Best Independent Pubs in Yorkshire

Days OutEat & DrinkReviews

Now in this stage of lockdown, you can now actually end your “walks” where they belong at the pub outdoors.   Here’s our roundup of some of the best independent pubs in Yorkshire



Horse and Jockey Is a dog friendly traditional local pub  that serve all kinds of alcoholic beverages such as:  cask, ale and top beers.

Black Swan   –   

Miners Arms –      

The Poplar    –



Hark to Mopsey -  A warm welcome awaits you at the Hark To Mopsey, in the lovely town of Normanton in West Yorkshire. Serving a wide range of cask ale selections and drinks, including IPAs and Gin, you will not be disappointed with our choices for you.  We pride ourselves on being dog friendly, so please bring your pets along with you.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

The Holmfield Arms    01924 231730

The Fox & Hounds    -  01924 255474

The Fox and Hounds is the oldest Public House in the Newmillerdam and Sandal area. It has recently been completely renovated to a high standard by the current owners Jackie & Nick who take great pride in acting as hosts to all of their customers, presenting them with the very best food and drink that also represents great value for money.

Ruddy Duck -  The Ruddy Duck in Wakefield pub is where all generations of the family can come together and share delicious food and drink in a warm and welcoming setting. We have full disabled access, a lovely patio area with views of the River Calder, and an indoor play area for the kids. Real ales, draught lagers, and a variety of red, white, rose, and sparkling wines are available from the bar. Take a seat and enjoy your favourite tipple while you choose from our extensive menu.

The Pledwick  

[email protected]

Carlton Social Club Wakefield

We are a Friendly & Welcoming social club that has been established in the

small village of Carlton (Wakefield) for many years. Carlton Social Club is a CIU-affiliated club

open to both members and non-members, conveniently located on the main street in Carlton.

The club is extremely spacious, with bars, function room for hire and many other facilities

including Free WIFI.

We have entertainment on every Saturday night which caters for all ages, and includes

a cabaret performance, Bingo, Chase The Joker and Play Your Cards Right. 

Please call in and see what a friendly welcoming club Carlton Social Club is. You wont be disappointed

0113 2822293

EMAIL:  [email protected]

The Cow Shed 



Nailmaker  –



Bradley Arms   A warm welcoming country pub.   With a roaring open fire for the winter months, or a large spacious beer garden out rear, with a childrens play area during the summer, this pub is friendly and has a relaxing atmosphere.

We serve food through the week, and host a variety of real Cask Ales, alternating weekly. We also have a selection of spirits and lagers, and have introduced a brand new wine selection.

If you don’t want an alcoholic drink, we are now serving a variety of coffees, in the Nescafe Dolce range. So you can relax with a nice coffee and also make use of our free WiFi!

The Junction –  

Earlier in the the 19th Century known as the New Inn. A traditional exterior and relatively unspoilt interior; what must have once been two buildings offer a long lounge and busy public bar that looks out on to the road junction, useful place for pub food in the town; Wallers Fine Home-brewed Ales were brewed here. That landlord was also a blacksmith!



Red Lion

Robin Hood   

Busy locals’ pub with a public bar and 3 other drinking areas. It holds quizzes twice weekly and has darts and domino teams in the local charity league. Winner of several local CAMRA awards including the Branch Pub of the Year 1998, Pub of the Season in 2011 & Wakefield CAMRA Cider Pub of the Year 2013. It holds an annual Beer Festival. The Henry Smith Brewery is behind the pub, although some house beers are brewed at Revolutions.


The Grange Club Carleton Community Centre 

The Bar, opens out onto a large patio (equipped with heaters) and gardens making it an ideal evening venue for the whole family.

Children will love the large expanse of lawns and play equipment.

The bar is open from 7:00pm every night 4:00 pm on Fridays and also Sunday lunchtime. Big Screen TV.  Quiz/Play Your Cards Right every Saturday at 9:30pm.

Real Ales, a variety of Guest Bitters and Quality Wines at Reasonable Prices.

The Station Pub Crigglestone -  01924 728519  

unusual building situated amidst farmland on outskirts of the village; there’s no longer a Hallam Line station at Crigglestone, ex Punch now Management Services (Wakefield) Ltd


Three Jolly Sailors, Scarborough

This Grade II listed pub, formerly a farmhouse dating back to the early 19th century with later alterations, is located in Burniston village at the A165/A171 junction.  There are three rooms; the main bar, restaurant, and conservatory.  Of note is the low timber-beamed ceiling of the main bar. Home-cooked meals are served lunchtimes and evenings. Occasional live entertainment features at weekends. A spacious beer garden is situated to the side of the pub and a large car park to the rear.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

You May Also Like

Earth day 22nd April 2021


Must Read

No results found.