The Acorn

Eldwick, Bingley

Established 200 years ago in the hamlet of Eldwick Beck, ‘The Beerhouse’ became ‘The Acorn Inn’ from 1875. Accommodation upstairs, in 1841, served Eldwick Reservoir workers and later Shipley Glen visitors who used the club room and tea room. From 1914 ‘The Acorn Inn’ was tied to Holmes Bingley Brewery. The Airedale Beagles of Eldwick began and ended hunts here in the Tetley’s era. In recent times, post war, the smoke room, tap room and lounge gave way to today’s open plan bar and dining area, augmented by an attractive patio outside.

The Acorn Inn was established c.1820 and was a fully licensed inn, with accommodation for guests and lodgers. Navvies working on the nearby reservoirs in 1841 lodged here. The Green was previously called Commons Lane. 9 The Green was a single storey cottage built c.1800, which during the 1939-45 War, was used as the base of the local Home Guard. The building has since been demolished.

The Traveller’s Rest (c.1800) was a beerhouse, rather than an inn, but like many other beer houses, it accommodated another use, in the case a grocer’s. Brewhouse was added in 1860.

The Travellers Rest closed in 1927. Bridge Cottage was a general store and by c.1900 housed the Beck Café. Wooden refreshment rooms were provided in the rear to The Green for weekend visitors walking up the glen.

The Acorn Inn is under the management of ‘Pickles Pubs‘, which is an family business established in 2006.

Hidden away in the village of Eldwick, an ideal place to lose yourself in a quiet hamlet. A log burning stove in the Winter, or sat out in the South facing beer garden in the summer.

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6 hours ago
The Acorn, Eldwick

Hi All, here’s how we wil operate from this week commencing 19/July.

Hours of trading remain the same (closed Monday/Tuesday, Weds-Friday 4pm-11, Saturday 1.30 - 11 and Sunday 12-10.30) ✅

We will no longer be operating a table service - order, pay and take drinks away at the bar. We will not have seating at the bar and will be encouraging people to move away from the bar once you have your drinks to avoid over crowding, this is flexible at quieter times ✅

Masks are optional, but encouraged when moving around the pub ✅

No restrictions on group numbers/households ✅

No check in required ✅

We will not be using the ordering app ✅

Sanitising stations will still be placed around the pub, contactless payments preferred. We are not “out of the woods” by a long way, therefore please still continue to respect each other and the pub and let’s work together to stay safe and look after each other. Thanks, The Acorn Team 😊
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Should be open tonight red hot need a beer

98% of people surveyed agreed that they’d prefer to go to The Acorn in Eldwick than sit on a beach in Majorca. #costadeleldwick opens at 1.30 today - bring your suncream, no bookings required☀️ ... See MoreSee Less

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If only I wasn't isolating....do you deliver!!!!🤣

I must be one of the 2% as I'll be on a beach in Majorca on Wednesday. However, hubby is one of the 98% that will be having a pint or two in The Acorn!!

Were you the entire sample set Rick? You love your work but fancy a week in the sun later in the year... 🤣

Raffle tickets now on sale supporting Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice please send a message to buy. Many Thanks 😊 ... See MoreSee Less

5 days ago
The Acorn, Eldwick

Quiz Night tonight from 7.30PM. Drinks vouchers and cash prizes ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

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Have a great time!!! Sounds like fun! Xxx