Farfield in Neepsend to reopen as pubPosted by: Ashley Birch
Farfield Inn on Neepsend Lane
The Grade II listed Sheffield pub has been closed for several years and owners tell us it’s still going to be a while before it reopens
In January the Farfield pub, on Neepsend Lane, was sold at auction for a whopping £250,000, a massive two-and-a-half times over the guide price of £95,000.
The run-down pub has laid dormant since the last bout of flooding back in 2007 and is still in a bit of a state, leading many to think the building would be turned into flats.
VIBE has confirmed with the new owners that they intend to turn the Grade II listed building back into a pub, but it will be early 2019 at the earliest before they can reopen.
The owners are responsible for a number of current developments in the city-centre and already hold a couple of pubs and cafes in Sheffield.
The Farfield was built in 1753 and survived the Great Flood in 1864. Originally built as a gentleman’s residence for an officer from the barracks it has been a public house since the 19th century.
The redevelopment of the historic boozer could trigger a spreading of the ‘Kelham Island’ developments, as it’s now commonly known, to include more of Neepsend and the buildings heading toward Hillsborough on Neepsend Lane.
As a Hillsborough native, The Farfield Inn was your humble VIBE reporters first experience of going down the pub! In the very early noughties (I was definitely old enough to be in there... honest!) it had a bit of a reputation and was a bit like the wild-west, so we can't wait to see what they do with the place!