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The Moorings

1 Canal Basin, Sowerby Bridge HX6 2AG, England
+44 1422 833940
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good32%
  • Average18%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“canal basin” (13 reviews)
“boxing day” (3 reviews)
“lovely lunch” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
1 Canal Basin, Sowerby Bridge HX6 2AG, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived in Sowerby Bridge mid-afternoon on a Sunday (not peak time). The place wasn't busy just steady. I was impressed with the layout, surroundings and decor. Of course there is a fab view of the canal and boats from the windows. We quickly found...More

Thank Helena R
Reviewed 25 February 2018

Went to the Moorings last year and it proved a disappointment, we were in sowerby bridge around lunch time so thought we would give it another go. Sorry to say nothing much had changed, the place was cold the food took an age to be...More

Thank YorkshireRainbow2
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

When my brother and i wanted an impromptu lunch, i suggested The Moorings as, in the past, i had had good food here and it was popular. We arrived to an unusually quiet bar for a Sunday. They had no real beer on draught as...More

Thank Kirsten D
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

We liked the set up of the seating and the staff were very pleasant and friendly. I was worried about the toilets re. a previous review but they were very clean a smelt nice too. Would probably go again.

Thank Liz R
Reviewed 24 December 2017

Called in this pub last night to see a local band and was shocked by the condition of the toilets, they where filthy and smelly if fact they looked like they had not been cleaned for months. The wife said the ladies was just as...More

1  Thank Daniel L
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Came here for our works Christmas do. Food was ok but nothing special. However the had no white wine at all, and no Bailey's, which was unbelievable. Also no Christmas Crackers, so overall quite disappointing.

4  Thank MandsHfx
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Lovely location, friendly staff,good food and clean inside. Loved the fact it had various areas to sit,comfy lounge or table -chairs dining. All seats had a good view of the narrow boats and canal. Ordered two chicken/stuffing in a big Yorky pud. Chips were great,loved...More

Thank Sherlock22b
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

I ordered the Sirloin steak (medium rare) which comes with chips, fried tomatoes, peas (I asked for no peas), onion rings and pepper corn sauce, which cost an extra couple of pounds for the sauce . Worst steak I've never had. The steak was well...More

1  Thank Gary B
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

We were in the area and first time lunch visit as the Mongolian restaurant above were closed . Plenty of car parking. Fantastic tranquil locations with long canal boats moored directly next to to restaurant. Interior deco is traditional. Various seating arrangements available with low...More

Thank jade150898
Reviewed 22 September 2017

The Moorings is a lovely pub so we decided to go for lunch with our two daughters, we hadn't been for awhile and decided to give it a try. Husband had Spicy Chicken but wasn't madly happy that it was two small legs with not...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Canal Basin, Sowerby Bridge HX6 2AG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Sowerby Bridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1422 833940
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Award winning canal side pub and restaurant serving homemade meals using local suppliers. Free Wi Fi. Groups catered for by arrangement. Dogs welcome in the bar area. Quiz nights on Mondays. Famous for delicious homemade burgers and Sunday lunches. Buffets can be arranged. Special occasions catered for. An excellent selection of hand pulled beers. Affiliated to Welcome to Yorkshire and Cask Marque.Friendly and professional hospitality.
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