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Black Rock

(also known as Rock, formerly Redan & Malakoff, New Inn)

19 Cross Square

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Opening Times


Monday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Friday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Saturday11.00 am - Midnight
SundayNoon - 10.30 pm

About the Pub

A famous largely unspoilt old Melbourne house opened in 1842. There is a blue plaque for Archbishop John Potter who grew up here when it was a draper's shop. An arched, tiled façade leads into this compact city centre local, where there is a warm welcome and comfy interior with many photographs of old Wakefield adding to the proper pub feel. The Rock has been a bastion of comfort for the ale drinkers of Wakefield and now offers up to four guest beers. Drinkers are encouraged to suggest beers they would like to try. Branch Pub of the Year 2016. Christmas decorations here are legendary!

The pub has an entrance on two different streets, Cross Square and Bread Street, which is unusual.

Historic Interest

Grade II listed.

Regular ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Oakham Citra
  • Tetley Bitter

Changing ales

This pub serves 4 changing beers.

Up to four.

Source: Regional

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • UsesAutovac Return tray
  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited
  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • FunctionRoom Function Room


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Black Rock

19 Cross Square

Sat Nav Reference

53.682894, -1.498946


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station

Nearby Bus Routes (200m)

Bus station

Nearby Station (350m)

Wakefield Westgate


Between the Bull Ring & the top of Westgate, small frontage revealing a Tardis interior

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Black Rock - Wakefield

Black Rock

19 Cross Square

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Return tray
  • Cask Marque Accredited
  • Quiet Pub
  • Function Room
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station

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