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Union Cross

Old Market

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MondayNoon - 10.00 pm or later
TuesdayNoon - 10.00 pm or later
WednesdayNoon - 10.00 pm or later
ThursdayNoon - 10.00 pm or later
FridayNoon - 10.00 pm or later
SaturdayNoon - 10.00 pm or later
SundayNoon - 10.00 pm or later

About the Pub

This Grade II listed inn is mentioned in Civil War records. Originally known as the Crosse Inn, and recorded as standing by the old market cross in 1535, it also occupied the old buildings to the right in Whewall's Court. The bar stands alongside a long drinking area that has unusual curved windows facing into the courtyard at the side of the pub. There's also a small room at a lower level at the front of the building. The cosy room to the side was originally the pool room, but is now a snug, complete with leather couches, where you can relax, eat or watch the plasma screen television. But, if you feel more active, you can also indulge in a disco or karaoke evening. There are future plans to open the upstairs accommodation and expand the outside drinking area. The pool table has gone, food and coffees have appeared, but the regular 'locals' remain the same. This is friendly pub where a conversation is never far away. Now has four hand pumps

Historic Interest

The Oldest Inn in Halifax recorded as the Crosse Inn in 1535 named after the Old Market Cross as it stands on teh site of the old market.

Regular ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Moorhouse's Blonde Witch
  • Robinsons --varies--

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Garden
  • Accommodation Accommodation

    3 rooms.

  • FunctionRoom Function Room
  • LiveMusic Live Music
  • SportsTV Sports TV

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Union Cross

Old Market

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53.7235, -1.8599

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Bus Station

Nearby Station (550m)


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Union Cross

Union Cross

Old Market

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Accommodation
  • Function Room
  • Live Music
  • Sports TV
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station

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