As you depart the train, you’ll find that the first stop on our trail, the Sheffield Tap, is perfectly situated on platform 1b (bonus if the train pulls up here!). Interestingly, this pub is housed within the former Edwardian Refreshment & Dining Rooms of Sheffield station, which became disused in the 1960’s. It all came to an end in the 1970’s, when the Refreshment Room was converted into a waiting room. The original mahogany bar top was sadly removed, along with the damaged front bar being pushed to the back of the room beneath the back bar. The ornate fireplace and phenomenal features were also taken from the building, which led to the grade II listed interior to be vandalised and subsequently locked up in 1976. Fast forward to 2008, and the owners were finally able to access the derelict rooms and begin their restoration. As you would expect then, the style of The Sheffield Tap is of an old railway waiting room with a large bar that runs the length of this space. You’ll discover a fine array of real ales from 11 hand pulls, including Tapped Jazzler, Thornbridge’s Jaipur, and the Salted Caramel Lucaria. Pair your pint with one of the excellent pork pies with the knowledge of this being a real beer lovers pub… enthusiasts are known to be in and partaking of the ales at 11:00 am, so we’ll see you there!