Todmorden Beer Guide: Your Todmorden guide to beer, beer bars, breweries and brewpubs

Latest reviews from Todmorden

80 /100
Tor Beers (Beer Store)
THE GOLDEN LION, FIELDEN SQUARE
“Great little bottle shop with a couple of growlers on the go part of the golden lion“
redders1974 70 days ago
64 /100
Ale House (Bar)
52 BURNLEY ROAD
“Micropub in a middle shop unit on the second row of shops after the viaduct as you head up the main road to Burnley. It's sufficiently set back from the road to allow plenty of outdoor seats when the weather is good, pretty much doubling its capacity as it's a small place with a handful of small tables and chairs with no real styling about them. The bar at the back has half a dozen hand pumps and they all seem to rotate with a mainly local cross border (Lancashire-Yorkshire) bias. The new at the time of writing Three Valleys brewery also supply all their efforts as part of a decent enough bottle selection for this venue that also includes the likes of Irwell Works and Nothern Whisper. A keg craft lager should be on offer in here too.“
ManVsBeer 255 days ago
76 /100
Tor Beers (Beer Store)
THE GOLDEN LION, FIELDEN SQUARE
“After a period of closure the Golden Lion pub in Todmorden reopened a couple of years ago and has since provided a row of real ales and has become something of a weekend music venue in its large open plan ground floor space. The only other room on the far right hand side of the pub has been rented out to Tor Beers, a bottle shop now also serving a couple of craft keg ales, which isn't in competition with its landlord as they only focus on cask. The decor is the same and you can walk freely between the two, although there is a door into Tor Beer from the side patio area. The bottle selection in here is very good with a mix of craft cans and bottle from local and national microbreweries with all the funkiest of names represented. They don't do food here but the pub does and you are more than welcome to bring it into the room, which has half a dozen tables.“
ManVsBeer 340 days ago
70 /100
Pub (Bar)
3 BROOK STREET
“Previously a set-menu restaurant, set just off the main road close to the market area, this corner micropub is twin floored with the six hand pump bar against the back wall. There's only a handful of small tables downstairs as space is very limited, making it an intimate and social place to drink at. The upstairs is similar but less likely to fill up before the ground floor has. The selection rotates wiith a couple of real cider's in boxes. There's a number of bottles and a couple of keg options too. They often carry a beer from the local Eagles Crag brewery.“
ManVsBeer 441 days ago
64 /100 LUMBUTTS
“Out in the sticks near mankinholes youth hostel. Decent pub grub in a nice country setting timothy taylors robinsons and a ever changing guest ale always on.“
redders1974 812 days ago
60 /100
Cheers Liquor Store (Beer Store)
28 HALIFAX ROAD
“On the road between Todmorden and Hebden bridge OK range of ales Yorkshire is particularly well represented decent wine selection also“
redders1974 1253 days ago
68 /100
Hanuman (Restaurant)
15 WATER STREET
“The upstairs restaurant part of the the three wise monkeys bohemian vibe with eclectic bottle selection and great Thai food. Usually a good selection of little valley amongst the choice.“
redders1974 1336 days ago
70 /100
Hanuman (Restaurant)
15 WATER STREET
“Hanuman is the name of the restaurant which is on the first floor of a corner building on Todmorden’s oldest cobbled street in the commercial centre that runs parallel to the Calder river that’s very small at this point. The food here is superb with plenty of vegetarian options to compliment the fairly extensive Thai menu that is pasted into the pages of hard-back children’s books for you to make your choice from. There’s not a huge amount of tables so you may need to book at the weekend. To get to the restaurant you first have to enter the 3 Wise Monkeys bar on the ground floor, and this is where you drinks will be poured if you are only planning on eating here, however it is worth buying your drinks separately as there is a fine choice of bottled beer and ales here and it’s certainly the best selection for a licensed premises in the town. May 2014 also saw the introduction of the Bridestones bottled brew Tom Yum - a Thai spiced beer brewed specifically for this venue which certainly compliments the meals if you want an ale with your food. The bar itself is small with various comfy chairs in a line in an intimate setting with some Eastern influence in design. The last seat is actually a double bed placed at the far end of the room. Flensburger Lager is served on tap. The bar is a very popular drinking spot in the town.“
ManVsBeer 1930 days ago
66 /100
Cheers Liquor Store (Beer Store)
28 HALIFAX ROAD
“Split into two distinct sides, the left being the wine area, you’ll find a couple of floor to ceiling wooden shelves on the right full of national and local ales and ciders as well as a fair number of Belgian bottles as well. There’s no shortage of lager bottles here too. The ales of interest include plenty from local brewers including full ranges from Copper Dragon, Little Valley and Naylors, and several options from Daleside, George Wright and William Brothers. There’s lots of other brewers represented here too.“
ManVsBeer 2039 days ago
60 /100 HUNTERS LANE
“Todmorden’s ’Thwaites’ pub that is not afraid to source ales from around the country. It’s six ale pumps will of course carry a selection mainly from the brewer but expect one or two guests to be on. As you enter the pub there’s also a coming up sign on the wall with the logos of ales that will be present here in the future. It’s surprisingly modern in its decor with sofas either side of a wall that part-splits what is a considerable sized ground floor room. The bar is against the back wall as you enter and live sport is shown here with two big screen also on the aforementioned partition. It’s set back about 100 yards from the main Burnley Road across a concrete square that is actually the pubs car park. It has more spaces here than it will ever need.“
ManVsBeer 2081 days ago
66 /100 122 BURNLEY ROAD
“A shortish walk north of the markets, but unmissable on the Burnley Road, this is a very small pub but also a very cosy one with a good selection of ales. There’s four pumps and if you come on a Wednesday you’ll get the pick of the new barrels as it is line cleaning day! It’s a small one room affair mostly facing the front of the building with fires at either ends of the room. The door is central and the seating is either side of this in a traditional setting with a low beam roof, stone floor and comfortable seating - it’s a fine place to drink! There is a staircase up to the living quarters incorporated into the drinking space and bands set up and play underneath this. Live sport is also shown here. Food is served Tuesday through to Sunday including breakfasts.“
ManVsBeer 2117 days ago
54 /100 SHADE STREET
“Advertised as a real ale pub on its website, it was somewhat disappointing in this respect and not quite as I’d imagined it to be after venturing in. This pub is on the main road between Burnley and Todmorden, close to the small town centre of the latter. It’s a small building with the main seating area at the front which looks like a new romantics venue from the 1980s. The bar to the rear of the building faces the side wall and does stock real ales on three pumps but the selection was unexciting. There was more well known keg lagers and ales available and a JW Lees ale seems to be always available here. Beyond the bar existed only a pool table and the crowd was a friendly bunch beyond middle-age.“
ManVsBeer 2151 days ago
64 /100 RISE LANE
“Located opposite the entrance to the railway station, this Queen Hotel has a large bar area that is comfortable decorated with a more modern soft-furnished appeal but maintains the traditional pub feel. There’s plenty of room and makes for a comfortable place to enjoy drinks or food which is available throughout the day. This is also a hotel and check-in is at the bar if you do plan to stay here, and the good news is that if you are from out of town you can sample local real ales at the bar.“
ManVsBeer 2169 days ago
62 /100 31 BURNLEY ROAD
“There’s a slightly spartan appearance to this pub and its all wooden decor and furnishings, although it works in this pubs favour as it gives it a good look. Its exterior is attractive enough and there’s a makeshift patio area out front that looks the part and is often full if the weather allows, offering views of the main road and the market area of Todmorden. The bar is central in the pub and faces you as you walk in stocking a decent range of ales that rotate. Live music is a regular fixture here and live sport is shown throughout the day. There is a concrete garden area at the pubs rear. Food is served at reasonable prices. In 2018 an American diner type area, fully furnished had been incorporated on the left hand side of the pub.“
ManVsBeer 2244 days ago
68 /100 LUMBUTTS
“In the hilly farmland above Todmorden to its south and below the Stoodley Pike monument near Mankinholes for which it is a convenient watering hole for hikers attempting this climb, this is a beautifully decorated traditional pub with an emphasis on meals. The bar is central with seating on all sides, it is very cosy with its low ceiling, wooden furniture and decor all covered in commemorative plates, photos, horse shoes and ceramic or metal artifacts from yesteryear and of course soft furnishings as well. Lunch and dinner are two separate serving times during the week, but at the weekend food is available all day. There’s four ale pumps that include Tim Taylor brews and Robinson’s Dizzy Blonde, and one that rotates, and judging by the various pump clips stuck on the wall around the bar it has been rotating for some time! There’s ample parking with more spaces than houses in the immediate area and outdoor tables that are next to the building and some on the other side of the pubs own road. There is a smoking area to the side of the building too.“
ManVsBeer 2251 days ago
66 /100 LUMBUTTS ROAD
“Surrounded by farmland which comes right up to the boundaries of this pubs large outdoor area and along from the Top Brink Inn on the same road, this pub like its neighbour a mile away is traditional in style and look but places an emphasis on meals. This pub is perched high above Todmorden, but its rear conservatory style windows look down into the valley offering fine views of the small conurbation and surrounding hills - naturally these tables fill up first. The tables in this section and set up for dining, but at the front of the pub a slightly cosier pub-like feel dominates and this is certainly a great place to sit if you are just looking to have a drink. If the weather allows the garden area which is partly covered is another fine place to enjoy views across the west Yorkshire countryside. Here there is a fully fenced and extensive play area for children that will keep them occupied and also a chicken coup next to this. There’s plenty of parking available on either side of the building.“
ManVsBeer 2251 days ago
66 /100 STATION APPROACH
“Wetherspoon pub on two floors very close to the train station. It’s very well decorated in a traditional pub style, but apt given the building it is in has historically been a pub. Ales are available on both bars top and bottom and there is a terrace area outside the top bar, but given this pub is on a hill the terrace is actually at street level. Weatherman John Kettley has his picture hanging on the wall at the top of the top stairs. Can get busy.“
ManVsBeer 2266 days ago
70 /100 STATION APPROACH
“The White Hart has always been a pub as far as I can remember. Now it’s a Wetherspoon’s but it’s still retained the character of a traditional pub. It’s comfortable and quite cosy, with a roaring fire in winter, and the beer was in good condition. There are 10 hand pumps and a good selection of beers in the main bar. It’s built on the side of the hill so the patio is upstairs alongside an upstairs room and bar which has another 5 hand pumps. The posters around the walls celebrate local history and heroes, including John Douglas Cockcroft who shared the Nobel Prize for Physics for splitting the atom. (Visited 26 December 2012).“
Boudicca 2279 days ago
64 /100 31 BURNLEY ROAD
An old pub with a new twist. The Polished Knob is a new pub in an old pub, if you see what I mean. It was closed for a number of years but reincarnated and reopened with a new name in 2010. It’s in one of those elegant old stone buildings typical of Lancashire and the Calder Valley towns, just opposite the open air market. Inside it’s been opened out a bit but some of the nice old floor tiles remain and there are scrubbed pine tables. The television football commentary was rather loud when we were there but it was Boxing Day, when football games are traditional in some circles. A drum kit was being set up for music later in the day. There are six hand pumps with craft beers mainly from local-ish breweries. It has the feel of a community pub. They do food – home made pies and burgers – and also a selection of mulled wine and winter warmers (hot chocolate and spiced coffees). (Visited 26 December 2012).“
Boudicca 2416 days ago