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A travel journal to Sheffield by Slug

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Quote: A few dining and sleeping experiences in Sheffield in early 2013

Best Western Cutlers Hotel

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Hotel | "Sheffield Cutlers Hotel"

Best Western Cutlers Hotel Photo, Sheffield, England
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After discovering no great offers in Sheffield Travelodge for our one night flying visit, we cast our net a little wider and found a deal at the City Centre Best Western at £50 for a small room or £55 for a larger one. We opted to splash out the extra fiver and was a little disappointed that our room didn't seem particularly spacious although the larger than king sized bed would probably take up a fair chunk of any room. The Cutlers Hotel is in the middle of Sheffield and the site used to be a very grand building but was unfortunately blown apart by a German bomb in the war. What replaced it is a less than glamorous a 1950s concrete ugly building. The entrance and lobby is very unpreposses...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 16, 2013

Best Western Cutlers Hotel
George Street, Theatreland
Sheffield, England 1 2
866-539-8117

Leadmill

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Attraction | "A night at Sheffield's Leadmill"

Leadmill Photo, Sheffield, England
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The Leadmill is somewhere I used to occasionally frequent a couple of decades ago and in truth it doesn't seem to have altered much in the intervening years while I've grown rather grey and fat. The Leadmill is and alternative/indie music venue located on the edge of the city centre in the old industrial part of Sheffield. We recently went to see Ian McCulloch perform a wonderful acoustic set and lingered a while after for the evening music set and even managed to dance for a song without having heart attacks. The Leadmill is in no way a classy joint, but it is one of those places I like; basic, beat up, but much loved, while the indie music they play is good too.The place can real...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 16, 2013

Leadmill
6-7 Leadmill Road
Sheffield, England S1 4SE
+44 114 221 2828

Red Lion

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Attraction | "Good old fashioned Sheffield Boozer"

Red Lion Photo, Sheffield, England
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We don't know Sheffield particularly well so we were grateful that a work friend of my beloved wanted to meet up for a beer or two and she had suggested a nice real ale pub on the edge of the centre of town towards the University for a beer or two.The Red Lion is down a rather anonymous side street, but the Ward's Brewery Victorian era advertisement embossed into the outside wall certainly made the place stand out. Although it was fairly early at 6:30pm, we struggled to snaffle a table and ended up in the conservatory annexe watching the smokers through the window brave the winter weather for their dirty little habit. The pub clientele was mixed age but tended towards the younger end with ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 17, 2013

Red Lion
109 Charles Street
Sheffield, England S1 2ND
+44 114 272 4997

Globe

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Attraction | "Student basic boozer"

Red Lion Photo, Sheffield, England
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Feeling the little the worse for wear after our evening with Ian McCullough in the Leadmill and with over an hour before our train, we wanted somewhere close to Sheffield train station where we could grab a bite to eat. Wandering up the road towards the University we saw a basic looking pub, the Globe selling various breakfast foods. I ordered the vegetarian breakfast, while my more delicate beloved went for the scrambled egg on toast. I had an orange juice and my beloved a coffee. The price for the whole lot was a startling £7. What a bargain.The Globe is a typical plain student type place; very basic and a bit scruffy. To be honest I've never grown out of going to places like this ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 17, 2013

Globe
54 Howard Street
Sheffield, England S1 2LX
+44 114 252 1930

Travelodge Sheffield Richmond

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Hotel | "Travelodge Sheffield Richmond; a fairly typical experience."

Travelodge Sheffield Richmond Photo, Sheffield, England
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For our second visit to Sheffield in three weeks, we were staying at the Sheffield Richmond Travelodge as my beloved managed to snag a room for around £25 for the night. The hotel is quite easy to find; just get off at junction 33 of the M1 and drive into Sheffield. We did have to do a bit of a drive round as we spotted the hotel while we were on the wrong road (the A57). The hotel is about 2 miles out of the centre of Sheffield on the edge of what looks like a large council estate. There was plenty of hotel parking and what looked to be an abandoned Little Chef restaurant. An Esso garage and shop was also on site. Our helpful receptionist explained that if we wandered through the garage s...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 3, 2013

Travelodge Sheffield Richmond
340 PRINCE OF WALES RD
Sheffield, England
44-870-191-1674

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