Railway bar on tap for restoration award

Sheffield Tap Bar official opening.
Sheffield Tap Bar official opening.

THE Sheffield Tap – the real ale bar in the city’s railway station – has won another national award.

After being voted Cask Pub of the Year by The Publican magazine within a year of its opening, it has scooped a prize for the sensitive restoration of the former waiting rooms next to platform 1A.

The Modern Railways Restoration Award was presented by record producer and rail enthusiast

Pete Waterman at

the Merchant

Taylors’ Hall in London.

The Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Coun Alan Law, will unveil a plaque on February 15 to mark the Sheffield Tap’s achievement, joined by representatives

of the National Railway Heritage Board.

The bar was opened in a derelict grade II listed building by Sheffield businessmen Jamie Hawksworth and Jon Holdsworth, and has proved so successful that it has already been