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The Commercial, Chapeltown - pub details

Address: 107 Station Road, Chapeltown, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S35 2XF [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 38128) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Chapeltown (0.3 miles), Elsecar (3.5 miles), Meadowhall (4.2 miles)

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user reviews of the Commercial, Chapeltown

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This pub still offers a good selection of ever changing ales, but two of my most recent visits have left me wondering if the pub is going downhill.
One visit, some months ago now, I was served by a male who appeared that he could not care less about his customers. He was surly, a little abrupt and showed no interest in talking to some customers who were just being polite and asking about the beer on offer.
I treated this incident as a one off, however a few day ago, a diffferent male began to serve my chosen beer. He began to pur the wrong one, no problem, I requested he change this and he immediatly moved the glass over to a new pump, with an inch or so of the original beer in the glass and started to pour the new over the old.
I'm not being over-fussy, but as soon as I mentioned this to him, he stopped and got a new glass.
He knew what he'd done and in my opinion was just being lazy.
A minor point you may think, but great pubs can only stay great if the staff maintain standards. This is a shame because the landlord and some of the regular staff are always friendly and perhaps do not realise that little things like this can spoil all there previous hard work. I'll give it another go, but perhaps it's time to stop visiting so much.
Hopefully, the landlord will read this and take notice.
SouthYorkshireman - 10 Apr 2013 23:26
The Commercial is a pub which appears welcoming whatever time of day you visit. I'm not a local, however, those that are always seem friendly, and like previous reviews, I agree that all age ranges frequent this place which adds a certain amunt of character.
The bar is well stocked, albeit, four of the real ale pumps available are from the nearby Wentworth brewery, a minor moan, but it's not really my favourite tipple, just a shame they rely so heavily on this brewery when there are so many other great breweries in the South Yorkshire area and beyond. On my last visit they also had a few beers on from the Crown brewery, Sheffield, one from Lancaster brewery and another from the Durham brewery.
The ale however is always in good form, the bar staff friendly and the food is wholesome.
The best pub in Chapeltown and worth the short walk from the train station if you are passing.
SouthYorkshireman - 7 Sep 2011 22:04
My first visit to The Comm although my mates had been here several times before. (it's a great stopping off point if you are going to the footie in Barnsley as we were). The barmaid was very friendly and the beer range (mostly Wentworth) excellent. I had the "Whoppa" and White Rose "Hop on the Band Wagon". We had a pub lunch which was substantial but I would have named it "Potato and Meat Pie" and not the other way round !! Although the pub is almost the last building in Station Road (about a 7 minute walk from the railway) it is certanly worth the effort.
Two bars; popular with older customer for the food and note the unusally table tops!!
mcroyal - 20 Mar 2011 09:58
5/10 is a shocking score for this pub, especially considering some of the cesspits nearby. Pretty rough and ready locals pub dispensing several Wentworth ales. It was pretty quiet when I visited, even though I went on a Saturday lunchtime, however a few older patrons were enjoying a chat and some basic lunch. I myself opted for food, which was great, especially the home made chips, which were some of the best I've ever had to be honest. Ale wise, I selected the Wentworth Summer Lovin and the Burton Bridge Stairway to Heaven, very tasty pints, especially the latter. Perhaps the only criticism is this pub could do with a bit of a clean and a tidy up, but then again, that gives this place its uniqueness. I don't think this pub is a 9/10 and to compare it to the Kelham Island Tavern would really be pushing things, but a solid 7/10 for me. Plenty of potential, especially at the rear of the pub - if they were to seperate the small beer garden from the car park, it would be fantastic.
Sharp - 7 Jun 2010 17:44
I have used this pub for many years. Always plenty of real ales to choose from (usually 2 or 3 from the Wentworth Brewery which is just up the road and four others). There are eleven other draught lagers, fruit beers, ciders etc and a good selection of bottled stuff and it has been in The Good Beer Guide for the last 10 consecutive years.
Food is home cooked and good value (try the homemade meat and potato pie, chips and peas on the lunchtime 'special' menu for a very substantial meal at a very good price - less than four quid currently). Chips are real (i.e. chunky and fried).
Atmosphere is usually very good with a mixture of locals / regulars of all ages (a surprising number of younger drinkers given the 'style' of pub this is) and some camra / real ale types. Paul the landlord is a bit of a fixture and will make you feel very welcome.
The pub has a 'games room' which has a pool table and a pinball machine (not many pubs with these nowadays). The games room also has a jukebox but this is never 'intrusive' if you want to have a bit of peace and quiet in the bigger 'best' room. The pub also has a small snug if you want to be really anti-social.
I have scored this pub 9/10. I can never imagine giving any pub 10/10 but I think that this is as good as a pub gets!
Sheffield is blessed with more than it's share of real ale pubs. I regularly use many of them, including The Kelham Island Tavern which won the Camra 'British Pub of the Year' this year (2009) but I think that The Commercial is a better all round pub!
JCsbrogues - 14 Jul 2009 22:01

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