Old Foal, Castlegate, Huddersfield

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  • also known as: Penny's Beerhouse
  • location: Castlegate, Huddersfield
  • status: building probably does not exist
  • category: public house, beerhouse, inn, etc.

The beerhouse keeper in 1845 was Joseph Wimpenny, which led to it being known as Penny's Beerhouse.[1]

The premises closed in August 1851:[2]

We are informed that the overseers, acting under the authority of the decision lately given by Lord Denman, have refused to sign the usual certificate for the renew of the excise license to the Old Foal (better known as "Pennty's") beerhouse, Castlegate. In consequences of this refusal this notorious rendezvous for bad characters, male and female, is now closed as a beerhouse.


The exact location of the beerhouse is uncertain, although the address was recorded as 1 Castlegate in the 1851 Census which may have been on the eastern side of the junction with Lowerhead Row.

Notes and References

  1. "Caution to Beer Sellers" in Leeds Times (01/Nov/1845).
  2. "Closing of a Notorious Beer House in Castlegate" in Huddersfield Chronicle (16/Aug/1851).