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Tunnel End Inn, Marsden

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user reviews of the Tunnel End Inn, Marsden

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Closed, currently being converted to - you guessed it - houses.
Richardhuddleston - 28 Oct 2016 22:36
Closed until further notice as of 10th Sept 2011
rabdes - 10 Sep 2011 19:22
Disastrous to see the Tunnel End 'temporarily closed'. Brilliant pub, especially in the summer months, and just the nicest owners you could wish to meet. Gary & Bev, I sincerely hope you can get this beauty up & running again, and soon - i miss it already, and that will only get worse as the sun gets hotter. Good luck!
readyeric - 13 May 2011 18:53
This pub was closed on 12th March 2011 when I went to visit. There was a poster in the window from the owners saying that they couldn't afford to keep it open any more as there were too many quiet times to make ends meet. Shame.
soupcon - 18 Mar 2011 22:45
A slightly old-fashioned feel to the pub, which is in no way a criticism. Popped early Friday evening for a pint, draught Bass which was okay, and the atmosphere was very much like a village pub. Worth seeking out.
BUFFETBORE - 19 Jul 2010 16:29
I have to agree with previous posters. This is an excellent pub and well worth the walk from Marsden. The beer is excellent and the food is brilliant. I had the home made steak pie which was simply delicious. The staff are friendly and helpful. I have recommended this pub to many of my friends.
zipdiskdude - 10 Sep 2009 13:57
Very friendly pub, clean and tidy, bit old fashioned but in a good manner. With decent prices and a choice of 4 cask ales.
Not that busy this evening
Could do with some more customers to keep trade up.
4 x 4 vehicles would be most suitable to reach this location.
I suspect the previous poster has more of a political issue with 4 x 4 owners rather than a genuine concern, a Saab 900 takes up the same parking space but they are ok to park here?
Well 4 x 4 owners also like a decent pint, pay more than their fair share in taxes, own pubs and micro-breweries and keep the country up and running, good for them and good for pubs like this where parking is permitted right outside.
mrBean - 19 Jun 2009 16:52
Well, I was there this lunchtime on a drizzly Good Friday and had great pints of Black Sheep Bitter and Sharp's Cornish Coaster, and didn't have a problem with either of them. And at two pounds for the Sharp's pint, who's complaining? They were both superb.

Nice friendly welcome, as everybody mentions, and I wouldn't hesitate to visit the place again. Good food, judging by the rapidly emptying plates around me, and it's advisable to book in advance because it can get pretty busy.

Highly recommended, but please don't park your Chelsea Tractor outside, it does inconvenience people who actually live in the area. Cheers!

parksidepete - 10 Apr 2009 17:15
Was a little disappointed after reading all the glorious reviews. Gorgeous place. Owners and staff are indeed very friendly and welcoming and are doing a great job in creating atmosphere and activities. But the standard of the beer doesn't live up to the expectations. Range is very one-sided: four ales, and all four of them bitters. Furthermore, they lacked flavour. Black Sheep had something of apple juice, tea and metal, but not of beer - I didn't even finish it; TT Landlord without the usual subtlety - not finished either - and others were too cold. Maybe a cellar problem. What a shame!
Marco_Daane - 22 Mar 2009 11:34
We visited yesterday as part of a train-based crawl through (some of) West Yorkshire. Tunnel End Inn was our favourite among some great other pubs. Naturally friendly welcome from Bev, the landlady and a lovely side room where we tucked into our superb meat pie meals. The range of beers was good and kept in great condition.
It's a fine walk along the canal from Marsden rail station and you can return along Reddisher Road to get some views of the surrounding countryside.
Highly recommended and worth a detour.
JauntyJim - 3 Aug 2008 13:31
A brilliant pub I've visited time and time again, even though it is miles out of my way! The atmosphere and welcome are great, the food also lovely. Some great events too including the Open Mic nights and quiz nights. Only 2 for ALL guest ales, 2 on at a time.
chrisnnr - 10 Feb 2008 22:48
A brilliant pub I've visited time and time again, even though it is miles out of my way! The atmosphere and welcome are great, the food also lovely. Some great events too including the Open Mic nights and quiz nights. Only 2 for ALL guest ales, 2 on at a time.
chrisnnr - 10 Feb 2008 22:48
Gary and Bev (who own this pub) and their family must be two of the most welcoming licensees around. Great setting just up fromt the canal tunnel (obviously) and well worth a visit...there are some great walks around here to work up a thirst. Always good selection of beers on and always service with a smile (they do worry that you might be their "mystery shopper"!) Plenty of special dining nights that seem very popular. It's a lovely traditional welcoming pub; can't fault it!
anonymous - 15 Nov 2007 20:23
Fantastic pub, real ales and welcoming staff. Food was absolutely great and placed close to the canal for a pleasant stroll. Couldn't fault it.
smileyfarmerboy - 7 Aug 2007 15:44
Food & beer excellent, and great views. Close to the Tunnel museum. Highly recommended.
Carlurmston - 5 Jun 2007 14:16
4 real ales, Black Sheep Best, Taylors Landlord, and 2 guest ales, from Cottage and Archers, and in excellent form. Also serves food and has a TV with Sky Sports, and is cheaper than most of the outlying Marsden pubs.
oftenscore6 - 8 Apr 2007 22:40
Excellent real ale, real food pub. Perfectly positioned for walking on the National Trust owned Marsden Moor. Plenty of outdoor seating for those sunny Yorkshire days.
kingster - 29 May 2006 10:24

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