Historic 200-year-old Sheffield pub wins top national award after makeover

The Ship Inn at Shalesmoor.
The Ship Inn at Shalesmoor.
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A historic Sheffield pub is to be presented with a top national award after being given a makeover.

The Ship Inn at Shalesmoor has been honoured by the Campaign For Real Ale in its 2016 Pub Design Awards for its "Edwardian glitz and glitter."

Detail from the pub's exterior.

Detail from the pub's exterior.

The watering hole was commended by CAMRA in the contest's Refurbishment category and will collect its award at a ceremony in London this afternoon.

A citation for the pub read: "This stunning Edwardian street-corner pub – originally built, as the superb tiled frieze boasts, for Tomlinson’s Anchor Brewery – did not fare well in the 1960s.

"Its interior was allowed to deteriorate as its surrounding community was bulldozed and it found itself perched on the edge of a busy ring road. Having been shut for many years, though, the pub has now been restored to its Edwardian glitz and glitter."

The Ship Inn is part of the Artisan Tap chain and a post on Facebook describes it as "a haven for craft beer lovers with an extensive range of spirits on offer too."

The pub is 200 years old.

The pub is 200 years old.

The bar has been restored to its former glory.

The bar has been restored to its former glory.