The Three Merry Lads is a Public House that is situated approximately five miles to the west of Sheffield city centre, beyond the more affluent suburbs of Crosspool, Sandygate and Lodge Moor. On the edge of the Peak District, overlooking the Rivelin Valley.
The Three Merry Lads is a pub that has lots of charm and character. This stone built building began its life back in 1810 when it was a farm building, known as White Low. White Low was owned by the Marsden family, who had three sons. These sons were known locally as the three merry lads.
In 1833 a disused cow shed was renovated and a beer licence was granted. This cow shed was given the name the Three Merry Lads. This was around the same time that the nearby Redmires Reservoirs were being constructed and several public houses opened in this area to take advantage of the trade of the thirsty workers.
When the construction of the Reservoirs was
completed in 1854 trade dropped off and it did not flourish again until 1914 when an Army training camp opened up across the road to train soldiers for the trenches.
Again when the Army camp was abandoned in 1918 after the end of the First World War the trade dropped off and it would not flourish again until the 1930's when a road was built to provide access to the moors above Sheffield for a new generation of wealthy motor vehicle owners to enjoy.
The view from the window is stunning and is amongst the finest that you will find anywhere around here and there is a large beer garden outside where you can also eat if the weather is fine. At the side of this area there is a large children's play area and at the back an extensive grassy area where kids (and adults) can kick a football around.
The opening hours are:
Monday to Friday - 12:00 - 15:00 17:00 - 23:00
Saturday - 12pm until 11pm
Sunday - 12pm until 10.30pm
The Three Merry Lads is served regularly by the number 51 bus which leaves the city centre every 10 minutes and every 20 minutes on a Sunday. This bus terminates at the former Lodge Moor Hospital and the pub is a six minute walk from here further along the road.