The Moorcock Inn is at the foot of many acres of productive moorland, providing plenty of plants, berries, mushrooms and game. Our 2-acre plot is being developed to provide an organic kitchen garden, providing the foundations of our pub & restaurant menus- with the best of Yorkshire produce supplying the rest. Both the pub and restaurant menus are written with the seasons and cooked over fire.

Our wine list focuses on natural wines from small producers. We offer a continually changing selection by the glass and carafe- featuring both classic and more quirky styles. Alongside our draught beers, we also have a list focusing on delicious local craft and Belgian beers.

The Pub

Is a cosy, traditional freehouse, with oak beams and wood-burning stoves. It offers a menu of seasonal plates cooked over charcoal- accompanied by great drinks. It's the perfect place to stop by for a quick pint and a snack, or to settle in by the fire for dinner and wine. 

We serve natural wines and local and Belgian beers across bottles, cans, casks and kegs.

Our pub menu can also be enjoyed outdoors, along with a view of the sunset over the Ryburn Valley.


Bar Opening Hours for Drinks (please see food service times below):

Monday, Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday-Friday: 3-11pm

Saturday- 12-11pm

Sunday- 12-6pm

Bar Food Service Times:

Weds- Fri: 6-9pm

Saturday: 12-3, 6-9pm

Sunday: 12-4pm

There is also a smaller snack menu available between 3-6pm Wednesday-Saturday

No reservations can be made for the pub. Please note that the restaurant opening hours differ from above. 

The Restaurant

The restaurant offers a daily set menu consisting of multiple courses, served in a relaxed, farmhouse-like atmosphere. 


This menu highlights traditional homesteading techniques, cooking over fire, preservation techniques and the sourcing of local, seasonal and wild ingredients. It's the place where we strictly use the produce around us and the ingredients we are most proud of. 

Drinks pairings are also available, using natural wines, beers and sake. 


Make a Reservation

Please note that when using this reservation facility, you are making a reservation for the set menu in the restaurant. We do not take reservations for the pub, nor do we serve the pub menu in the restaurant. 

We are a very small restaurant and we prepare for the number of guests that we are expecting each day. There is only one seating per table each evening- essentially, the table is yours for the night! With this in mind, please may we politely ask that you attend your restaurant reservation, or give us as much notice as possible if you are no longer able to attend. 

For tables of up to 6 people, please use our online booking facility. For larger parties, please call or email us

We will contact you to confirm your reservation 24- 48 hours before your scheduled arrival. 

We will endeavour to cater for all dietary requirements, but advance notice is essential. Please make a note when making a reservation online. 

Restaurant Seating Times:

Mon-Tue: Closed

Wed- Friday: 6.30-8.30pm

Saturday: 12.30-2pm, 7pm-8.30pm

Sunday: 12.30-2pm


The Garden

June 2019

We are currently converting our 2-acre plot into a kitchen garden to provide the foundations of our pub & restaurant menus...

There have been some trials and tribulations with our polytunnel, but on its third resurrection, we're expecting tomatoes, aubergines, peppers, tomatilloes, cucumbers and physalis later in the year.

Currently growing outdoors are the moment are lots of leafy greens, beets, parsley root, celery, Brussels sprouts, lettuces, kohlrabi, nasturtium and borage flowers, Jerusalem and globe artichokes. 

About to be transplanted outside are Aztec broccoli, lots of courgettes and squash varieties and lots of herbs. 


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Contact Us

For reservations of 6 people or less, please book online

Alternatively contact us by email:

Telephone: 01422 832103

For employment enquiries, send your CV to

Our address:

Moorbottom Lane

Sowerby Bridge

West Yorkshire


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