The Devonshire Quarter

Forum Shopping, Devonshire Street, Sheffield

If you like to think for yourself, want something a little different and love finding new and interesting places to eat, drink and shop, The Devonshire Quarter is probably already your favourite place in Sheffield. But even if you’re a regular, there’s always new places waiting to be discovered.

The world would be a better place if every high street felt more like The Devonshire Quarter – it’s a bustling hub of creativity and free-thinking, where a community of independent business support each other and you never know what you might pick up. This inspirational vibe is nothing new to The Devonshire Quarter. It saw the birth of the legendary Warp Records in 1989, and went on to be home to a host of the quirky, stylish institutions that we love: Red or Dead, Fopp, Rare & Racy and Sumo all flocked in search of a new It crowd. Jarvis Cocker even credits the time he fell from a window here as the lightbulb moment that would see him change British pop music forever.

Shopping

Balance

Considered to be one of Sheffield’s best head shops, selling a variety of smoking apparatus and oil gears, Balance also sells homeware, posters, throws and clothing.

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am-6pm (Fri 8pm-10m) Sat 12 noon to 6pm (8pm-10pm) Sun 12 noon-5pm 156 Devonshire Street T: 0114 249 1220 www.lifeisbalance.co.uk

Boo Wax Records

Boo Wax is a crate diggers dream – and a great place to hang out for a few hours, listen to some tunes and chat to fellow vinyl junkies and DJs. From rare second hand classics and brand new bangers and loads you won’t find anywhere else in Sheffield. Hip hop, funk, soul, reggae, house, techno, drum & bass, dubstep, grime and more – with new records out every day.

Opening hours: Mon-Sat, 11am-6pm instagram.com/boo_wax

CollardManson

CollardManson is like nowhere else in Sheffield – or anywhere. Its unique collection of clothing, gifts, jewellery, bags, homeware and curiosities make it completely unique – and the amazing store interior adds to the whole shopping experience. Among the collection you’ll find plenty of CollardManson’s own label clothes as well as choice pieces from Wolf and Moon, Goti, Rundholz, WDTS, Thom Krom and Mes Demoiselles. CollardManson create and curate – and only sell things they like, referencing trends but not necessarily following them. Their theory is, if you like the store’s clothes, you’ll probably like the store’s homeware and everything else they sell – it all feels connected and carefully put together. There’s no wonder the Devonshire Street store attracts people from all over the country, making it a real destination for those looking for something a bit different.

Opening hours: Mon-Fri, 11am-5.30pm / Sat, 10am-6pm / Sun, 12.30pm-4.30pm 123-125 Devonshire Street www.collardmanson.co.uk

Eton Clothing

Eton is the home of up-to-the-minute fashion in South Yorkshire, offering designer menswear and a personal service for more than 30 years. It’s been here on Division Street for the last nine years, and brings people to the area from all over the region and beyond. With exclusive items from a range of top designers, including Burberry, Philipp Plein, Stone Island, Kenso and Dsquared, there’s no wonder fashion-conscious customers come from far and wide. But the latest fashion and friendly faces are just the start. ETON’s team pride themselves on their extensive knowledge of their collections, styling, fitting and their regular customers – so shopping feels like a truly personal experience. You can browse its core range on its website but the best place to see everything is in store. And staff told us there are new exciting brands coming soon – find Eton on social media to see what’s new first.

Opening hours: Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm / Sun, 11am-5pm 65 Division Street T: 0114 272 4487 www.eton-clothing.co.uk

EYEYE

EYEYE is an independent optician with a strong ethical focus. Their honest and friendly service is second to none and the one-hour unhurried eye test is thorough and detailed. They also specialise in beautifully-made, sustainable and ethically-sourced frames and practice nononsense, ethical-pricing. Their shop is dog and bike-friendly too.

Opening hours: Tue-Fri 9:30am-5:30pm Sat 9:30am-2:30pm 12 Devonshire Street T: 0114 249 8288 www.eyeyesheffield.co.uk

Green + Benz

If you’re looking for a truly special piece of jewellery, Green + Benz should be at the very top of your list. As soon as you walk in you’re met with a welcoming smile – and you instantly know you’re in safe hands. Green + Benz prides itself on exceptional customer service – and being independent, will take extra time to get to know you and understand exactly what you want. But it’s the knowledge and experience of Green + Benz’s staff that really sets them apart. Owner Helen Dimmick is a certified diamond grader and members of the sales team have degrees in jewellery making, plus regular training means you’ll always get the best advice. And not just about jewellery either – staff will even given advice on the best way to pop the question. It has a huge range of contemporary jewellery – including exclusive collections from German, Swiss and British designers who have specifically chosen Green + Benz to stock their items. Or if you want something unique, it can create anything you want in its Chesterfield workshop. It makes sense to book a consultation if you’ve got something special in mind.

Opening hours: Mon-Sat, 10am-5:30pm 71 Division Street T: 0114 270 6366 www.greenandbenz.com

Moonko

There’s something special and charming about Moonko – it has a lovely, relaxed atmosphere and a style all of its own. This award-winning, independent shop specialises in plants, jewellery and gifts – but there’s much more to it if you delve a little deeper. It dries all its own flowers and makes its own flowerpots – in fact, everything it stocks is either made by staff or by its carefullyselected bank of designers – who are all on first name terms. Owner Deborah has a clear vision for the store – in terms of both products and its mission. Everything she sells is sustainable and ethical – and Deborah is passionate about giving back to the community, supporting local charities, mentoring aspiring business owners and holding workshops on a host of crafts.

Opening hours: Mon-Sat, 11am-6pm / Sun, 11am-5pm 89 Division Street www.moonko.co.uk

Plantology

A little oasis in the heart of Sheffield city centre, Plantology has been a big part of Division Street’s appeal since they moved here more than 19 years ago. You’re lured in by the stunning window displays and immediately hit with the fragrance of hundreds of flowers. A real delight for the senses. It doesn’t take many minutes of browsing their flowers, plants and botanically-inspired gifts to realise Plantology offers something a little different to your usual high street florist. From gorgeous hand-crafted gift bouquets, beautiful wedding flowers and thoughtful floral tributes, to arrangements for offices, corporate events or photo shoots, you’ll always get something unique and memorable. The staff clearly love what they do – and are extremely knowledgeable too. Every plant comes with expert advice on watering, light and position. And if you have any questions, Jill and her team are always more than happy to help.

Opening hours: Mon-Sat, 9am-5:30pm 70 Division Street T: 0114-270 6779 www.plantologyflorist.co.uk

Sakis

A menswear shop in Sheffield’s Devonshire Quarter, Sa-kis stocks the latest designer menswear garments, from Vivienne Westwood to Edwin, in its wide, multi-railed space. Its collection of streetwear clothing from both well-established and emerging brands makes Sa-kis a place which offers its shoppers original and authentic clothing unlike anything to be found on the high street. With a stock of t-shirts, tracksuits, shoes, jackets, shirts and jeans, there is something for everyone at this shop and it is certainly a number one destination among those who have an interest in men’s fashion.

Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 10am-6pm Fri-Sat 9.30am-6pm Sun 11.30am-5pm 32-34 Division Street T: 0114 2787124 www.sa-kis.com

Vulgar

This amazing little store is a feast for the eyes, with interesting pieces of pop culture, stuffed animals and kooky artwork everywhere you look. But its clothes are what people come for. It’s all about vintage designer, classic ‘80s-90s fashion and fun accessories, folky florals and denim, rare one-of-a-kind pattern prints, statement festival pieces and unique reworked fashion – giving vintage fabrics a brand new lease of life. Plus, you might even find the odd Versace, Gabbana, Gucci or Gaultier.

Owner Amber says they have something for customers of all ages, “Sometimes we get three generations of the same family in at once. The daughter shops in Savage Sister, the mum in vulgar, and the granny loves us both.” 

Opening hours: Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm / Sun, 11am-4pm 127-129 Devonshire Street www.vulgarsheffield.com

Within Reason

Selling everything from candles to jewellery to dresses, this little gem on Devonshire Street is full to the brim with treasures and trinkets that are certain to catch one’s eye. Whether you want to decorate your home or buy a gift for a loved one, Within Reason is the perfect shop for it.

144-146 Devonshire Street T: 0114 249 3346  www.withinreason.co.uk

Forum Shops & Boutiques

Take a look between the Common Room and Forum on Devonshisre Street and you’ll discover a little oasis of unique independent shops and businesses – one of the area’s hidden gems.

Opening hours: Every day, 10am-6pm – but individual stores may vary.

Bear Tree Records

Bear Tree Records holds an extensive and carefully-picked collection of both new and used vinyl of all genres, ranging from jazz to punk to techno. With a description by the owner on every record, this record shop offers an intimate shopping experience quite unlike any other. T: 0114 275 1309 www.beartreerecords.com

Follow Your Dreams Tattoo

The longest-running studio in this part of town, FYD Tattoo is home to the talents of local legends Tacho Franch, Billy Sleight and David Barry – as well as a host of international guest artists. T: 07851 800848 www.fydtattoo.com

Honkytonks Barbershop

A traditional barbers, specialising in periodic hair styles, straight blade services and beard trims – courtesy of Master Barber Harry Myers and Brendan Frances. T: 0114 273 1056 www.honkytonksbarbers.com

Niiice

A newly opened lifestyle store, selling clothes, caps, pins and cool stuff sourced from up and coming brands and designers in US, France, Canada, Spain and right here in Sheffield. www.facebook.com/niiicesheffield

Owl & the Pussycat Piercing, The

With more than 12 years’ experience in the industry, The Owl & the Pussycat specialise in surface piercings and microdermals – and stock a wide of body jewellery and aftercare products. The team are a super friendly bunch, so pop in and say hello. T: 0114 275 0719 www.theowlandthepussycatpiercing.com

Phone-Geeks

Phone, laptop and tablet repairs, plus a huge range of phone covers and accessories – all with expert knowhow and a friendly smile. T: 0114 272 1388 www.phones4all.co.uk

Slugger Skate Store

The only skate shop in Sheffield – 10 years and still going strong. Pop in for a huge range of boards, clothes, caps and trainers – plus loads of free magazines. T: 0114 2755131 www.sluggerskatestore.co.uk

Food and drink

True North Brew Co

True North Brew Co is a big part of The Devonshire Quarter, and there’s no underestimating the positive influence it’s had on the area – and that’s all thanks to the vision of owner Kane Yeardley who kicked things off more than 25 years ago. Three of the group’s ten pubs and restaurants are on Devonshire Street – including the legendary Forum – plus their brewery and gin distillery are just around the corner. True North owns The Common Room and The Old House as well.

“I’d been to other cities where people were doing really interesting things, and was inspired to try something similar in Sheffield. I’m immensely proud of what we’ve achieved and hope to see even more independent businesses moving to the area soon.” Kane Yeardley, True North Brew Co

Common Room, The

Sheffield’s only two-storey sports bar, with more than 50 TVs showing up to three sports channels at a time – don’t forget to book your seats to get the best view. Plus more than 10 pool tables and a ping-pong table – all for hire by the minute. Hungry? The menu is all about dirty burgers, fried chicken and a large selection of vegan alternatives.

Opening hours: Sun-Thur, 11am-12am / Fri-Sat, 11am-1:30am 127-129 Devonshire Street T: 0114 280 8221 www.common-room.co.uk (reopens 22 July 2020)

Forum Kitchen & Bar

The Forum first opened its doors way back in 1992, and really set the tone for the vibrant hub of independent businesses we all enjoy today. Pop in for quality breakfast or a quality night out – and everything in between. The Forum never lets you down. And when the sun shines, things get even better, as the bar moves out onto the terrace and Devonshire Green becomes a sea of deckchairs.

Opening hours: Mon-Thur, 10am-12am / Fri, 10am-2am / Sat, 10am3am / Sun, 10am-11pm 127-129 Devonshire Street T: 0114 280 8227 www.forumsheffield.co.uk (reopened 4 July 2020)

Old House, The

The Old House is all about cocktails, gin and vermouth – all enjoyed late into the night in an intimate cosy atmosphere. Not sure what to order? Staff are always happy to discuss what you like and find you the perfect cocktail – and expertly mix it right in front of you. It even runs a gin school and you can book your own private gin experience too. Not quite gin o’clock? The coffee and food are pretty special too.

Opening hours: Mon-Wed, 11:30am-12am / Thur, 11:30am-1am / Fri, 11:30am-3am / Sat, 10am-3am / Sun 10am-12am 113-117 Devonshire Street T: 0114 276 6002 www.oldhousesheffield.com

200 Degrees Coffee

200 Degrees Coffee was founded by University of Nottingham alumni Rob Darby and Tom Vincent. In 2012 the pair began roasting coffee in their garage, and just two years later the first 200˚ Coffee shop was opened in Nottingham. Since then Rob and Tom have opened coffee shops in some of the UK’s coolest cities. There are now seven 200˚ Coffee shops around the country, including on Sheffield’s own Division Street. Expect lovingly roasted coffee, pastries, baguettes and wraps in a cool, inviting setting that links with Sheffield’s industrial past, featuring a distressed copper wall installed by Tom himself.

Opening hours: Mon-Fri, 7am-8pm / Sat, 8am-6.30pm / Sun, 9.30am-6.30pm 25 Division Street, Sheffield, S1 4GE T: 0114 3272822 www.200degs.com

Brewdog Bar

Comfy booths and sofas everywhere, with a raft of board games and other distractions. Plus, of course, a list of beers from all ends of the earth, for the thirsty people of Sheffield. Eldon Court,

Devonshire Street T: 0114 241 4193 www.brewdog.com/bars/uk/sheffield

Bungalows & Bears

Bungalows & Bears is famous for burgers and bands, but there’s so much more to this oddly named pub than meets the eye. An extensive menu full of all your favourites plus a few surprises, a huge choice of craft ales, delicious cocktails and a pretty impressive non-alcoholic range.

Opening hours: Mon-Thur, 12pm-12am / Fri, 12pm-1:30am / Sat, 11am1:30am / Sun, 11am-12am 50 Division Street T: 0114 279 2901 www.bungalowsandbears.com

Frog & Parrot, The

The Frog and Parrot is the oldest of the pubs in the Devonshire Quarter and has been serving ale since before 1712. But it’s not just about the beer. This Georgian pub also has musical heritage, as well as featuring on the Arctic Monkey’s first album, it’s also where Joe Cocker signed his first album. Ask the bar staff for a musical anecdote and they’re sure to tell you something you didn’t know about Sheffield’s musical past. The Frog and Parrot has been a mainstay of Devonshire Street life for hundreds of years and is set to continue bringing bands, beer and great food for the years to come.

94 Division Street T: 0114 2721280  www.greeneking-pubs.co.uk (reopening 6 July)

Great Gatsby, The

The Great Gatsby calls itself a chameleon of a bar – and with so much going on, it’s easy to see why. It's a cosy snug with a huge range of premium liquor. It's a weekend party bar with the best music and a 3am license. It’s the home of Shy Boy Cantina, Mexicaninspired street food. It's got one of the only sunny beer gardens in the city centre. Mostly though it's just a place to hang out for the great and the good of this fine city. And then upstairs there’s Daisy’s – the calm above the storm – where you’ll find a little peace and sophistication as you enjoy tableservice cocktails and see how the other half live.

Opening hours: Sun-Thurs, 12pm-2am / Fri-Sat, 12pm-3am 73-75 Division Street T: 0114 273 1050 www.thegatsbybar.co.uk

Mangobean

A trip to Mangobean is just what you need to brighten up your morning – or any time of day. Its delicious coffees, colourful interior and warm welcome are exactly what keeps this popular coffee shop’s hoards of regulars coming back for more. Pop in and you’ll always find a great selection of sandwiches, panini, cakes and waffles – sweet or savoury, or both. And look out for regular offers – great deals on breakfast, lunch or coffee and cake. Make Mangobean your go-to coffee shop and you’ll be on first name terms with the friendly staff in no time – there’s also an unofficial table service for those in the know. Don’t forget to pick up a ‘bribery card’ to earn free coffee – new customers get an extra stamp.

Opening hours: Mon-Fri, 7am-6:30pm / Sat, 7:30am-6pm / Sun, 8am-5:30pm 68 Division Street T: 0114 249 6270

Pieminister

From its first restaurant in Bristol, which was inspired by a pie and mash cart in Australia, there are now 15 Pieminister restaurants and cafes across the UK. Pieminister is one of Division Street’s newest additions, and as the name suggests, serves up pie, mash, and all the trimmings. Following a tip off from a team member, Pieminister’s management team made sure there was plenty of Henderson’s available for Sheffielders to lash onto their pies, and now you can find the city’s muchloved relish on the shelves of Pieministers across the north. There are plenty of vegan, veggie and gluten free options, and if it’s too hot for pie, give Pieminister’s soft serve ice cream a go.

Opening hours: Mon-Thurs, 11.30am-9.30pm / Fri, 11.30am-10pm / Sat, 10am-10pm / Sun, 10am-9.30pm 67 Division Street, Sheffield, S1 4GE T: 0114 303 4290 www.pieminister.co.uk

Simmonite

A proper family-run butchers with extensive meat and fish counters, deli and a few extra surprises – while you’re picking up some choice cuts for tea, you can grab a few beers from their range of craft ales. Simmonite has been around for more than 70 years – opened first as a market stall in 1946 by owner Carl’s grandfather, and it’s still very much a family affair. Almost everyone who works at Simmonite is related in some way, and it makes for a really friendly atmosphere. We’re really lucky to have had it on Division Street for the last five years – and if you haven’t had chance to pop in before, make the extra effort, you’ll thank us later. Simmonite’s meat and fish are some of the best quality to be found in Sheffield – good value too. It cooks all its cooked meats, pies and pasties onsite, and it’s always trying new things. The pulled pork pasty is a must-try. It’s also a firm favourite at lunchtime too – and with such a range of fresh hot and cold sandwiches and wraps, jackets and pies, it’s easy to see why. The world needs more independent shops like Simmonite – and once you try it, you’ll never look back.

Opening hours: Every day, 7am-7pm 11 Division Street T: 0114 275 4666

Lonestar

Lonestar is a recent addition to Division Street (2019). It's a fabulous cafe, bar and kitchen in the former Costa - and before that the Fopp record store. Lonestar serves all your favourite hot drinks throughout the day. The lunch menu (11:30am-3pm daily) offers a choice of flat breads and wraps, a selection of our quality small plates, and a range of 6" pizzas for those of you needing to fill that lunchtime hole. Their evening menu (5pm-9pm) features a selection of global delicacies for you to try, either mezze style with friends or just pick'n'mix for yourself. The bar is open every day from 11:30am, with seven draught beers and ciders for you to try alongside a choice of bottled and canned beers, our specially curated selections of gins and wine, some exquisite cocktails, plus plenty more.

Opening hours Mon-Sat 9am 40-44 Division Street T: 0114 5539859 www.lonestarsheffield.com

Lucky Fox

If you’ve not already, you have to try Lucky Fox. A Brooklyn-inspired diner with a passion for great fried chicken and great beer. Everything’s fresh and cooked to order – the kitchen doesn’t even have a freezer or microwave. Just quality local produce, cooked New York City style – along with classic American diner service with a smile. It all started in 2014 with a month-long chicken pilgrimage, seeking out the finest fried chicken the Big Apple had to offer – and bringing the best bits back to Sheffield. Its hero dish is Chick’n Waffles (which is mind-blowing) but the menu’s packed with tempting dishes you usually only ever see in the movies. Find a seat, listen to some hip hop and prepare for an authentic taste of America.

Opening hours: Mon-Thur, 11am–6pm / Fri-Sat, 10am–8pm / Sun, 11am–4pm 72 Division Street T: 0114 278 0811 www.theluckyfox.com

Steam Yard

Opened by friends Matt and Nick back in 2014, Steam Yard is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of town, and relax in style. No reservations, no Wi-Fi, just good coffee and great service – what more do you want? Last summer Steam Yard was named one of ‘Britain’s 30 best places for brunch’ – and it won’t disappoint. The food menu perfectly straddles between breakfast and lunch, so there’s something for everyone, whatever time of day you visit. And then there’s the cakes! Some of the most tempting looking treats you’ve probably ever seen – perfect with anything off their extensive drinks menu.

Opening hours: Every day, 9am-5pm 97 Division Street T: 0114 327 1270 www.steamyard.co.uk

Tamper Coffee

A great little coffee shop with a New Zealand twist. Speak to the staff and you soon realise the staff are all complete coffee geeks. It has five different types of coffee on rotation, and staff can all tell you about the differences in great detail. Tamper brought the best of Kiwi café culture to Sheffield, with a laid back atmosphere and a New Zealand inspired brunch menu served till 3pm – plus a selection of fresh cakes and breads delivered daily by Depot Bakery. It’s also a hotbed of creativity, with many customers taking advantage of the relaxed atmosphere and amazing coffee to do some work.

Illustrator Adi Carter is one of Tamper Coffee’s creative regulars, “It’s like a second office for me. I love how friendly everyone is and I always seem to get so much more done when I’m here. And of course, the coffee is out of this world”.

Opening hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-4.30pm / Sat, 9am-4pm / Sun, 10am-4pm 9 Westfield Terrace T: 0114 275 7970 www.tampercoffee.co.uk

Other venues located in the heart of the Devonshire Quarter include:

  • Lloyds 2–12 Division Street T: 0114 276 5076
  • Pizza Express 124 Devonshire Street T: 0114 275 2755
  • Sainsbury’s 27-29 Division Street T: 0114 2408420
  • Subway 100 Devonshire Street T: 0114 2796299

Hairdressers and barbers

Honkytonks Barbershop

Located in the Forum Shopping Centre, this is traditional barbers specialising in periodic hair styles, straight blade services and beard trims – courtesy of Master Barber Harry Myers and Brendan Frances. T: 0114 273 1056 www.honkytonksbarbers.com

Savill Barbers

The highest levels of service combined with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere await you at Savills city centre boutique style barbershops.

114-118 Division Street T: 0114 2761011 www.savillsbarbers.com

Nightlife

Crystal

Located in the old Scissor Works Factory building, Crystal is one of the most gorgeous multi-functional venues in the city. With five unique rooms, hosting popular regular club nights and are available to hire for any event.

23-29 Carver Street T: 0114 272 5926 www.crystalbar.uk.com

Green Room

Come for the eclectic live music, DJs, comedy and open mics. Then come back for the best value brekkie and lunch you’ll find. Function room with PA and its own bar available for private hire.

150-154 Devonshire Street www.greenroombar.co.uk

Pop World

A proper good cheesy night out – with rock, pop and dance floor classics. Plus live PAs, awesome party themes and loads of giveaways and offers. Big parties and hen dos welcome – or hire the place all to yourself.

2-8 Carver Street T: 0114 279 5581 www.popworldsheffield.co.uk

Soyo

Stylish and playful, SOYO is the perfect place to wind down after a long day and dance the night away with a cocktail in hand – always a great night out. A mix of weekly events provides the soundtrack to your week and weekend with some of Sheffield’s bestknown resident DJs playing all night long.

117 Rockingham Street T: 0114 276 7552 www.soyo.me

Viper Rooms

As one of the city’s most popular nightspots, The Viper Rooms offers a glamorous, contemporary and welcoming experience for all, with weekly student nights and unmissable events suited to anyone who enjoys a great night out.

35 Carver Street T: 0114 275 0934 www.sheffield.theviperrooms.com

Walkabout

Home of awesome parties, top sports and great Aussie Tucker and drinks – you can eat till you pop, dance till you drop. Watch your favourite team with a cold one, have a chilled out arvo or a legendary night out – Aussie style. They’ve just spent £1m on the place, so well worth a visit.

Carver Street T: 0114 241 3400 www.walkaboutbars.co.uk/venues/sheffield

Steam Yard, Division Street, Sheffield