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“Bring on the hangover !!!”

West Riding Refreshment Rooms
Ranked #3 of 89 Restaurants in Dewsbury
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $14
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Description: Real Ale, Real Cider, Real Food, Real Fires, Real People, Real Passion...Real Pub. Situated in the original waiting room, on Platform 2, of Dewsbury train station The West Riding was the first member of the beerhouses family, back in 1994, its' our flag ship pub, it's success and experience has been passed on to the other four pubs in the group... Inviting, friendly, approachable staff and customers, facilitating an inkling that after one visit, you're pretty much a regular and will be welcomed back fondly with open arms and a big grin! We've a top notch selection of ale from local and countrywide breweries, kept to Cask Marque quality standards. Beautiful outer architecture, enhanced by cascading ivy on the front of the building. Inside a three room set up with quirky signs and pictures adorning the walls, giving a weary traveller a feast for the eyes as well as the palate. The West Riding Refreshment Rooms is part of the Transpennine Real Ale Trail.
Batley, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Bring on the hangover !!!”
Reviewed April 6, 2013

Hop off the train from Leeds .. straight in through the back door and your in Real Ale heaven ... always a cracking atmosphere in here ... always a great range of real ales and bottled beers .... If you want to lose an evening do it here .............

Visited May 2012
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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“Just a wonderful everymans pub and drinkers paradise”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

Just love this place! its a bit quirky and although everyone comes here for the real ale, for which it justly deserves its reputation, the good pub-food is a worthy reason to visit too

Visited September 2012
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Thank Stuart L
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Bridlington, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Shambles.”
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.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Food”
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
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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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“One of many in Dewsbury”
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
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