Railway pub back on track

The Railway Pub. Huddersfield Road, Mirfield. (D541E443)
The Railway Pub. Huddersfield Road, Mirfield. (D541E443)

A popular Mirfield pub has had its original name restored and improvements made to the building by the new landlord.

The new owner of The White Stag, Huddersfield Road, has changed the pub’s name back to The Railway - the title it held for more than 60 years before switching in May this year.

Landlord Colin Cheeseman hosted an event at the pub last week to celebrate its re-opening and showcase the improvements.

The event included an appearance from Dewsbury-born British super-featherweight boxing champion Gary Sykes.

Mr Cheeseman said: “We are extremely excited to be bringing such a big name back to this great town.

“The Railway acts as a notable Mirfield landmark and we are keeping tradition at the heart of what we do from here on.”

The pub has seen a host of improvements as part of its re-branding including a newly installed dart board and pool table, an improved food menu and beer selection, a refurbished cellar and new kitchen equipment.

And Mr Cheeseman said there was a huge demand to bring back the pub’s original name.

He added: “For us this will be a case of rolling back the years and bringing back the glory days, with The Railway boasting a proud past.”

The pub’s name originally came from train tracks that ran behind bar but were removed in the 1960s.