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Polka Hop

(formerly Bull & Fairhouse; O'Donoghues)

60 George Street

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Opening Times

Tuesday5.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Wednesday5.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Thursday5.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Friday5.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Saturday3.00 pm - 10.00 pm
Sunday3.00 pm - 10.00 pm



About the Pub

After major refurbishment the pub re-opened as the Polka Hop in Autumn 2018. The Polka Hop is a dance performed by Morris Dancers, the new owner is a member of the local dancers. The bar has been relocated to a former recess creating a comfortable seating area with secluded corners and a real fire complements the warm welcome. Numerous board games are provided.

Access from street problematic for wheelchairs.

Historic Interest

In 1874 this pub was the Fair House then Bull & Fairhouse, becoming Friar Tuck's in the 1980s. It then became O'Donoghues, Irish themed with a focus on the music. This was followed by a reversion to the Bull & Fairhouse, tied to Great Heck Brewery. In early Summer 2018 it reopened as the Polka Hop with connections to morris dancing.

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Changing cask ales

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Polka Hop, Wakefield


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  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme

    From 01/10/2019 10% at all times on production of card, or CAMRA voucher accepted.


  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Events Events
  • Games Traditional Pub Games
  • LiveMusic Live Music
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • WiFi Wifi

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Polka Hop

60 George Street

Sat Nav Reference

53.680301, -1.501000


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Nearby Bus Routes (60m)

Arriva: 443/4

Nearby Station (500m)

Wakefield Westgate


Turn right out of Westgate Station, left at Westgate then right at the traffic lights, bear left at the bottom of the hill, the pub is on the left after 200 yards.

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