Best Hebden Bridge Beer & Hebden Bridge Bars (2023)

If you’re having a trip to Hebden Bridge beer, bars and pubs will be on the agenda for many. So here’s our Hebden Bridge Ale Trail with our interactive map so you can tackle it in any order, or preferably make several separate visits to savour them and tick them off your Hebden Bridge beer and pub bucket list!

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Hebden Bridge Beer: The Pub – Hebden Bridge MicroPub

The Pub at Hebden Bridge is still fondly known as “Calans” by many locals. Owned since September 2020 by Mel and Glenn the name changed to The Pub. Tucked away in the centre of Hebden Bridge, The Pub is a splendid place for locals and tourists alike – dog friendly with no TV or music. The Pub Hebden Bridge has a large partially covered and heated courtyard which is a suntrap. There is a car park opposite should you need it.

The Pub Hebden Bridge serves 6 changing hand-pulled cask ales, 3 changing keg craft beers, Freedom Four craft lager and 5 ciders.

The Pub Hebden Bridge Opening Times: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 12 noon – 9:00 pm, Thursday 12 noon – 9:45 pm, Saturday and Sunday 12 noon – 10:15 pm.

The Pub Hebden Bridge Previously Calans pre Sept 2020
The Pub Hebden Bridge Sign at Night

The Pub Hebden Bridge address: 3 The Courtyard, off Bridge Gate Hebden Bridge HX7 8EX

Hebden Bridge Beer: White Swan

Run by Liz Wood, Hebden Bridge’s longest-serving landlady, The White Swan has stocked Black Sheep since it was first released and there is a ‘Black Sheep Corner’ in the pub. The White Swan is dog-friendly and holds regular music events.

The White Swan has four changing hand-pulled cask ales, 3 changing cask beers including Beavertown Kneck Oil on tap and there’s a good beer garden at the back.

Hebden Bridge White Swan Front

White Swan Hebden Bridge Opening times: Open from 11:00 am daily and from 12:00 noon on Sunday.

White Swan Hebden Bridge address: 26 Bridge Gate HX7 8EX

Hebden Bridge Beer: Shoulder of Mutton

Located in the centre of Hebden Bridge, The Shoulder of Mutton has two open fires and has been fully refurbished. The Shoulder of Mutton has beautiful surroundings with views of the River Calder and is wheelchair-accessible and dog friendly.

The Shoulder of Mutton has four rotating beers from a choice of Vocation, Timothy Taylor’s, Goose Eye, Moorhouse’s, Saltaire, Ossett, Copper dragon, Elland Brewery and Theakstons.

The Shoulder of Mutton has homemade food including breakfasts and Sunday lunches with great Yorkshire puddings for which The Shoulder of Mutton is renowned.

Shoulder of Mutton Hebden Bridge

The Shoulder of Mutton Hebden Bridge Opening Times: Monday to Saturday 11 am to 11 pm (food served 12 noon to 8 pm) and Sunday 11 am to 10 pm ( food served 12 noon to 7 pm)

Shoulder of Mutton Hebden Bridge address: Bridge Gate, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8EX Tel 01422 845545

Hebden Bridge Beer: Vocation & Co.

It is called Vocation & Co. because it’s all about them working with other companies – sourcing the best local suppliers’ products and beers from breweries they respect as well as their own.

Vocation & Co. in Hebden Bridge has four hand pulls and a maximum of 20 craft keg and cider taps.

The Vocation Brewery is set high up above Hebden Bridge on New Road and is described towards the bottom of this page. Vocation & Co. was the first bar the Vocation Brewery opened logically and conveniently in their hometown of Hebden Bridge. Others are in Manchester and Halifax.

Hebden Bridge Vocation & Co. Front

Vocation & Co. Hebden Bridge Opening Times: Open from noon daily until late. The kitchen is open from noon daily to 9:00 pm

Vocation & Co. Hebden Bridge address: 10 New Road, Hebden Bridge HX7 8AD

Hebden Bridge Beer: Drink?

Drink? in Hebden Bridge is a specialist bottle shop with a small bar and an upstairs lounge area.

Drink? has two hand pumps for cask ales from northern independent breweries and a third pump exclusively for dark beers. There are also five keg craft beers served. Real cider is also available and a wide range of bottled beers, some of which are bottle conditioned.

You can ask to bring your own food in, but they have Pies, Peas and Pint evenings on Tuesdays. A quiz is held every other Sunday. Drink? has minimalist décor with artwork on display by local artists.

Drink? Hebden Bridge opening times: Monday closed. Tuesday 2 pm to 9:00 pm, Wed to Friday 11:00 am to 9:00 pm and Sunday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Drink? Hebden Bridge address: 15 Market Street, Hebden Bridge HX7 6EU

Hebden Bridge Beer: Fox and Goose

The Fox and Goose was the first pub in west Yorkshire to be run by the community. It has a wonderfully cosy feel, with exposed beams and flagged floors. Cyclist, walkers and dog friendly, The Fox and Goose pub has a real fire and a great hillside partially covered beer garden with fantastic views. It was CAMRA pub of the year 2020 and they have regular music sessions and Monday night is quiz night.

Fox & Goose Hebden Bridge Sign

The Fox and Goose Hebden Bridge has 6 rotating beers and ciders.

Fox and Goose Hebden Bridge Opening Times: Monday 4 pm -11 pm, Tuesday and Wednesday 2 pm – 11 pm, Thursday 12 noon to 11 pm, Friday and Saturday 12 noon- 12 midnight and Sunday 12 noon 10:30pm

Fox and Goose Hebden Bridge address: Heptonstall Road, Hebden Bridge HX7 6EN

Hebden Bridge Beer: Old Gate Bar and Restaurant

The Old Gate is a spacious vibrant modern place with two levels that are both wheelchair accessible.

Downstairs at the Old Gate has an impressive copper bar primarily but not exclusively for drinkers and upstairs has a more restaurant feel and there is an outdoor seating area.

Old Gate typically has 7 cask ales on hand-pull from Vocation, Saltaire, Anarchy, Roosters and Moorehouse’s plus 3 keg craft beers from Vocation and Kirkstall Brewery. The Old Gate also has an extensive wine and cocktail menu.

Old Gate Bar and Restaurant Hebden Bridge Opening Times: Open Daily for drinks from 10 am and meals are served Monday to Thursday 10 am to 9 pm, Friday and Saturday 10 am to 9:30 pm and Sunday 10 am to 7:30 pm.

Old Gate Bar and Restaurant Hebden Bridge address: 1-5 Old Gate, Halifax, Hebden Bridge HX7 8JP

Hebden Bridge Beer: Stubbing Wharf

A little out of Hebden Bridge town centre and accessible by the canal towpath or road, The Stubbing Wharf is a traditional family-friendly pub located between the river Calder and Rochdale Canal. Stubbing Wharf’s food has a good reputation in the area and they use local suppliers for all their products. The Stubbing Wharf has a large dining area, outdoor seating and canal trip cruisers stop outside the Stubbing Wharf pub.

Gracie Hebden Bridge Canal Boat Cruises

The Stubbing Wharf typically serves 6 hand-pulled cask ales including Timothy Taylor’s, Saltaire and Black Sheep.

Stubbing Wharfe Hebden Bridge Can Towpath Entrance

Stubbing Wharf Hebden Bridge opening times: Sunday 11:00 am to 10 pm, Monday to Thursday 12 noon to 10 pm, Friday and Saturday 11 am to 12 midnight

Stubbing Wharf Hebden Bridge address: King St, Halifax Rd, Hebden Bridge HX7 6LU

Hebden Bridge Beer: Trades Club Hebden Bridge

The Trades Club Hebden Bridge is open to all with a discount on beer and gigs available to members. The Trades Club Hebden Bridge keeps three real ales on draught; Stod Fold Gold 3.8% is the regular and the other two pumps rotate. There is one bar and a function room where they hold music events and also show football on their large screen. 

There is affordable food to eat in or to take away, every day from 4 pm to 8 pm. Table booking is not required.

Trades Club Hebden Bridge Food Opening Monday – Thursday 4 pm – 8 pm: Rostini’s Indonesian Kitchen
Trades Club Hebden Bridge Food Opening Friday – Sunday 4 pm – 8 pm: Dapur Nin Indonesian Cuisine

Trades Club Hebden Bridge Box Office Opening Times: Monday to Friday, 1 pm to 7 pm. However, ring in advance (01422 845 265) to avoid disappointment & to ensure the box office is open on the day you wish to visit.

The Trades Club Hebden Bridge bar is open to all daily, Mon-Fri 4 pm – 11 pm, Sat-Sun 4 pm – 2 am (open earlier if there’s a daytime event).

Hebden Bridge Beer: Nightjar

The Nightjar in Hebden Bridge is the Brewery Tap for Nightjar Brew Co. located in the heart of Hebden Bridge, beneath the Hebden Bridge Picture House.  The Nightjar Hebden Bridge is a small single-room micro pub with a service bar in the middle of the back wall with three hand pumps plus five keg taps on the wall.

Nightjar Hebden Bridge Opening Times: Monday Closed, Tues 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm, Wed and Thurs 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm, Sat 12 noon – 11:30 pm, Sun 1:00 pm – 11:00 pm.

Hebden Bridge Beer: Hare and Hounds

Located 1.2 miles from Hebden Bridge town centre, The Hare and Hounds is a stunningly located refurbished dog-friendly B&B country pub with Cask Marque quality Timothy Taylor real ales.

Hebden Bridge Hare and Hounds has five en-suite rooms and stunning panoramic views of Calderdale – the Stoodley Pike monument can be seen across the valley from the patio.

Located by the Pennine Way footpath, with its dramatic Calderdale Yorkshire countryside setting, the Hare & Hounds can make an idyllic base from which to explore Hebden Bridge, Calderdale and Halifax. The Hare and Hounds Hebden Bridge is also on the signed 150 miles circular West Yorkshire Cycle Route.

Hare and Hounds Hebden Bridge West Yorkshire Cycle Route Sign

The food menu is hearty Yorkshire gastro-country pub style that includes The Famous Hare and Hounds ‘The Animal’ 40-ounce (1.3kg) challenge – a free drink awaits if you finish it! See the BeardMeatsFood video below!

Hare and Hounds Hebden Bridge Pub Sign

Hare and Hounds Hebden Bridge Opening Times: Closed Monday and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm (food last orders 7:30 pm), Friday and Saturday 12 noon – 11:00 pm (food last orders 7:30 pm), Sunday 12 noon – 9:00 pm (food last orders 6:30 pm).

Hare and Hounds Hebden Bridge address: Lane Ends Lane, Hebden Bridge HX7 8TN
Email Phone 07949867227 01422 842671

Vocation Brewery, Craggies Farm Shop and Café

While in the area, out of interest you may pass the Vocation Brewery, founded by John Hicking in 2015, set in the beautiful Calderdale countryside.

Hebden Bridge Beer Vocation Brewery HQ
The lettering in the window reads: Beer. It’s Not Always Life & Death, But it Should Be

Vocation supplies pubs in draught form and cans, and supermarkets in cans and they have an online shop with delivery only. Vocation beers are available in most UK retailers in 33cl and 44cl cans -Vocation’s flagship Life & Death beer is now one of the best-selling beers in the supermarket craft aisle. Vocation now has over 60 staff and sells the equivalent of over 10 million cans per year.

Next to Vocation Brewery is Craggies Farm Shop and Café. Perhaps stop for a bite to eat in the café and it is worth dropping in to the farm shop to stock up on their splendid local fare and beer cans from their neighbouring breweries Vocation and Little Valley, which they stock.

Vocation Brewey and Craggies Farm Shop and Cafe Hebden Bridge
Vocation Brewery and Craggies Farm Shop and Cafe

Vocation Brewery, Craggies Farm Shop and Café Address: Country Business Park, New Road, Cragg Vale, Hebden Bridge HX7 5TT

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Hebden Bridge Craft Beer Festival 2023

Hebden Bridge Craft Beer Festival was held from the 15th to the 18th April in 2022. We are awaiting news for further such festivals and will update this page accordingly!

More Hebden Bridge Area Pubs and Hebden Bridge Activities

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