The Three Pigeons is without question the most unusual of the twelve pubs (I'm not including the Albert in Keighley, currently leased from Taylors, or the new club venture in Wakefield here), featuring four separate rooms and a central bar. It has been sympathetically restored and includes many art deco features that set it apart from the company's usual makeovers bringing it some coveted awards along the way.
As with all of Ossett's pubs the beers are a mixture from it's three breweries, plus a Fullers - usually London Pride but sometimes ESB, Chiswick or London Porter - in addition to a local guest. Last spring the Pigeons held it's first mini beer festival featuring a dozen or more milds and there are plans to host a similar event again this year, although it's likely to include a few different styles for a wider appeal.
Ossett's longest serving manager Tina Winterbottom retired from the pub a few months ago after firmly establishing it as one of Halifax's top real ale destinations - but her legacy continues. With uncertain times ahead and undoubtedly a very difficult period in store for the pub trade in general, the Three Pigeons is in great shape and couldn't be in better hands with Tina's son Ollie at the helm. For quality ale in a classic setting you'd need to go some way to beat this! (map)