The lost pubs of Castleford and Pontefract - how many do you remember?

From family friendly favourites to local watering holes, everyone has their own memories of local pubs.

Thursday, 8th October 2020, 11:28 am
Updated Thursday, 8th October 2020, 11:32 am
With the news that last orders have been called on Pontefract's Kiko's nightclub we're taking a look back at just a few of the pubs that have been lost.

Now with the news that last orders have been called on Pontefract's Kiko's nightclub we're taking a look back at just a few of the pubs that have been lost. How many do you remember? Let us know your memories!

Do you remember the Garden House? Situated on Wheldon Road, Castleford, it closed almost a decade ago, but offered good old pub grub for the whole family.
This Cutskye pub, conveniently located on Cutsyke Crossroads, was once a local hub. After closing, it became a fireplace showroom, and in 2009, permission was granted to transform the building into 14 flats.

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The pub, on Halfpenny Lane, closed its doors many years ago, but was once a popular watering hole. In 2013, permission was granted to alter the pub into five dwellings. Pictured in 2009.
Dating back to 1848, the Golden Lion at Sessions House Yard was a classic British pub. Close to the former Pontefract Police Station, the building is now home to offices and retail space.
How well do you remember Castleford's The Horse and Jockey on Church Street? The pub has been closed for some years. An application to transform the building into a taxi booking office was refused in 2011.
Aptly named, given its proximity to Pontefract Castle, the Old Castle on Mickelgate was a local favourite. After closing in 2010, it was converted into flats, which are still available today.
With live sport and beer on tap, The Mexborough on Church Street is sure to hold many happy memories. The pub closed in 2010, and the building is now home to Chantry Vets.
The Magnet on Fryston Road was a local hotspot, before its untimely closure more than a decade ago. The building now houses a Tesco Express.
How well do you remember the Crimea Tavern on Savile Road? In 2017, a developer was granted permission to demolish the building and replace it with 21 apartments.
What are your favourite memories of the Bradley Arms on Beancroft Street, Castleford? Shortly after its closure, the pub was demolished and replaced with five houses