If you’re here for the beer, you’ve come to the right place…


The South Pennines area has an incredible concentration of independent micro-breweries and good pubs. Alongside well-known names like Timothy Taylor, this area has dozens of smaller beer producers, from micro-breweries in the backroom of a pub, to well-equipped operations producing significant quantities of beer.
In fact there are so many breweries in the South Pennines that we had to give them their own website,  Have a look and see see which South Pennines beers and breweries you still have to discover – you’ll need to stay a while if you’re planning to try them all..


All the featured pubs and breweries on are recommended by locals.  Through the pages of the local press, social media and word of mouth, we asked residents to tell us about  the best pubs and breweries in Haworth & the Worth Valley, Hebden Bridge, Holmfirth & Holme Valley, Marsden, Slaithwaite, Littleborough, Ripponden, Sowerby Bridge, Todmorden and Saddleworth.  Real ale pubs, cosy pubs, pubs with good food, pubs that are perfect for walkers, family friendly pubs, those with beer gardens- they’re all at hereforthebeer.