Island life: 31 things to do in Kelham Island
9. Sunday lunch @ The Milestone
Got family coming over for the weekend and fancy a Sunday roast that even your fussiest relative won’t whinge about? Look no further than The Milestone. Locally-sourced produce is at the heart of this famous gastropub’s creative takes on home-cooked classics. Their Yorkshire puds are something else – but make sure you leave room for dessert!
84 Green Ln, S3 8SE
10. Hunt for treasure @ Nichols Building
Based just off the Shalesmoor roundabout, the Nichols Building is stacked full of vintage treats. Lose yourself in this retro paradise for a few hours and browse two floors of oddball furniture, trinkets and artwork. Pick up a few bargain records before relaxing with a pot of tea in the Nichols’ very own café.
Shalesmoor, S3 8UL
11. Hop on the tour @ Kelham Island Brewery
This brewery’s award-winning beers have been quenching Yorkshire thirst for 30 years now. You might have tried “Tranquility” during Arctic Monkeys’ recent homecoming, but the legendary Pale Rider is just one of the core range which has kept locals hydrated for years. Learn about the brewing process and enjoy a hearty pie and pea supper on one of their regular brewery tours. Vouchers can be purchased online for a mere £20.
23 Alma St, S3 8SA
12. Vegan gaming @ Church
Church – Temple of Fun serves up some of the finest vegan eats around. The bar arcade is well worth setting out on a pilgrimage to, located in the stunning Victorian-era Osborn Works building, to try Make No Bones’ legendary grub for yourself. Hang out at the 100% vegan bar and get competitive on the retro arcade machines, or keep it more contemporary in one of the comfy PS4 gaming booths.
4a Rutland Way, S3 8DG
13. Shop independent @ Kelham Arcade
Kelham Arcade is a creative gem of a space on Burton Road. Featuring boutique shops such as homeware store Gravel Pit and the little treasure trove that is Nature of the Beast, you’ll also find the highly-rated Kelham Barber, Cry Baby Tattoo, the odd art exhibition and creative studios here.
92 Burton Rd, S3 8DA
14. Cosy drinks @ The Old Workshop
One of the coolest evening hangouts in the area, Old Workshop looks the part: lit by table candles, fairy lights and walls adorned with foliage and beautiful artwork. There’s an emphasis on the chilled, laid-back vibe which makes it the perfect place to hunker down with pals to a few drinks after a long day.
10 Hicks St, S3 8BL
15. Life of Pie @ The Riverside
The Riverside is loved for doing the simple stuff right: selling great food and drinks in a friendly atmosphere. Sheffield’s True North Brew Co provide an exciting range of beers, wines and spirits that you can sip in the pub’s year-round beer garden. Tuck into their homemade Pie of the Day and get cosy this winter.
1 Mowbray St, S3 8EN
16. Rooftop cocktails @ INC
Perched atop the new Krynkl building, INC delivers cocktails in style. Head to the heated rooftop bar for some live tunes and try something different from their inspired menu. It’s 2-4-1 Classic Cocktails every Thursday between 4-8pm, so you can settle down with a Kelham Island Iced Tea after work.
294 Shalesmoor, S3 8UL