The Jubilee Refreshment Rooms are pleased to announce the re-opening of the Whistle-stop window from Monday 21st September 2020 from 07:00-12:00 during local schools term time only.

The Whistle-stop window is fully closed during local school holidays. 

Please note that due to local COVID-19 restrictions our outdoor seating area will not be available to customers during our trading hours. 

Sadly, the Jubilee Refreshment Rooms remain fully closed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The closure is open-ended until there is further instruction from the government.


Situated on the forecourt of Sowerby Bridge Railway Station, The Jubilee Refreshment Rooms are operated by two railway enthusiasts, Andrew and Chris Wright, who have re-created the type of Station Refreshment Rooms that would have been available during the golden age of rail travel.

The building that houses the Jubilee Refreshment Rooms was originally one wing of a much larger station building that was built by the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Company in 1876. The rest of the station was demolished in the late 1970s following a fire. Part of the surviving wing was last used as a ticket office until 1983 and another part was used by permanent way staff until 1997.


The Jubilee Refreshment Rooms was named Calderdale Pub of the Year in 2012. The Jubilee Refreshment Rooms are a popular meeting place for both commuters and transport enthusiasts and hosts many events ranging from whisky tastings to local history talks.

Hot and cold snacks are served most days, and free Wi-Fi is available for customers' use.

The Jubilee Refreshment Rooms offers a variety of cakes, a choice of Teas, a range of Coffees, Hot Chocolate, Fruit Juices, Soft Drinks and other Light Refreshments. Pie and peas, Jacket potatoes and Burgers are available from 12 noon six days a week, with last orders for hot food 13:30.

The Jubilee Refreshment Rooms Bar offers a choice of locally brewed Traditional Real Ales, Bottled Foreign Lagers, Bottled Ciders, Wines, Fortified Wines, Spirits and Liqueurs are available, in addition to real Fruit Juice, Soft Drinks, Tea, Coffee and Hot Chocolate.