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Boons, Wakefield

Queen Street
Horbury
Postal town: Wakefield
WF4 6LP
Phone: 01924280442
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ROB Camra left this review about Boons

Well decribed by a&h below although there are 9 handpumps, with one being hidden towards the rear serving a real cider. Loads of bric-a-brac around the place, including pump clips, trophies and books bought by the yard. It's a very comfortable pub and one I'd certainly call in again if I was ever in the area.

On 18th September 2015 - rating: 8
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aleand hearty left this review about Boons

Lively and friendly town centre pub, owned by Clark’s brewery, originally an eighteenth century coaching inn. Internally, it’s medium sized and open plan, with a central bar opposite the main entrance. There are low ceilings with exposed beams (reclaimed vs original?), exposed brick walls and high bookcases, plus a good collection of sporting photos, many featuring local rugby team Wakefield Trinity. Scores of pump clips from previously featured beers are to be found tacked to the beams. Behind the bar is a pool table and beyond that the entrance to the large enclosed yard, for fair weather drinking. A couple of overhead screens provide coverage of live sport. Overall, the pub feels quite dark, but that only adds to the sense of enveloping cosiness.

At the bar there are eight hand pumps and pleasingly all were in use during my visit. Normally, two Clark’s beers feature along with six guests. On this occasion they included Coastal ‘Hop Monster’, Thornbridge ‘Kipling’, Jarrow ‘Rivet Catcher’ and Orkney ‘Dragonhead’. All were in good condition. Service from the young barmaid was warm and welcoming. A good mellow atmosphere when I called late on a Friday afternoon, though the pub does get very busy at peak times.

I have to say, I really like Boon’s and couldn’t imagine a visit to the town without calling in. As a friendly, traditional local it takes some beating. Potential visitors to Horbury should note it’s worth doing as a double header, with The Cricketers over the road, although the two are very different in feel. Despite dipping in and out of the Good Beer Guide down the years, it’s encouraging to see it included once again, in 2015.

Visited 11.07.14

On 3rd February 2015 - no rating submitted
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Quinno _ left this review about Boons

A whitewashed traditional pub that has undergone a sympathetic upgrading in recent years judging by the décor. The interior is cosy, with a granny carpet of reds and blues, chunky wooden furniture, comfy padded bench seating, dark wood beams, green trim and plenty of Wakefield Trinity memorabilia on the walls. To the rear is a pool table. There’s some undressed brick walls, an attractive dark wood curved bar and the interior beams and rails are festooned with old pump clips which testify to the pub’s guest ale policy. Half a dozen ales on at the bar, with Tim Taylors, Clarks, Black Sheep, Tetleys and a seasonal from Wye Valley. All the beers I tried were in excellent shape, served up by a genuinely friendly and enthusiastic young lass. This was a little cracker and it’s well-worth the bus ride from Wakefield to sample.

On 1st September 2011 - rating: 9
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Will Larter
Wakefield Westgate, 3.3 miles, 1 hr 3 min walk (show)
Wakefield Kirkgate, 3.63 miles, 1 hr 10 min walk (show)
Sandal & Agbrigg, 4.03 miles, 1 hr 17 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Boons, Horbury
18th Sep 2015, 14:25
Review submitted by ROB Camra
 
3rd Feb 2015, 13:59
Review submitted by aleand hearty

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 18 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 18 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 18 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Yard to rear - last updated 18 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 18 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 18 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 18 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : No last updated 18 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : No last updated 18 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 18 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Karaoke : No last updated 18 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : No last updated 18 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 18 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 18 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 18 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 18 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 18 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 18 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 18 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 18 September 2015 by ROB Camra
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 10:30pm
Monday11am - 11pm
Tuesday11am - 11pm
Wednesday11am - 11pm
Thursday11am - 11pm
Friday11am - 11pm
Saturday11am - 11pm
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