The Old Silent is a typical moorland pub situated just outside the little moors village of Stanbury in West Yorkshire close to the Lancashire border and not far from Haworth of Bronte fame, with the Pennine Way long distance footpath close by.This CAMRA pub has many accolades for its fine ales and good food. Formerly called the Eagle, this free house got its name when Bonnie Prince Charlie stayed there, in secret of course, and relied on the silence of the local people for his safety, and so the name was changed.
Another story surrounding this pub is about cats, lots of them in fact. The story goes that a 19th century landlady was very fond of cats and fed all the strays that roamed the surrounding moors. When she was ready to feed them, the lady would ring a bell and the cats came running. The landlord will tell you that there are still lots of cats about and from time to time the bell is still heard ringing.
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Photo taken in Haworth, Cross Roads and Stanbury, West Yorkshire, UK
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