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(formerly Sportsman Hotel)

Crown Street
Halifax: Town Centre

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Premises Status

This pub is currently closed. Message on Facebook yesterday saying owner closing pub.

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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
Friday1.00 pm - Midnight
Saturday1.00 pm - 1.00 am
Sunday1.00 pm - 11.00 pm



About the Pub

This pub, one of Halifax's independently owned freeholds, reopened in December 2014 after being closed for several months. A new bar area has been sympathetically incorporated into this Grade II listed town centre pub, which is actually an 18th century inn with an Edwardian frontage of 1904. The original tiles in the entrance porch are notable, as are the stairs inside. The original Terrazzo floor tiles have been uncovered in the central area. To the right of the bar, and easily missed, is a separate room fronting onto the street, which has superb leaded windows and a largely intact Edwardian interior. To the rear is the original tap room whose doorway has been extended to allow open access to the central bar area and has modest seating. The room to the left of the bar has a comfy lounge area with sofa seating. Four real ales are currently available, with a potential for six in due course. Czech lagers are available on keg.

Historic Interest

One of West Yorkshiires Heritage Pubs and copies of the book are available here.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Bootleg Lawless

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 4 changing beers.

Source: National

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Gundog, Halifax: Town Centre


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • RealHeritagePub Heritage Pub

    Regionally Important Historic Interior

  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Bar Billiards.

  • LiveMusic Live Music
  • SportsTV Sports TV
  • WiFi Wifi

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Crown Street
Halifax: Town Centre

Sat Nav Reference

53.7235, -1.8624

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