From 1848 to 1968, when British Rail gasped its last puff of steam, WELLINGTON ROAD STATION was a thriving giant on the TRANS-PENNINE route. The next 25 years saw it decline and most of it closed as it was de-manned.
That all changed in 1994 when the old waiting rooms were renovated and converted into a bar. The high street banks and big breweries did not want to know. But with the help of the Co-op Bank and an independent Lincolnshire brewery, Batemans, of Skegness, Mike Field was able to realise his dream.
The bar is situated in the original railway station building as operated by London and North Western Railways (LNWR). The Italianate/Tudor style is very unusual and is best appreciated from the car park (former Goods Yard). Perhaps most unusual is the use of an Arabic Arch in each doorway and window and in the re-discovered archways which separate each room.
West Riding Refreshment Rooms is now a multi-award winning Station Bar. Our passion is real cask ale; we are Cask Marque accredited & feature in CAMRA Good Beer Guide. We have recently won Heavy Woollen CAMRA Pub of the Year 2012. Food is served daily, beer garden & free Wi Fi. Live out door music April to September on Platform 3. Transpennine Ale Trail pub as featured in BBC2’s Oz & James Drink to Britain.