Sheffield pub toasts 10th success

Kelham Island Tavern landlord Trevor Wraith and bartender Naomi Ayers.
Kelham Island Tavern landlord Trevor Wraith and bartender Naomi Ayers.
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A Sheffield pub has raised a glass to success after winning a top pub of the year award – for the 10th time.

Kelham Island Tavern, Russell Street, Kelham Island, has been named the Campaign For Real Ale’s Sheffield pub of the year for the second year in a row.

Kelham Island Tavern.

Kelham Island Tavern.

Camra members whittled the list to six pubs, looking at factors including cleanliness and quality of management, as well as ales.

Camra said: “The picturesque pub has won the award for a second year in a row, and is known for its consistently high standards and huge range of beers, including 13 different varieties of real ales.

“As well as holding a folk music and quiz night, it is also the home of Pusscat, the pub’s ginger cat.

“With its impressive array of awards, there’s no doubt Kelham Island Tavern will be in contention for its third consecutive plaque next year.

Landlord Trevor Wraith said the availability of popular local tipples was one of the reasons for success.

Ales available include Sheffield Lantern Rouge, Abbeydale ale Deception and Bradfield Farmer’s Blonde.

He said: “It is nice to win it 10 times. It’s a great achievement and something I never thought possible when we opened the pub up.

“It’s down to a lot of hard work and dedication as well.

“People know they can come and get a decent pint from the drinks here all the time. We have a solid base and know many of our weekday customers by name.

“It’s about doing things with the right formula.”

It is the only pub to have won Camra’s national pub of the year title two years running.