Join the vegan revolution at Sheffield’s new (all vegan) craft beer and pizza joint

Simon Naylor, head chef and Ed Entwistle, partner, of Pour, London Road.
Simon Naylor, head chef and Ed Entwistle, partner, of Pour, London Road.

This week The Star visited Pour on London Road in Heeley – the latest addition to the city’s thriving vegan scene.

What’s the story?

The vegan revolution is alive and well at Pour, London Road

The vegan revolution is alive and well at Pour, London Road

The new craft beer and pizza joint is dog-friendly and serves a wide range of mostly vegan beers.

First impressions?

The bare wooden bar top and trendy hotchpotch of different tables and sofas lend it a stripped back swagger, with photos of bygone Sheffield on the wall, and shelves stacked with board games.

What was on the menu?

The pizza menu is entirely vegan, though diners can opt for vegetarian cheese if that’s a step too far for pizza purists. We tried a ham (vegan, obviously), olive and mushroom pizza and a more exotic barbecue and pulled jackfruit one, along with a poutine – a Canadian fries speciality. That was washed down with the easy-drinking Redwillow Effortless and the refreshingly zesty, if a bit too much so for my partner, Lost Industry Mojito Pale Ale. The pizza bases were good, and any doubts you could make a proper poutine without a meaty gravy soon evaporated.

Room for improvement?

For us, the slightly sweet taste and texture which made it stick to the roof of the mouth were redolent of the plastic-wrapped slices of processed cheese. There’s nothing wrong with the bases but I’d welcome some more cheese-free options and extra creativity with toppings.

Was it value for money?

At £28.40, yes.

How was the service?

The staff were very welcoming.

Would you return?

Pour is yet another reason for beer lovers to check out the area. With a few tweaks, this could be a great addition to Sheffield’s vegan offerings.