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Nook, Holmfirth

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user reviews of the Nook, Holmfirth

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Like the last reviewer I thought that the pint of Choco Orange Stout that I had yesterday was excellent. Not very busy but at least that afforded the opportunity to ask the landlord (or whoever he was) about the microbrewery on site. We sat in the snug area by the bar counter which was the only room with anyone in it (and that was just one local slowly drinking his day away). Hopefully pubs will get busier now that lockdown has ended but, if our fellow tourists are anything to go by, that might not be any time soon.
paul_d102 - 26 Jul 2020 14:32
No review for a while on here, and I am pretty new to visiting Holmirth, so cannot comment on previous posts. But the pub was pretty good, not very atmospheric except the little snug area, pretty basic but certainly not dirty. The beer is GOOD! which is the reason for the high score. brewed in the micro brewery next to the pub. They do really pleasant oat beer and (when you can get it) a brilliant orange chocolate stout! ... if you like that kind of thing .... I DO!!

They also do rooms and breakfast which is in a newly built area of the pub and VERY clean and not expensive.

A good place to stay to overnight if watching a gog at Picturedorm or just pub trip!
oddlss - 29 Sep 2015 08:55
If you are visiting the Picturedrome then check out this pub. Great range of ales all well kept. I take the point of a previous reviewers concern for dogs roaming around. It doesn't bother me personally but I can see how some people may be offended
tommo1957 - 14 Nov 2013 14:14
Tucked away - you need to ask or you will never find it! Cosy little nook, warm and friendly good range of real ales including those brewed by themselves. Friendly and helpful staff.
THATOLDMAN - 23 Apr 2012 12:08
It's many a year since I came here but drawn by Jack Bruce round the corner in the Picturedrome, I had to pay a visit. I enjoyed the Nook Beer and the sausage and mash was pretty good. I didn't like the fact that there were dogs wandering about, some up on the furniture, their untrained owners quite oblivious to other people's feelings about it.

My main gripe was the youngish chap behind the bar who felt the need to comment to the locals about the fact that I asked if they were quality sausages (as opposed to the majority of crap you get in pubs) and then had to sound off when I asked for English mustard! If he knows the difference between Tetleys and the beers they keep at the Nook, why does he have a problem with food? Perhaps this guy would be better off serving in MacDonalds. Points deducted for having such an oik on the staff!
JBGatelad - 18 Mar 2011 18:04
In theory a place to visit for folks who like beer. However, if they also like a reasonable ambience, cleanliness and other such silly things, not the best experience. My new girlfriend took me because, although she knew the place, she also knew I liked ale. We've not been back since which is a real shame. The beer was great but the place really needs a thorough makeover. Doesn't mean they have to lose the positives but does an honest real beer pub always have to equate with a dump? I don't think so.
Mirrortown - 29 Oct 2009 10:39
The otheer reviews are fairly accurate - I've only visited once and can confirm, the real ale is in pretty good if not great nick by and large. Big, run down rooms but that's part of its proper drinking pub charm. A weird musty smell - half kitchen, half damp. There's a pool table, dart board, a garden of sorts, well, a yard really, where they were running a beer festival when I visited. There's a well stocked juke box. Food is served and is basic but decent quality and value for money.
anfieldjet - 16 Sep 2009 11:00
Visited this Good Beer Guide pub in March while staying in our caravan nearby. It was a basic rundown looking multiroomed pub. Good beer choice available and we enjoyed our Outstanding , Mallinsons and Saltaire beers.
gillhalfpint - 10 Jul 2009 11:24
Wonderful unspoilt pub. Always has a good selection of ales.
shakespiers - 8 Jan 2009 17:40
IF.... I had to go in there again I would have a bottle. The lines must come straight from the river. I used to be a frequent user, it was good then. What has happened???????????????????????????????????????
beer.angel - 25 Sep 2007 12:36
The last time I was served by a child was at a village fete
anonymous - 25 Sep 2007 12:24
The Nook is by far the best pub in holmfirth to have a few pints with the lads! A ruff and ready place to have a good time.
astasinim - 14 Nov 2006 19:58
Unfortunately a pub very much on the decline. The beer was, as always, excellent, but the pub itself has become very shabby and is in need of a lick of paint. There's a line between original decor and being grubby. The jukebox is overpowering ( and I say that as a fan of jukeboxes in pubs ) and the pool room seems to be the main focus of the pub and staff. This place is very much living of it's reputatio.
kingster - 3 Oct 2006 07:32
Just to say its a great pub, been going for years, tho not so much now as I no longer live in't valley. In response to the earlier comment, the bloke who ran it looked more like santa than a tramp and its now run by his daughter, who also has the bar restuaraunt next door. The Carniceria, which is worth checking out as the food is nice, but a little expensive
bustupho - 4 Apr 2006 19:12
A year ago it was better
the.taster. - 8 Mar 2006 13:10
The Nook (aka Rose & Crown) is a blinding little pub. I spent one memorable (for the most part) St. Patrick's night there, which started well at 4pm when I was offered a steaming bowl of Irish stew and soda bread on the house. You don't get that at O'Neills... Great beer (including a good selection of local brews), a decent jukebox (although you're unlikely to hear it playing should you pop in for a quiet lunchtime pint) and a real fire in one of the rooms make this a little gem of a boozer. Even the somewhat, er, idiosyncratic pool table doesn't detract from its charm; just try to find a local who'll tell you where it is. Clue - have a look behind your nuts...
tommarto - 18 Oct 2005 12:10
Great little pub,easy to find (ha,ha),regular guest beers,open fire,only thing I could find wrong was there was a strange smell,it must be good,1 bloke had come 14 miles to visit and a group of camra members also came specialy.
I beleive it used to be run by a bloke who looked like a tramp,now his son and daughter in law have it,one complaint is there are a couple of steps to the toilets which sort of buggers things up if your dissabled,when I was there,there was Timothy Taylors best bitter on,Holme Valley brewery,Copper Dragon from Skipton plus the usual beers
bagheas - 15 Oct 2005 16:34
The Nook

You want character ... you've got character! In the centre of tourist trap Holmfirth (Last of the Summer Wine), this is a genuine local boozer. Great atmosphere and sound beer. And no tourists!
TheBeerMonster - 18 Dec 2004 20:10
tucked down an alley, and wellworth finding whatever you drink, whatever type of pub that your into great .
dan - 10 Aug 2004 12:44

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