Our Blog 
Search Whats On 
Search For Pubs 

------JOIN BESTPUBS------- 

-----SWITCH AREA TO------
North Yorkshire 
South Yorkshire 
West Yorkshire 

Search Other Areas 

--------SHORT CUTS--------- 
Contact Bestpubs 
Pub Books 

 Selected Comments in Halifax

Saturday, April 28, 2018Rating: rosettes

Maria Pallagrass
My partner and l called in for a meal at 1.40pm and was asked if we were there for food,when we confirmed we were were just told no with a shake of head and no reason given,this was on thurs 4th may
Friday, May 5, 2017Rating: No rosettes

Leonrd Stephen Davey Exeter
 Get a baby sitter
the last thing i want to see and here when i go for an ale is Sarah Moore's brats.
people go in pub to get away from brats like yours.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012Rating: No rosettes

sarah moore
we went for a family teatime meal at 6pm we had 3 children with us but it became clear very quickly that children are not welcome. they only had to move and the landlady went over and told them off. we were very uncomfortable the whole time and certainly would never return. the food was irrelevant as totally not enjoyed feeling watched and regular comments to our children who certainly werent misbehaving just laughing at times
Tuesday, October 16, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Great pub with real people and do a cheap ale and chips also you can get a bargain if you keep your eyes open and mouth shut.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012Rating: rosettes

Peter in Huddersfield
 worth the travel from field
as a family we eat here most sundays and the food is allways good my guess is you ordered the house special which is mutton not beef.
you are either a mutton man or beef.
you should have had the home made rice pudding
my wife allways has two portions
Tuesday, May 29, 2012Rating: rosettes

Kathryn Hepworth
 Sorry you were dissapointed
I have no excuse for your unhappy experience at the Shears Inn. All I can offer is my apologies and if you can contact me through the website or telephone I will try to make amends. The landlord was very unhappy as he wasent there that day It must have been the barman Jim
Sunday, March 11, 2012Rating: rosettes

gillian speed
 nice food shame about the landlord
visited with friends for lunch 14.02.12 at 12.00 lunch time. Were advised to order quick as a wedding party was due. Tables were laid our for a party in half of the pub. Therefore we rushed to order. We must have been very difficult guests as we were told to look at the menu more carefully when asked if the sandwhich was a baguette or bread - followed by heaves and sighs. A man at the bat commented that we couldn't read. Food was OK but had to wait and be ignored at bar to get the bill.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012Rating: rosettes

Deb Wilkie
 Birthday Tea
We live very near to the Maypole and went at the end of October for my sisters birthday. Food brililant, staff welcoming and atmosphere was relaxed and very family focused. Going again this weekend for Sunday lunch, check it out it's a lovely place to eat.
Friday, December 16, 2011Rating: rosettes

 great food pub
Lots of choice homecooked food,,very friendly great atmosphere.
Cant do enough for you even if not on menu they will cook for you,,
Saturday, September 17, 2011Rating: rosettes

 Passed with flying colours
Date of visit: 22nd July.
Following our daughter's graduation in Lancaster, we had planned to call at another local restaurant for a celebration meal on the way back from the M62 motorway (The Turnpike). When we got there, a wedding was in full swing, so we looked for a plan B and thought we would try the Maypole, which is very near where we live and which re-opened earlier this year. So glad we did.

We had:

Broccoli and parmesan soup with a selection of fresh home made bread; aubergine and goat's cheese parcels; bread and olives (to share). All delicious and well presented.

Chicken stuffed with garlic mushrooms; Crispy pork belly on a bed of bubble and squeak with slices of apple and a cider jus; vegetarian stuffed pepper with mushroom risotto; one of our party had the aubergine and goat's cheese starter as a main meal.

All our plates went back empty. The Crispy pork belly was a perfect balance of tastes, very well cooked and presented with a subtle delicious light jus.

We all felt we could recommend the dishes we had, but the pork was particularly good.

The vegetarian options were really good and not just the usual suspects, which ticked the box for two of our party as many eateries have a this is the vegetarian option - take or leave it attitude.

The staff were very attentive and cheerful and the service was prompt. Would definitely recommend it to others and we intend to go again, particularly as it is within walking distance, so we can leave the car at home and sample some of the great beers and wine. As we were leaving another graduation party arrived.

Downside? Loos could do with re-furbishment. Outside of that, full marks.
Monday, July 25, 2011Rating: rosettes

Joanne Hitchen-Vause
We visited the Brown Horse on Saturday 1st May 2010 and it was the fabulouse. Staff are lovely and very polite, service was quick and the food was excellent. Both my husband and I both recommend this pub.
Monday, May 3, 2010Rating: rosettes

Allan Balmforth
 A Genuine Welcome
Very popular with locals for eating & drinking (Always a good sign). Good food and good ale in an atmosphere that is genuinely welcoming and not too much of a strain on the pocket. If you like to feel that you have been well fed - this is the place.Set in a scenic location in an old mill- village at the head of the Luddenden valley. Perfect for walkers.Worth finding, --Just head for the Windmills!!
Thursday, March 25, 2010Rating: rosettes

David Mennell
 Response to Mike
I agree with Dave - Mike must have been on another planet - we had excellent hand pulled cask beer, the food was very good and was good value - as for the landlady, she was welcoming, very pleasant to talk with and very well organised. We had a great evening and will return regularly even though it's a bit of a trek from our home!!!
Wednesday, September 30, 2009Rating: rosettes

 A newly reopened great pub
Mike must have been at a different Maypole to the one we visited last week.
Good atmosphere, excellent food with an extensive menu, quality beer served by friendly and efficient staff. We had a great night out
Tuesday, September 29, 2009Rating: rosettes

Beer warm --lady called angela had no idea about pub game and looked forlorn with staff rolling their eyes food menu looked wetherspoons stlye
Thursday, September 10, 2009Rating: rosettes

Jill Roberts
Gorgeous food. Portions not too big. Had chicken in brandy and cream sauce with new pots, brocoli and carrots last Saturday - superby. Desserts 'to die for'.
Thursday, September 3, 2009Rating: rosettes

Jill Roberts
Thursday, September 3, 2009Rating: rosettes

 New opening 2009
Maypole has a new manager and a new staff team.
The atmostphere is very friendly and food is really good.
The new manager, an extremely nice young lady, seems to be trying to present a comfortable country stile pub feeling, and in my opinoin it is working. Keep going girl.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009Rating: rosettes

thankfully, the brass cat is now under new management, and is a great night out, with something for everyone, also they do the best and one of the cheapest pints in town.
Saturday, July 11, 2009Rating: rosettes

 Top class friendly local country pub
Friendly landlord, good pint, nice locals, comfortable.....just popped in while house hunting...didn't want to go home...perfect local country pub
Wednesday, December 10, 2008Rating: rosettes

 Queen Victoria - Northowram
Been to the Queen Victoria - It's now getting back to It's best form - Top live entertainment Quiz Night and Serving great Home Cooked English Food

The place as also got a Great Management team running the place

Giving a good Atmosphere to the place

Give it a Try
Monday, August 4, 2008Rating: rosettes

Stuart Goodall
 Eat at your peril
Before I start - we left before the main course could be served.
The menu looked very nice, with excellent descriptions of the food on offer.
For instance the soup said home made by our own chef using only the finest ingredients. Served with a fresh warm half bagette.
What did we get - powdered chicken soup (tepid) with the lumps of powder still in it and a cold stale peice of bread.
We had ordered roast beef for the main - this was also described in glowing terms - we saw the next table get what we were going to have. The woman asked the waitress if it was beef - she had to ask if the grey boil in the bag stuff was actually beef. At this point we upped sticks leaving the soup and bread barely touched and as they say 'did one'
Sunday, June 1, 2008Rating: No rosettes

Steve G reenwood
 Friendly local pub, serves food.
The Hebble Brook nestled in the bottom of a picturesque valley adjacent to the north Yorkshire moors and the Pennine way offers a warm welcome and traditional home cooked food in a warm friendly atmosphere.
Your hostess Donna is friendly and courteous and does all she can to make your visit a memorable one.
Well worth a visit.
Monday, January 29, 2007Rating: rosettes

i totally agree with the last comment put on here. Why is it when the current owners return the beer goes downhill and so does the atmosphere. Ive never known anything like it the landlady walks into the room and you can cut the atmosphere with a knife. Maybe they should go away more often !!
Sunday, January 21, 2007Rating: rosettes

this pub is rough as toast
Wednesday, January 17, 2007Rating: No rosettes

M Dalby
This is an excellent pub, with a menu to suit everyone. The staff are very pleasant and helpful, and the collection of pipes is fantastic.
Well worth a visit.
Sunday, January 7, 2007Rating: rosettes

Taylors drinker
 You havent got long left
Get to the Shears now that the former landlord is looking after it for a couple of weeks. The beer is bound to be back on form as thee current owners certainly havent got a clue about keeping Taylors ales. I will be there as much as possible until the owners return then its the Pump room again
Saturday, January 6, 2007Rating: rosettes

Paul Green
I went to Halifax on New Years Day 2007, on business, my son is working for the football club; I popped into the Three Pigeons for a drink of drink of beer, it was called something Gold, a fairly local brew and very nice to! then a visit to the game. Pub had good atmosphere, locals were friendly to a southerner!
Wednesday, January 3, 2007Rating: rosettes

i went to the shears on the 1.10.2006 for the 1st time the food was really nice and the barmaid was lovely. As for when the food was served service with a smile was far from what it was. the waitress was that served us wanted our money there and then with no please or thankyou... i found her a little obnoxious actually. apart from that everything was good but if there wasnt that downfall it would have been marvellous. Thanks to everyone else
Tuesday, October 10, 2006Rating: rosettes

luke firth
 nice booze
good booze good company good entairtanment all in all a awesome little pub
Thursday, September 21, 2006Rating: rosettes

 A world away
Good food and service in a genuine olde worlde pub twix town and country. First visit but not the last. Timothy Taylors a touch on the warm side when we went in June, but couldn't fault food. Not the cheapest, but fair value for good quality food.
Sunday, June 18, 2006Rating: rosettes

Brian Denvers
 Worth a visit
I have to say that upon visiting the Shears Inn at Paris Gates on a reccommendation from a work colleague I must say it was one of the friendliest places I have ever been. The regulars took myself and my wife into their conversation as if we had been going there every Sunday evening for years. Their banter and good spirit were a delight and we will certainly be paying many more visits to this little hidden gem
Tuesday, May 23, 2006Rating: rosettes

k williams
excellent pub serving quality food with a choice to suit everyone. advisable to book a table as is always busy. staff are very smart, polite and always quick to help.
if you havent eaten here i would definately recommend a visit as its well worth it.
Monday, May 1, 2006Rating: rosettes

Alex Mellor
 Very poor
The brown horse i think is a very poor pub the staff are slow and it is very dirty. It takes ages to make a meal. I would rather go to the stocks arms or the queen victoria which are both based in northowram.
Wednesday, April 19, 2006Rating: rosettes

Nick Hardman
 Excellent Traditional English Pub
As recognised by the good beer guide.
Tuesday, March 28, 2006Rating: rosettes

 pulled down
demolished in 2005
Sunday, March 26, 2006Rating: No rosettes

closed down, planning to convert to a house!!!!!
Sunday, March 26, 2006Rating: No rosettes

 nice small village pub
locals pub 2 hand pulled beers (hobgoblin)
Sunday, March 26, 2006Rating: rosettes

 excellent real ale pub
13 hand pulled beers
Sunday, March 26, 2006Rating: rosettes

 top karaoke on wednesdays with dj j
excellant atmosphere many things going on during the week in a polite friendly atmosphere
Tuesday, February 28, 2006Rating: rosettes

Steven farrell
 valentines meal
I went to the shears for a valentines meal and im really sorry to have to say ive been unable to work since then due to food poisoning. I am not saying it was definately the pub food but that was the last meal i ate before becoming ill. At the time the steak seemed a little sour but i put that down to the way it was cooked. everything seemed to be organised chaos that night the staff were just rushed off their feet. Maybe they tried to do too much in such a small area. Unfortuately this pub does not have the capacity or the coordination to hold so many customers within one night.
Thursday, February 16, 2006Rating: No rosettes

 valentines day
I went to the shears on valentines day. Both waitresses are very pleasent girls althought they were totally rushed off there feet. They were very polite and helpful. Well done girls. This rating goes out to you girls!
Wednesday, February 15, 2006Rating: rosettes

ice cream
 ex regular
Stopped accepting hi-life discount card
Wednesday, February 8, 2006Rating: rosettes

ian ghostmaster
 haunted pub
The location is haunted and is at present being investigated by Haunted Truths
on ghostmistress2003@yahoo.co.uk
Thursday, January 19, 2006Rating: rosettes

Eric Holroyd
 Fine Food, Good Beer
I was taken to the shears for lunch last week, which was my first experience of this establishment, What a fantastic suprise, the food was superb and the service was first class. the staff are friendly and welcoming, and the warm and cosy atmosphere makes the shears a must visit place. A little out of the way, but worth the effort.
Thursday, November 24, 2005Rating: rosettes

Mr Haigh
 Top quality carvery - value for money
Super meal and very reasonably priced - well worth a visit
Thursday, November 17, 2005Rating: rosettes

The Night on the town
 Huddersfield Uni Real Ale Group
Thanks to all at the shears for making our evening. The pie and peas were yummy. The beers were in top notch form, Served by great staff. Thanks again to the temps Steve and Cath for a great night. Well worth a Visit
Wednesday, November 9, 2005Rating: rosettes

enda's Party the old girls
 Thanks to the shears inn
Having attended a birthday party at the shears on Sunday, what a delight, the staff were so helpfull and polite, the food was excellent and tremendous value, We can only thank you for making our afternoon such a pleasent experience. We will be back very soon. Once again Thank You.
Wednesday, November 9, 2005Rating: rosettes

Well Wisher
 What was is no longer ?
This House has had numerouse Licencees since its heady days back in the late 80's to mid 90's...
Many have tried without success, Mainly due to the Landlords Enterprise inns... These people would'nt know what a pub was for if it jumped up and bit them. No forsight, No Cares, No use, NO CHANCE.
Thursday, November 3, 2005Rating: rosettes

Jim Nuttall
 Best food and beer that I have found yet
We have Tried loads of pubs in Lancashire & a few in Yorkshire but the pump room in Halifax is the best yet
Tuesday, November 1, 2005Rating: rosettes

Brian Izzard
 Wanna Buy A watch
Cannot believe this town centre pub. It is like a day nursery. There were so many young mothers and I mean young that it was difficult to tell the children from the parents, still felt any would have been served.
And also there is a black market on the go where you can buy anything from cigarettes to meat. What a dump
Monday, October 31, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Ivor Bigone
 Great Pub - Happy People
Dean & Kath at the Shears have a little gem of a pub hidden away in Halifax. My most recent visit was a delight. The locals all made me & my wife feel very welcome and the staff were very accomadating and helpful. Our food was excellent and the selection of Taylors beers is a real bonus. We will certainly be calling again soon. Keep up the good work!!!
Monday, October 31, 2005Rating: rosettes

David Jones
 Great Pub
Having gone in the shears for a couple of years now i find it a great pub friendly customers. excellant food. As you can tell from the size of the waitress he he.The hosts Kath and Dean are a great team as are all the bar staff. i will be back.
Saturday, October 29, 2005Rating: rosettes

nevets nikrap
 Halifax's little diamond
Well worth a visit, the food and drink are of the highest quality. The staff on the day were efficent and pleasant. well worth coming again. thanks to you all
Friday, October 28, 2005Rating: rosettes

Kathryn Hepworth
 from the landlady
I am really sorry that your experience at the Shears was not up to your expectations. In my defence I was in Cyprus at the time of your vist but this is no excuse. The staff should not have left you with this opinion Please come along again and introduce your self and I personally will try to make amends
Friday, October 28, 2005Rating: rosettes

 Great Beer, excellent food & a warm welcome !!!
Friday, October 28, 2005Rating: rosettes

Home made pies, real ale great atmosphere have a look!
Monday, October 24, 2005Rating: rosettes

 very nice pub the best one ive been to
its ace you cant get better than this pub it is so great the best one ive ever been to
Thursday, October 6, 2005Rating: No rosettes

having visited the shears several times over the past year the landlady is not overly welcoming to females. I find her a very ignorant person if it was not for the landlord and the waitress making me feel welcome i would not have returned to this establishment again. Well done Dean and serving staff.
Sunday, September 25, 2005Rating: rosettes

david broster
 very good food and service
it was excellent family meal,the menu was very good and the service was fantastic.
Thursday, July 28, 2005Rating: rosettes

john champion
 great pub
excellent pub good food well kept beer.management and staff very friendly. plenty of entertainment.
dave landlord member of scooter club. darts matches,pool,karaoke,quiz nights
this is the place for a good night out
Saturday, July 2, 2005Rating: rosettes

Olivia Haigh
 nice food!!
The food was fantastic and all the staff were very helpful. The bar staff was a laugh especially Stu
Friday, July 1, 2005Rating: rosettes

jodie ingle
 absolutely fantastic
went there 2 weeks ago. Found the food fantastic and the waitresses very kind and helpfull.
Michelle is such a laugh
Friday, July 1, 2005Rating: rosettes

Kieran Fennelly
Visited the Griffin with family a couple of weeks ago as my girlfriend used to go there quite a lot as a young lass. I have to say the food was absolutely fantastic as was the service. Sufficed to say we'll be back very soon.
Tuesday, June 28, 2005Rating: rosettes

Emily Grimley
 What a load of rubbish
Now with a new owner and the much welcomed return of Mush as the fantastic head chef. The food is tasty and the bear is cold. With lots of variety and all for such great prices, who could refuse! Donít just take my word on it, try it for yourself you will love it.
Monday, June 13, 2005Rating: rosettes

let me say my trip to the Shears Inn was a experience!! when i first walked in the staff were very pleasant and made me and my family very welcome, however after being there a short time the landlady made us feel that we had outstayed our welcome,the landlord on the other hand made us feel like we were locals and were made really welcome.. the locals were really cheery people and the waitress we dealt with was really helpful and a delight to be waited by.
Tuesday, May 3, 2005Rating: rosettes

Best pub ever
Thursday, April 21, 2005Rating: rosettes

K Silcox
 Amazing pub with ghosts
Kershaw House is I think a 17th manor house, staff & customers were friendly and we enjoyed a super 2 course sunday carvery for only £4.95. While talking with staff and customers we found out that the building is haunted and they run regular ghost hunt evenings, which i will possibly pluck up the courage for in the near future. High praise & well worth a visit just for roast beef as it use to taste.
Thursday, March 31, 2005Rating: rosettes

 shears is great
I went to the shears ova the previous wkend and the food and staff were fabulous. I loved everything about it. Even though the pub was fairly busy the staff always made time to take care of every customer as an individual. All round good fun!
Thursday, March 17, 2005Rating: rosettes

 What a waste of time and effort
I was told of the Shears a while back, and was told it was a hidden gem. This intrigued me to visit it, so me and my husband took a short visit. Well, let me say it was short. The staff were very helpfull and friendly, but the land lady and lord were incompetant. I dealt more with the waitress than anyone else there, and I was mainly stood at the bar ordering drinks. I waste of time and money.
Monday, March 14, 2005Rating: No rosettes

 fabulous ongoing service and brilliant atmosphere
the shears inn is fantastic the staff are brilliant and the landlady and landlord-kath and dean, will do anything they can to make you have a nice time while your there. The food is fantastic and the range of beers and alcoholic beverages is great. the beer garden is lovely for sunny days and fun outings. All over a fabulous pub.
Monday, March 14, 2005Rating: rosettes

 Traditional Tavern
A fine tavern where fine ales and good food is the order of the day. Be sure to sample the fine 'Old Speckled' which is on tap, and if you can manage it, the fine 5 course banquet. Be sure to investigate the delightful range if wild game.
Thursday, March 3, 2005Rating: rosettes

Thursday, December 9, 2004Rating: rosettes

 good friendly and lots of fun
this pub has everything from occasional live music to wk long meals and the best selection of timothy taylors beers and lagers.
The landlady and landlord are very pleasant and the staff are fantastic and will do what ever they can to help. All round a fantastic pub.
Thursday, December 2, 2004Rating: rosettes

john drake
 maypole inn
turn over of staff unbelieveable - micheal and marie were brill - food has now gone downhill - head chef now at red pepper in town centre - try there - see you soon!!!!
Tuesday, September 14, 2004Rating: No rosettes

john drake
GREAT NIGHT OUT - bar staff brill - marie a good laugh - head waiter a bit patronising - but would go again
Tuesday, September 14, 2004Rating: rosettes

Tuesday, September 14, 2004Rating: No rosettes

D L Wright
 Excellent Function facilities
Good food at a reasonable price at the Old White Beare in Halifax, Nice quiet place to meet friends from afar.
Wednesday, February 4, 2004Rating: rosettes

Eric R Sykes
 up-market village pub
The Old White Beare has Interesting old buildings, multi roomed. Mixed clientele. Live music.
Set in a rural location near Halifax
Tuesday, September 3, 2002Rating: rosettes

Eric R Sykes
 Cross Roads Local
Situated in the centre of Northowram, which still retains its rural, village atmosphere - yet is only 2 miles from Halifax.
Good food, wide range of drinks and a good pub in which to have a conversation. Probably attracts the older end of the market!
Thursday, January 18, 2001Rating: rosettes

Eric R Sykes
 Spacious no-nonsense local
My guess is that the Shoulder is a 1920/30's pub built at an awkward junction twixt' Halifax and Bradford.
Good value fayre and popular with all age groups.
A pleasant garden with a surprisingly rural aspect towards the local Cricket Ground
Thursday, January 18, 2001Rating: rosettes

Eric R Sykes
 Traditional Old Village Inn
Multi-roomed traditional pub in a pleasant village adjacent to some surprisingly rural countryside.
Very Good value meals.
Attracts a good cross-section of age groups.
Historians should have a 'field-day' studying the buidings!
Thursday, January 18, 2001Rating: rosettes

Eric R Sykes
 Up-market pub with a unique name
I believe this is the only Brown Horse in 'God's own county'.
The staff of this pub are always very smartly dressed and it oozes respectability. Interesting decor and the pub attracts many business people. Excellent food, but it is wise to pre-book.
Thursday, January 18, 2001Rating: rosettes

Eric R Sykes
 Traditional Town Centre Hostelry
Not one of the Halifax 'booze-curcuit' crowd - yet it retains all the traditional ingredients of a town pub. Darts, Sky TV, segregated lounge and plenty of atmosphere.
Relatively easy to strike up a lively conversation with the clientele.
Thursday, January 18, 2001Rating: rosettes

Eric R Sykes
 Friendly, traditional local.
Extensive menu offering very good food at reasonable prices. The legendary 'Ivanhoe Special' is a fish to be reckoned with - a full 12 oz highest quality haddock! Friendly bar staff who make everyone feel genuinely welcome.
Well kept Landlord!
Wednesday, January 17, 2001Rating: rosettes

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Whats On


Real Ale
Guest Ales
Wine Selection
Bar Food
Country Pubs
Town/City Pubs
Scenic Pubs
Student Pubs
Quiet Pubs
Function Room
Open Fire Pubs
Wooden Beams
Games Room
Beer Garden
Kids Welcome
Wheelchair Access
Pets Welcome
WI-FI Access
SKY Sports TV

View the Comments

Copyright © 1999 - 2013 www.bestpubs.co.uk ltd V2.1.19