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27-09-2007, 16:54   #1
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Saw a repeat of 'Britains Toughest Pubs' a few weeks ago, which had the 'Parkway Tavern' on Park Hill as one of the pubs. Looked like there were a few characters in there!

Anyway, it got me thinking, were there other pubs on Hyde Park/Parkhill/Kelvin or is the Parkway Tavern just a one off?

Strange thread I know, but I'm quite curious and people on here will deffo have the answers!
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27-09-2007, 16:55   #2
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The Crows Nest on the Hyde Park, (my mum worked in there for a while)
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27-09-2007, 16:57   #3
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There was one at the end of Hyde Park Walk, just behind Hyde Park Terrace. It had a beer garden (albeit entirely composed of concrete) that was very popular in the summer. Can't remember what it was called though.
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27-09-2007, 17:01   #4
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Was it the Target?
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27-09-2007, 17:02   #5
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The Link on Park Hill had some colourfull characters.
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27-09-2007, 17:04   #6
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Was it the Target?
That name's not ringing any bells. I think it might have been something to do with a queen. Could be mistaken. Better go and have a Google...
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27-09-2007, 17:05   #7
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I think the target was on the tall block, (on the greyhound stadium side), and there was a Plimsoll pub on the small block. What was the pub called on the Pavement (Park Hill)?

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27-09-2007, 17:16   #8
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There was one at the end of Hyde Park Walk, just behind Hyde Park Terrace. It had a beer garden (albeit entirely composed of concrete) that was very popular in the summer. Can't remember what it was called though.
I can't find any reference to it using my - admittedly rubbish - Googling skills. 'The Scottish Queen' springs to mind, though that could be another Hyde Park/Park Hill pub.
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27-09-2007, 17:25   #9
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on kelvin we had the gatefield and the halfpenny,decent enough pubs in their time,just because it was kelvin flats people from outside the area thought the pubs were full of trouble but they were wrong,you could get to them in the winter or rain without getting wet,on a summer night you could have a walk round the gatefield,george the forth,over to the halfpenny,accross to the upperthorpe hotel,then the scarbro'arms,turn left and call in the office or the club,and all within ten minutes of home
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27-09-2007, 17:29   #10
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On Park Hill there was the Link, the Earl George, Scottish Queen and Parkway Tavern, all of them shut now AFAIK. The one on the end of Hyde Park was the Earl Francis, dunno if thats still there.
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27-09-2007, 17:35   #11
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On Park Hill there was the Link, the Earl George, Scottish Queen and Parkway Tavern, all of them shut now AFAIK. The one on the end of Hyde Park was the Earl Francis, dunno if thats still there.
Earl Francis! Of course! That was driving me mad; I was just going to ring my mum and ask her if she could remember what it was called . I think it closed in the early 90s, at the same time as the renovations of Hyde Park Walk and Terrace - 1990/1991, if I remember correctly.

Where exactly on Park Hill was The Scottish Queen? The name sounds so familiar, but I can't place it.
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27-09-2007, 17:41   #12
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It's amazing to think that each complex had all these pubs and people actually went in them!

Drove past Park Hill a few months ago at night and it didn't look like a soul lived in them. Not surprised the Tavern has closed down. Don't know whether people are happy or sad about it...They looked like an absolute dive, but I've always wanted to go and have a look around them to see what they're like close up!
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27-09-2007, 17:43   #13
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It's amazing to think that each complex had all these pubs and people actually went in them! ...
Why is it amazing to think that?
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The Scottish Queen was round the back, on the road that runs from the tram bridge, I think.
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27-09-2007, 17:48   #15
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Why is it amazing to think that?
Because when I lived in Sheffield (2003/2004) Kelvin had been knocked down, Hyde Park didn't seem to have a pub, and Park Hill looked completely derelict. Just hard to imagine the place being full of life when it looks in such a sorry state now!
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27-09-2007, 17:51   #16
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Correctimundo, the Hyde Park pubs were indeed the Earl Francis, The Target, The Crow's Nest, and the Samuel Plimsoll.

the Park Hill pubs were the Parkway, the Link, the Scottish Queen, and the Earl George.
yes, the SQ was halfway up the PHF, on the frontage to South Street.

Didn't have a lot to do with the kelvin pubs, I don't remember the Gateefield much at all, but I definitely remember the Halfpenny. Whereabouts on the K was the Gatefield? I remember the HP being near the joining-bridges between the two blocks, on the bottom floor, near the housing office. My memory is failing me, were there shops there, on the Kelvin, like on the Pavement and High Pavement rows on HP and PHF? or were the only shopsthere the ones which were on Upperthorpe and on Infirmary Road?
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27-09-2007, 17:52   #17
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The Earl Francis was still open in 1994 (the last time I went in there), but was dying on its feet. Park Hill is empty, and due to be refurbished.
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29-09-2007, 02:24   #18
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I lived on the hyde park for a while around 1985 and worked in the crows nest and target as a dj. crows nest on wednesdays and the Target on fridays.
Brian and Barbra had the crows two great people and the target was owned by two gay men both of them fine.
the customers were great as well,only remember the occasional scrap,never got involved.
Made some great friends.
the last i knew of Brian and Barbra they had a sweet stall in Sheffield Castle market a few years a go,but now moved on.
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06-07-2017, 18:25   #19
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I'm looking for info on the 2 pubs at Kelvin. Out of all the pubs mentioned these 2 have the least info available. Did anyone use them? Does anyone remember the landlords? Does anyone have pictures? Any help appreciated for my research 👍
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The Earl Francis was still open in 1994 (the last time I went in there), but was dying on its feet. Park Hill is empty, and due to be refurbished.
My brother in law kept the Earl Francis Ken and Mary Sheldon,also had the Gatefield on Kelvin,another brother in law opened the Samuel Plimsoll in the 70s, Bill and Lilly Hatton.
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