There are pubs and restaurants of every possible sort within easy reach of your boat. From simple locals to gastropubs, via large chain pubs and small ones with first-rate home cooking, each will give you a different experience, a real welcome and great value. Here are just a few of those our customers enjoy. They're not all called the Navigation, the Anchor or the Ship...
Most of the pubs listed serve food in the evenings, though not necessarily every night. At some you'll need to book a table, at others not. So it can pay to ring ahead.
Pubs change rapidly, so the guides are not always up to date. Online reviews are also often out of date. This list is based largely on feedback from our customers - we really haven't tried them all!
The Watermill, Salterhebble
Popular Brewer's Fayre pub/restaurant.
Family room and games area. Serves breakfast.
The Fleece Inn, Elland
HX5 0BB Historic town centre pub (up a hill) with food.
The Caddyshack Bar & Grill, Elland
by Elland Church HX5 0BJ Beergarden & Sky Sports; food.
Indigo Bar & Restaurant, Elland
Elland town centre HX5 0EU Indian restaurant, open 7 days.
The Volunteer Arms, Copley
Up hill from Copley Bridge HX3 0UD Pub, showing sports, no food.
The Barge and Barrel, Elland
Elland Wharf HX5 9HP Home-brewed ale. Food at lunchtime and early evenings except Monday. Music at weekends.
The Barleybox Café & Diner, Elland
Elland town centre HX5 0BW Open day time seven days.
Sanam Indian Restaurant, Elland
Elland Wharf HX5 0EP Indian Restaurant and takeaway.
Prego Italian Restaurant, Brighouse
Bridge 10 HD6 1JZ Canalside Italian restaurant and hotel.
The Secret Tea Rooms, Brighouse
Town Centre, Brighouse HX5 9HP Traditional Yorkshire vintage tea room. Closed Sunday.
Bellini's Italian Restaurant, Brighouse
Town Centre HD6 1PD Italian restaurant, behind the Barge pub. Closed Mondays.
The Old Ship Inn, Brighouse
Town Centre HD6 1JN Proper pub with good food, accessible from bridges 9 and 10.
Blakeley's of Brighouse
Town Centre HD6 1JX Canalside fish & chip restaurant and takeaway.
Jeremy's at the Boathouse, Brighouse
Brighouse Wharf HD6 1PP food, drinks, live music.
The Richard Oastler, Brighouse
Town centre HD6 1JL JD Wetherspoons in old Methodist chapel.
Brooks Restaurant, Brighouse
HD6 1RW Across the footbridge below Kirklees Top Lock
Restaurant, closed Mondays.
Meze Restaurant, Brighouse
Town Centre HD6 1JR Turkish and Greek cuisine.
The Barge Pub, Brighouse
Town Centre HD6 1PA Traditional pub, shows sports, live music Friday/Saturday.
The Old Mill, opposite Kirklees Low Lock
HD6 4HA Across the footbridge below Kirklees Top Lock
Chef & Brewer hotel, pub and restaurant.
Mirfield and Dewsbury
The Pear Tree, Battyeford
WF14 9DL Good food and beer. Riverside garden.
The Leggers, Dewsbury Basin
WF12 9BD Popular pub with food and outside seating in busy mooring basin. Moor outside basin.
The Bingley Arms, Horbury Bridge
WF4 5NL Simple pub.
The Navigation, Mirfield
WF14 8NL Opposite Lidl. Simple pub.
The Ship Inn, Shepley Bridge
On river below Shepley Bridge WF14 8HB Popular Hungry Horse family pub with food.
Capri Restaurant, Horbury Bridge
Across the river WF4 5QA Italian Restaurant.
The Navigation, Broad Cut
WF4 3DS Between Broad Cut Locks. Busy pub with food and good moorings.
The Ruddy Duck, Wakefield waterfront
Just beyond Wakefield Flood Lock WF1 5JR New Marstons family pub with 2 for 1 offers.