The Cricketers is a CAMRA award winning real ale pub situated in the village of Horbury. Nestled just north of the River Calder, the traditional Township of Horbury is stepped in history, and is a hidden gem in the heart of West Yorkshire. We also like to think of The Cricketer as one too. Built in 1898, The Cricketers is a traditional red brick Victorian building with timber frame frontage to the third storey. The pub passed from Melbourne Brewery to Joshua Tetley in 1960. By the early 1990’s it had passed to Century Inns and finally to Enterprise Inns.
The pub was reopened by Beerhouses in November 2010 and renovated to a very high standard. The exterior was re-badged using an Arts and Crafts lettering which was used in the foundation stone. The pub’s connection with Melbourne Ales was emphasised by using the famous bowing courtier symbol in signage and in the ground floor windows.
It features a beautiful oak bar, which was designed to match an Arts and Crafts German dresser found in a design book and solid oak floor boards have replaced carpets. The windows behind the bar have been exposed and restored with one featuring stained glass with arts and crafts lettering. Stained glass was also put in the windows of the internal doors using a pattern found elsewhere in the building which is thought to be original.
On the bar you will find 8 real casks ales with a permanent from Timothy Taylor’s Landlord plus 7 rotating guest beers from the best brewers in the country.
We have a wide range of other draught products including a permanent craft line dedicated to Magic Rock Brewing, 4 rotating craft beer lines, Hogans Cider, continental lagers & fruit beer. We stock a wide range of world & UK craft beers as well as an extensive range of Gins, Tequilas & spirits.
On a wintery day you will be greeted by a roaring fire.
Well behaved dogs are welcome
If you are not 100% happy with your beer we will gladly exchange it. Please ask for a ‘taster’ to help you find a beer you like. ‘Beer’ covers a vast array of tastes and flavours and we are especially keen to encourage people to check out real ale who perhaps have not tried it before, especially women and younger people. So do not be shy, let the bar staff know and ask to be introduced to some tasters to find one you like.