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The Moorcock Inn has acres of beautiful moorland at its front door, and offers great views over the Ryburn Valley from the garden. Inside, it’s a cosy pub, with oak beams, wood-burning stoves and a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. Our 2-acre plot is slowly but surely being tamed to provide an organic kitchen garden, with select local small-holders providing much of the rest. The menu is ever-changing with the seasons and cooked over fire.

Our Reopening Date- Thursday 20th May 2021 

The time has come! We will be reopening on Thursday 20th May and bookings are now open. Please read the terms and conditions before using the widget below to make your reservation.
We can't wait to welcome you here soon!

We offer an ever evolving seasonal menu, highlighting traditional homesteading techniques, cooking over fire and the sourcing of high-quality local, seasonal and wild ingredients. 

We use meat from a select few local small-holdings that mostly work with the Rare Breed Survival Trust. We purchase whole animals, some of which are reared specifically for us. We prefer mature animals (for example mutton over lamb) and dry-age and butcher the meat in-house. The fish and seafood we serve comes only from native waters, fished only from day boats, and caught using sustainable methods (never from trawlers). Some days, as a result of rough weather, some small boats don't go out to sea. On these days we simply serve less fish. Our vegetables are organic, sometimes home-grown and sometimes foraged. We serve wild mushrooms when we can, and cook whatever benefits from it, over wood and house made charcoal. 

Our plates are often not constructed as individual starters or main courses, therefore we encourage sharing a range of dishes. Although, of course this varies, a broad marker of how much to order is 4-5 plates per couple/ 8 plates for 4 guests. Please speak to us about this, we're always very happy to advise!  


Drinks are no afterthought here. We offer a keg selection of ever-changing quality craft beers, and four cask beers- of which two regularly rotate. Plus, a large selection of Belgian beers- particularly of the most food-friendly styles, and a few iconic names. 

Our wine list is relatively large, and largely natural, with wines chosen for their purity, freshness, balance and occasional quirkiness. It's a selection that is always growing and changing and we're always happy to help you to navigate it, either to find something familiar or try something new. It features some classic regions and grape varieties, and some lesser known also represented. They all have in common; being hand made by small producers, farmed organically or biodynamically, receive minimal intervention in the vineyard and have few or no added preservatives. 

We serve at least twelve wines by the glass- a few we daren't remove(!), but there is always plenty of opportunity to try something new.

A mention also, for alcohol-free drinks. We go way beyond offering sugary soft-drinks for non-drinkers, those taking a break, or designated drivers. Our alcohol-free craft beer selection is comprehensive, from lagers, to hazy IPAs, to coffee oatmeal stouts. Plus, we offer a range of alcohol-free aperitif, 'spirits' and digestifs. 


Opening Hours

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

Monday, Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday- Friday: 4-11pm

Saturday- 12-11pm

Sunday- 12-6pm

Food Seating Times:

Weds-Thurs: 5pm- 8pm

Fri: 5-8.30pm

Saturday: 12-2.30pm, 5.30pm-8.30pm

Sunday: 12-3.30pm

We strongly recommend that reservations are made for food, as in this social distancing era, we must carefully control capacity indoors. 

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Make a Reservation
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Please note that when using this reservation facility, you are making a reservation to dine with us, from our pub a la carte menu. We will not be serving a set menu at this time.

We will now be taking deposits of £10 per person for reservations. This is to secure your reservation and will be deducted from your bill total. 

Bookings can be amended via ResDiary up to 72 hours before your reservation time. If your reservation is within 72 hours then please do call us on 01422 832103. Unfortunately, deposits are non refundable for late cancellations.

If you will be paying with a voucher, the deposit function is simply to secure your space. If the amount spent not greater than the value of the voucher, we will refund the amount of the deposit to you.

Thank you so much for your understanding and we hope to see you soon!

Gift Vouchers

Moorcock gift vouchers can be purchased via

You can choose your gift voucher in multiples of £10. If you'd like us to add a message then please add your text and also the name of the recipient and address you'd like us to send it to when you purchase.


Vouchers are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase and are valid on food and/or drinks. They can be spent over multiple visits too!


We will contact you by email to confirm that we have received your order and it will be posted first class within 2 working days (Wednesday-Saturday).


For any further queries regarding gift vouchers, please email

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:

Moor Bottom Lane


Sowerby Bridge

West Yorkshire



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