Between three beautiful parks on Ecclesall Road into Sheffield, Hunters Bar was once a toll road and is now a bohemian part of the city. Focused around the roundabout, the majority of properties are traditional terraces with a range of bedroom numbers. There are also some detached houses and flats, and there is easy access to Sheffield down the "Golden Mile".
THINGS TO DO
Hallamshire Tennis & Squash Club is nearby and there is a Rileys Sports Bar with snooker and pool. Also here is the beautiful Endcliffe Park complete with cafe and playground, Sheffield Botanical Gardens and Sharrow Park. Crookes Valley Park isn't far away and is home to Sport Sheffield as well as Weston Park Museum, which is a brilliant family day out.
EATING & DRINKING
There are a number of pubs around and these include: Porter Brook, The Beer House Micro Pub, Porter Cottage, The Lescar and Porter Cottage. Restaurants are varied and you can choose from the likes of La Terrazza Italian, Otto's Moroccan and Mediterranean, Prezzo, All Siam Thai and the Mud Crab Diner.
At the end of Ecclesall Road there is a large Waitrose and the road down there is scattered with numerous different shops and stores. Around Hunters Bar you have hairdressers, gift shops, a bank, pet stores, health stores, a knitting shop, boutiques, a sports store, dressmakers and much more.
The area is home to Hunters Bar Junior School and the majority of high school students attend High Storrs School or Notre Dame High School.
Centred around the busy roundabout, Hunters Bar offers quick and simple access around Sheffield and beyond. Getting to the city centre takes just 10 minutes and there are frequent buses available. The city also has a busy train station and East Midlands and Robin Hood airports are just over an hour by car.
Hunters Bar is named after a toll bar that was on Ecclesall Road until the late 1800s. The gatekeeper lived in a house next to the bar which is still there. Today it is referred to for the busy roundabout in the city at the intersection of Ecclesall Road, Brocco Bank, Sharrow Vale Road and Junction Road.
DID YOU KNOW?
Hunters Bar features in the song Fake Tales of San Francisco by the Arctic Monkeys. The lyric is: "He talks of San Francisco, he's from Hunter's Bar".