The Sportsman

1 St Johns Rd, , Huddersfield, HD1 5AY
01484 421929
Mon-Thurs 12:00-23:00Fri 11:00-MidnightSat 11:00-MidnightSun 12.00-23:00

The Sportsman takes the classic British Boozer and brings it bang up to date.

With its beautiful Art Deco interior we’ve restored the original feature to their former glory. We won English Heritage Pub Design Awards in 2010.

A great pub needs great beer and The Sportsman clearly delivers on this count.

Recent years have seen the biggest change in British brewing in a lifetime with the rise of Craft Beer.  The Sportsman is at the forefront of the Craft Beer scene and we always work hard to offer our customers the most interesting and exciting beers available.  As well as many great craft beers on hand-pump we have four craft keg lines including one dedicated to Magic Rock beers.  Our fridges are always packed full of great craft beers from the UK with a few US and continental beers thrown in for good measure.

We have eight hand-pumps dispensing the country’s finest beers across a range of strengths and styles.  Of course, Huddersfield is the World’s greatest brewing town, so local brews feature heavily on the bar; Mallinson’s beers are always available, with Magic Rock and Summer Wine making regular appearances. If traditional ales are your thing we have Timothy Taylors Boltmaker as our only permanent fixture and for lovers of the dark stuff we always have at least one stout or porter available.  Don’t just take our word for it; Huddersfield CAMRA voted us their Pub of The Year 2016 and runner up for Yorkshire pub of the year 2016.


on the bar

Real ales, lagers, ciders, wine and spirits.


The Sportsman Pie House
Our aim is to provide real food in our pubs as we do real ale.. Here at The Sportsman we take our pies very seriously. Everything is made fresh on site using the best ingredients. All our meat comes from animals reared in Yorkshire and we only use local suppliers. Proper pies, made right!

Food serving times:
Friday 5 - 9
Saturday 12 - 5
Sunday 12 - 7

As all of our food is freshly prepared on site to order there may be a wait at busy times.

We will endeavour, to accommodate any requests over allergen or dietary requirements.


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Fizz Friday
  • Every Friday is Fizz Friday at The Sportsman! From open 'til close get over 20% off both small and large bottles of Lunetta Prosecco!* Go on, you've earned it. *Served in 200ml and 75cl bottles with a flute. Regular price £5.25 and £17.25 for 20cl and 75cl respectively. Offers are subject to change and/or cessation at short notice


  • CAMRA’s Yorkshire Pub of the Year 2016 runner up
  • Huddersfield CAMRA Cider Pub of the Year 2016
  • Huddersfield CAMRA Pub of the Year 2016
  • Huddersfield CAMRA Autumn Pub of the Season 2015
  • Huddersfield CAMRA Pub of the Year 2013
  • Huddersfield CAMRA Pub of the Year 2012
  • Huddersfield CAMRA Pub of The Year 2011 (Joint Award)
  • Huddersfield CAMRA Mild Pub of The Year 2010
  • English Heritage Pub Design Award 2010
  • Huddersfield CAMRA Winter Pub of the Season 2009

Beer Guarantee

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.