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Welcome to Independent Sheffield

It’s become almost cliché to talk about how Sheffield is an ‘up-and-coming city’, so often has the phrase been thrown around with loose abandon by the passionate creatives and its proud inhabitants. Sheffield has always been a proud city, we’re proud of our Northern traits, our unique cuisine and our gravy. Don’t forget the gravy. We’re tea drinking, pie loving, gravy pouring, countryside walking, ay’up saying friendly folk who are made of steel. Well, that are just a few of the things we’re known for.


To discuss the thriving and diverse food scene that has swept like a fanatical cult over its citizens, leading to dinners going cold as Instagram-crazed food enthusiasts make their friends sit in silence staring hungrily at their plate as they position the dish just so to get the perfect shot. The big idea is to explore the unexplored, to celebrate the less celebrated and unveil hometown heroes. These people are your friends, families and neighbours who are working hard to give Sheffield its charm.


And so, this blog is dedicated to unearthing the very best of Sheffield – chronicling its independent happenings and quirky events, discussing anything from the top 10 best places for a pint in our fair city to uncovering the stories behind Sheffield’s favourite independents, showcasing inspiring photography and simply providing you with the information to get out there and have fun exploring Sheffield’s lesser known aspects.

It isn’t all warm pints and cold beers up in the North. Sheffield IS independent and this is a journey we will uncover together. One independent at a time.


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Who Are We?

Breaking away from the common chains, Independent Sheffield is on a mission to link up with all those special places that fill life's little spaces.

Our big idea at Independent Sheffield is to explore what our city has to offer. From the lesser-known, to the best kept secrets in Sheffield, these are the gems that have earned a place in our heart. We're searching for places with a difference, unique offerings, for places everyone will enjoy.

Our aim is to show you that there is more than meets the eye to Sheffield... so don't just follow us, join us.