First look inside the all-new PsalterPosted by: Ashley Birch
The Victorian building has been saved from possible demolition and is preparing to open its doors soon as a brand new boutique hotel for Sheffield
Work to transform the old Psalter Tavern, on Psalter Lane has been ongoing for some time, and while no official opening date has yet been confirmed, developers can finally see light at the end of the tunnel on what has become a personal ‘journey’ to ‘save a Victorian building’.
The new-look Psalter is being transformed into a contemporary, boutique hotel with room prices that won’t break the bank and a downstairs craft ale bar and café to serve the local community.
When finally open, we’re told the 23 state-of-the-art rooms will all boast bedside phone charging pads, Bluetooth mirrors, and iPads in every room, allowing guests to order room service and eventually providing a function to purchase some of the pieces in the room.
Meticulous attention to detail has gone into the rooms design, which are decked out in a clean contemporary style with brass fittings and accents and individual light fixtures in every room. The developers have committed to using local creatives and craftsmen and this theme runs throughout the building, from wallpaper by Ded Associates to outer wall murals by Sheffield street artist Bubba 2000.
As well as the hotel, the venues once popular neighbourhood bar area on the ground floor, will also return as a craft and real ale bar and cafe, offering more locally sourced beers and produce from the likes of Abbeydale Brewery and Kelham Island Brewery.
Downstairs, there will also be a function room, available for weddings, craft sessions and other local activities.
The Psalter’s business manager Harriet Dolphin told VIBE: “As well as the bar, there’s going to be a really lovely café, offering breakfast, brunch and light bites, sourced from local producers such as Birdhouse Tea, Moss Valley Meats & Welbeck Bakery.
“This was quite a big hub for the community when it was the Psalter Tavern and we want to bring that community back in. We’re trying to incorporate what local people want.”
The developers are local to the area and are conscious of the building’s history and importance to the area. “It’s been a development that has been quite central to this area around Sharrowvale and Nether Edge.”
“We’re from Sheffield and grew up here, so to be able put our stamp on it has been amazing. We want to be able to create a warm and inviting environment for the local community to enjoy.
“The whole structure was falling apart because it hadn’t been invested in for so long, so it’s been a bit of a journey. It’s such an old building, it was falling to pieces. We didn’t know what we were going to find every day. We’ve basically saved a Victorian building.”
We reckon the painstaking refurb looks well worth the trouble, and with room prices provisionally set at £85 for a double and £150 for a family room, you’re not going to need a bank loan to stay over either.
You can also keep up to date with The Psalter's developments, and claim a free bottle of wine when it opens, by registering on their website.