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The Woolpack

££ - £££, British,
20 Main Street | Esholt, Shipley, Bradford BD17 7QZ, England
+44 1274 809495
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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good15%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“fish butty” (4 reviews)
“beef” (16 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
20 Main Street | Esholt, Shipley, Bradford BD17 7QZ, England
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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

We did the Emmerdale Village tour, and at the end our guide Lea kindly gave us the address of the original Woolpack pub in Esholt. We visited it today. It was very quiet as it was a Monday afternoon. The inside of the pub was...More

3  Thank bob0104
Peterhamilt0n, Manager at The Woolpack, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Hi Bob, Thanks for a lovely review. It is much appreciated. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and our friendly welcome. Thanks also for recommending a visit. We look forward to welcoming you back next time you are in the area.

Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Staying close to the Woolpack so following reviews suggesting the pub we decided to take a visit and were not disappointed. Drinks and meal were very reasonable. I ordered the sausage and mash whilst my husband ordered a giant stuffed yorkshire pudding. Both meals were...More

1  Thank Tori_Lou_NE
Peterhamilt0n, Manager at The Woolpack, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Hi Tori Lou, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review, we really do appreciate it. We are so pleased you enjoyed the food. Thank you so much for recommending us and we look forward to seeing you again next time...More

Reviewed 12 June 2017

Visited here for first time yesterday with family after having read reviews on Tripadvisor and was not disappointed. Pre-booked as recommended by previous visitors as it was very busy and was glad we did. We arrived 30mins late but had phoned ahead and they had...More

Thank Julie516
Peterhamilt0n, Manager at The Woolpack, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Hi Julie, It was a pleasure to meet you and your family on Sunday. We are so pleased that we lived up to your expectations in terms of the food and our friendly team. It is great that you are planning to visit again and...More

Reviewed 10 June 2017

The chef has got this right.Lovely flavours, with a lot of home cooking, and the balance of quality over quantity. ThanksMore

Thank Nigel P
Peterhamilt0n, Manager at The Woolpack, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Hi Nigel, Thanks for taking the time to post a review. We really appreciate it. We are so pleased you enjoyed the food which, as you mention, is cooked to order and uses top quality ingredients. We are looking forward to welcoming you back when...More

Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

The original woolpack from Emmerdale. The staff make you feel very welcome. The beer is great. Lots of Emmerdale photos on display

1  Thank Mark B
Peterhamilt0n, Manager at The Woolpack, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Hi Mark, Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and liked the welcome you received. It would be great to see you again the next time you are in the area.

Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Came here today, on a very hot sunny day. Sat outside with my husband and two small children. Enjoyed a nice cold pint. Really friendly staff, gave us a warm welcome. Will definitely be back.

Thank Emily A
Peterhamilt0n, Manager at The Woolpack, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Hi Emily. Thanks for posting a review, we really appreciate it. As you say we are a friendly bunch who love to welcome people to the Wooly and we are delighted your are planning to return.

Reviewed 27 May 2017

Let me start by saying what a wonderful pub this is and the food is the some of the best we have had, hence our return. My husband and I, who live about 1 hour away, booked to stay at a local hotel just before...More

1  Thank Helen S
Peterhamilt0n, Manager at The Woolpack, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Hi Helen, Thanks you for your glowing report about your previous visit to the Woolpack before Christmas. I wish to apologise personally for there not being any food on the Friday you visited, as it was my 60th birthday (unbelievable I know as most people...More

Reviewed 25 May 2017

Esholt is a nice place to walk around there is a farm and cricket field The woolpack do excellent fodd at reasonable price good service

Thank 472Gloria_D
Peterhamilt0n, Manager at The Woolpack, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Hi Gloria, Thanks for posting a lovely review, we really appreciate it. We are so pleased you liked the food and service. It would be great to welcome you back again next time you are in the area.

Reviewed 18 May 2017

It was Tour de Yorkshire weekend and therefore all the pubs were busy, but we asked for a sandwich on the Sunday afternoon to be told we couldn't be served without having booked. I've never booked a table to have a sandwich so this came...More

2  Thank Graham K
Peterhamilt0n, Manager at The Woolpack, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

It is really upsetting for the whole team to receive a review like this – let me explain why. As you mentioned the Tour de Yorkshire started at the end of the road, it was Bank Holiday Sunday and also a lovely day, resulting in...More

Reviewed 8 May 2017

I called in for a quiet pint last Thursday evening. Loud mouthed bar maid too busy slagging people off instead of concentrating on keeping customers happy. I won't be going backMore

1  Thank Jeff B
Peterhamilt0n, Manager at The Woolpack, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Hi Jeff, We are very upset to read your review and the fact you will not be returning. I don't know what time you were in but Thursday is our popular quiz night which is a sell out, so I am sorry it wasn't a...More

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James C
31 August 2017|
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Response from nobby69010 | Reviewed this property |
No access from the front as there are steps but rear car park has suitable access - best to telephone ahead and advise staff who are very friendly and obliging
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leedslass1965
14 August 2017|
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Response from Peterhamilt0n | Property representative |
Yes we do and it is free
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Linda P
6 August 2017|
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Response from Peterhamilt0n | Property representative |
Hi Linda. Apologies, just seen your message. As Nigel quite rightly says, we serve food Wednesday through to Sunday.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Main Street | Esholt, Shipley, Bradford BD17 7QZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Bradford  >  Shipley
  • Phone Number: +44 1274 809495
  • E-mail
Description
This lovely traditional country pub has to be the most famous 'working' pub in the country, as it is the original Emmerdale Woolpack and the only 'soap' pub where you can actually get a drink. It has a well-stocked bar and fine cask ales, and a tasty menu with plenty of choices for all appetites and budgets. The outside of the building provides a great photo opportunity and the inside is adorned with pictures of cast members, both present and past, providing a real trip down memory lane.
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