Black Bull, Haworth

119 Main St.
West Yorkshire
BD22 8DP
01535 644254

Traditional Village Pub

The Black Bull is an imposing pub at the top of Haworth Main Street (photos 1, 4 & 5). It’s famed for being the local of Branwell Bronte, the brilliant but dissolute brother of the famous Bronte sisters. The pub dates to the 18th century and is known to have been a meeting place of the local masonic lodge in 1792. Branwell was a member of the lodge and his oddly-shaped masonic chair can still be seen on the pub staircase (photo 2) .

The pub stands next to the parish church (photo 3) where Patrick Bronte, the father of Branwell and the three sisters, was rector, although the church is the one rebuilt after his death.

The Black Bull featured in To Walk Invisible, a TV drama about the Bronte family and the pub was altered for the TV series to show it as it was in the 1840s (photo 6).

Bridgehouse Brewery recently took over the running of the pub, giving it a much needed refurbishment and adding a wider range of real ales. The pub is open all day and freshly cooked meals are served lunchtimes and evenings.

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