User name:

Password:

Login


Sign in with Facebook


Not already a member?
Join our community and - Rate & review pubs - Upload pictures - Add events JOIN for free NOW


Chat about:
It's Chriiiiiiiiistmas! with Tris39 on the Pub Forum

Picture of The Polished Knob
Image posted by Wynne Route
Submitted on Saturday, 8th September 2018
With picture contributions to 3498 other pubs
View all this pub's pictures (19 more images)
Only members may add pictures, click to receive free membership

The Polished Knob, Todmorden Town Centre, Todmorden

31 Burnley Road
Todmorden
OL14 7BU
Correct details

Served areas

Reviews of The Polished Knob (Average Rating: of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

Real Ale Ray left this review about The Polished Knob

We met the owner on our visit and his dog Stella, the dog being a permanent fixture around the place. The pub owner is a guitarist and his house band is called the Hilldwellers, so hence the well kitted out stage, with in house PA and a multitude of speaker cabs. Six handpumps all in use on our Friday afternoon visit, so we went for the S43 Seraphin, Sonnet Brewery changed the name to S43, which was in good shape. Look out for the collection of polished knobs on the left hand side of the bar.

On 29th July 2019 - rating: 7
[User has posted 2903 recommendations about 2903 pubs]


Rob Hunter left this review about The Polished Knob

From the outside this looks like an unassuming traditional town centre pub, so I got a bit of a surprise on entering to find it had been done up like a psychedelic diner with bright colours and neon lighting. The floor is tiled and you can see the change of pattern which gives a clue as to what the layout of the pub used to be before being opened up.

The bar is in front of you as you enter, with six hand pulls, one of which was off at the time of my visit. All the real ales on offer appeared to be bitters or pale ales, but my Three Valleys EPA was rather enjoyable and apparently locally brewed in Todmorden, so good to see local ales being supported.

To the right there is a raised stage area with a drum kit on which I assume is utilised for live music events. Behind this is a TV screen which was playing a music channel, albeit obscured by the drum kit in front of it. This was piped through to the speakers in the rest of the pub and was at a perfectly acceptable volume for the daytime.

There is a collage of rugby shirts on one wall behind a protective screen - I'm sure they must be of some significance but it was lost on me I'm afraid.

The stairs lead up to a coffee shop, according to a sign in the bar.

Well worth a visit for the ale selection (even if there were no dark beers).

On 12th March 2019 - rating: 7
[User has posted 431 recommendations about 400 pubs]


Please Note: This review is over a year old.


Graham Coombs left this review about The Polished Knob

Fairly basic pub on the main road, opposite the market place. Inside the floor reveals where there were once separate rooms, now knocked through into one with a small bar in the middle, but all in need of a bit of a spruce up. To the right there is a stage set up with drum kit etc, with live music three nights a week. No darts or pool table but it did have table football. There were six mainly-local draught ales on offer but sadly the one chosen proved to be a bit rough, although not sure is that was the pub or the beer itself.

On 14th December 2017 - rating: 6
[User has posted 2047 recommendations about 2002 pubs]


View more reviews of The Polished Knob (14)
External web links for The Polished Knob

Pubs Galore is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.

Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Graham Coombs
Todmorden, 0.13 miles, 2 min walk (show)
Walsden, 1.69 miles, 32 min walk (show)
Hebden Bridge, 4.78 miles, 1 hr 32 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Polished Knob, Todmorden
2nd Sep 2019, 10:27
Picture submitted by Will Larter approved
 
2nd Sep 2019, 09:48
Picture submitted by Will Larter

Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : Yes - According to web site - last updated 12 March 2019 by Rob Hunter
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 18 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 18 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 18 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 18 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 18 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 18 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 18 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 18 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : No - Pub can be hired for private events - last updated 12 March 2019 by Rob Hunter
  • Hot Food : Yes - Lunchtime only - last updated 18 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : Yes - Wednesday & weekends - last updated 18 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 18 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 14 December 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Pinball : No last updated 18 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : No last updated 18 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 18 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 18 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 18 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 18 July 2014 by ROB Camra
Local pubs

Icon Key: Picture Recommendation Rating Closed