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The Moorings

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Bar, British, Pub
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1 Canal Basin, Sowerby Bridge HX6 2AG, England
+44 1422 833940
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pre booked for table for 10 diners ordered starters and mains & the waitress was so polite and pleasant she was a real credit to the pub, the time between courses seemed lengthy but for food cooked from scratch I would expect this, but wasn't convinced this was the case as the salmon was dry, and the hunters chicken was... More 

Thank Jabb0
York, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch here a few times of late and each time it has been lovely. I especially like their cheese and bacon burger, best tasting and best value locally. Service and staff very good too. Haven't tried a dessert yet as always too full from the meal! I am working up to it though.

1 Thank 385bluebird
Halifax, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on a sunny day and many customers sat outside drinking at tables. We chose an inside 'canal view' table and ordered something which we thought would be a quick snack. Having bought a pint of ale and a glass of wine we settled down and waited for a jacket potato and a plate of nachos. We waited and... More 

2 Thank Phil P
Halifax, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this lunchtime. Lady who served us really polite and efficient but behind the scenes appeared chaotic and unprofessional. Ordered 2 bar snacks which took an age to arrive. I am not a fussy person and if hungry will eat my food but have to say it was indedible - poor presentation, saggy tacos , tasted of vinegar. I paid... More 

1 Thank Vicky P
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Me and my husband visited here on a saturday dinner time. We ordered two of the plain burgers from the menu. The pub had a few customers but it wasn't that busy, so we couldn't understand why our food took so long to arrive. When the food did finally arrive we were so disappointed. The burgers were so overcooked that... More 

1 Thank MBroadbent
west Yorkshire
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Went for a meal at the moorings, still unsure if this place will ever grow on me, sometimes the people who get attracted to this place are very stuck up and snotty, the food did go down hill then picked up again, but after the meal we had if slowly on the decline, needs a serious rethink on how things... More 

Thank m b
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Called in for a few drinks after a family walk along the canal, found it to be clean and friendly, we had children with us so we sat in the side room which was comfy with great views of the canal boats moored up. There were some colouring books and crayons which kept the kids entertained so was all good.... More 

Thank Mr_Dave_A_1970
Bristol, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Lovely setting by the water but a very tatty place. That could of course be due to flooding but it could have been made to look a bit more acceptable. Had to use the downstairs men`s room because the upstairs was not available. Downstairs is accessed through the door for the Ladies and had no working light. The Real Ale... More 

Thank tonyjoiner
Halifax, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Quite a good lunch, bit slow but that's OK when it's good. Service fine and we had a nice time. Dog could go with us too which makes it even better.

Thank Mqmhx
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88 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Very atmospheric relaxed and comfortable. A short walk along the canal is a must too. A rustic menu all in all better than an old greasy spoon.

Thank alwayssmiling1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?