Beer Glasses
Over the years , this club has played host to a wide variety of people and organisations, including the local branch of CAMRA , with whom we developed a close and productive relationship.  CAMRA have honoured us with a string of awards which line the walls of the small room in the centre of the club (see panel below)

Real Ale first appeared in the Red Shed during the mid 1980s and really took off in the early 1990s, at about the same time that we started getting attention from CAMRA.  Real Ale gradually ousted the keg beer from our bar as many club regulars changed to drinking better tasting beer of consistent high quality.  We have never looked back since then.
We usually have 4 cask-conditioned beers on handpump at any one time, mostly from small to medium sized breweries in Yorkshire and surrounding regions.  We also keep a range of bottled beers, including a selection from Belgium.

If you ask for lager you will get one of these . . .
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Kaltenberg 4.1% and Carlsberg 4.8% (replacing Warsteiner) and,
for cider drinkers, we have Kingstone Press from the pump

Our beer prices currently are mostly in the range of 2.50 to 3 a pint for cask beers (dependent on strength), 3.30 a pint for Carlsberg, 2.90 a pint for Kaltenberg and Kingstone Press.

Real ale lovers are always welcome here.  Non-members will usually be expected to sign in as visitors but, occasionally, we throw our doors open to all comers and run a BEER FESTIVAL, when we can have 20 or more beers on offer at once.  To date  we have successfully run about 10 such events, although not at regular intervals.  The most recent one was during September 2013.  No official Red Shed beer festivals are planned at present  but, if someone has a burning desire to organise one, then we will see.  However, since the last Red Shed event, the club was hired in May 2015 by our friend Malcolm at Five Towns Brewery to run a charity fundraising festival.  This was then repeated annually until 2019.  Another one was on the cards for 2020  but did not happen because of Covid-19.  Obviously all plans are on hold at present.

Comments & suggestions on the beer are welcomed.  Talk to George (e-mailed comments also accepted)



  • Listed in the "Good Beer Guide" 1995 & every year since.

  • CAMRA Wakefield Pub of the Year 1994 , followed by many other awards since that time at local, regional and national level the highlight being National Club of the Year joint winner in 1999 CotY Wakefield 2014

  • CAMRA Yorkshire Club of the Year for three consecutive years 2011, 2012 & 2013
     (a unique achievement, we believe)

  • CAMRA Wakefield Club of the Year 2014
    (picture here of presentation by Albert Bradbury, Wakefield CAMRA, to George Denton, club president)

  • Joint runner-up for Yorkshire Club of the Year 2015


Beer features regularly on our Facebook page www.Facebook.com/theredshedwakefield

This now includes a link to www.realalefinder.com , where you can see what is on now and coming soon.

This page last updated : 23rd May 2021

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