26 Wakefield Road
Mon-Sat 12-2 (3 Sat), 5-11; Sun 12-3; 6-10.30
The Ram's Head is the home of the Ryburn Brewery in the cellar beneath the pub.
Not quite in Sowerby Bridge - as you come down the steep hill towards the main street you need to double back on yourself and don't need to go into Sowerby Bridge itself (though you would miss a pretty town).
Parking is outside and in a small car park attached. Once inside the front entrance, you have a main bar area in front of you with the bar to you side as you walk further in towards the toilets at the back (not good for the disabled).
On the dark wooden bar you will find horse brasses and up to five of their own beers on plus the occasional special they brew. All beers were in good order with or without the sparkler on. The prices are good too, though this is probably reflected in the fact the brewery is only under the stairs.
This bar has a number of differentiated areas (small wooden partitions), all with a dark carpet and bench seating round the outside wall and oblong tables with dark wooden chairs to compliment. The walls are bare stone with brass and pictures on them. There is a fire here too.
The second area is usually set aside for eating. This L-shaped room has a number of tables and chairs to seat 6-8 people eating the home-cooked food made on the premises.
Food is served until 9pm in the dining area which is no smoking until 9pm and can also be used by non diners.
Note the etched glass windows from Webster's Brewery.
Well worth a stop if you are in the area for the excellent beer and atmosphere.
No accommodation here.
None as yet
Ryburn Rydale Bitter
Triangle, Sowerby Bridge
W Yorks, HX6 3EA.
From S: £32, D:£30pp.