Search > Smiling Mule

NOTICE: Venues need your support more than ever during the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

A nationwide lockdown is currently in place in England, and you are required by law to stay at home. Hospitality venues can still provide food takeaway and delivery services, but can only sell alcohol by delivery service.

But please be aware that opening hours and services may be different to those displayed here. Before visiting or ordering from any venue, we strongly advise you to check its website or social media, or get in touch with them first to avoid disappointment.

If you see any details here that need updating, please let us know by submitting feedback on the pub.

Smiling Mule

171 Moorside Road

View on Map

Opening Times

Monday3.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Tuesday3.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Wednesday3.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Thursday3.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Friday3.00 pm - 11.00 pm
SaturdayMidday - 11.00 pm
SundayMidday - 11.00 pm


Star (Heineken UK)

About the Pub

Some 200-years old, this traditional low-beamed local is in a residential area just off Harrogate Road (A658) and near the Industrial Museum. It was originally called the Gardeners but eventually adopted its nickname. It comprises two main rooms either side of a centrally located bar with a conservatory to the rear. The comfortably furnished lounge, known as the "Best Room", includes discrete seating areas. The tap room is simply furnished and contains a TV screen for showing sports and a screened darts area which includes provision to play miniature darts. A pool table is housed in the conservatory. There is a beer garden and children's play area to the rear. Children are permitted until 7.30pm. Dogs are permitted in the tap room only. Karaoke/disco nights take place on Saturdays and Sundays. There are various events throughout the year and a quiz night is being considered.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Tetley --other-- (Gold cask)
  • Tetley Bitter

Add changing beers

Email this pub to a friend

Smiling Mule, Eccleshill


  • RealAle Real Ale Available


  • Garden Pub Garden
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

    Permitted in tap room only.

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Pool, darts, dominoes, games machines.

  • RealFire Real Fire
  • SportsTV Sports TV
  • WiFi Wifi


View on Larger Map

Smiling Mule

171 Moorside Road

Sat Nav Reference

53.813338, -1.723461


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

645, 660, 671


Between Harrogate Road (A658) and Moorside Close

Submit Pub Feedback to CAMRA

We welcome the help of all users to contribute to this important campaigning project. Please use the form below to submit feedback or updates directly to the CAMRA branch for consideration.

Please note that any changes mentioned WILL NOT have an immediate effect on but will instead be emailed directly to the CAMRA branch Pubs Officer for consideration. If you provide your name and/or email address this information will also be visible to the Pubs Officer, who may use this information to follow up your feedback. IF YOU WISH TO CONTACT THE PUB DIRECT, PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS FORM.

Submit Beer Scores

The National Beer Scoring System has been upgraded and is now fully integrated with, making finding a pub and scoring your beers much easier.

Beer scoring is only available to CAMRA members. To start scoring please login below or join CAMRA on the national website.

Join CAMRA | Member Login

Campaign for your local

We campaign on a number of issues to help keep pubs open and pints affordable. If you love beer and pubs, get involved today!

Find out more

The Red (On)Lion
Save your local pub Join CAMRA The Red (On)Lion
Close overlay