Jacob’s Well

Woodhead Road, Honley, HD9 6PU

01484 660313


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Opening Times

Mon: 12pm -10pm
Tue: 12pm -10pm
Wed: 12pm -10pm
Thu: 12pm -10pm
Fri: 12pm -10pm
Sat: 12pm -10pm
Sun: 12pm -10pm

A taste of the historic Holme Valley

Believe it or not, Jacobs Well public house has been going strong since 1892. Still recognisable from old photos, the pub melds the charm and character of a period building, with 21st century living. In the main bar area there’s a cosy traditional open fire while wooden beams decorate the restaurant area, which leads to a new, wooden-fronted gin bar.

Today, the Jacobs Well is run by husband and wife team, Amanda and Richard, who took over in 2018. Being a highly-trained chef, Richard has always been involved in pubs and restaurants, and it wasn’t long before Amanda was converted to the idea of running a pub. Indeed, when the couple married in 2019, naturally they chose the Jacobs Well for their wedding reception.

It was Amanda and Richard who introduced the gin bar and have also renovated the fantastic, tiered beer garden, and added an outside bar.  It’s the perfect place to relax with friends and enjoy a refreshing drink or tuck into a tasty meal, while enjoying the views over the valley towards Castle Hill.

Delicious food

Thanks to Richard’s skill as a chef, the Jacobs Well is known for its quality food. Sourced locally where possible, all food is prepared fresh to order by Richard and his team.

“Our main menu is filled with pub favourites as well as a range of Jacobs Well Signature dishes. These used to be on our specials menu but were so popular we could never take them off, so we decided to add them to the main menu,” explained Amanda.

Don’t worry though, there’s still a tempting special’s menu on offer, and a separate sandwich menu for lighter bites.

As the food is freshly prepared, the Jacobs Well team can adapt many of the meals to cater for most allergies, intolerances and other dietary requirements. If you have a special dietary need, it’s worth letting Amanda know when you book a table, so that the team can make sure you’re taken care of.

Refreshing drinks

As you’d expect from a century-old public house, regulars (old and new) are welcome to drop in for a drink and a chat.

“You don’t have to be eating to visit the Jacobs,” said Amanda. “We have lots of regulars, including men and women of all ages, who call in with friends or by themselves for a drink. Everyone is welcome, and we love that people feel comfortable just dropping in, in fact we have a policy of having a table for one available.”

You can always be sure of a good pint at Jacobs Well, as Richard is very particular about taking care of his ale and beer properly. As well as Thwaites ales and Wainwrights on tap, there’s usually 2 or 3 cask ales on offer too.

And if wine or gin is your favourite tipple, you won’t be disappointed. Jacobs Well has an extensive wine list and so many gins you’ll be spoilt for choice.

The pub is dog friendly too, so there’s no need to leave your well-behaved four-legged friend at home.

If you can’t stay you can takeaway

During Covid-19, Jacobs Well introduced a takeaway menu, featuring favourites from the full menu that can be ordered for collection.

The service proved so popular that it’s become a permanent fixture. It means you can enjoy freshly cooked Jacobs Well food at home.

Well worth a visit

There’s a friendly welcome waiting for you at the Jacobs whether you’re just calling in for a drink, a meal or to collect your takeaway. Why not treat yourself and book a table today?

Jacob’s Well
Woodhead Road, Honley, Holmfirth HD9 6PU, UK