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Bell Hagg Inn

Picture source: Terry Robinson

The Bell Hagg Inn was situated at 1 Manchester Road, Sheffield. This pub was built in 1832 and had five floors. Also known as The John Thomas.
The John Thomas pub was owned by two good friends John and Jennine Chidlaw. Sadly Jennine died in early 2001 and John was left to run the business. In 2004 John had a severe stroke which has left him invalided and unable to work. Both John and Jennine had a passion for the John Thomas and would surely still be running as a thriving business were they both still with us. I now live abroad but on my very occasional trips back to Sheffield I drive past The John Thomas and remember some wonderful evenings, especially the Tuesday night music. Fantastic, but sad to see the place now in almost ruin. 
Liz (August 2011)
I remember the Bell Hagg Inn, on the Manchester Road, as being the very first pub I ever visited in Sheffield. It was in February 1979 on the day I had an interview at Sheffield University. It was also (coming from the south) the first time I had “northern” pie, mash and peas!! A pub with a load of character – cheap booze in the supermarkets has a lot to answer for!!
Jeremy Minns (May 2013)

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Date of photo: 2008

Picture source: George Buckley