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Square Chapel Bar, Halifax Central, Halifax

Pub added by aleand hearty
10 Square Road
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aleand hearty left this review about Square Chapel Bar

Having heard mixed reports about this place, from various sources, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but was actually very pleasantly surprised. Okay, it’s definitely not a pub, but I think the melding of a traditional building and a modern architectural space works really well. On entering from Blackledge, the bar is to the left, with a pleasant outdoor terrace to the right, accessed through the ceiling height windows, which flood the building with light. Seating is provided by a good number of large dining tables and chairs.

At the bar, four ales were available on hand-pull and the two I tried: Vocation ‘Life & Death’ and Nightjar ‘Moloko’ were both in very good condition. As regards pricing, a round of two pints and four halves came in at around £16.00, which struck me as very reasonable for this type of venue. Staff were young and pleasant and there was a nice mellow buzz on the sunny Friday afternoon we called.

I can see how the Square Chapel Bar won’t appeal to everyone, but I would almost certainly call again next time I’m in town. It’s not the sort of place for an extended session, but it’s definitely worth popping in for one, when on a crawl in the centre. CAMRA Pub of the Season (Winter) 2018/19.

On 11th September 2019 - no rating submitted
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Alan Hurdle left this review about Square Chapel Bar

From the outside it is hard to believe that this is a pub, more like a multistorey car park attached to a chapel. Unlike most pubs in the town, this is a very large hall.
Looking at the pump clips saying "Mango", "Creme Bearlee" and "Rhubarb", I was beginning to wonder if they sold Beer! The Chord Blond Ale was very good at a reasonable £3.60. One or two others were around the same price but some were priced around the £5 to £6 mark for not particularly strong beer. Best to check the prices first on the large chalk board above the bar.

On 23rd June 2019 - rating: 6
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Real Ale Ray left this review about Square Chapel Bar

Mrs A wanted to visit this café/bar for some reason. It soon backfired when I was charged £5.20 for a pint of Salopian Slipstream 5.1%, in fact all the beers in here were overpriced. I don't mind the arty types that frequent these sort of places, but one guy came past our table and started looking at my maps and notes, didn't say a word and then went on his way. Would I ever return? No.

On 18th May 2019 - no rating submitted
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Map location corrected by Alan Hurdle
Halifax, 0.2 miles, 3 min walk (show)
Sowerby Bridge, 2.82 miles, 54 min walk (show)
Brighouse, 4.55 miles, 1 hr 27 min walk (show)
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11th Sep 2019, 13:03
Review submitted by aleand hearty amended by aleand hearty
11th Sep 2019, 12:39
Review submitted by aleand hearty

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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 27 June 2017 by aleand hearty
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