain bars on West Street. However, it was recently introduced to me as an eatery, and I am a little bit impressed. First I tried the fail-safe option of a burger, which was served somewhat unconventionally in a wholemeal bun, with an onion ring inside. I wasn't too taken by this frivolity, but it was none the less very well made, and the 'fat chips' were sublime. I have also tried a Caesar Salad, which was good, and a steak sandwich, which was excellent. Someone in the kitchen has actually put thought into this.
It gets better, though. Unusually for a bar, the service was very impressive, friendly yet professional and efficient. The sort of people who would give you a recommendation if you asked for it, and really pretend they care. The sort of people you want to be your mates. Many restaurants could learn much from this. The environment is good; 'chilled' it could be described, a bit like a coffee bar in the afternoon perhaps. An old house, I suppose.
But even better is the prices. They range from around £4 to £6 for a main meal and about £3.50 for a sweet, and when compared to the bars and pubs it is competing against, it is very impressive. Drinks prices aren't so competitive, but you can get a pint of Staropramen for £2 between 5 and 7PM. All in all the best value bar food in the centre of Sheffield by far. Even if the burgers are a bit odd.