The Sovereign

British, Pubs·

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Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
British, Pubs
Cool, Cosy, Fun
Food Occasions
All day dining, Sunday roast
Special Features
Dog friendly, Vegan options, Vegetarian options
Perfect for
Birthdays, Celebrations, Child friendly


The Sovereign boasts a rich history spanning more than 160 years, dating back to the era of King George IV. In 1829, a local visionary, Seth Senior, established a brewery at this very location. A fascinating legend surrounds its inception, suggesting that the business commenced with a borrowed sovereign. Many hold the belief that, in honour of its origin story, a golden coin remains concealed somewhere on the premises to this day. If you visit The Sovereign today, you’ll find that it’s a member of the proud Vintage Inns family.

From Monday to Saturday, The Sovereign offers an all-day menu brimming with seasonal delights, showcasing the finest local ingredients of West Yorkshire. Enjoy dishes like fresh king prawn and crab linguine, delectable Eton mess, and the unique sticky duck and hoisin pizza. If you're in the mood for pub classics, rest assured they're always available. Feast on beloved favourites such as hunter's chicken, hearty beef lasagne, classic beer-battered fish and chips, and a daily homemade pie.

For those visiting from Monday to Thursday, a fixed-price lunch menu awaits, featuring nourishing options like a wholesome grain and roasted vegetable nourish bowl, a rich beef and red wine lasagne, and steak frites. And don't forget the desserts, offering cherished British classics such as sticky toffee pudding and Bramley apple, blackcurrant, and cherry crumble, served with generous helpings of creamy custard or locally sourced ice cream.

In the inviting bar area, you'll find ample cosy seating to unwind in, and the bar is well-stocked with a selection of local hand-pulled ales and ciders. When it comes to cocktails, indulge in timeless classics like the fruity French Martini, almond-infused Cuban Mai Tai, and a touch of Havana with raspberry, strawberry, or passion fruit Mojitos.


Do you need to book a table?

Yes, we recommend that you book a table.

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Are you dog friendly?

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172-174 Penistone Road, Shepley, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD8 8BE

01484 609725 01484 609725


Opening Times

All day
Mon 11:30-22:00
Tue 11:30-22:00
Wed 11:30-22:00
Thu 11:30-22:00
Fri 11:30-23:00
Sat 11:30-23:00
Sun 11:30-22:00


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