Richard Oastler

This Wetherspoon pub is an interesting conversion of a Methodist chapel built in 1878. In Autumn 2014 the pub was extended into a later chapel annex not previously occupied by the pub. This room is available for private functions. The main bar area is lit by two chandeliers hanging from an intriguingly decorated ceiling. Organ pipes, pews and even hymn book numbers can still be seen on the upper floor which is not open to the public.

  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Pub Garden
  • Family Friendly

Bethel Street

(01484) 401756

Food Hygiene Rating

Richard Oastler (J D Wetherspoons) was reviewed by Calderdale on February 21, 2024 and was given a food hygiene rating of 5.


Source: WhatPub


  1. William illingworth says:

    Me and the wife thought we would save on the washing up and cooking and pop out to our local spoons in brighouse. You know what to expect when you enter a weatherspoons, reasonable food at affordable prices and a great selection of drinks. We settled on a mixed grill and a tuna Panini with some extra onion rings and a couple of pints of Budweiser. The food came in under 15 minutes and was cooked well and tasted good. There were a few rowdy people in there who looked and sounded like they had been there all day but I found it more amusing than annoying. It wasn't the cleanest with quite a few tables with empty plates and glasses but eventually they were tidied up. Overall we will obviously go back as we got exactly what we expected. Good drinks and good food for the little we spent

  2. MissJo UK (MissJoUK) says:

    The food is OK, not amazing but good. The pizzas are great but some other meals I feel are rushed as they are not hot enough or feel cooked through. Unlimited tea / coffee is good but the service area for this is often messy. The staff are polite and friendly and efficient. The toilets are dreadful- the smell coming from that direction is overpowering when stood at the bar. The baby changing facilities are also the disabled toilets. You have to ask for a keg. They are also unclean and the baby changing station is positioned far too high, I am practically changing my baby overhead!

  3. jamie boyle says:

    This place the building itself is one to admire the outside architecture plus inside has amazing features I think what spoons has done with this place is amazing no future added design kept it all with its historic design plus amazing ceiling painting s plus the organ features really makes the place look good.This place is a really good meeting place the service at the bar or on the spoons app so during the week it’s full of oaps plus benefits British but who can blame them for the price cheap has chips to sit down plus drink or even have a meal .The food I have eaten at this place a few times some times the food can be really good or some times just average but you can’t fault the staff the prices are really good for what ya get but the toilets depending on time or day can be a let down but I guess you can’t blame the staff for the cliental not being able to put toilet paper in the right area . The staff have been very pleasant over the years it’s never the same but always polite . The seating is very open but they have a snug at the back which is just mint

  4. Steve Mullen says:

    We didn't eat so I cannot mark it down for food. Service: as expected at a busy spoons, and it was busy. Staff were quick in getting orders out. Atmosphere: it's a bit of an older drinkers pub which I don't mind. I wouldn't take the wife on a date night, not bad to meet up with the lads for a few before going g out around town. Drinks are spot on, good variety, served perfectly chilled and well priced.

  5. Debbie Jay says:

    Very disappointed with the nachos. No guacamole, a small amount of half melted cheese, a dribble of salsa and raw chillies. Most of the tortilla chips were dry. 👎 definitely not as described plus a huge blob of cream 🤢 Very disappointed ☹️

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