Craft & Dough
Nestled in the heart of Kelham Island amongst industrial factories, modern apartments and a thriving string of traditional pubs, Craft & Dough is the latest venture from The Milestone group, combining a mammoth menu of eclectic beers (the craft bit) with freshly baked pizzas (dough). A nice hustle and bustle of staff, drinkers and diners greeted us inside the cool and contemporary venue and we were promptly shown to a table to begin the arduous task of drink selection.
Despite only opting for a half board of the Craft & Dough Ploughman’s to share, a hearty portion was presented to us and the different elements were explained to us by our waiter. We had freshly baked focaccia bread, Lincolnshire poacher cheese, a selection of cured meats, Nduja Calabrian sausage (with a good ol’ kick to it) and a rocket salad with delightfully crisp fried pumpkin seeds. This was a perfect sharing starter which would also serve well as a simple snack alongside a drink or two.
After a can of the Beavertown 8 ball rye IPA and half of the Yorkshire Wit to start with, I then asked for a recommendation to go alongside our mains. A bottle of Nogne O India Pale Ale was suggested and we opted to share this as it was a large bottle and fairly strong at 7.5%. A rich bitter ale with plenty of hops to boot, the beer complemented both choices of pizza nicely; mine the Crafty Cuts braised ox cheek, pepperoni and balsamic red onion pizza, and my partner’s spicy Nduja pizza. The bases were cooked to perfection and the sauce was beautifully seasoned with oregano and basil. But the star of the show was undoubtedly the ox cheek, which simply fell apart. For dessert we couldn’t resist the warm chocolate brownie with berry compote and melt-in-the-mouth homemade soft serve ice cream.
The failsafe combination of pizza and beer has never disappointed before and with tasty, original pizza recipes and an ever-changing array of craft beer, (as well as a decent range of cocktails, whiskey and gin) Craft & Dough go that little bit further to ensure they’re coming out on top. Speedy service and knowledgeable staff rounded off what was a relaxed and enjoyable evening.
New to the Sheffield food and drink scene, this informal pizzeria come craft beer house is the missing link in the up and coming Kelham Island quarter, sitting pretty between fine dining options from the likes of The Milestone, and pub grub real ale favourites such as the Fat Cat and Shakespeares.
Opening Times: Sunday 9am -11pm, Monday – Thursday 11am -11pm, Friday 11am -12pm, Saturday 9am -12pm.