The Shepley Spitfire is located on Mickley Lane in Totley, and is very much at the heart of the local community. The pub was newly built in 1979 and named after Douglas Shepley, who was killed in 1940 when his Spitfire was shot down over the Isle of Wight.
The Hardy and Hanson company bought the land that the pub is built on, half a mile from the Shepley family home at Woodthorpe Hall. The company asked the community to come up with a name for the pub and the Shepley Spitfire was born. It offers something for everyone including great food, a variety of cask ale, sports coverage and a lovely patio area.