What’s The Psalter like?
Dogs and their owners are guaranteed a warm welcome at this boutique Sheffield hotel, in the leafy suburbs of Nether Edge. The stylish venue is housed in an extended Victorian building and staffed by a friendly young team. An art gallery is also attached to the hotel and trendy Ecclesall Road is close by.
How dog-friendly is The Psalter?
Really good. Several rooms at the hotel are dog-friendly and pets are allowed in both the bar and restaurant areas. No beds or bowls are provided but the staff are big dog lovers and they’re happy to dish out treats from a jar behind the bar. Doggy sausages are also available at breakfast time, if you ask nicely! There is an additional charge of £20 for dogs to stay.
Tell me more about The Psalter
There are 19 luxurious rooms at the hotel, ranging from singles to suites. We stayed in No.1 at the top of the main staircase, which was really lovely – and surprisingly quiet. The spacious room was decorated in neutral shades with little pops of colour, such as yellow throws and a blue velvet chair. A comfy superking bed was the main focus of the room but the furniture was eye-catching too, in a chic duck egg blue with gold accents. I loved the wall art of Sheffield’s very own Jarvis Cocker and the on-trend window shutters really brought the room together.
Wireless charging points and tea and coffee-making facilities were very welcome and the sweet welcome letter and complimentary drinks vouchers were a nice touch too. The stylish shower room was also great with The White Company toiletries and some of the fluffiest white towels I have used for a long time! There was also parking for a number of cars behind the hotel. The Psalter has lots of offers for guests – if you download the Psalter Lane app, for example, you can get £5 of free credit. There is also a quiz every Wednesday with a £50 bar tab as the prize.
What’s the food like at The Psalter?
Delicious. We had both breakfast and dinner at the hotel and were very impressed. There was everything from roasted pork to parmesan chicken and tagines on the menu, not to mention several different burgers. We tucked in to the Tempura Vegan Halloumi Burger, pictured above, which was really tasty – and the chips were great, too. Sandwiches and wraps are available at lunchtime and you can also book in for afternoon teas and cocktail making experiences.
Food is served every day until 9.30pm but pizzas can be ordered until midnight via the room service menu. You don’t even have to bother the reception staff to do it, either – you simply scan a QR code on your phone, which is pretty cool. Generous cooked breakfasts are served from Thursday to Monday while continental options are available on other days. All dietary requirements can be catered for, too.
Are there resident dogs at The Psalter?
No, but Sheffield is a very dog-friendly city so you’re sure to make plenty of new four-legged friends when you’re out and about.
Where are the best dog walks near The Psalter?
Endcliffe Park is a short walk from the hotel – albeit a very hilly one! The beautiful park, which has a mix of woodland, streams and open space, is incredibly popular with locals and is a lovely place to enjoy a stroll. Be sure to check out the dog-friendly Endcliffe Park Cafe and the Mi Amigo memorial, pictured above, which pays tribute to the 10 US airmen killed when their plane crashed in the park during WW2.
Chelsea Park, Bingham Park and Whiteley Woods and the Sheffield Botanical Gardens are also within easy walking distance of The Psalter. Slightly further afield, you’ll find the Porter Valley Woodlands. This follows the path of the Porter Brook from the city to the Peak District National Park, which is home to some of the UK’s most stunning scenery. For more ideas when it comes to dog-friendly things to see and do, check out my Ruff Guide… to Sheffield.
What Ernie and Stan loved about The Psalter
The fuss from staff, the proximity to the park, the sausage for breakfast
What I loved about The Psalter
The stylish decor, the friendly staff, the leafy location
How to book The Psalter
Double rooms start from £70 per night. For more information or to book, call 0114 216 7764 or visit The Psalter website.