With both Hallam and the Uni Of, in Sheffield, there are plenty of places to grab a drink- but which are worth your money? Well, we’re here to tell you. Here’s our rundown of the best cheap pubs in Sheffield.

1. Sheaf House 

Address: 329 Bramall Lane, Sheffield, S2 4RH

Sheaf House Sheffield
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The Sheaf House is a traditional pub that offers a great, wide range of drinks and very exciting deals. They have live sports and a great atmosphere, so you can enjoy whatever exciting event is on in the presence of other excited drinkers without having to break the bank!

Some of the said deals include:

  • 2 bombs for £5
  • Double up for £1
  • 3 bottles for £6

The Sheaf House is open until 11 pm most weekdays, and 10 pm on Sundays. So it may not be the place to go if you’re looking for a late night, but for those with 9ams in the morning – it’s worth a visit.

2. King & Miller 

Address:  4-6 Manchester Road, Deepcar, Sheffield S36 2RD

King & Miller Sheffield
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King & Miller is a cosy pub with a great outdoor beer garden. It is dog-friendly and family-friendly, which gives it a lively and friendly atmosphere, unlike many other pubs. With pints from £2.80 a pint, you’ll be in heaven from the second you walk into the King & Miller, without a doubt.

Open all week from midday, the pub also offers homecooked food each day as well as a ranch of snacks, sandwiches, and desserts. Plus, on a Monday, you can head on down for the Pub Quiz, where you get the opportunity to win a gallon of beer (and who doesn’t want that?).

3. Sheffield Tap  

Address: Sheffield Station, Sheaf St, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 2BP

Sheffield Tap
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Sheffield Tap is a great pub with beautiful architecture and even better vibes. It has an onsite microbrewery, meaning that you can find the freshest beer possible behind their bars. It has a huge array of beers and ales, as well as cans and bottles. You can enjoy your drink in a choice of fabulous rooms, and soak in the fanciness for a reasonable price.

The Sheffield Tap is definitely the place to be for anyone who loves the taste of good, unique beers. Plus, it’s right near the station, so it’s a great place to end a visit or start a visit when your friends travel up to see you!

4. The Fat Cat 

Address: 23 Alma Street, Sheffield, S3 8SA

Fat Cat Sheffield
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The Fat Cat was opened as an alternative to all of the pubs in the city owned by the larger breweries. It is a very popular pub with a well-stocked bar that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. It is intended to be a very traditional pub, and so has a very different atmosphere to many pubs up and down the country. But it’s definitely a good atmosphere!

It has a heated beer garden, free parking, and a range of beers, drinks, and home-cooked food. Based in the heart of Kelham Island, the pub also has no music and no fruit machines, giving it a really chilled, cosy vibe that you can enjoy with all of your friends.

5. The Rutland Arms 

Address: 86 Brown St, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2BS

Rutland Arms Sheffield
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The Rutland Arms is right in the arts center of the city, and it is a pub that deceives many patrons. On the outside, the Rutland Arms looks deeply traditional, and possibly even dull. But step inside, and you will enjoy the decor and atmosphere years in the making with trinkets expressing the personality of all the popular patrons and all the staff who have spent their years within its walls.

The Rutland Arms specializes is in fine beers and boozes as well as freshly cooked food, and you can enjoy all of the above whilst you sit out in the beer garden or whilst you sit indoors and enjoy the music played by the jukebox.

6. The Brown Bear 

Address: 109 Norfolk Street, City Centre, Sheffield, S1 2JE

The Brown Bear Sheffield
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The Brown Bear in Sheffield is one of the oldest pubs in the city centre, and it dates back as far as the late 18th century. The building is a grade 2 listed building and is even actually older than the town hall. The pub is a classic 2-roomed pub with a regular crowd of theatre goers. The venue has a few weird rules, like no music or electronic devices, and also, according to some patrons, a no swearing rule!

Take a visit and see how long you can last without swearing and without TikTok or BeReal.

7. The Dove & Rainbow 

Address: 2 Hartshead Square, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield, S1 2FD 

The Dove and Rainbow Sheffield
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The Dove and Rainbow calls itself the home of rock, real ale, and live music. They are a little bit tucked away, but it is worth the visit if you want a cheap pub with live music, great vibes, and great drinks. They offer a wide range of real ales from up and down the country to go with their even wider range of live music performances. With performers from Europe, Australia, and even the USA, the venue is very proud of its contributions to Sheffield’s live music scene.

8. The Bessemer

Address: The Fountain Precinct, 58 Leopold Street Sheffield, S1 2GZ

The Bessemer Sheffield
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The Bessemer is a modern-looking pub that was named after the famed Henry Bessemer, a huge part of the Sheffield steel industry way back when. It has a mezzanine floor and an extensive lower area with pool tables and plenty of room to sit. Guests can enjoy The Bessemer’s 3 regular beers: Abbeydale Moonshine, Bombardier, and Kelham Island Best Bitter.

The pub serves meals at both lunchtime and in the evening and has Soul on Sunday events regularly. It has disabled access and plenty of great drinks and offers available.

9. The Benjamin Huntsman

Address: 12-18 Cambridge St, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 4HP

The Benjamin Hunstman Sheffield
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If we’re listing cheap pubs, realistically, there had to be at least one Wetherspoons on here. Spoons is a staple of the Great British Pub Visit, and it is definitely one of the cheapest chain pubs out there. The Benjamin Huntsman in Sheffield is named after a member of the steel industry in Sheffield, and the pub itself is as good as spoons can be. It is cheap, cheerful, busy, and lively, with the traditional huge walk to the bathroom.

While you’re here, be sure to check out our list of the best student nights in Sheffield too. 

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