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The Moorings

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Bar, British, Pub
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1 Canal Basin, Sowerby Bridge HX6 2AG, England
+44 1422 833940
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Quite a good lunch, bit slow but that's OK when it's good. Service fine and we had a nice time. Dog could go with us too which makes it even better.

Thank Mqmhx
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88 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Very atmospheric relaxed and comfortable. A short walk along the canal is a must too. A rustic menu all in all better than an old greasy spoon.

Thank alwayssmiling1
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38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Went for family lunch, nice atmosphere, good food (would like more veggie), good service. Not a bad price. Will go again. Jx

Thank SunshineSaunders
Bridgetown, Saint Michael, Barbados
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We came here on Boxing day for some dinner, stunning location next to the canal with a large car parking area, we ordered two turkey dinners for our family friends, and for Keith & I we both had traditional fish and chips, we cannot tell you how delicious the meals were, the fish and chips were just perfect, we were... More 

1 Thank Ellie K
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Visited The Moorings on Real Ale crawl with the lads. If you are a Cask Ale fan - don't bother. After waiting over 5 minutes to be served, we saw all bar one ale was available. Plenty of your regular rubbish though. The IPA we had was the worst pint we had all day. The pub is definitely more targeted... More 

Thank glennfox812
Sowerby Bridge, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

The moorings has the advantage of being in the canal basin and is very popular especially in the summer. The pub itself is lovely and the food is good and averagely priced. However the drinks prices let this place down massively. Sowerby Bridge is a smallish village but with a large quantity of reasonably priced pubs/bars. Moorings I would say... More 

Thank jennycroupier2010
United Kingdom
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90 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Randomly popped in here for lunch with my family one saturday and was very pleasantly surprised by the attentive service and excellent pub food. There were four of us and we each had different meals, all of which were very good. I'd recommend this pub for lunch any time if our experience is anything to go by. PS... there was... More 

1 Thank Warren B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Called into the Moorings with a few friends, staff were an absolute pleasure... drinks may have been a tad expensive but the atmosphere was lovely and the area very picturesque. Food that was going out looked amazing. Lovely pub set in picturesque surroundings with great staff.

Thank Steve T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I my wife treated me to really nice lunch. The place is hard to spot off the main road but soon as we found it. Hard to find a parking space. But on the really good side walking into place with a wow factor. After the devastation of the floods last boxing day this place has done really well to... More 

Thank Simon W
Sowerby Bridge, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Middle of the road is all we could say really. Good enough but certainly nothing to write home about.

Thank Martyn T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, View, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Canal Basin, Sowerby Bridge HX6 2AG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Sowerby Bridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1422 833940
Award winning canal side pub and restaurant serving homemade meals using local suppliers. Free Wi Fi. Groups catered for by arrangement. Dogs welcome in the bar area. Quiz nights on Mondays. Famous for delicious homemade burgers and Sunday lunches. Buffets can be arranged. Special occasions catered for. An excellent selection of hand pulled beers. Affiliated to Welcome to Yorkshire and Cask Marque.Friendly and professional hospitality.

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