An illuminated Ward's Brewery sign from 1978

Sheffield in pictures: Fancy a pint of Ward's?

Ward’s, the last of Sheffield's major breweries, closed on July 2, 1999 despite a campaign to keep it going by The Star.

The company’s Sheaf Brewery once stood at the bottom of Ecclesall Road, where you can still see its famous brewery arch. The complex was turned into posh flats and Wetherspoon’s opened the Sheaf Island pub on the site.

Ward’s Best Bitter was the best-known brew of the company that dated back to 1837 and it’s now produced as a keg beer by Robinson’s. Cheers!

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