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Polka Hop

(formerly O'Donoghues; Bull & Fairhouse)

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 - 11.00 pm
Sunday3.00 pm - 11.00 pm



About the Pub

When it was taken over by the Great Heck Brewery the pub reverted to the original name which reflected the facts that a big cattle market was just across the road and there was a fairground around the corner on Market Street. With the toilets relocated to the rear of the building a cosy new lounge area was created at the front. Comfortable seating, secluded corners and a real fire complemented the warm welcome. A zany bingo quiz was held on Thursdays(with supper) and there was always live music at the weekend. Beer swaps by Great Heck brewery brought unusual craft beers unlikely to be found elsewhere in the area. Access from street problematic for wheelchairs.

Please note that as pub is situated away from city centre it did close early on quiet nights. After major refurbishment the premises has re-opened as the Polka Hop, Autumn 2018. The Polka Hop is a dance performed by Morris Dancers.

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.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Outgang --varies--
  • Quirky --varies--

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 4 changing beers.

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Polka Hop, Wakefield


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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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