Real ales, world beers, pub food, scrumpy cider and live music

Welcome to the West Riding Refreshment Rooms

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Our pub is situated in the original waiting room on Platform 2 in Dewsbury train station. We have won many CAMRA awards, including the 2010 CAMRA regional district pub of the year, and have been in the Good Beer Guide for 20 years.

Our passion is real cask ale from micro-breweries, that is where we started in 1994 and that is what we still do best. We want to serve you the best beer in the best condition, every time, that is why we are so committed to our Real Ale Pledge. We also sell a selection of world beers , 2 scrumpy ciders, and a selection of red, white and rose wines.
To go with your drink, we serve varied food throughout the week, from Mexican, to real home made pies. Please see our pub food menu for more details.

The bar motto appears to be “I missed the train at Dewsbury”. This legend was on the T-shirts the bar staff were wearing. It needs little explanation. With beer as good as this in a setting as unique as this, you would have to be half crazy not to miss the train.
Alan Burnett The Great Yorkshire Pub Blog

We also have 4 sister pubs, The Sportsman in Huddersfield – POTY 2013, The Cricketers Arms in Horbury – POTY 2011, Stalybridge Buffet Bar and our new addition Old Turk.

Break up that train journey between Manchester and Scarborough/York , or visit us specially. You can find train times here.

You love wine, but fancy a beer? Read The Wine Lovers Guide to Beer.