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The Nook, Holmfirth Town Centre, Holmfirth

Victoria Square
Phone: 01484682373

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Peter Rydings left this review about The Nook

Sorry can only give it 2 must have caught it on a bad Sunday dinner time. I know its got a lot of good reviews but you have got to tell the truth when you visit pubs or this site is not worth being on.
The lad behind the bar was in the kitchen come back room whatever it is talking waited for a while customers called him he eventually came. Got a very good pint of Nook Dark Oat Stout which he almost threw it at me then ran back into the Kitchen to carry on chatting to who ever was in there. was there 20 minutes he had to be called 5 times to serve and 4 people walked out. But will call back for old times sake

On 10th March 2014 - rating: 2
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Old Boots left this review about The Nook

Home of the Nook Brewery, hidden away down a narrow alley off the main drag near “Sid's Cafe” it's a tatty, multi room pub on varying floor levels. As you enter there is a games room to your left with dart board and a pool table, to the right a small snug with a counter face and five pulls. Ahead up a slight slope that will catch out the unwary or the drunk is a bar that opens out to the left up a step or two protected by industrial checkerplate. The counter face here has another five pulls one of which is devoted to cider, the others being a wide range of ales including of course the fine beers from the Nook itself. Limited décor of but the specially drawn cartoons are interesting and there's a garden at the back. Naturally enough it's listed in the 2012 Good Beer Guide and deservedly so.

On 14th July 2012 - no rating submitted
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James Joines left this review about The Nook

Also called The Rose and Crown.

Live Folk Music on Sunday evenings

On 23rd February 2011 - no rating submitted
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aleand hearty left this review about The Nook

Holmfirth’s premier real ale venue and a West Yorkshire institution. There can’t be many beer-loving Tykes who haven’t heard its name mentioned somewhere. Apparently, there has been a pub on the current site since 1754 and the well-worn stone threshold, at the front door, bears testimony to that. Officially called The Rose & Crown until recently, it’s always been more affectionately known by its sobriquet and the change over in name reflected that. A Good Beer Guide regular, it’s been in pretty much every edition since 1973.

Not the easiest place to find for the casual visitor, as it’s just set back from the road. It’s probably best to head for the junction of Dunford Rd and Hollowgate and then look for the passage just to the right of sister venue ‘Carniceria’.

Externally, it’s a solid looking, three-storey building that feels like it’s been shoe-horned into the cramped confines of Victoria Square. Internally, it’s all low-ceilinged, with the three main rooms having décor and fittings best described as ‘basic’. However, the beers are the draw here: Taylor ‘Landlord’ & ‘Best’ feature regularly alongside those from the pub’s own microbrewery as well as several guests. Nook Brewery beers are uniformly good, but the ‘Oat Stout’ and ‘Blond’ were on outstanding form during this visit.

The barman that served us was friendly and accommodating, patiently helping us to make up our minds. A great atmosphere when we called, with musicians from the town’s folk festival belting it out in the back room. (Apparently, the first festival had its origins here). Music generally is well supported and there are pub football and darts teams.

Food is usually served all day.

Many will know that Holmfirth was / is the location for ‘Last of the Summer Wine’. It has been known for the town to be occasionally overrun by coach-loads of the programme’s fans: Minimal spending, packed-lunch-and-flask toting ‘comforts’. (As in ‘come for’t day’) In such an event, I could think of no finer refuge than The Nook.


On 6th July 2010 - rating: 7
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