The Red Lion (City Centre)
109 Charles St, Sheffield, United Kingdom
0114 272 4997
The Red Lion (City Centre) Sheffield Reviews
Mar 29, 2007
The Red Lion has a strange clientele for it's location. Not that the people in there are strange per se - just that they're not your usual townie crowd. It very much has the feeling of a local pub slap-bang in the city centre. It's been a good few years since I was last in here but it doesn't really seem to have changed much in he interim.
It obviously once served the numerous small factories that surrounded it but this industry has all long since departed and it looks slightly out of place as a plethora of modern buildings grow up around it. The customers now seem to be mainly drawn from the nearby University albeit the academics and lecturers rather than the students.
It's a rather odd collection of interconnecting rooms, all on slightly differing levels. There's also a conservatory that is obviously an enclosure of what was once a courtyard.
The décor is the usual brewery pub style but with the added dimension of having numerous old posters and handbills for the local theatres of over one hundred years ago - worth checking out if you're interested in that sort of social history.
Off the beaten track (it's basically down a back street) the Red Lion is a traditional throwback and makes a change from the large and often soul-less bars that fill the rest of the city centre. The one drawback was the price of the beer, which was distinctly expensive for this sort of establishment - despite its location.
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