In & Around Dore

  • Dore in August.
  • Dore in August.
  • Dore in August.
Although Dore village is a relatively small suburb of Sheffield (with a population of about 7,000) it has a rich and varied collection of amenities, shops, restaurants, societies and interest groups, as well as three churches, two church halls, three public houses with restaurants, a group GP practice, a dental practice, a chiropodist, a care home for the elderly and retirement apartments for the over 60s.

Nearby open spaces include Dore Recreation Ground, Ecclesall Woods (with a picnic area) and Blacka Moor.

Click here to view a map of Dore on Google Maps (link will open in a new window).


Principal Events

The Dore Festival and Gala takes place every year for two weeks from late June to early July: see the separate entry under Annual Gala and Festival.

The Dore Show takes place every year on the second Saturday of September. Click here for more information.


Schools and pre-school provision


Pre-school

Rowan School
Rated "outstanding" by Ofsted, Rowan is a small, special school for primary aged children who have complex speech, language and communication difficulties. Many of the children have autistic spectrum disorders.
4 Durvale Court
Sheffield
S17 3PT
Tel: 0114 235 0479
Fax: 0114 235 0478
Website: http://www.rowan.sheffield.sch.uk/

Kingswood Day Nursery
Kingswood Day Nursery, based within the grounds of Dore Primary School, provides high quality childcare for children aged from six weeks to five years and is open Monday to Friday from 7.30am to 6.30pm all year round. They are flexible in accommodating individual needs and accommodating differing work schedules. The Nursery provides a caring and friendly atmosphere where children feel welcome, safe and are valued as individuals. Children are encouraged to develop a sense of self-worth, independence and a caring attitude towards others, with an emphasis on learning through play. Personal, social and emotional, communication and language and physical development are valued just as much as literacy and numeracy skills.
Contact Nicola Hall on 0114 235 3322.

First Steps Nursery School
First Steps Nursery School is based in Dore Old School and caters for children from the age of two years. It received an ‘Outstanding’ judgement from Ofsted in April 2013 which found that children make ‘excellent progress in all areas of their learning and development ’and ‘children are able to be fully creative and think critically...developing excellent communication and language skills’. Not only offering excellent nursery education, there is also the option of extended day care provision (for school-age children too) between 8am and 5.30pm each day, for a maximum of 45 weeks of the year.
Hours: 08:00 to 17:30
Located in Dore Old School
Tel: 0114 235 3801
Email: firststeps.ns@googlemail.com

Tatty Bumpkin
Tatty Bumpkin offers Yoga-inspired activity classes for children aged two to five years old. The classes incorporate music, storytelling and simple yoga moves, developing creativity and increasing physical confidence by combining physical activity with breathing and relaxation. Activities are based around a doll called Tatty Bumpkin and in every class Tatty goes on an adventure. It could be in the Amazon rain forest or the South Pole or competing in the Rabbit Olympics! Classes finish with period of relaxation and a recap of the story. Classes are on Friday mornings (term time only) at 9.30am at the Dore and Totley United Reformed Church, Totley Brook Road. E-mail Liz Swann: sheffield@tattybumpkin.com to reserve a spot (£10 for a three week trial).

Tea, Talk and Tunes for Toddlers (4Ts)
Tea, Talk and Tunes for Toddlers (4Ts) is a toddlers’ singing group held on Monday mornings in Dore Methodist Church from 10 o’clock. Children play with toys for about half an hour and then sing (with parents joining in) for about 25 minutes, finishing with “I’m for ever blowing bubbles” which they really enjoy. Then it’s time for drinks and biscuits, toddlers sitting on the floor and then playing with toys until 11:30.

All pre-school ages are welcome, with babies from about two months old and some toddlers who are four. Grandparents also bring their grandchildren and parents new to Dore really enjoy meeting other parents at 4Ts. Cost: £1.50 for a family.

The Kids Art Academy
The Kids Art Academy is an after school Art and Cooking Club held in Dore Old School every Monday during term time from 3.30pm to 5.30pm for children aged four to eleven. Established in 2008 by Hannah Pearson, an experienced Primary School Teacher and freelance artist, the Academy provides opportunities for children to develop their artistic and cooking skills in a fun and friendly environment. Each week the children cook something sweet or savoury to take for their tea and also do an art activity like fabric printing and learning to draw animals. Cost: £8 per week. Staff are DBS checked and experienced in working with children.

KAA also runs a walking bus from Dore Primary school, picking up from class at the end of the school day. Visit www.kidsartsacademy.co.uk, contact Hannah on 07967 653946 or email Hannah@kidsartsacademy.co.uk

Tootlepops
Mondays see lots of fun with singing at the Old School House in Dore with Tootlepops. Classes are at 09:45, 10:30 and 11:15. Each week children sing around a theme and they love puppets coming out of a bag to help with their songs, and have great fun with shakers. The most magical moment is when instruments are played: violin, concertina, ocarina, glockenspiel, melodica, whistle, recorder. The children love the sounds and listen entranced. Sessions finish with bubbles and a snack. Classes cost £20 for 5 consecutive sessions, with discounts for siblings, babies under 6 months and one-off session rates are available. A free trial session is offered. Contact Catherine on 07800 919449 or visit www.tootlepops.co.uk.

Christ Church Dore Baby and Toddler Group
Christ Church Dore Baby and Toddler Group welcomes children from birth to pre-school, offering support and friendship to parents and carers and providing creative play for children. Run jointly by Mums from Dore and Totley Christian Fellowship and Christ Church Dore, a typical morning sees 30 to 40 parents and carers pay £1 to enjoy activities including a baby corner, a mini-slide, cars, happyland, playdough, and dressing-up, train and car tracks, jigsaws, sticklebricks etc. There is a craft activity, an optional story time and refreshments. Sessions close with singing. Thursday mornings during term time from 10:00am to 11:30am in the Parish Hall, Townhead Road. Contact Ann Scott on 0114 235 1087 or follow them on Facebook "Christ Church Toddlers".


School

Dore Primary School
Furniss Avenue
Sheffield
S17 3QP
Tel: 0114 236 8690
Email: enquiries@dore.sheffield.sch.uk
Website: http://www.dore.sheffield.sch.uk/
Headteacher: headteacher@dore.sheffield.sch.uk


King Ecgbert School
Totley Brook Road
Sheffield
S17 3QU
Tel: 0114 235 3855
Fax: 0114 236 2468
Email: enquiries@ecgbert.sheffield.sch.uk
Website: http://www.ecgbert.sheffield.sch.uk
Headteacher: Lesley Bowes

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Medical and Care Services

GP Services
GP services are provided by Carterknowle and Dore Medical Practice, a group practice with a team of health care professionals housed in a modern, well-equipped surgery with good facilities for the disabled including car parking, wheelchair access and toilet provision. (Click here to visit their website).

The Co-operative Pharmacy
Townhead Road
T: 0114 236 1028
  Opening Hours:
Mon 09.00 - 17.30
Tue 09.00 - 17.30
Wed 09.00 - 17.30
Thu 09.00 - 17.30
Fri 09.00 - 17.30
Sat 09.00 - 13.00
Sun Closed


Dore Opticians
Townhead Road
T: 0114 236 3200
E: khmlbland@hotmail.com
  Opening Hours:
Mon 09.00 - 17.30
Tue 09.00 - 17.30
Wed 09.00 - 17.30
Thu 09.00 - 17.30
Fri 09.00 - 17.30
Sat 09.00 - 16.30
Sun Closed
Sight tests, contact lens fitting and checks; supply of all optical goods including spectacles, sunglasses, contact lenses, solutions, chains, cloths, etc.

"We are a friendly independent optical practice with a large range of frames from designer to budget."


Dore Dental Care
Causeway Head Road
Tel: 0114 236 8402

Jennifer Downing - Chiropodist
Townhead Road
Tel: 0114 236 2048
Opening Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday by Appointment
HPC Registered.

Care for the Elderly
Ash House Residential Home
Ash House Lane
Sheffield
S17 3ET
Tel: 0114 262 1914
Fax: 0114 235 6107

Retirement Apartments for the over 60s
Fairthorn
117 Townhead Road
Sheffield
S17 3AJ
Tel: 0114 2368646
Email: scheme.dore@mha.org.uk
Website: http://www.mha.org.uk/hs50.aspx

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Churches

There are three churches in Dore, an Anglican Church, a Methodist Church and a United Reformed Church. Details can be found through following the links:
Christ Church Dore - http://www.dorechurch.org.uk/
Dore Methodist Church - http://dore.ecclesallmethodist.org/
Dore & Totley United Reformed Church - http://www.doreandtotleyurc.org.uk/

Christ Church and Dore Methodist Church have halls which are available for hire and host a variety of community groups and activities.


Dore Old School

Dore Old School dates from 1821 when the Dore School and Charity Lands Trust was established by various worthies (including the Duke of Devonshire) and about 40 acres of land was allocated at the time of the Dore enclosures, the income from which was to pay the schoolmaster. It ceased to be the village school in 1966 and was transferred to the ownership of Trustees who now manage it as a community resource.

The Dore Village Society has its headquarters in the building, and the Old School is used regularly by art groups, Guides and Brownies, Bridge clubs, a luncheon club, Slimmingworld, ikebana, pilates, and is very popular for childrens parties.

Lettings are handled by the Vicarage Office.

Telephone: 0114 236 3335
Email: office@dorechurch.org.uk

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Shops and Services

In addition to the general shops and businesses in Dore, there are also two mobile fish merchants who visit the village on Thursday mornings.

A mobile library visits twice a week and parks on Causeway Head Road on Thursdays from 11am to 12.30pm and Saturdays from 10.30am to 12.30pm.


Food Outlets

Co-operative Group (Food retail / Mini supermarket)
Devonshire Terrace Road
T: 0114 236 1367
  Opening Hours:
Mon 07.00 - 22.00
Tue 07.00 - 22.00
Wed 07.00 - 22.00
Thu 07.00 - 22.00
Fri 07.00 - 22.00
Sat 07.00 - 22.00
Sun 07.00 - 22.00
General food store with beers, wines and spirits, tobacco, fresh bread baked daily and cash and PayPoint.


Country Garden (Greengrocer and fruiterer)
Church Lane
T: 0114 236 6281
W: www.facebook.com/CountryGardenDore
  Opening Hours:
Mon 07.00 - 17.30
Tue 07.00 - 17.30
Wed 07.00 - 17.30
Thu 07.00 - 17.30
Fri 07.00 - 17.30
Sat 07.00 - 17.00
Sun Closed
Providing fresh fruit and vegetables daily to the general public and other local businesses.


Heatherhill Farm Meats (Butchers & Deli)
High Street
T: 0114 236 0420
  Opening Hours:
Mon 08.00 - 12.00
Tue 08.00 - 17.00
Wed 08.00 - 17.00
Thu 08.00 - 17.00
Fri 08.00 - 17.00
Sat 08.00 - 13.00
Sun Closed
Selling home made pies and home produced meats. Hog roast available for outside catering.


News Plus Village Store (Newsagent)
Causeway Head Road
T: 0114 236 7976
  Opening Hours:
Mon 06.00 - 18.00
Tue 06.00 - 18.00
Wed 06.00 - 19.00
Thu 06.00 - 18.00
Fri 06.00 - 18.00
Sat 06.00 - 19.00
Sun 06.00 - 12.30
News deliveries, jam selection and fine foods.


Patisserie Margot
High Street
T: 0114 236 8574
W: www.patisserie-margot.co.uk
  Opening Hours:
Mon 09.00 - 17.30
Tue 09.00 - 17.30
Wed 09.00 - 17.30
Thu 09.00 - 17.30
Fri 09.00 - 17.30
Sat 09.00 - 15.00
Sun Closed
Requests and pre-orders welcome.


Union Jack (Fish and Chip shop)
Townhead Road
T: 0114 236 9840
  Opening Hours:
Mon 11.30 - 13.45 and 17.00 - 20.30
Tue 11.30 - 13.45 and 17.00 - 21.00
Wed 11.30 - 13.45 and 17.00 - 21.00
Thu 11.30 - 13.45 and 17.00 - 21.00
Fri 11.30 - 13.45 and 17.00 - 21.30
Sat 11.30 - 13.45 and 17.00 - 20.30
Sun Closed
Friendly atmosphere. Fresh fish daily.


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Pubs, Restaurants & Cafes

Almas Restaurant
High Street
T: 0114 262 0883
W: www.almasbrasserie.com
  Opening Hours:
Mon 18.00 - 23.30
Tue 18.00 - 23.30
Wed 18.00 - 23.30
Thu 18.00 - 23.30
Fri 18.00 - 23.30
Sat 18.00 - 23.30
Sun 18.00 - 23.30
"Best restaurant in Midlands" from British Curry Awards (5* rated)


The Devonshire Arms (Public House)
High Street
T: 0114 235 1716 or 07971 258 001
  Opening Hours:
Mon 14.00 - 00.30
Tue 14.00 - 00.30
Wed 14.00 - 00.30
Thu 14.00 - 00.30
Fri 14.00 - 01.30
Sat 14.00 - 01.30
Sun 14.00 - 00.30
Quiz night on Wednesdays, live music on Thursdays, Sky TV (2 sky boxes). Outside catering, function room, weddings, christenings, birthdays, funerals, etc. services available.


The Dore Cafe
High Street
T: 0114 236 4397
  Opening Hours:
Mon 07.30 - 15.30
Tue 07.30 - 15.30
Wed 07.30 - 15.30
Thu 07.30 - 15.30
Fri 07.30 - 15.30
Sat 07.30 - 15.30
Sun Closed
Serving coffee, tea, breakfast, snacks, lunches, cream teas, etc. Outside catering service provided.


Dore Club
Townhead Road
E: chairman@doreclub.co.uk
E: secretary@doreclub.co.uk
E: president@doreclub.co.uk
E: steward@doreclub.co.uk
W: www.doreclub.co.uk
  Opening Hours:
Mon 20.00 - 23.30
Tue 20.00 - 23.30
Wed 20.00 - 23.30
Thu 20.00 - 23.30
Fri 20.00 - 23.30
Sat 20.00 - 23.30
Sun 12:00 - 15:00 and 20.00 - 23.30

Dore Club is one of the last retreats where like minded gentleman can have a drink, a game of snooker, a game of cards or simply make new friends.

We currently have 130 members, mainly from Dore and Totley, but some from as far as Wales!

If you are interested in joining Dore Club then please come in and have a chat or contact one of the officers on the contacts page.

Most of the time it's just us men having a drink and trying hard to put the world to rights. We do however have several functions throughout the year for family and friends. We have a Ladies Evening consisting of a Dinner Dance, barbecues several times a year and a bonfire on November 5th or thereabouts.



Dore Grill Restaurant Ltd
High Street
T: 0114 262 0035
E: liz.muino@btconnect.com
W: www.doregrill.co.uk
  Opening Hours:
Mon 12.00 - 14.30 and 18.00 - 21.30
Tue 12.00 - 14.30 and 18.00 - 21.30
Wed 12.00 - 14.30 and 18.00 - 21.30
Thu 12.00 - 14.30 and 18.00 - 21.30
Fri 12.00 - 14.30 and 18.00 - 21.30
Sat 18.00 - 21.30
Sun 12.00 - 15.00


Dore Moor Coffee Shop
Brick House Lane
T: 07980 111 497
  Opening Hours:
Mon Closed
Tue 09.30 - 16.00
Wed 09.30 - 16.00
Thu 09.30 - 16.00
Fri 09.30 - 16.00
Sat 09.30 - 16.00
Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Menu includes homemade soup and quiche, beef stew and yorkshire puddings, sandwichs, toasties, salads, jacket potatoes, homemade scones, cakes and desserts (such as Bramley apple pie, egg custard, cheesecake and lemon meringue pie).


Dore Moor Inn (Public House)
Hathersage Road
T: 0114 262 1031
W: http://www.vintageinn.co.uk/restaurants/yorkshire/thedoremoorinndoresheffield
  Opening Hours:
Mon 11.00 - 23.00
Tue 11.00 - 23.00
Wed 11.00 - 23.00
Thu 11.00 - 23.00
Fri 11.00 - 23.00
Sat 11.00 - 23.00
Sun 11.00 - 22.30
Children welcome and bookings available


Hare & Hounds (Public House)
High Street
T: 0114 235 6623
  Opening Hours:
Mon 12.00 - 23.30
Tue 12.00 - 23.30
Wed 12.00 - 23.30
Thu 12.00 - 23.30
Fri 12.00 - 24.00
Sat 11.30 - 24.00
Sun 11.30 - 23.30
Real ales on tap - up to 6 different ales. Food every day 12.00 - 21.00. Children welcome until 21.00 every night. Dogs welcome in the top bar only.


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Hairdressers and Beauticians

Dore Health & Beauty (Beautician)
Causeway Head Road
T: 0114 235 2005
E: info@dorehealthandbeauty.co.uk
W: www.dorehealthandbeauty.co.uk
  Opening Hours:
Mon 09.00 - 19.00
Tue 09.00 - 19.00
Wed 09.00 - 20.00
Thu 09.00 - 19.00
Fri 09.00 - 17.00
Sat 09.00 - 16.00
Sun Closed
Offering beauty treatments and Clarins products for purchase.


Hair Plus (Hairdressers)
Townhead Road
T: 0114 236 5701
  Opening Hours:
Mon Closed
Tue 09.00 - 13.00
Wed 09.00 - 16.00
Thu 09.00 - 17.00
Fri 09.00 - 17.00
Sat 09.00 - 13.00
Sun Closed


Kutz (Unisex hair salon)
Causeway Head Road
T: 0114 236 4915
  Opening Hours:
Mon 09.00 - 17.00
Tue 09.00 - 19.00
Wed 09.00 - 18.00
Thu 09.00 - 19.00
Fri 09.00 - 18.00
Sat 09.00 - 16.00
Sun Closed
Kirstine Allott and Haley Mangle new owners of Kutz Salon with over 37 years of experience.


Re-face and body (Beauty Salon)
High Street
T: 0114 236 8989
E: indulge@re-faceandbody.co.uk
W: www.re-faceandbody.co.uk
  Opening Hours:
Mon Closed
Tue 09.00 - 17.00
Wed 09.00 - 17.00
Thu 09.00 - 19.00
Fri 09.00 - 18.00
Sat 09.00 - 16.00
Sun Closed
Re has a friendly atmosphere, where staff greet you warmly and are trained to make sure that your visit is a relaxing as possible. We look forward to welcoming you at Re, where a wide range of the latest treatments are available for both men and women.


Vivid (Hairdressers)
High Street
T: 0114 236 6208
  Opening Hours:
Mon Closed
Tue 09.00 - 15.00
Wed 09.00 - 19.00
Thu 09.00 - 17.00
Fri 09.00 - 17.00
Sat 09.00 - 14.00
Sun Closed


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Other Businesses and Services

The Co-operative Travel (Travel agent)
Causeway Head Road
T: 0114 235 1911
E: trvdore@coop.co.uk
  Opening Hours:
Mon 09.30 - 17.00
Tue 09.30 - 17.00
Wed Closed
Thu 09.45 - 17.00
Fri 09.30 - 17.00
Sat 09.30 - 17.00
Sun Closed


Dore Moor Nursery (Garden Centre)
Brick House Lane
T: 0114 235 0092
  Opening Hours:
Mon Closed
Tue 09.30 - 17.00
Wed 09.30 - 17.00
Thu 09.30 - 17.00
Fri 09.30 - 17.00
Sat 09.30 - 17.00
Sun 10.30 - 16.30
Comprehensive selection of plants, composts and pots available, along with a wide range of sundries.


Dore Post Office
Townhead Road
T: 0114 236 4243
F: 0114 236 4243
  Opening Hours:
Mon 09.00 - 13.00 and 14.00 - 17.30
Tue 09.00 - 13.00 and 14.00 - 17.30
Wed 09.00 - 13.00
Thu 09.00 - 13.00 and 14.00 - 17.30
Fri 09.00 - 13.00 and 14.00 - 17.30
Sat 09.00 - 12.30
Sun Closed


Dore Service Station (Service and fuel station)
Townhead Road
T: 0114 236 4691
F: 0114 235 6581
E: doregarage@btconnect.com
  Opening Hours:
Mon 08.00 - 18.00
Tue 08.00 - 18.00
Wed 08.00 - 18.00
Thu 08.00 - 18.00
Fri 08.00 - 18.00
Sat 08.00 - 13.00
Sun Closed
Free local collection and delivery service. Valeting, tyres and puncture repairs.


Eadon Lockwood & Riddle (ELR) (Estate agents, chartered surveyors, lettings management agents, valuers)
Townhead Road
T: 0114 236 2420 or 0114 276 1277
F: 0114 235 1390
E: info@elr.co.uk
W: www.elr.co.uk
  Opening Hours:
Mon 10.00 - 16.00
Tue 10.00 - 16.00
Wed 10.00 - 16.00
Thu 10.00 - 16.00
Fri 10.00 - 16.00
Sat & Sun Closed
Selling, letting and surveying "houses like yours" in Dore since about 1980.


HSBC Bank Plc
Causeway Head Road
T: 08457 404 404
W: www.hsbc.co.uk
  Opening Hours:
Mon 09.30 - 15.30
Tue 09.30 - 15.30
Wed 09.30 - 15.30
Thu 09.30 - 15.30
Fri 09.30 - 15.30
Sat Closed
Sun Closed


Monny Brook Cattery
Lane Head Road
T: 0114 235 2741
E: monnybrook.cattery@sky.com
W: www.monnybrookcattery.com
   


Newfield Stables (Stabling for horses; Part & Full livery yard)
Newfield Lane
T: 07916 935 620
E: keir379@btinternet.com
  Opening Hours:
09.00-18.00 daily, if the gate is open, or by appointment.


Paper Moon (Card and gift shop)
High Street
T: 0114 235 2800
  Opening Hours:
Mon 09.30 - 17.00
Tue 09.30 - 17.00
Wed 09.30 - 17.00
Thu 09.30 - 17.00
Fri 09.30 - 17.00
Sat 09.30 - 17.00
Sun Closed


Valerie of Dore (Florists)
High Street
T: 0114 236 2168
E: mail@valerieofdore.co.uk
W: www.valerieofdore.co.uk
  Opening Hours:
Mon 08.30 - 17.30
Tue 08.30 - 17.30
Wed 08.30 - 17.30
Thu 08.30 - 17.30
Fri 08.30 - 17.30*
Sat 08.30 - 17.00
Sun Closed
* During Summer open until 18.30 on Fridays
Valerie of Dore now offers an online buying service. Flowers can be delivered locally and around Sheffield and North Derbyshire. Flower classes are available. Flowers for all occasions, Births, Birthdays, Weddings and Sympathies. Gifts, vases, ballooons, champagne and chocolates.


Whittington Goddard Associates Limited (Independant Financial Planners)
Causeway Head Road
T: 0114 235 1623
E: enquiry@wg-associates.co.uk
W: www.wg-associates.co.uk
  Opening Hours*:
Mon 09.00 - 17.30
Tue 09.00 - 17.30
Wed 09.00 - 17.30
Thu 09.00 - 17.30
Fri 09.00 - 17.30
Sat Closed
Sun Closed
Weekend and out-of-hours available by appointment


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