Phil's World Pub Guides - West Yorkshire, UK

Pub Comments Location
BRADFORD
City Vaults A busy, lively and cheerful city centre pub serving a small selection of spot on real ales.
Last visited December 2013.
Hustlergate
Ginger Goose This place is a rather good Wetherspoon's clone, serving cheap food and good real ale in a large modern pub.
Last visited December 2012.
DEWSBURY
West Riding Refreshment Rooms A fine range of real ales in a nice multi-roomed pub located on the Huddersfield-bound platform. Interesting memorabilia covers the walls. Wedged at peak times.
Last visited December 2009.
Station
HALIFAX
Three Pigeons Gosh, what a splendid find! A multi-roomed pub with a mainly art deco interior but with different decoration styles in some rooms, including a comfortable snug at the front with its own tiny counter. The main counter serves a small standing-only area with a fine mosaic floor (I think - it was a bit crowded), and opening off that are other rooms and a corridor leading to two more. A wide selection of quality real ales is on offer, and it looks like they still use the traditional beer economisers.
Last visited December 2014.
South Parade
HAWORTH
Black Bull At a prime location in the middle of Main Street is another tourist oriented pub with a fake (I think) olde worlde interior. A small selection of well kept real ales and a good looking menu.
Last visited December 2011.
Main Street
Fleece The full range of Timothy Taylor's beers in this splendid ale house situated right in the middle of the tourist area. The multi-roomed interior is nice plain traditional pub style and not at all the fake olde-worlde I had feared in this prime location. The food, which has gradually moved more up-market in recent years, was very good last time I ate there, and they've a fine range of foreign bottled beers in the unlikely event that you're not keen on Taylor's brews.
Last visited December 2016.
Main Street
Haworth Steam Brewing Company A small cafe/bar serving their own (brewed elsewhere) and guest real ales, and excellent food. It really is very small, so on busy days you need to get in before the crowd if you want a seat. Confusingly, also known as "Brewhouse", and "Gascoigne's Bistro".
Last visited December 2014.
Main Street
King's Arms At the top end of the cobbled Main Street is this very pleasant pub serving hand pulled Tetley and Black Sheep, with economisers in use, in accordance with local tradition. The interior is stone walls and wood beams, possibly all fake? The food looks good.
Last visited December 2009.
Main Street
Old White Lion Right at the top of the cobbled Main Street is a large multi-roomed pub with very olde-worlde (fake?) decor inside. There are two bars plus a restaurant and the bar food is good. I sat in the very comfortable smaller bar. They serve a small range of real ales, the Tetley Bitter is spot on, and it looks like economisers are used.
Last visited December 2016.
Main Street
HEBDEN BRIDGE
Calan's Micropub A small range of excellent ales is offered in this rather good micro-pub. The food offering is limited to pork pies, the one I sampled was exceptional.
Last visited December 2016.
Bridge Gate
HUDDERSFIELD
Head of Steam A splendid multi-roomed pub with the usual Head of Steam selection of excellent ales and collection of railwayana.
Last visited May 2006.
Station, Platform 1
The King's Head a.k.a. The Station Tavern Amazingly, a second real ale pub on the railway station, at the other end of platform 1. One large rather plain room plus a couple of side areas, and a superb selection of quality ales. Live music at the weekend.
Last visited February 2012.
Station, Platform 1
Wetherspoon's Cherry Tree A large open modern Wetherspoons.
Last visited February 2012.
Station
KEIGHLEY
Boltmakers Arms A tiny one-bar local pub, pleasant, comfortable and friendly, and serving spot-on pints of Timothy Taylor's brews. The landlord here won a competition in 2012 to rename Timothy Taylor's Best Bitter, which is now called Boltmaker.
Last visited December 2012.
 
Cafe Choux Choux A rather unusual cafe concentrating mainly on breakfasts when I visited on a Saturday morning, but at the end of the counter are four handpumps offering guest ales.
Last visited December 2015.
Keighley Station
Cricketers Arms A small one-roomed boozer busy with friendly drinkers when I was there early on a Saturday evening. Excellent real ales available.
Last visited December 2014.
Coney Lane
LEEDS
Tapped A modern bar serving their excellent own brews and guests by electric pump.
Last visited June 2017.
Boar Lane / Mill Hill
Scarborough Hotel A totally fake pleasant traditional pub serving a nice range of real ales. Menu looks good.
Last visited July 2006.
Bishopsgate Street
Wetherspoon's Unusually, this member of the chain doesn't have an individual name. A medium sized 'spoons located off the station concourse.
Last visited June 2017.
Railway Station
Whitelock's This historic pub is a bit of a back street gem. I particularly like the ceramics on the bar front. A wide range of real ales is served. Unsurprisingly packed on a Saturday afternoon.
Last visited June 2017.
Turk's Head Yard
MARSDEN
Riverhead Brewery Tap A plain wood floor and tastefully understated traditional decor with the odd barrel thrown in for authenticity in this fine pub. A wide choice of real ales from the brewery downstairs (visible through a window) and from the owners, Ossett Brewery. I haven't visited the dining room upstairs.
Last visited December 2010.
Peel Street / Argyle Street
OXENHOPE
Bay Horse A proper traditional lively village pub busy with locals, mainly the pub football team, when I visited on a Saturday afternoon. A couple of real ales are available, on economisers, I had Tetley Bitter.
Last visited December 2010.
Station
SLAITHWAITE
Commercial A very nicely done and well cared for interior with understated decor in this open pub which is partly knocked through while retaining separate areas. An excellent range of real ales from many breweries is available. The leather sofas are comfortable.
Last visited December 2011.
Station Road / Carr Lane
SOWERBY BRIDGE
Jubilee Refreshment Rooms One large open room decorated with railway and other memorabilia, with a small bar counter at one end serving excellent real ales.
Last visited December 2015.
 
TODMORDEN
Polished Knob An excellent town centre pub just a short walk from the station, with pleasant under-stated decor and a fine range of real ales. The small stage in the corner with piles of speakers promised some noisy live music later in the evening, but I had to leave just as the band were setting up. The range of basic pub food looks good value.
Last visited December 2013.
Burnley Road.
WAKEFIELD
Elephant and Castle A wonderful tiled frontage and a very nice traditional interior, partially knocked through. Check out the ceiling panels. They serve an excellent pint of hand pulled John Smith's.
Last visited July 2003.
Westgate / Smyth Street at the bottom of the station approach.

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