Standing on the steep slope that is Commonside and an even steeper one that leads off into the valley below, building the Springvale must have taken a bit of ingenuity and skill.

Pub of the Week: The Springvale, Sheffield
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The original Victorian building was extended in the 1930s, so that it is a rather curious blend of 1890s’ solidity and Metroland red brick with a vague art deco feel.
Nevertheless, the interior is warm and cheerful, the dining tables have a good bit of space around them and and there’s a decent-sized performance area for band nights and open mic gigs. Both are student-orientated.
If ale is your thing, then there’s a more than reasonable selection (I had a smashing pint of Bradfield) and it is Cask Marque recognised.
Visitors have been hugely complimentary about the food, especially the Sunday lunches, which (I am told) are excellent value for money.
There is a sports screen, but it didn’t seem to be that intrusive and, in fact, it rather complements the “community pub” image and ambience.
Here we have a nice old boozer, with no pretentions, and a bit like a comfy old armchair that you just want to sink into.
The landlady was having a bit of a tidy-up behind the bar when I popped by, but she still found time for a natter.
The Springvale, Commonside, Sheffield. S10 1GA. 0114 266 1466.

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A journalist for over half century, Phil writes over a broad range of subjects, including food and drink. He has been a long-term CAMRA member and is a keen supporter of Yorkshire's many and varied markets and independent retailers.

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