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The Shepherds Rest, Sowerby Bridge

125 Bolton Brow
Sowerby Bridge
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Al Bundy left this review about The Shepherds Rest

A lovely pub at the far end of the main road. 3 distinct areas with an archway separating 2 of the rooms. 8 handpumps on the bar with 3 serving Ossett beers and the rest guest ales today. Old tin advertising plates decorate the walls. Quiet on this early afternoon visit.

On 18th March 2016 - rating: 8
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Shepherds Rest

A well run Ossett house this one, with friendly locals and bar staff alike. We called in here on a Wednesday afternoon and had a great time, chatting and joking with a few of the regulars. The young barmaid was also great fun.
There where 8 ales on handpump, so we went for the Rat Brewery White Rat and the Phoenix Hop Sack. One not to be missed when out and about in Sowerby Bridge.

On 9th November 2015 - rating: 10
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Shepherds Rest

The Shepherds Rest is a stone built pub that is at the top end of town on the road to Halifax.
Once inside there is a small room to the front,but i decided to go to the rear where the main room is,this is an L shaped room which has comfy bench seating and normal tables and chairs,the floor is part tiled and stone.
I did'nt really know about this being an Ossett tied house until doing this review.
There was a very good choice of real ales on the bar,i had a drink of Phoenix Hopsack which was a very nice well kept beer,the other beers i noted were Rat White Rat,Ossett Yorkshire Blonde,Rudgate Strenght in Numbers,Hebden Bridge Trouser Town,Little Valley Vanilla Porter and Hartshill Little Mester.
There was a TV showing Athletics.
The pub was quite busy on my Saturday afternoon visit with drinkers.
I quite liked this pub.
There is also a very nice chippy just down from the pub which has the best scraps i have ever had.

Pub visited 29/8/2015

On 29th August 2015 - rating: 9
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Map location corrected by Luke Holroyd
Sowerby Bridge, 0.55 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Halifax, 2.48 miles, 47 min walk (show)
Mytholmroyd, 4.29 miles, 1 hr 22 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Shepherds Rest, Sowerby Bridge
24th Mar 2019, 23:02
Pub map correction submitted by Wynne Route rejected with reason - Rejected by admin
24th Mar 2019, 23:01
Pub map correction submitted by Luke Holroyd approved

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  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 30 April 2009 by David McNally
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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