As of the 11th of July, our Huddersfield pub The Sportsman has been given Grade II listed status by the Department for Digital Culture, Media and Sport on the advice of Historic England.
Built in 1930, The Sportsman is an example of an ‘improved pub’. Improved pubs were designed as a response to government concerns about public drunkenness, consisting of multiple rooms, and offering a range of food and leisure activity to reduce the emphasis on alcohol consumption.
The Sportsman retains many of it’s original 1930s features, and has also integrated some 1950s features such as it’s distinctive curved Art Deco bar.
Read more about the fascinating architectural and historical reasons for its listing here.