Sheffield’s Public wins Best Bar Food in the UK at CLASS awards show

One of Sheffield's most-loved bars has just been named as boasting the best bar food in the UK.

Wednesday, 13th February 2019, 8:02 am
Updated Wednesday, 13th February 2019, 8:07 am
Public Sheffield - Credit: Public

Public, which has transformed the disused, 19th century toilets under Sheffield Town on Surrey Street, picked up the prestigious prize at an awards show last night. 

The CLASS Bar Awards returned last night, celebrating the achievements, talent and diversity of the UK bar trade. 

Public Sheffield - Credit: Public

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The awards recognise the bars and bartenders that ‘set for standard for hospitality and innovation across the UK’. 

Despite being open for just over year, the popular bar beat off competition from Satan’s Whiskers and Scout in London.

The award follows Public claiming the ‘best place to drink’ prize in the prestigious Observer Food Monthly Awards held in London in October last year.  

Public is the fourth venue from James O’ Hara and James Hill, who also run Picture House Social on Abbeydale Road, plus The Great Gatsby and Daisy’s on Division Street.

It opened less than a year ago, and favourite features include its subtle nods to Sheffield in both the curated drinks and decor, and the snazzy mirror-walled toilet.

There are just 36 seats in the intimate venue, which specialises in small plates, and cocktails listed under ‘public holiday, public footpath, public awareness, public liability or public health.’ Read more at: