The Sportsman

1 St Johns Rd, , Huddersfield, HD1 5AY
01484 421929
Sunday - Thursday 12:00-22:00Friday - 1200-23:00Saturday - 12.00-23:00

**As of 17th May 2021, we will be open everyday from 12pm**

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.

We have eight hand-pumps dispensing the country’s finest cask beers across a range of strengths and styles.  Of course, Huddersfield is the World’s greatest brewing town as we know, so local brews feature heavily on the bar; Mallinson’s and Magic Rock Beers are always available. 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, we were runner up for Yorkshire pub of the year 2016 and we are just celebrating 10 years consecutive in the Good Beer Guide – every year we have been open.

We also have two handpulls for real cider and feature real cider on our kegs if Apples are your thing and speaking of kegs we have plenty of those too. Our kegs feature some of the best UK & world craft beers and constantly rotate across styles.

We are not just about beer either with extensive whisky, bourbon, rum & gin ranges, great no & low alcohol options, wine & fizz we have something for everyone here at The Sportsman Beerhouse.

on the bar

Real ales, craft beers, great lagers, ciders, wine and spirits.


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A Bridge North

27 October 2021, 12:00

Stalybridge Buffet Bar, The Cricketers Arms, The Sportsman, The West Riding Refreshment Rooms

Twelve of the North Easts finest breweries will be gracing the bars..


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  • 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
  • Huddersfield CAMRA - 10 years in The Good Beer Guide

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.