S11 Area Guide
Ecclesall, Endcliffe Park, Ecclesall Road, Greystones, Hunter's Bar, Millhouses, Sharrow Vale, Nether Edge, Whirlow, Brincliffe
The S11 postcode, incorporates some of the most sought after places to live in the Sheffield area. Spanning from Sharrow Vale close to the City Centre, out to Hathersage Road heading towards the Peak District, S11 has a diverse property portfolio.
From Sharrow heading up toward Ecclesall Road and Hunters Bar, you really do see Sheffield in its diverse glory. There are numerous shops, restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs spanning every genre making Ecclesall Road a vibrant and popular choice for a day or night shopping and/or socialising. With Sheffield Hallam University’s Collegiate Campus being nearby, there are many investment opportunities for student housing. With Sheffield’s high retention rate of graduates, many young professionals look to rent in this area due to its cosmopolitan yet familiar feel. The city centre and train station is only a short bus ride away on a well run route making it a perfect choice for city workers and commuters alike.
Close to Ecclesall Road is Endcliffe Park. Endcliffe Park is one of Sheffield’s most popular outdoor spaces, due to the many outdoor events held there such as: traveling circuses, fairs and music events including tramlines. The park is great for children with there being a lovely café with toilet facilities, an excellent adventure playground and a parkour playground which are all free to use. There is also an area which has a bouncy castle and roundabouts. The size of the park means that even on the sunniest of weekends there is always a space on the grass for a picnic or to kick a ball about. Not only are there large green spaces, but the park also has areas of woodland which are interspersed by paths, streams and duck ponds. Boot camps and park runs are often held there and there is an outdoor gym area which is free to use.
As you head further up Ecclesall Road you pass Hunters Bar and reach Greystones leading to Banner Cross and Bents Green. These areas have a much more suburban feel, yet are all still only a walk or short bus/car ride to the hub bub of Ecclesall Road. With family friendly gastro pubs such as The Prince of Wales, The Hammer and Pincers and The Stags Head on Psalter Lane, this area is well equipped for socialising with the little ones in tow.
The nurseries and schools in S11 are highly regarded, many with outstanding Ofsted reports:
Parkhead Cottage Nursery
The Collegiate Montessori Nursery Ltd
The Psalter Lane Nursery
The Nest Nursery
Treetops Day Nursery and Pre-School
Clifford C of E Infant School
Ecclesall C of E Junior School
Ecclesall Infant School
Greystones Primary School
High Storrs School
Hunters Bar Infant School
Hunters Bar Junior School
Porter Croft Sheffield C of E Primary Academy
There is no shortage of choice when it comes to places to eat in S11. Almost all cuisines are catered for including Greek, Italian, Sardinian, Indian, Thai, Chinese, French, American, Mexican and many more. S11 also boasts 2 restaurants rated in the top 10 of Trip Advisor’s Sheffield Restaurants. Rafters rated at number 5 and Hidden Gem rated at number 6. Both at different ends of the spectrum with Hidden Gem being more relaxed. Both however serving exceptional food and most definitely worth a visit. What is particularly lovely about Hidden Gem is the fact that students with learning difficulties from WORK Ltd are given opportunities to develop their skills there.
Other restaurants include Ashoka which claims to be the oldest Indian restaurant in Sheffield having been open since 1967. Uncle Sam’s is great for kids as it serves typical American diner fodder in a restaurant which has a train running around a track near the ceiling! All Siam is a Thai restaurant with opulent décor and exquisite food should you want something a bit special.
Pointing Dog Clubhouse has a New York style tavern bar known for its cocktails and restaurant serving modern cuisine. It’s a popular venue for evening and late night drinking. Other bars in the S11 area are Kettle Black, Graze Inn, Bocelli 183 and Nonna’s to name a few. If a more relaxed pub is what you’re after then once again you are spoilt for choice, a few to try are: The Greystones, Ecclesall Ale Club, The Lescar and The Rising Sun.