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- The Long Chimney is very nice. The Puzzle Hall Inn is unbeatable for music, although it can get a bit cramped if they have a big name in.
- EXELLENT PUB. GREAT POOL TEAM EVEN BETTER POOL TABLE......
- Plentiful and colourful, full of local characters.
- Get yourself to Bar up,Union Cross Yard, Halifax behind McDonalds on Saturday 21st September for a CHEAP buzzing night out. Free entry aswell as two for one on loads of bottles including stella and the tequila shots are only £1! BARGAIN!! Local DJs Tony Ellis and Adam Philips, who have been playing the US sound for over 15 years between them are making a welcome return with a night of playing proper house, from 1996 classics to the newest American cuts.
- Alot. Notable are the Stirk Bridge, with wide-screen TV and a nice atmosphere. Popular for a long way. There is also a trendy winebar in the town too, at the bottom of Tower Hill.
- I notice the lockpickers tenancy is up for grabs again... must be about the fifth time in the last few years.
New wine bar due to open soon at the juction of Tower Hill & Wharf St. Very Small and VERY ORANGE!! but good luck to them when it finally opens - will hopefully be a cut above the bulk of the dodgy boozers here.
- I think the words 'Big Screen TV' 'Disco Lighting' and 'crazy Daz DJ' say it all really. I'll retract my comments about the Turks Head however, it's now quite a nice little boozer.
- Completely refurbished. Bar staff includes the lovely Melissa,Zillah and new girl on the block Vicky. Big screen tv, disco lighting, splendid ales, pool table and of course the home to Sowerby Spartans Rugby League Club. Your information about a common haunt for single mothers and squarking kids and local psychos and weirdos is totally out of date. Customers include local bank staff, business people,trades people.
In so far as the Turks Head is concerned I found the mine hosts Martin and Maria from Liverpool a great couple. Roaring coke fire, big screen tv and draft Guiness.
- A lot - around 20 - for a town of this size, but most of them are fairly well hidden and in any case will be empty.
Best: The Puzzle Hall Inn, Hollins Mill Lane - Hard to find, but a genuine and friendly place (unless you are a 'trendy') offering a warm and often sarcastic welcome. Has entertainment inc live bands, quiz, curry night and an eclectic mix of regulars.
The Moorings, Canal Basin - Nicely positioned by the canal, a 'safe' bet for every taste - good beer and food, smart decor etc.
Middle Of the road:
These pubs are 'safe' but pretty average, usually emptyish during the week: William IV, Wharf Street; Bulls Head, Wharf Street; Waiters Arms, Tuel Lane; The Friendly, Burnley Road.
Young and Trendy?
Try Bridges Bar or The Lockkeepers (but see below)
The Lockeepers (Commonly known as the Lockpickers) - possibly the most promenant and inviting looking pub in the town, but this is all deception. Look at the wrong person and you will probably end up leaving via the window. A common haunt for single mothers complete with squarking kids, and any local psychos or weirdos. Also fits in the young hook-up spot category.
The Engineers / The Turks Head (Both Wharf Street) and the Long Chimney (West Street) - All likely to be full of a selection of local weirdos.
There are many brilliant pubs on the hills surrounding the town - The Blue Ball and Moorcock at Norland (But not the Hobbit - wonderful view from out the front, but the pub itself is characterless and commercialised). The Masons Arms and The Maypole at Warley. Also others further away - The Alma at Mill Bank, Lord Nelson at Luddenden, The Fleece and The Old Bridge at Ripponden.
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