Pub and Club Guides
Whatpub is an interactive national pub guide including all pubs and some clubs in the Heavy Woollen area.
See below for the local summary of all current real ale outlets
- Cellar Bar
51 Station Road
This atmospheric bar in the basement of a Grade II-listed building has an exquisite ornate carved stone exterior in a historic area which has been used as a film set. It has a mixture of comfortable seating and a fine ambience. There is regular live music and charity fundraising events. The upstairs function room seats up to 40. It is the easternmost pub on the Transpennine Rail Ale Trail.
- Crafty Tipple
678 Bradford Road
Inside the thriving Jemspeed motorcycle dealership, closer to Birstall than Batley, downstairs is a popular diner and a fascinating street scene with quirky shops, a hairdresser, tattoo artist and the Crafty Tipple. There are two craft keg fonts plus a good selection of quality canned and bottled beers and a few ciders. Comfy seating, pool table. Food is available from the diner in the same building.
- Irish Democratic League Club
Friendly, spacious club with many activities. Irish character, welcome to all. Large concert room, games/snooker room and lounge areas. Black Sheep Bitter at a low price. Interesting guest beers via Clark's.
- Rose Of York
466 Bradford Road
Enter up the steps, revealing two large drinking areas - one by the bar and another with pool table. Outside drinking area through the patio doors. Recently redecorated and refurbished. Parking on nearby streets or across the road at Tesco. Beer garden and wheelchair access through the archway. Close to bus station. Rugby photos and memorabilia expected soon as Neil, the new manager, is a former professional player for teams including Castleford and Sheffield Eagles. Real ale might not be available.
4 Commercial Street
The Wilton Arms reopened in May 2012 as The Taproom, featuring real ales, fine wine and live music where quality rules over volume. Local musicians entertain in the left bar Thursday-Saturday nights or you can relax on comfy sofas in the right hand room. Barstow's Snug function room celebrates local characters. Wednesday quiz. Four guest beers come mainly from Yorkshire and usually include a dark mild or a stout. 20p / pint discount for CAMRA members.
- Union Rooms
4 Hick Lane
Tall windows and ceiling in the main room, deep sofas in the small lounge, area at the rear leading to a small patio in Wetherspoon conversion of a grand old Union Bank/Barclays Bank building. Guest beers usually include local independents. No alcohol before 9am.
- Cellar Bar 51 Station Road Batley WF17 5SU moc.liamg@rabrallecyeltab(01924) 444178
- Birkenshaw Liberal Club
10 Croft Street
A friendly private members' club serving the local community. Upstairs snooker room, downstairs concert lounge, bar lounge and conservatory, all comfortable and tasteful. Guests may be signed in my a member. CIU affiliated. Access via unadopted road. Occasional guest beer, mainly sourced from Clark's. Popular quiz on Tuesdays, 7 rugby teams catering for all ages.
- George IV
770 Bradford Road
Busy free house appealing to all ages. Comfortable, pleasant lounge, popular games/tap room. Bar snacks available 3-7 Sun-Thur, Sunday lunch 12-3. Up to three guest beers from near and far, mainly from small local breweries, best choice from Thursday evening. Some are requested by the regulars. One Cider only available in Summer. Piano played Thursday lunchtimes.
- Golden Fleece
23 Whitehall Road East,
Spacious former club, regaining its original name. Major refurbishment completed 2015 as a gastropub with up to five ales available. Comfortable seating, stone fireplaces and homely decor. Guest beers come mainly from Yorkshire breweries including some rarely seen in the district. Tuesday quiz, open mic occasional Thursdays, tap takeovers. Annual August beer festival.
- Halfway House
1 Whitehall Road East
Busy crossroads traditional ex-Tetley local pub with homely lounge. Monday quiz, Tuesday and Wednesday pool and poker, cash bingo Thursdays, karaoke Friday/Saturday nights, live music of various styles Sundays 6-9. Two guests beers are usually from Yorkshire breweries. Bar snacks, functions catered for in and out.
- Heathfield Farm
Whitehall 26 Business Park, Heathfield Lane
A "Farmhouse Inn" opened 19th September 2016, specialising in family dining, with carvery, cakes and ice cream. Very popular, with queues at peak times, such that customers are generally greeted to be seated, however drinkers should feel comfortable outside of peak dining times. Good facilities for children including indoor play area. Carvery until 9pm daily. Thursday quiz night, Friday live entertainment usually consists of tribute acts.
- Birkenshaw Liberal Club 10 Croft Street Birkenshaw BD11 2HT (01274) 681330
- Black Bull
An important part of the local community since the 17th century, with a well-preserved courtroom upstairs which held its last trial in 1839 and is now used for functions, this grade 2 listed pub has several cosy areas including a separate snug. Extensive, tasteful refurbishment has provided a welcoming, cosy atmosphere. Guest beers from various breweries change frequently, also usually at least one real cider on handpull. Motown on 1st friday of alternate months. No food at present.
100 Huddersfield Road
Traditional style open plan main road free house inn with respectable atmosphere. Good quality and value Sunday lunches. November 2019 new tenant. Quiz night Wednesdays, free pool Thursdays. Well-behaved children welcome before 6pm.
- Horse & Jockey
97 Low Lane
A country-style pub first licensed in the 1750s, which lies west of the village centre. The open-plan bar divided into four areas has half-panelled walls and beamed ceilings. Photos show it as once a Kirkstall Brewery house. Darts, dominoes and pool are played, on Thursdays there is a music & knowledge quiz. Guest beers come mainly from independent breweries. Outside is a patio with a flower display which has won it the Birstall in Bloom award for several years. Last admission 11pm. 30p/pint CAMRA discount except on John Smith's. The seven pumps usually include a real cider.
- Irish Democratic Leage Club
15 High Street
Comfortable, popular, well-maintained, three-roomed club. Guests to be signed in by a member, membership £10/year. Varied guest beers with increasingly renowned small breweries from around the country, e.g. Parkway from the southwest. Quiz Friday, bingo Sunday. Live music also 4th Sunday in month.
Enlarged main road pub with light, airy extension. Comfortably furnished, catering for families, diners and drinkers as well as pool (free on Mondays) and darts players. Good value food every day from 12-9pm. Six pumps often include Greene King specials and usually one or two good quality guests from far and wide. Sports TV fans tend to use the north side of the pub leaving plenty of space for those who prefer a quiet drink. 10% discount on ales every Thursday, plus a loyalty card offers every sixth pint free. Quiz night on Tuesdays. May close a little early on quiet weekdays. Heavy Woollen Pub of the Season Summer 2019.
- Scotland Inn
1115 Bradford Road
Old pub with L shaped open plan lounge. Bay window overlooks large play area on former bowling green. Ancient, rebuilt dry archway in garden, now in a decked area. Abundance of flowers, hanging baskets on front and beds in rear. Pubs in bloom award winner. Popular quiz.
- Black Bull 5 Kirkgate Birstall WF17 9HE ku.oc.llatsribnnillubkcalbeht@olleh(01274) 865609
- Shoulder Of Mutton
A thoroughly refurbished country pub of character in the heart of a farming hamlet. Several drinking areas with real fires, including a taproom where board games may be played and a restaurant serving great quality food. The restaurant may be booked for functions. Tuesday quiz. 20 minutes walk from 128 and 128A bus routes, daytime only. Wheelchair ramp.
- Shoulder Of Mutton Briestfield Road Briestfield WF12 0PA ku.oc.dleiftseirbnottumforedluohs@ofni(01924) 840981
- Victoria Hotel
519 Bradford Road
Partly opened-out multi roomed ex-Tetley then Thwaites pub, privately owned and associated with Partners Brewery since July 2012, with fine fireplaces and cosy corners helping to create a good atmosphere. Old Batley photos in the left lounge while a homely, cosy snug displays Tetley memorabilia. Decked rear patio. 10-space car park accessed a few yards right of the pub. Typically 1 or 2 Partners' ales.
- Victoria Hotel 519 Bradford Road Carlinghow WF17 8LL (01924) 501160
- Cleckheaton & District Golf Club
483 Bradford Road
Golf club with excellent grounds and several rooms including a snooker room with two tables. Vehicle entry by automatic barrier then ask staff for the code for the exit sliding gate.
- Cleckheaton Sports Club
Smart, comfortable, tastefully refurbished clubhouse overlooking several sports grounds catering for players of cricket, bowls and rugby. Cricket pitch dates back to 1864. Versatile 150 seat function room. CAMRA members and non-members welcome; club members pay discounted prices. Local branch Club of the Year 2013,2014,2015. 268/268A Bradford-Dewsbury bus passes by. At busy times, up to 7 pumps may be in use.
- George's Bistro & Bar
Grade 2 listed building with bar and bistro downstairs and a large, period function room upstairs. Gradual reopening started under new ownership in December 2017 with tastefully decorated George's Bistro; the wine bar with real ale opened in November 2018. The new owners have invested heavily in revitalising this fine building and excellent beer garden. Food times shown are for meals in the Bistro; freshly baked pizzas are available in the bar. Close to Bus Station.
177 Bradford Road
Comfortable L shaped lounge. Small, separate tap room dominated by pool table. Happy hour 12-6 Mon-Thu. Usually one ale at once, delivered in pins to maintain quality.
Modern large Table Table with strong emphasis on family dining. Close to M62 Junction 26. Accommodation at Premier Inn. Also open for breakfasts 6:30-10:30 (7-11 weekends).
28 Bradford Road
All ages are drawn to this triangular-shaped pub in Old Mill's house style, extended with a conservatory restaurant, booking advised, while retaining the character of the existing pub. The popular games room has exposed brickwork decorated with embedded bottles. The lounge has a dais and some attractive woodwork and glass. Darts, dominoes, pool and the Wednesday quiz are well supported while sports teams include football and tennis. Located away from the bustle of the town centre yet very handy for the bus station. Meals 12-7:30 Mon-Thur; 12-9 Fri,Sat; 12-6:30 Sun
- Mill Valley Brewery Tap
Woodroyd Mills, South Parade
This brewery tap, tucked away in a courtyard, is open every Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Beers are of a good variety of styles from Mill Valley Brewery in cask and from others in craft keg. Other drinks available include a range of gins, other popular spirits, wines and cider. See facebook page for pictures and videos.
Pool, snooker, juke box. Host to several societies including 4x4 Volunteers. All are welcome; discount club members get an extra 10% off the price fo a £15 subscription. Real ale not always available.
- New Pack Horse
Comfortable, recently refurbished pub with partially opened-out rooms and dining room. Five Real ales plus a selection of quality continental and bottled beers. The operate their own Loyalty Discount scheme on Real Ales. A fine, unique mural adorns one wall while the decor continues to develop. Guest beers from both Local and Regional Breweries such as Copper Dragon, Old Bear, Elland and Moorhouse's. Live, acoustic music Saturdays, quiz on Thursdays. Pub of the Season Spring 2018
- Obediah Brooke
19 Bradford Road
Pastel coloured modern Wetherspoon pub, with a wide selection of ales from national and local breweries, including collaboration beers. Large forecourt looking across to the fine town hall. No alcohol before 9am. New extension added Sept 2018
White painted stone built pub, parts of which are of obvious age, next to Whitechapel Parish Church. . Internally little evidence of the pub's age remains with a large open plan central lounge/bar. Croppers Folk Club meets every Friday and birthdays and anniversaries are often celebrated here.
- Rose & Crown
Originally a renowned town centre Tetley house,it was bought by Haworth Steam Brewery in 2014. The pub re-opened after a major refurbishment to a high standard in September 2015, with lots of woodwork, quality upholstery and some excellent enlarged old photos with a brewing theme. Subsequently resold, it is now run by landlord Al. Sue behind the bar has been there three years. Excellent meals. Magnificent Seven deal Mon-Thu seven mains all £7
- Silver Birch
Newly built for Marston's, opened April 2012. A large, mostly open plan design with some homely features; aimed primarily at families and diners but still accommodating for drinkers. Very handy for M62 junction 26. Food served 11-10 Mon-Sat, 12-9 Sun.
- Station Tavern
Town centre pub with comfortable lounge and lively games room/bar with pool table. Active ladies darts and Dom's some Wednesdays, and Tuesday pool. New function room available for parties etc.
- Wickham Arms
15 St Peg Lane
Multi-roomed ex-Tetley hotel suits a variety of tastes, catering for drinkers, traditional pub games players, daytime diners and shoppers. The coffee bar with good coffee and breakfasts opens from 9am Mon-Sat. Evening meals available by prior arrangement. A 40-seat function room is available and there are 9 en-suite bedrooms. One or two ales served slightly chilled.
- Cleckheaton & District Golf Club 483 Bradford Road Cleckheaton BD19 6BU ku.oc.bulcflognotaehkcelc@yraterces(01274) 851266
- Beer Street
Nowells Yard, Boothroyd Lane
A multi-roomed pub with excellent atmosphere capturing the feel of an authentic Victorian local. Live ad-hoc music provided by talented regulars. Lovingly maintained; the snug is particularly cosy. Well-kept Tetley £2.55 (Apr 2016). Small secluded beer garden with fine views. Jukebox, active darts and dominoes club.
- Black Bull
11 Market Place
Striking appearance outside, grade 2 listed, interior opened out long ago. After 4 years of closure, prior to which the building suffered years of neglect, the pub has been superbly refurbished to restore character and charm, opened October 2019. Ale range may vary according to demand. 400m from bus and rail stations.
- Crackenedge Hotel
112 Crackenedge Lane
Traditional country-style pub with games area and comfortable lounge leading from bar servery. Brasses and copper kettles adorn the lounge while the garden is a good fine weather retreat. One well-kept rotating guest from various sources including Cross Bay, Pennine, Saltaire and Marston's. Farm shop pies sometimes available. Half a mile uphill from Dewsbury railway station.
- Dewsbury Socialist Club
67 Bradford Road
Small club, seating recently tastefully refurbished, with live bands on Saturday nights. Despite being open weekends only, beers are well-kept and the guest is carefully chosen for quality and usually sourced in 36-pint pins to ensure freshness. Runner-up Club of the Year 2013. Guests welcome. Open to new membership.
1 Walker Cottages, Chidswell Lane
Under half a mile from Leeds Road, this is a homely, family-run country pub with a warm atmosphere and a choice of three to six ales, including interesting guests. Excellent views to front and rear. With one large room and one cosy snug with traditional range, the converted farm cottages are decorated in a country style with horse brasses and bric-a-brac. Good value Sunday lunch with proper gravy and homemade Yorkshire puds and wonderful desserts. The garden is often used for functions with a marquee.
- John F Kennedy
The legendary John F Kennedy, with Ted behind the bar since 6th October 1969, is a Dewsbury institution - if it didn't exist you would certainly want to invent it! It remains an island of stability amongst the rat race of refurbishment and closures that seems to go on daily in the rest of town. Might have only a handful of regulars but small groups of strangers are welcome to come and have a chat. Great selection on the jukebox (although broken on our last visit). Within short walking distance of bus and rail stations. Opens at other times for special occasions. Beer pulled via autovac is well-kept and low-priced.
Calder Valley Marina, Savile Town Wharf, Mill Street East.
Once the hayloft above stables by the canal basin, low beams, a powerful stove, deep seating and quirky items on display make for a unique atmosphere. Six beers listed on the school blackboard include ale from Moorhouse's, plus a real cider. Outside, a large decked area is excellent in summer and has a new children's play area. Light meals are served all day until 8pm and there is a pool table and a function room. Bus and rail stations are within a mile.
- Old Turk
31 Wellington Road
Was the Turks Head many years ago. Simple, tidy L shaped bar. Rumoured to have a ghost of a former landlady, Nellie Carrigill whose life ended when a barrel fell. Refurbished pub operated as a weekend music bar; now in common ownership with West Riding Refreshment Rooms. Enthusiastic followers. Real ale not always available due to limited opening hours.
- Shepherd's Boy
157 Huddersfield Road
A fine Ossett Brewery reconstruction of a former Webster's pub, it features four distinct and separate comfortable drinking areas, with a trademark brick arch separating the front from the rear of the pub. The "hidden" beer garden behind and below the pub provides shade on Summer days. Monday is poker night, Thursday is quiz night. Fresh fruit and tasty, homemade snacks are often available while guest ales usually feature a renowned IPA and a dark ale.
New build, but no longer owned by Wetherspoon and their signs have been removed. On the site of Co-op jewelers. Limited range of beers available currently, usually at least 5 guests including local breweries. No alcohol before 9am. Meals all day until 10pm. Pub is no longer up for sale and may change ownership shortly.
- West Riding Refreshment Rooms
Dewsbury Railway Station, Wellington Road
A multi-award winning pub in a Grade II listed station building, having just celebrated twenty-five years in the Guide. Nine handpumps dispense a range of beer styles and strengths; a tenth is reserved for real cider. Good food is served daily and pizzas are available all day. Occasional beer festivals are held. Live music plays outside in Summer. Very busy on Saturdays due to its prominent position on the Transpennine Rail Ale Trail. There are monthly “Meet the Brewer” sessions.
- Woodman Inn
6 Hartley Street
Featuring a memorial stone marked 1680, this is thought to be the town's oldest pub. Formerly owned by Edward Roberts & Son of Farnley Tyas and then Bentley's Yorkshire Breweries, it was a free house from 1984 for 20 years, then bought by Punch. Rear bar has many sporting team pictures and memorabilia while the L-shaped lounge featuring open fires provides a cosy atmosphere.
- Beer Street Nowells Yard, Boothroyd Lane Dewsbury WF13 2RE (01924) 466207
- Dewsbury Moor
- George Hotel
76 Moor End Lane
Unpretentious traditional local, partially opened out. Lounge area has collections of opera masks, water jugs and a pair of lamps converted into a fish tank and 'bottle garden' respectively. Another area is set aside for dominoes.
- George Hotel 76 Moor End Lane Dewsbury Moor WF13 4PD (01924) 405860
- East Bierley
- East Bierley Cricket Club
South View Road
Spacious lounge bar with great views. Non-members welcome. Wednesdays quiz with bingo. Cricket teams for under-8,9,11,13 and adults, 8 teams in total. Rotating guest beers with good turnover. Meals available in cricket season only.
- New Inn
170 South View Road
Homely village pub with front bar, snug lounge, rear lounge and tasteful, airy extension overlooking golf course. Tuesday quiz 9:30 with Play your Cards Right. Plans include fortnightly Wednesday "bring your vinyl" nights. See facebook for updates.
- East Bierley Cricket Club South View Road East Bierley BD4 6PJ (01274) 681488
8 Bleak Street
Two roomed community free house given a major refurbishment in 2015 including revealing a fine, imposing fireplace. Occasional Friday karaoke. Free pool; darts and dominoes played. Catering for small functions available. 2 channels of BT and Sky Sports. Very keen prices.
- Bulls Head
Quarry Road, Gomersal
Recently Re-opened again 9th Sept 2019- Old established inn of character, popular with locals and out-of-towners alike. Tastefully refurnished, clean and tidy. Bar sometimes available for meetings or small functions. PUB DETAILS STILL BEING UPDATED - Please report any updates via Whatpub.com feedback form below.
- Gomersal Cricket Club
A very popular club with frequent functions, open to both Members and non-members. There is a regular rotating guest real ale in addition to a large selection of lagers and bottled drinks. Bingo Thursdays, private parties welcome and popular.
- Spen Victoria CB & AC
Established 1865, has two bowling greens, a football pitch and a cricket pitch plus a smart, comfortable, spacious lounge. May stay open longer on Sundays according to demand. Non-members welcome. Caters for junior and senior cricketers. Monday quiz in Winter.
- West End
1 West Street, Latham Lane
ex Beverley's then Wilson's pub (see the black and white photos on the wall) behind Red House Museum. Stone ram's head above the fire place. Popular, separate tap room off to the right, comfortable main and rear lounges, both with soothing real fires. A fine, smart community pub with a good, enclosed garden. Quiz Tuesdays 9pm, Poker Thursdays 8pm. Sunday league football team. Beer range changes occasionally. Usually one cider on handpull plus two under the counter.
95 Gomersal Lane
Multi roomed pub specialising in fresh, home cooked, reasonably priced food; booking advisable. Families welcome; safe, enclosed garden. Busy with diners during service times but drinkers welcomed. Well-behaved dogs allowed in the garden and in the pub when food not being served. New management since April 2018.
- Bankfield 8 Bleak Street Gomersal BD19 4RD
- Hanging Heaton
- Fox & Hounds
Popular, roomy community pub, recently given a major refurbishment. Large lounge linked to traditional tap room. Tuesday curry and quiz night, Friday DJ or karaoke or similar, Saturday usually live music.
- Hanging Heaton Cricket Club
A long-established, welcoming community club, 2019 local branch club of the year and Yorkshire runner-up. The successful cricket team plays in the local league and snooker is taken very seriously, the two snooker tables being well used and bringing home prizes, plus regular celebrity appearances. The handpumps have increased from one to four under the steward who is knowledgeable and enthusiastic about real ale. No regular meals but pizzas are available Fri-Sun 4-7pm. Well-chosen guest beers from far and wide.
- Hanging Heaton Golf Club
White Cross Road
Non-members welcome for Sunday lunches or as guests of members. Survey needed
- Hanging Heaton Working Mens Club
203 High Street
A fine community club, partly open to all. Snooker and pool tables in open plan members-only lounge, also tap room and function room open to all. Guest beer sourced from Marston's and others. Beer price as low as £2/pint (Nov 2019).
- Fox & Hounds Bennett Lane Hanging Heaton WF17 6DB ku.oc.yeltabsdnuohdnaxof@ofni(01924) 437000
- Gray Ox
15 Hartshead Lane
Quality food oriented pub in rural setting, believed to be established in 1706. Collection of plates. Fantastic views of the Calder Valley and the Kirklees Hall estate. Twice winner of Marston's North-east region food pub of the year. Interesting layout, some comfy chairs, drinkers welcome but gets packed with diners on Friday and Saturday evenings especially so best to pick off-peak times to go for a drink.
86 Prospect Road
Attractive club in rural location, founded 1895 (or maybe 1903?) on the site of coalminers' showers. The layout is open plan featuring a large horse shoe bar, comfortable seating, full-size snooker table and a small stage regularly used for live music and open mic sessions on Fridays plus quiz night on Wednesdays. The friendly community club, popular with walkers and ramblers, also serves non-members and has carefully chosen guest beers. There are good views of the South Pennines from the small beer garden. The area has connections with the Bronte family, the three sisters being educated nearby. The grave of the outlaw Robin Hood lies in a small wood about a mile distant. Full-size snooker table. Four pumps, usually three on at once.
- Gray Ox 15 Hartshead Lane Hartshead WF15 8AL ku.oc.liamtoh@xoyarg(01274) 872845
- Comrades Club
15 Regent Street
Traditional workingmen's club. Up the steps then left to the spacious concert room or right to the games and bar area. Real ale is available only for special events and fortnightly music nights run by the Crown of Lights organisation.
- Heckmondwike Sports Club
Traditional, family club. Good bus connections from town centre bus hub.
- Six Lane Ends
Free house converted from a workingmen's club, major refurbishment completed Winter 2013. Games room, lounge and function/concert room. Well-priced ale. Access car park via drive next to houses to the right of Royal Balti on Leeds Old Road.
- Westgate 23
Town centre, recently refurbished to a good standard, Free House pub with bar to the front and side of the L shaped room. A discerning ghost called 'George' is said to turn lager and cider taps off. Function Room available.
- Wike Horse
77 Market Place
Now part of the Craft Union Branding. Double-fronted, centrally located pub. Lounge to the right, long by narrow bar leading to large pool playing area. Karaoke Sundays. Families welcome until 6pm. Popular with fans of horse racing on TV in small front lounge.
- Comrades Club 15 Regent Street Heckmondwike WF16 0HD (01924) 403672
- Brew House
589 Halifax Road
Originally a swimming baths, converted to a working men's club around 1933, and then reopened in 2014 after major refurbishment by Partners Brewery, the Brew House is now owned by Mill Valley Brewery resulting in a cosy bar with a feeling of quality. Eight pumps provide independent guests and Mill Valley beers, brewed on the premises. Craft keg beer & cider (but not still) also feature.
- Cross Keys
283 Halifax Road
A comfortable, relaxed open plan pub with several cosy areas, serving two or three varying real ales. Quiz night Wednesday @ 8:30pm with free supper. Bingo Sunday @ 7:30pm followed by noughts & crosses quiz. Disco last Saturday in the month. Extensive enclosed garden and decking with playground. Functions i.e. Funerals, weddings, birthdays catered for.
- Shears Inn
201 Halifax Road
Pub dates from 1772. The Luddites met here in 1812 to plan the attack on Rawfolds Mill. Large U-shaped lounge with stained glass windows. Rescued from pubco abandonment in 2010, this well-loved historic pub features log fires and stained-glass windows. A room upstairs was used for secret meetings of Luddites as they planned their attacks on local mills 200 years ago. Fine views from the garden. Tuesday quiz, Sunday music quiz and occasional open mic sessions. Popular taproom provides TV, pool and traditional pub games. Three regular Ales plus changing Ales from renowned local and national breweries available. The landlady, Debbie, has recently taken over the helm.
- Brew House 589 Halifax Road Hightown WF15 8HQ ku.oc.yrewerbyellavllim@ofni(01274) 242854
- Howden Clough
- Birstall Cricket Club
Long-established cricket club with single-room clubhouse and of course outside seating to watch the cricket. Non-members welcome; members get discounted prices. Occasional (monthly) disco and monthly quiz.
- Birstall Cricket Club Leeds Road Howden Clough WF17 0EJ (01924) 473650
- Savile Arms
174 Hunsworth Lane
Early 18th century grade II-listed building of character with genuine oak beams and a separate 'snug' lounge, with fine mullioned windows partially obscured by TVs. Lunchtime and early evening good value traditional pub meals - ring for availability.
- Savile Arms 174 Hunsworth Lane Hunsworth BD19 4DX (01274) 851279
- Black Bull
37 Halifax Road
Ossett Brewery's first pub. The five rooms each have unique styles, including one dubbed the Chapel which has a high ceiling and reminders of local industrial heritage. Nine handpumps always offer a dark ale plus guest beers from the group and wide ranging independents. A regular Guide entry, the Black Bull is a popular, sociable community local with a warm welcome. Quiz night is Tuesday, darts and dominoes Mondays in local league.
64 Leeds Road
Grand house set back from the road, decorated in stained wood and stained glass style with emphasis on food and families, tastefully refurbished and reopened under new name June 2013. Friday quiz. Beers usually from Yorkshire breweries.
- Lonsdale Hotel
63 Halifax Road
Pool and darts area separated from rest of house. Pub named after the 'Lonsdale Belt'. Friday karaoke. Has double, twin and single roomed accommodation being brought back into use in the near future. Re-opened after major refurbishment May 2015. Building ale range as demand allows.
- Millbridge Club
Millbridge WMC has been in existence over 100 years and is an important meeting place for the local community.There is live music every Friday and Saturday night, Bingo on Thursday and Sunday and Jazz night on Monday.The concert room is available for hire for private parties etc. Under new ownership, the club is now legally a pub so there is no entry restriction.
- Old Oak Inn
349 Bradford Road
A former Tetley house in a landmark stone building, opened out years ago but retaining distinct areas for playing pool, sitting in comfort or standing around the attractive L-shaped bar. Redecorated by new owners in late 2013 and re-opened after a couple of years of closure preceded by neglect. Two handpulls although real ale not always available. Some interesting original tiles remain en route to the refurbished gents. Live music every Saturday night, karaoke Sundays 6-11pm.
- Black Bull 37 Halifax Road Liversedge WF15 6JR ku.oc.yrewerb-ttesso@llubkcalb(01924) 403779
- Airedale Heifer
53 Stocksbank Road
A community pub supporting darts and dominoes teams. Although open plan, there is a homely feel and welcoming atmosphere. Recent change of management (June 2019). The beer garden has been extended to two and is well used by families and dogs are welcome throughout. Frequent bus services stop nearby and the car park is ample. Meals will be restarting in a few weeks. Themed nights most evenings include Quiz, Cocktail, Ladies Night
- Dewsbury District Golf Club
The Pinnacle, Sands Lane
Built on land know locally as the "Pinnacle", the Dewsbury & District Golf Club opened in 1891. The course has undergone many alterations over the years and is a true test of Golf on a Parkland course. The club house was built about 2002, and the Balcony Bar & Restaurant has been recently refurbished. The club boasts two bars. Downstairs is the "19th", upstairs the Balcony Bar. Both bars open daily to the public. Always one Real Ale, with occasional guests ales. Bar Menu with daily specials
- Dusty Miller
47 Dunbottle Lane
A large, recently extended and upgraded family orientated house with all the facilities a big brewer incorporates into such a building these days. It still retains traces of it's origins with the front bar incorporating a sort of snug and a sort of separate drinking area away from the restaurant.
65 Calder Road
An award-winning 1807 pub with a typically sensitive, tasteful restoration by Ossett Brewery having an impressive tiled flowerpot as the centrepiece. The pub boasts four separate drinking areas and a real fire. There is a terrace and riverside beer garden. Quiz night is Tuesday. Nine ales are offered from Ossett's five breweries and independents, usually including a mild or stout, plus a cider. The pub is on the Transpennine Real Ale Trail and holds occasional beer and cider festivals.
184 Huddersfield Road
A smart wine bar. Describes itself as "A place for like minded professionals to unwind, enjoy great tasting drinks and dance the night away like we have nothing to do in the morning! Strictly over 21's. Dress code: No effort, no entry. No sportswear. Behavior code: Don't be a dick. Rude, anti-social behavior will not be tolerated." Food available for grazing, Antipasti, no meals as such.
- Knowl Club
17 Knowl Road
Having celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2013, the former Mirfield Liberal Club is ideal for a quiet pint and is open to both members and the public, holding both Club and Public House Licences. There is a single bar occupying a long well furnished room offering up to four beers, plus a private function room and pool table downstairs and a well furnished snooker room upstairs. A small car park at the rear is accessed down an adjacent narrow alley.
- Little Duck
91 Stocks Bank Road
Small, homely club. Good guest beers.
- Lower Hopton WMC
53 North Street
Homely club with good-sized function room and a bar lounge divided into two; also upstairs room with snooker.
- Mirfield Parish Church Cricket Club Wellhouse Lane Mirfield WF14 0PN
- Moorlands Cricket Club
Mirfield Memorial Park, Huddersfield Road
Lounge recently completely renovated.
- Navigation Tavern
6 Station Road
A canalside free house with a long-standing host, the pub is an ambassador for Theakston beers and has up to three guests, mainly at weekends, all at keen prices. It features on the Transpennine Rail Ale Trail and hosts occasional fundraising events plus Saturday night entertainment (often Motown) and has active sports teams. A large function room and en-suite Bed and Breakfast with stairlift are available and Winter comfort is aided by a large wood-burning fire. Sunday lunch booking advised.
Cafe and wine bar opened late 2017. Sited on various levels with Toilet Facilities down stairs.
- Old Bank Working Mens Club
89 Old Bank Road
Well-established WMC with bowling green. Weekend live music.
- Old Colonial
Former club with fascinating colonial memorabilia offering a cosy retreat with sofas around the fire. A Royal British Legion memorial is in the prize-winning garden and local charities are well supported. The spacious conservatory serves for functions and meetings. Guests are from a range of brewers and usually include a dark ale. Good quality and value meals are served Thursday to Saturday and also Sunday lunch. Mirfield station is one mile away. Opening times may vary so ring ahead.
- Pear Tree
259 Huddersfield Road
This is an inviting pub boasting a riverside beer garden with free overnight boat moorings, situated on the A644 road, a mile from Mirfield town centre and railway station. The relaxed atmosphere combined with its home-cooked food served lunchtimes and evenings is appealing to locals and visitors alike, offering four ales, two being free of tie. Thursday is quiz night from 9:30pm with free supper.
65 Shillbank Lane
The Plough is a well-furbished establishment. Entry through the front door leads initially to two rooms with the Bar to the left and a cosy games room with Pool & TV to the right. Straight on leads to a second bar and the restaurant (which is currently being refurbished), part of which can be closed off to allow for private events and meetings. (Under new management by Melissa since Late Feb 2019)- no Cask Ales at present but will have three Cask Ales shortly.
212 Huddersfield Road
With the Railway under new management since June 2016, the pub has reverted to its original name, which it had held for the previous 60 years. The bar is surrounded by a cosy and tastefully decorated drinking area, fronted by a quiet lounge. Fiona and Ellie provide three well kept Real Ales, with plans to add more variety as demand increases. Food is also now available from noon, seven days per week. Conveniently situated close to the main bus stop, near Ings Grove Park, this pub is well worth a visit following their recent refurbishment..
- Shoulder Of Mutton
59 Lee Green
A central bar separates a comfortable lounge into two areas, both rooms have their adherents. Adjacent to this is a further lounge which can be closed off for functions or meeting as required. Outside is a large Patio/Garden area and an ample car park in front and to the side. New licensee since 2019. They also operate their own Loyalty Real Ale Discount scheme.
- White Gate
105 Leeds Road
Recently extended and renovated with the addition of a patio area, and situated on a busy road from which it attracts much passing trade, no doubt attracted by the old adage on its pub sign. Majors on food, available 12 noon till 9pm daily. Situated close by a large Garden Centre. Andrew, Lisa and their team are delighted to welcome everyone to the White Gate Inn. The pub is surrounded by countryside and fine views, serving Old Mill traditional ales, plus a guest ale, alongside good food all day, every day.
- Airedale Heifer 53 Stocksbank Road Mirfield WF14 9QB 07716 302977
- Norristhorpe WMC
101 Norristhorpe Lane
Norristhorpe WMC is a friendly and local establishment. Cheap drinks. Function Room available. Full survey needed.
- Rising Sun
254 Norristhorpe Lane
The village local under family ownership is tastefully decorated, featuring a light and spacious bar area and cosy lounge areas with exposed brickwork and real fires. The beer range is mainly from Yorkshire but with guests from local and national sources. Every Tuesday there is a popular quiz with prizes; also occasional live music advertised on Facebook. There is a large well maintained beer garden with plenty of seating and extensive views over the valley towards Mirfield and Emley Moor.
- Norristhorpe WMC 101 Norristhorpe Lane Norristhorpe WF15 7AE (01924) 403152
- Liversedge Cricket Club
Established 1896, a sports and social club catering for all the family and open to all. Four handpulls, usually two in use, three in Summer. Guests often feature a dark ale. The premises may be rented for functions.
- New Inn
A free house centrally located in Roberttown, originally a beer house. The New Inn has been part of the community for many years and new, experienced licensees took over in 2019. There is a main bar area, a cosy snug and a room suitable for functions. Outside is a sunny seating area and a covered smoking shelter. There is a popular quiz on Wednesdays, occasional live music at weekends and an annual charity fundraising mini beer and cider festival.
Friendly, popular, clean and tidy traditional workers' club with three rooms. Membership £10. Functions catered for. Regular events, quiz Tuesday.
- Star Inn
223 Roberttown Lane
Luddite John Booth, mortally wounded during the attack on Rawfolds Mill, is said to have kept his secrets and died here in 1812 and haunts still. Spacious with a neatly laid out outdoor area and car park with a fine garden. 50 seat function room. Comfy seating throughout. Thursday quiz. Good quality traditional food with carvery. 2 for 1 meals Mon-Sat.
- Liversedge Cricket Club Roberttown Lane Roberttown WF15 7NP (01924) 403992
- Hartshead Moor WMC
Friendly club with spacious, comfortable main room and function room. Bingo 9:15 Thursdays and Saturdays. Guests to be signed in.
- Stafford Arms
192 Scholes Lane
An attractive pub on the edge of Scholes village, popular with locals and offering a warm, friendly welcome to all, including walkers. Rescued from closure by being bought and refurbished by concerned locals, it features an open plan, comfortable layout with a large central fireplace and traditional decor, with a large beer garden to the rear. Bus 256 passes by while 252,253 and 254 stop a few minutes walk away.
- Walkers Arms
L shaped lounge plus separate pool room. Original Whitakers' windows on show behind bar. Hot snacks served 12-6pm (not Sun)
- Hartshead Moor WMC Halifax Road Scholes BD19 6PE (01274) 873846
- Soothill WMC
151 Soothill Lane, Soothill, BATLEY
Established in 1913 and still remains at the heart of the Soothill and Batley communities. Regular activities throughout the week, bingo Tuesdayand Thursdays and live entertainment some weekends. Available for Birthdays, Special Occasions and Functions. Non Members are welcome. A family orientated establishment with children welcome till 9pm, they provide a warm, friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
- Soothill WMC 151 Soothill Lane, Soothill, BATLEY Soothill WF17 6HW ten.ssenisubklatklat@cmwllihtoos(01924) 477974
- Savile Arms
12 Church Lane
Known as the Church House, this village and community pub dates from 1777. Four handpumps in the beamed bar area often offer beer from breweries in the Heavy Woollen district. A colourful mural depicting Thornhill's history illuminates the lounge. Traditional bar billiards is played in the tap room which stands on the consecrated ground of the parish church. A steep staircase leads to a "secret garden" with picnic tables for barbecues. Saturdays are popular with themed homemade meal evenings. Children are welcome in the large garden. Home-made food available for small and large groups by prior arrangement only.
Friendly, traditional village local, built in 1851. Fine lounge and games room with pool table. The large beer garden/children's play area was once a bowling green. Boules/petanque available. Good sized covered patio. Families welcome before 9pm. Quiz Thursday. Frequently changing guest beers usually include a local ale. Burgers, pizza, sandwiches etc. available at times shown.
- Thornhill Cricket & Bowling Club
Bowls, football, tennis and social activities are well established at this club, established in 1887, although cricket is no longer played. There are active walking and cycling clubs. There is a large room available for functions of up to 150 people. Access road is on a bend where The Combs joins Church Lane, to the left of Hall Lane and not accessed via Rectory View. Large car park. Short mat indoor bowls and/or table tennis in Winter. Rotating, well chosen guest beers, usually one session pale and one stronger pale from brewers such as Ossett, Elland, Abbeydale. Opening hours vary, especially in Winter. £6 membership.
- Savile Arms 12 Church Lane Thornhill WF12 0JZ email@example.com(01924) 463738
- Thornhill Edge
- Flatt Top
29 Albion Road
An unusual castle-like building on the edge of a steep slope, affording excellent views. A free house, popular with locals and welcoming to visitors. Two ground floor rooms serve as a public bar and a cosy lounge with character, while occasional functions are held on the lower ground floors. There is a large south-facing patio for enjoyment of the vista. The Beer range may vary according to customer demand.
- Flatt Top 29 Albion Road Thornhill Edge WF12 0HD (01924) 462883
- Thornhill Lees
- Nelson Inn
145 Slaithwaite Road
Attractive local backing onto Calder and Hebble Navigation Canal. Partially 17th century with some original beams. Front lounge, best/function room, pool and tap areas. Small car park. Baby change room. Saturday free jukebox. Darts and dominoes teams. Free pool on Wednesdays. Meals available daily. Guest beer rotates every week or two and tend to offer light and darker choices.
- Nelson Inn 145 Slaithwaite Road Thornhill Lees WF12 9DW ku.oc.oohay@nni_noslen(01924) 461685
- Upper Hopton
- Travellers Rest
Historic hillside pub with splendid views across the Heavy Woollen district. The pub is divided into a through snug bar, main bar and restaurant . Entertainment (singers/bands) last Saturday per month; On these Saturdays the restaurant will close earlier. Quiz night Wednesday, cask club Monday. 1 mile uphill from Mirfield railway station.
- Upper Hopton Club
36 Jackroyd Lane
In the present building since 1908. There is a spacious and homely lounge to the left and a tasteful bar to the right with a welcoming real fire. Upstairs is a function room and a snooker room with snooker, pool and darts available. The Club welcomes new members and the general public as guests.
- Travellers Rest Hopton Lane Upper Hopton WF14 8EJ moc.dleifrimtsersrellevarteht@ofni(01924) 496287
- White Lee
- Black Horse Inn
White Lee Road
Taken over by new landlords 1st July 2017 - refurbished and selling Real Ales. Phone, as following info needs update - Smart, low ceilinged, opened out pub with 2 lounge areas and a pool room. Children's play area in garden. Disco/Quiz and bingo every Sunday evening with free supper, Friday/Saturday disco/karaoke. History of the pub since 1838 is recorded on a series of framed documents on the wall alongside sporting memorabilia. Functions catered for.
- Black Horse Inn White Lee Road White Lee WF17 9AJ 07912 881226
- Woolpack Inn
Refurbished and reopened in June 2016 following a private purchase from former owners Greene King. A small hotel and restaurant complex refurbished in a modern style, yet retains four poster beds in luxury bedrooms. Mainly to cater for diners but drinkers and locals are most welcome. Wedding parties and functions catered for. Please ring if you need to check current facilities; accommodation was not available at time of survey.
- Woolpack Inn Whitley Road Whitley WF12 0LZ (01924) 490114