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“Shambles.” 1 of 5 stars
Review of West Riding Refreshment Rooms

West Riding Refreshment Rooms
Wellington Road, Railway Station, Dewsbury WF13 1HF, England
+44 (0)1924 459193
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Ranked #1 of 44 restaurants in Dewsbury
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Bridlington, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Shambles.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

Don't often get out this way but called in as we were passing and what a mess, it just looked like there had been a train run through it
Empty glasses everywhere and the staff were just stood about doing nothing at all about it, the good reviews on here must have been on a very good day and I can only report on what I saw.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

I work near to the West Riding and often visit on a friday lunchtime with colleagues. The pies, stews, hot pots, curries and chillis used to be amazing but our recent trips have found the food very disappointing. Three cheese and potatoe cakes with cold roast potatoes( no other side dishes available) and a soft drink for £8 odd? The other options were sandwiches. The roast beef ones were served in 2 small slices of white bread with a tiny pot of gravy. These were £4, A great boozer but give the food a miss.No where near as good as it used to be.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Dewsbury, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“One of many in Dewsbury”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

I am a regular visitor and this is a fantastic Real Ale Pub, on the platform in Dewsbury. Great choice of beers, real fire, and great atmosphere. It is however a huge shame that the pub no longer does food, such as the steak nights and curry nights. Pitty. I also wish the seating was standard throughout, its easy to feal out of it in the end room near the main entrance. It needs the same seating as the central and end rooms.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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leeds
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“warm and cosy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

great atmosphere. good service. friendly staff. good selection of drink and not over priced. good pub on ale trail

Visited December 2012
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York, United Kingdom
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97 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
840 helpful votes 840 helpful votes
“One Of The Best Station Bars In The Country”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

I first encountered the West Riding about four years ago after jumping on the "Real Ale Trail" bandwagon (or should that be train) ? Which was featured on t.v. by the long haired one off Top Gear, and the bloke who used to taste wine alongside Jilly Goolden on Food & Drink. That day we also took in bars in Marsden, Stalybridge and Huddersfield, all of which were pretty good, but The West Riding in Dewsbury was the standout venue for me.

Fast forward a couple of years, and I find myself making regular train journeys to Dewsbury, and invariably use The West Riding regularly, sometimes for an odd pint, but other times for half a dozen ! The beer is consistently excellent, with a good choice of real ales (many from the fantastic breweries found in the locality of West Yorkshire). There are also a selection of unusual lagers (I believe, including Estrella, a refreshing Spanish brew), and also some real ciders. Being from York, and a real ale fan, I find the prices of beer in this pub to be very reasonable (most are 50p - £1 a pint cheaper than they are in similar hostelries in York).

I tend to frequent the bar either in weekday afternoons, or lunchtime on a Friday or Saturday. It's usually fairly quiet around then, but with enough atmosphere to make for a pleasant experience. If you choose to go any time after 2.00pm on a Saturday, prepare for regular influxes of groups taking in the Real Ale Trail (generally, the later in the day, the rowdier the crowd), and you may find yourself in a bit of a queue at the bar (or toilets !). In the summer months, there are a number of outdoor tables, which look onto the station carpark, but are a pleasant enough place to soak up the beer and the sun.

The staff are friendly, even when they are rushed off their feet. Food is served, although I have never eaten there, it does always look and smell appetising. Overall, a pub I never tire of re-visiting !

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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