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Savile Arms

(also known as Church House, formerly Foster's Arms)

12 Church Lane
WF12 0JZ

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Opening Times

Monday5.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Tuesday5.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Wednesday5.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Thursday5.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Friday4.00 pm - 11.00 pm
SaturdayMidday - 11.00 pm
SundayMidday - 11.00 pm

About the Pub

Known as the Church House, this village and community pub dates from 1777. Four handpumps in the beamed bar area often offer beer from breweries in the Heavy Woollen district. A colourful mural depicting Thornhill's history illuminates the lounge. Traditional bar billiards is played in the tap room which stands on the consecrated ground of the parish church. A steep staircase leads to a "secret garden" with picnic tables for barbecues. Saturdays are popular with themed homemade meal evenings. Children are welcome in the large garden. Home-made food available for small and large groups by prior arrangement only.

Historic Interest

Partly on consecrated ground. Believed to be very old in part.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Black Sheep Best Bitter

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Copper Dragon --varies--
  • Saltaire --varies--

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Savile Arms

12 Church Lane
WF12 0JZ

Sat Nav Reference

53.665413, -1.617420


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Nearby Bus Routes (200m)

128, 280


On B6117, 2.5 miles S of Dewsbury

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