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The Turks Head, Sowerby Bridge

20 Back Wharf Street
Sowerby Bridge
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Will Larter left this review about The Turks Head

A proper back street beer house, and seemingly well used by its regulars, a group of whom, surrounded by their luggage, were celebrating their return to Sowerby Bridge from apparently sunnier climes. The bar, at the right hand end of this multi-roomed pub, has five real ales on and was tended by a young man with his long hair covered by a woolly hat. I had a half of Eagles Feather from local Eagles Crag brewery, and when that went down well, another half of Durham Brewery's Fair Dinkum, whose name hinted to me that it probably featured Australian hops; the barman was unfamiliar with the phrase - what do they teach them in schools these days? Probably the best of the conventional pubs we visited (we left town before we could try the 5pm openers).

On 21st June 2022 - rating: 7
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Rob Hunter left this review about Turks Head

Visited on Saturday while on the Calder Valley real ale trail. At the bar was an overly friendly inebriated gentleman warning us about a less friendly man on the other side of us. He kept pointing at the various pump clips and grinning, and thought maybe he was a real ale enthusiast, but instead he trotted off with a massive vodka with some Vimto in it. As we were about to be served the man we had been warned about chipped in and said the lady next to him had been waiting before us. We didn't argue. Service was friendly but there was only one barmaid on so it took a while to get served. The bar area itself was fairly small. There were 6 hand pumps of which 5 were in use. The pub itself was not too busy but the beer garden sounded a bit rowdy. Nice to have tried it but it felt more like a locals' pub and I was glad to drink up and leave and move on to the next place.

On 30th July 2018 - rating: 6
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Al Bundy left this review about Turks Head

A nice little pub off the main drag. 2 rooms with the slightly larger one to your left as you enter. You can see into both as they are separated by a through way. 6 handpumps on the bar with Abbeydale Twisted Sister, Ghost Reaper, Farmers bitter, White Lion by someone and Salopian Lemon Dream. It overlooks what I assume is the River Calder. Two real fires ablaze today. A nice friendly pub.

On 18th March 2016 - rating: 8
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Map location corrected by Alexander Kapp
Sowerby Bridge, 0.14 miles, 2 min walk (show)
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21st Jun 2022, 16:37
Review submitted by Will Larter
15th Jun 2022, 19:44
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  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 21 June 2022 by Will Larter
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 November 2010 by hondo .
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