In south west Sheffield and bordering the stunning Peak District countryside, Dore and Totley are two of the most desirable suburbs in the city.
Home to well-known faces, ‘Outstanding’ rated schools, top quality restaurants, independent shops and beautiful green spaces, residents in Dore and Totley enjoy the ultimate in village life.
We take a look at a few of the places that make Dore and Totley such a sought after place to live.
Inspired by a classic English country house garden room, The Summer House has a relaxed, laid back vibe. It serves breakfast, coffee and cake, light lunch options and dinner – making it the ideal place to get together with family and friends.
The restaurant prides itself on creating each dish from scratch and the menu includes classic favourites such as Tandoori Cod, Summer House Seafood Slammers and the Summer House Burger.
If it’s fine Indian cuisine you’re after, head to Rajdhani for a delicious dining experience. Top notch service and a tranquil atmosphere make this restaurant a perfect spot for your evening meal.
With everything from traditional dishes to their own chef specials, you’ll be absolutely spoilt for choice!
At The Grill, all food is prepared fresh to order by chefs Nino and Nic. You’ll find a lovely range of meals here, from fresh fish to steak and everything in between. On Sundays, you can enjoy a delicious traditional roast lunch with your family – perfect for all occasions!
Stylish and cosy, this independent café serves amazing cakes, breakfast and lunch dishes, from Eggs Benedict Royal to Welsh Rarebit, as well as home cooked cakes and sweet treats.
Seating is available both inside and outside. You are guaranteed a friendly welcome from the owners at Caffe d’Amour.
Set against the backdrop of a huge cricket pitch and the rolling Peak District hills, the Cricket Inn has one of the most stunning locations in Sheffield.
Recently refurbished, the Thornbridge brewery pub has arguably the best beer garden in the city – the perfect place for a pint and a Sunday lunch in the summer.
Inside, the warm, cosy, environment offers a friendly service, delicious wines and freshly-cooked, innovative dishes using the best ingredients and seasonal produce.
Muddy boots and dogs are welcome!
The ‘Dev’ is THE place to socialise in Dore.
Family and dog friendly, the Devonshire Arms serves a variety of drinks, from cask ales to refreshing ciders, beers and wines.
Here, you can catch all the latest sporting action on one of five TV screens. The pub also has a snooker table, darts area, weekly quiz nights and live music. You can also treat yourself to delicious wood-fired pizzas, freshly made every Thursday.
Originally a coaching inn, the olde worlde pub was built back in 1816 and its location brought in many travellers looking to rest their horses. Originally called the Devonshire, The Dore Moor Inn was renamed in 1827 after the village of Dore in which it sits.
A country pub oozing rural charm and rustic character, the picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the menu’s hearty, seasonal pub food, cask ales and fine wines.
A cute and friendly cafe serving breakfast, lunch and hot and cold drinks. All food is home cooked and baked using locally sourced produce.
The café runs popular bistro nights including Jamie Bosworth’s Pop up Supper Club, Physic Supper and Music and Dine.
Situated just outside of Sheffield, Blacka Moor is the largest nature reserve belonging to Sheffield Wildlife Trust. Containing 180 hectares of magnificent scenery, the moorland is home to a range of animals and plant life, including red deer, cuckoo and melancholy thistle.
For all your book needs, Totley Library will have something for you to get stuck into. They also offer a range of services, including a practice of the Driving Theory Test Pro and Hazard Perception Test and will provide you information on all local groups and events.
They also run a film club, Totley Library Cinema, showing three films a month – one for adults, one for children and a Thursday afternoon screening for over 65s. All you need to do to attend is sign up to the library and show your library card on entry.
Ecclesall Woods has more than 350 acres of woodland and 15km of walking, running and cycling trails to explore.
Look out for the World War Two bomb crater created in December 1940, saw pits, plus a 200-year old oak tree! There are loads of animals to keep an eye out for too such as badgers, woodpeckers and jays.
The Woodland Discovery Centre is the gateway to the woods and home to the popular Woodland Coffee Stop serving a delicious range of cakes made from Fairtrade and organic ingredients, including vegan and gluten free options.
A range of heritage craft courses and seasonal events take place in the woods and why not try the miniature railway train – a firm favourite with families.
Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet is a unique 18th century industrial works where you can catch a glimpse of life at home and work at a rural scythe and steelworks.
You can visit the Manager’s House, Worker’s Cottage, waterwheels, workshops, tilt hammers, a grinding hull, steam engine and the last complete surviving crucible steel furnace in the UK.
Restored and transformed following million Heritage Lottery Funded restoration project, Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet is a fantastic family day out.
Seasons gift shop and coffee shop is a popular meeting place for friends. You can browse the gift range including handbags, scarves and purses, unique jewellery, scented candles, picture frames, clocks and watches.
Then relax in the conservatory over a cup of freshly ground coffee and enjoy delicious homemade cakes or sample one of the renowned homemade quiche lunches.
This local, family owned garden centre is situated on a six-acre site on the edge of the peak district national park.
Dore Moor Garden Centre stocks a selection of plants, pots and seeds as well as gardening tools and furniture. After shopping, treat yourself to a coffee and cake in the café.
Valerie of Dore has exquisite flowers for all occasions from stunning bouquets for a celebration or flowers to say thank you, goodbye or welcome a new arrival.
Also available are plants, flower gift sets and a vase design service. Valerie of Dore is a must visit for flowers in Dore.
LoobyLou’s is one of the largest baby and children’s clothes shops in Sheffield with a wide range of clothing from birth to ten years.
Visit here for top brands including Frugi, Kite & Blade & Rose and Powell Craft and browse the shop’s wooden and soft toys which make ideal gifts.
With seven sports clubs on site, including gym and sauna, as well as a full-size astro pitch available to hire for football, hockey or training, Abbeydale Sports Club has everything you could possible think of for your leisure needs.
It’s also a great venue for your special occasions, from birthday parties to christenings, conference to training course, this is a wonderful little gem!
Sheffield’s only all-inclusive tennis club with four indoor and four outdoor courts, floodlighting, a luxury clubhouse, tennis shop and café.
Established in 1882, the Clubmark-accredited Abbeydale offers tennis coaching for all standards from complete beginners to international tennis players as well as kids holiday camps.
Amy’s Ashram runs a range of yoga, hot yoga, Hatha and Kundalini classes from stylish new insulated studios, which have been built with a special system to achieve the heat and humidity every hot yogi is hunting for.
The venue is kitted out with sheepskins, yoga mats and props making it the perfect place to help you meditate, relax, lose weight, de-stress and recover.
Located in the heart of Dore village, this exclusive salon offers a full range of relaxing beauty treatments in tranquil surroundings.
Pamper and unwind with all the latest in beauty technology including the Aculight hair removal system, CACI-‘Quantum’ non-surgical facelift, CACI-‘Slim-Up’ toning machine and CACI-‘Future Tec’ skin regeneration system.
Open the door and escape for an hour, an afternoon or a day and leave feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to face the world again.
A favourite eatery in south-west Sheffi eld, The Summerhouse is a goto place morning, noon or night. The service is excellent, coffee superb and the food is always spot-on. It’s also located two minutes away from our new development at The Beauchief!