Sunday, 14 April 2013

The Stubbing Wharf, Hebden Bridge

Hebden Bridge is famous for all sorts of things. Until now I did not consider it to be a mecca for good beer. That changed one Tuesday lunchtime when I walked into the Stubbing Wharf. The place was full!

As usual I headed for the bar to see what ales were on. There was a good selection from local breweries: Tod's Blonde from Little Valley, Arizona from Phoenix and Sandstone from Bridestones were three that caught the eye.
Once I had tried the Sandstone I realised that it was a very nice session ale with a lovely flavour and never got any further. Others in our group latched onto the stronger Tod's Blonde which also went down well.
The food available looked delicious and there is a comprehensive specials board. As the pub was so busy we booked for the following evening when we could do it justice ( we were not disappointed) - game stew was very popular and there was a good selection of vegetarian items for those who wanted it.
Did I mention that the pub backs on to the towpath of the Rochdale Canal? We literally sailed up to the door, tied up our narrowboat and stepped into this excellent pub. This can only add to the attraction of  a pub which is already popular with locals and visitors alike.
If you are in the Calder Valley go to Hebden Bridge and sample the delights of the Stubbing Wharf. We will certainly be going back!