Whoever put pen to paper on the designs for the Three Tuns was hugely inventive. He turned out a Yorkshire version of New York’s celebrated Flatiron Building, in effect, a “wedge of Wensleydale”, triangular, with a point at one end and a flat back at the other.

Pub of the Week: The Three Tuns
Welcome100%
Drinks selection80%
Atmosphere100%
Prices100%
95%Overall Score
Reader Rating: (1 Vote)
56%

It’s a lovely old brick building and what a joy this lovely urban pub is. Gleaming bar surfaces, well-maintained woodwork and panelling, comfy seating, and it is stuffed with little snugs and nooks where private conversations may be had, or great company enjoyed. It just gives you a hug as you enter, and immediately becomes a good friend.
Then, just to put the icing on the cake of your day, they accept Camra members discount cards as well! Never ever has a pint of that excellent tipple that is Moonshine tasted so good. If it’s a sunny day, you can sit in the windows at the “sharp end”, and if it’s cold and grey, there a nice little fire at the stern.
The food is very much of the “good pub grub” style, with an absolute Monday bargain offer, where the special is a chip butty and a pint of ale for a mere fiver. In fact, five quid is the top whack for anything elsewhere on the menu. The portions are generous, and the punters love it. Vintage pop plays in the background, and there are shelves with all sorts of boxed games on them. There are community booklets and leaflets, so it is obvious that the Tuns wants to be at the very heart of things.
The Tuns does what it was built for – to refresh its customers. It has that wonderful asset, charm. Lashings of it.
The Three Tuns, 39 Silver Street Head, Sheffield, S1 2DD, 0114 3276211.

About The Author

Phil Penfold

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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