Yorkshire 'beer drinkers' paradise' marking special milestone

The West Riding, Dewsbury railway station -Credit:Andrew Robinson/Yorkshire Live
The West Riding, Dewsbury railway station -Credit:Andrew Robinson/Yorkshire Live

A pub noted for its great atmosphere as well as top-notch real ale is marking its 30th anniversary.

The West Riding, sometimes called the West Riding Refreshment Rooms, can be found at Dewsbury railway station and is situated in the original waiting room on Platform 2, which is a Grade II listed building.

The pub is known for its rotating cask ale selection which goes down well with those partaking in the TransPennine Real Ale Trail. The pub also serves up food as well as various live music acts. The pub has put up a poster to celebrate its birthday which states: "Celebrating 30 years of The West Riding. Making people miss trains for 30 years!"

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The West Riding is run by Dewsbury-based Beerhouses, an independent pub company which also operates The Sportsman in Huddersfield and The Cricketers, Horbury, near Wakefield, among others.

Online reviewers of The West Riding tend to single out the friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Nicola, in a review on Google, called it a "lovely pub with a great drink selection" and singled it out for its great atmosphere. She warned: "Gets very busy when they have bands on which is lovely."

Jimmy was just as impressed, posting: "Please visit and appreciate the this place. I’ve just been and witnessed bar stewardship at its highest. Engaging all punters with humour and efficient skills. Balancing it all with a sense of fun whilst working very hard. It’s a good place. Go!"

Leonard praised the Sunday lunch, saying: "Only when I tried it for myself did I understand the hype." Firu posted: "Proper pub run by proper people. Decent beers and food. gets really busy at times."

Steve called it a 'hidden gem' with an atmosphere he said was 'amazing'. And Keith called it a 'beer drinkers' paradise'. The TransPennine Real Ale Trail starts or ends in Batley, taking in Dewsbury, Mirfield, Huddersfield, Slaithwaite, Marsden, Greenfield and Stalybridge.

The West Riding at Dewsbury railway station -Credit:Yorkshire Live/Andrew Robinson
The West Riding at Dewsbury railway station -Credit:Yorkshire Live/Andrew Robinson

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