The latest news from the Jubilee Refreshment Rooms.


Situated only a few minutes walk from the canal in Sowerby Bridge, The Jubilee Refreshment Rooms features in the Canal Companion guide books. Feel free to visit us, whether it's for light meals / snacks or to replenish those important supplies of your favourite beers.

Note alcoholic drinks can only be sold after 12 noon.

Since opening in 2009 the Jubilee Refreshment Rooms has only ever served ales bought fresh, direct from the brewer: not one cask has been sourced from a wholesaler, beer agency or “the back of a van”.
Once delivered and racked in our cellar each cask is stored until it reaches maturity when it is tapped and vented, only when it is ready for full enjoyment is any beer offered to the public.
Regular customers have long been aware that any brew is unlikely to remain available for more than a day or two.
We now display, on an additional pump clip, the date on which each beer is first offered for sale so all callers may clearly see how fresh each of our beers is.

Brothers Chris and Andy Wright of the Jubilee Refreshment Rooms at Sowerby Bridge rail station organised a day of transport nostalgia with an exhibition and quiz about old buses in Halifax.

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On the rainy evening of Monday 27th January 2014 a 70 metre reach “cherry picker” and a similar machine with a slightly shorter set of extending telescopic arms, each sporting a fine array of spot lights, arrived in Station Road Sowerby Bridge.  The shorter reach machine was positioned by the old coal drops, the other was driven around the Lucy-Zodion Lighting building and set up so as to illuminate the station bus shelter and platform immediately adjacent.

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