We have been awarded Pub of the Season for Winter 2018/19 by CAMRA Halifax and Calderdale

The Halifax and Calderdale CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) branch have voted Square Chapel Arts Centre as the Winter 2018/19 Pub of the Season.


The awards are presented every quarter, and for the second quarter in a row a pub in Halifax town centre has been chosen. Square Chapel is the second winner in the area and was presented with the award on Wednesday 27 February 2019.


Square Chapel isn’t the traditional sort of ‘public house’ that’s often the recipient of such award, however, Square Chapel does host a public bar alongside its theatre, music, events, community outreach and film offer.


Martin Clarke, Head of Operations at Square Chapel Arts Centre, said: “It has been a team effort to choose the beer and then keep it stored and used correctly to ensure the quality of the beer isn’t compromised. We also thank our customers who are part of the process when it comes to choosing beer, their feedback is key when it comes to telling us what they like and don’t or what they’d like to see us stock in the future. It’s great to see so many people come together in our bar and enjoy the atmosphere with a good pint or half or real ale. Thank you to CAMRA for choosing Square Chapel as the Pub of the Season. This is great and perfect timing as we prepare for our second Beer and Gin Festival this July.”


Jen from the Halifax and Calderdale branch of CAMRA, said: “It is great to see real ale and cider in this sort of bar. Square Chapel really does wonders for real ale and cider, and thoroughly deserves this award.”


Square Chapel has an array of beers on offer, including a Winter Red beer by Seven Bros. There’s a beer for everyone! Customers can enjoy a real ale (or other drinks including cider, gin, hot drinks and soft drinks) with friends and family or before and after seeing a film or theatre show. Customers are also advised to keep an eye out for the arts centre’s second Beer and Gin Festival taking place on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th of July.

Visit our Flickr page to see more photos by Ant Robling.

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