Beat the cold: Sheffield’s cosiest spots
Winter is coming, Sheffield. But that’s fine when there are plenty of warm, welcoming hideaways dotted around the city where you can escape the chill.
Here are some of Exposed’s favourite spots for when we’re feeling a bit nesh…
9 Westfield Terrace, S1 4GH
The smaller Tamper café on Westfield Terrace can be quite a squeeze at times, with plenty of coffee and food lovers packing in to get their caffeine and snack fix. However, the intimate setting and steamed up windows lend plenty of charm to Sheffield’s original Kiwi café.
73-75 Division St, S1 4GE
Fed up of traipsing from bar to bar in near- Baltic conditions? Book an evening at this table service cocktail gaff and let their team of seasoned mixologists take good care of you and your pals.
69 Broad Ln, S1 4BS
Get super-snug in a super snug! This cosy little Irish pub serves a cracking pint of Guinness to warm the ol’ cockles, and their busy live music room at the back can get very toasty indeed.
26-28 Commonside, S10 1GB
Doing yoga exercises in a room heated to between 30-40 degrees is going to make you forget about the inclement conditions outside fairly quickly. In fact, you’re going to sweat – a lot. As well as warming yourself up while burning a ton of calories, the deep muscle flexes will help to relieve tension and mindful exercise such as this can really help calm the mind.
The Closed Shop
52-54 Commonside, S10 1GG
Just a stones-throw from the city centre, this cosy Commonside pub has recently enjoyed a refurb from the guys at Stancill Brewery, adding a number of additional hand pumps and a vastly widened selection of gin and whiskies. And yup, it’s got a real fireplace too…drinkers assemble.
1887 Turkish Baths
67 Victoria St, S3 7QD
Beat the chill and steam away the stress in this historic spa situated on Glossop Road. Be sure to indulge yourself in the wide range of pampering on offer including massages, facials, waxing, and a number of other body treatments. Go on – treat yourself!
The Fat Cat
23 Alma St, S3 8SA
Boozers don’t come much more traditionally inviting than the Fat Cat, and while its beer garden is a popular feature in summer, their selection of homely hot grub washed down with a few choice ales make it the perfect place for respite on a chilly day.
462 Ecclesall Rd, S11 8PX
An absolute dream spot for the sweet tooths out there, grab yourself a hot chocolate and take a cushion in the upstairs den at this Eccy Road spot.
29-31 Campo Ln, S1 2EG // 416A Ecclesall Rd, S11 8PJ
The clue is kind of in the name, but yes, Couch is the one when it comes to lounging around and watching the world go by. The two venues on Campo Lane and Ecclesall Road give the option of escaping the daily hubbub of life for a few laid-back hours of socialising and peoplewatching.
The Rude Shipyard
89 Abbeydale Rd, S7 1FE
Part-café, part-bookshop, part-intimate event space – this quirky little place has plenty on offer if you’re looking to while away a lazy afternoon or two. Naturally, the coffee is on-point, but this place really shines when it comes to its selection of tasty gluten-free food. PS: their Guinness cakes are just ridiculously good.