Address:

The Hebble Brook
2 Mill Lane just off A629
Mixenden
West Yorkshire
(01422) 242059.


Hours:

Mon-Fri 12-3, 5-11, Sat 11-11, Sun 12-10.30  


 

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The Hebble Brook  

The pub is set in the small valley of the Hebble Brook on the eastern edge of the Pennine Hills in West Yorkshire, just on the outskirts of Halifax. The Brook itself is only a small stream really, but flows through Halifax to join the River Calder - the major river in the area, giving its name to this part of Yorkshire - Calderdale. Literally minutes from the pub lie open moorlands with the traditional Pennine landscape of old farms and barns, dry-stone walls and grazing sheep. The pub itself dates back a couple of hundred years, converted from four 18th century cottages - although it has seen one or two changes since then. It has two main rooms, the bar and the lounge, both with open fires in winter (these have even been seen blazing away in summer as the Pennine weather can be rather unforgiving at times). The lounge has the 'comfy seats and sofas' where some regulars and new visitors often may be seen reading the day's newspapers over a pint or two. The bar has a stone-flagged floor and a pool table. After the demise of the long-gone Mixenden Brewery, the pub was owned by a number of brewers before Richard Whitaker's of Halifax bought it around the turn of the century. Whitakers Brewery was bought and closed by Whitbread in the late 60's but the Shire Ales painted signage of Whitakers can still be made out at the front of the pub. Until June 1996, the pub was known as the Crown and Anchor and was in a very sorry state when the present owner, Andrew Pollard, took it on. A new roof and other bits later it re-emerged as a real pub with a rapidly growing reputation for proper beer and a warm welcome to all. It is this welcome which is immediately noticeable at The Hebble Brook and is another reason why people tend to come back after their first visit. As a genuine, absolutely free house, the Hebble Brook can offer the widest range of real ales from Britain's independent breweries, including many new and rare brews. Beers on at the time of visit were: Taylor's Golden Best; Brewsters; Kelham Island and more. Not long after opening, Andrew and his pub were awarded 'Pub of the Season' by the local CAMRA branch - true testimony to the hard work put in. the Hebble Brook even has its own t-shirts? Hebble Brook also offers food at lunchtimes (Monday-Saturday 12-2.pm), Sunday there is a barbecue, Monday is also steak night (5.15-9pm prime cut 8oz sirloin steaks with a choice of sauces, Wednesday is curry night (5.15-9pm) home-made curries usually a choice of three - one vegetarian with accompaniments.


 

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beer, food, beer garden, real fire, car park, vegetarian 

 

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Beers:

Taylor's Golden Best
Brewsters
Kelham Island and more.
 


 

Accommodation: 

The Dene, Triangle, Sowerby Bridge Halifax, W Yorks, HX6 3EA
01422 823562
From: D:£22.50pp S:£25


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