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“Spit and sawdust, great ales, a proper pub.”

West Riding Refreshment Rooms
Ranked #3 of 89 Restaurants in Dewsbury
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $14
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast
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.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Spit and sawdust, great ales, a proper pub.”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

I live in Dewsbury and have slurped a few in here, it's a good honest real ale pub and well worth a visit if you like your beer.

  • Visited May 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great place for a pint”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

Great Pub for a pint of real ale, cider or wine. A vast array of Real Ales brewed within Yorkshire to choose from.

Visited April 2013
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Batley, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
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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Thank Kevin C
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“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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62 reviews
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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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