Big Six

West Yorkshire - Halifax: Savile Park

A historic pub interior of regional importance

Listed Status: Not listed

10 Horsfall Street, Savile Park
Halifax: Savile Park
HX1 3HG

OS ref: SE081241

Tel: 07878 854447

Email: bigsixinn@gmail.com

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BigSixInnHalifax

Real Ale: Yes

Nearby Station: Halifax

Station Distance: 1800m

Public Transport: Near Railway Station (Halifax) and Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

View on: Whatpub

Local of rare character, with an unmade road on its garden side and set within a row of terraced houses. Erected in 1857 as a purpose-built beer house with its own brewhouse, it has an unusual layout and retains many of its internal fittings. These include oak-framed fitted seating, wood-panelling and a fine bar back-fitting, all probably dating from soon after its acquisition by local brewers Ramsden's in 1928. The layout consists of a central corridor with two partly opened-up rooms plus a bar-lounge and an excellent, cosy snug. (The games room is very recent). Tetley's gave the Big Six their 'Heritage' badging in the mid-1980s and the refurbishment work from around that time bears their distinctive signature.

A tucked-away local of rare character set within a row of terraced houses that has an unusual layout. It retains many of its internal fittings include oak-framed fitted seating, wood-panelling and a fine bar back-fitting all probably dating from soon after its acquisition by local brewers Ramsden's in 1928. The layout consists of a central corridor with two partly opened-up rooms plus a bar-lounge and an excellent, cosy snug. (The games room is very recent). Tetley's gave the Big Six their 'Heritage' badging in the mid-1980s and the refurbishment work from around that time bears their distinctive signature.

The front door is on Thomas Street West and back door on an unmade road – Horsfall Street. It was erected in 1857 as a purpose-built beer house with its own brewhouse and called the Bowling Green Inn. It was always referred to by locals as 'the Big Six' after the Big Six mineral water and hop ale works company that was run by licensees Horsfall Brothers on this site at the turn of the century. It was renamed in 1982 by Tetleys when it become an Heritage Inn.

From Thomas Side West side the front door leads into an inner porch with part glazed floor to ceiling partition containing the inner door, and terrazzo floor.

A passage with a ceiling rose leads to the small lobby bar ahead with fittings from 1928. There is a fine bar back-fitting with mirrored panels and slender pillars; old counter with modern panelled front added; old looking top, old fixed seating at rear; good inter-war looking leaded windows; and good wood surround with modern tiles fireplace. In servery look for the small window that was the off sales hatch. Uses Autovacs?

On Thomas Street West side the small front right room with a widish doorway has a lino floor; old wood surround fireplace but modern tiles; and old fixed bench seating. The small rear right room i.e. on the Horsfall Street side has a widish doorway; carpet; bell pushes; old fixed bench seating, and a modern fireplace with an ‘Ind Coope & Co Burton Ales’ mirror above. The top section of the wall between front and rear right rooms was removed and a good Tetleys 1980s screen inserted which has three stained glass panels ‘Tetleys Ales’; ‘Big Six and bottle of mineral’; ‘Heritage Inn’.

On the front left is a small carpeted snug with double door width opening; two small old fixed benches; old wood surround fireplace with modern tiles and a log burner; good ceiling rose; and a couple of tables.

A doorway to the far left leads to another small room added in 1987 when they knocked into next door / former bottle store. This room has a flagstone floor; stone fireplace with range fire; good fixed seating; bar billiards; modern stained windows added in 1990s; and a hatch (modern) to the bar. Modernised toilets - ‘Ladies’ window in door.

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