Sam Ireland Welcomes you to the Huntsman, Thursltone

Welcome to The Huntsman, Thurlstone


Mon – Thurs: 5pm – 11pm

Friday: 3pm – 12pm

Saturday: Noon – 12pm

Sunday: Noon – 10.30pm

A good old-fashioned pub with a warm welcome.

Nice, friendly atmosphere, good beer, traditional pub games, sheltered South facing beer garden accessed through the bar.

There are always 6 real ales on offer including 3 guest beers.

And we can assure you that you won’t be troubled by the presence of a jukebox, a television or loud music

Well-behaved dogs and children are always welcome!

Please Note:  NO Credit/Debit Card payment facilities  !


The Huntsman
136 Manchester Road
S36 9QW
Tel: 01226 764892

Exterior of Huntsman

Find Us

Click here for door-to-door directions and map. Camel optional

ALWAYS 6 Real Ales!

6 real ales are always available including regularly changing 3 guest beers. And because we can’t expect you to like everything we offer a free taster before you buy!
Fancy dress group


Hire space for meetings and parties. We can also provide food if required. Please contact us for more information.
Serving Food

Glorious Food!

With the lovely Lucie in the kitchen (not pictured above), you know our Sunday Lunches are not to be missed! All pies homemade by Sam plus Tuesday night food and Saturday snacks too !!

News & Events

Town Crier



Friday 20th Dec Open from 3

Saturday 21st – Tuesday 24th Open from 12

Christmas Day Open 12-3

Boxing Day Open from 12

Friday 27th – New Years Day Open from 12



Tuesday Nights – Tuesday Night Food Menu served 6-8 and Quiz from 9

Wednesday Nights Jamming Session

Thursday 12th December Live Irish Folk Music with Eldaisal from 8.30

Thuirsday 19th December Christmas Carol Singing with Millhouse Male Voice Choir

Saturday 21st Decemeber The Huntsman Christmas Party Fancy Dress / Karaoke / Food and Fun

Sunday 22nd December An evening with Ralph Shaw from 7.30 ish




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PLEASE NOTE THE KITCHEN WILL BE CLOSED FOR FOOD TUESDAY 24th / SATURDAY 28th / SUNDAY 29th and TUESDAY 31st – we will still have pies in the fridge 


In the fridge …..

Pork Pies / Ploughmans Pies / Jalapeano Pork Pies all local from Arnold Roberts Butchers

Homemade Scotch Eggs –  Stuffing / Black Pudding Homemade Pies – Chicken Balti / Steak & Stilton / Cheese & Onion (when available)

Food on Sunday served 12.00 – 5.00 

Sunday Lunch  1 course @ £7.50, 2 course @ £11.00, 3 course @ £14.50

Kids/Smaller Portion £4.95


Homemade Soup with Crusty Bread

Homemade Yorkshire Pudding & Gravy (V & GF* available)

Pate served with Side Salad and Melba Toast


Roast Beef or Pork, Homemade Yorkshire Pudding, Roast Potatoes & Parsnips, Creamy Mash, Cauliflower Cheese, Buttered Carrots & Greens, Proper Gravy and Condiments (GF* available)

Homemade Nut Roast  with all the Sunday Trimmings (V & GF*)


Homemade Crumbles (Rhubarb, Apple, or Plum)

Homemade Chocolate Brownie (GF available)

Chocolate Muffin Pudding

Homemade Treacle Sponge Pudding

served with cream, ice-cream or custard

Homemade Rough Puff Pastry Pies with Mushy Peas or Veg  £7.95

Meat and Potato / Chicken, Leek & Mushroom /  Cheese, Leek and Potato(V) / Steak Ale & Mushroom/ Steak & Stilton

Hot Beef Sandwich or Pork & Stuffing Sandwich with Apple Sauce

served with Roasties and Proper Gravy £5.75

Meat from local butchers Paul Schofield

Vegetables (when in season) from local farm shop Royd Moor

Food served every Tuesday from 5.30pm to 7.30pm 


Homemade Rough Puff Pastry Topped Pies served with mushy peas or selection of vegetables ….

Meat & Potato / Steak, Ale & Mushroom / Chicken leek & Mushroom / Cheese, Leek & Potato / Steak & Stilton

Spinach and Feta Filo Pie with Balsamic Roast Tomatoes and Roasties

Chilli Con Carnie with Rice, Tortilla Chips and Sour Cream (M or V)

Homemade Lamb Balti / Beef Madras / Vegetable Jalfezi served with Rice & Naan Bread

Homemade Lasagne served with Rocket & Tomato Salad ang Garlic Bread


Hot Beef Sandwich served with mini roasties and gravy pot £4.95

Homemade Soup served with crusty bread £3.95

Saturday Snacks served 12-3  

The Huntsman Ploughmans

Choice of Pork Pie/ Jalapeno Pie / Ploughmans Pie or Warm Stuffing or Black Pudding Scotch Egg

all served with cheese, salad, chutney & coleslaw £5.95

Hot Beef Sandwich or Hot Pork, Stuffing & Apple Sauce Sandwich

served with roasties & gravy pot £5.75

Cheesy Nachos with Homemade Chilli (Meat or Veggie)

with salsa & sour cream £4.95 (sharing nachos + £2.50)

 Pan Fried Toasties or Cold Sanwich

Choose from the following Cheese/ Ham / Tomato / Onion / Rocket / Beef / Relish / Rocket / Cucumber / Tuna

served with side salad &  coleslaw £4.95 (homemade soup add £2.50)

Warm Pork Pie & Mushy Peas served with Gravy amd Condiments £3.95

Homemade Soup served with Crusty Bread £3.95

+ Specials Board


Happy drinker

Real Ales

Six real ales are on offer:- we always serve Timothy Taylor Landlord, Black Sheep Best Bitter and The Huntsman Blonde along with 3 guest beers.

Many come from micro breweries within a 20 mile radius, which gives us the Barnsley CAMRA Locale certificate, although we do also feature other beers from around the country.

Gluten-free beer available

We stock Greens bottle beers certified Gluten free. Ask at the bar.

CAMRA Pub of the Year 2019 & Top Ten in Yorkshire’s Favourite Pub 2019

Also you can find us in the 2018 edition of the Good Beer Guide.


Group of instruments


Anyone wishing to play just turn up and do your stuff.

Quiz Night

Tuesday 9pm (ish) start. Fun Quiz nights. Comprising of 4 games that give a bottle of beer and a bottle of wine. The fourth game also has a blue line down for a bottle of wine and the evenings cash prize on the successful answering of a blue line question.

Everyone more than welcome to pop their name down and present a quiz !

Music Night

Wednesday night is Jamming session Night. Budding and established musicians are all welcome, feel free to come and take part.

Irish Folk Music Night – 26th September

Dave Markham on guitar, mandola, ukelele and vocals

Chris Barber on uilleann pipes, whistles and accordion

Tom Markham on percussion

Irish Folk Night

Traditional Pub Games

We have a range of games for people to play – free of charge! These include darts, dominoes, cards, ringing the bull, bagatelle, shove ha’penny, bar skittles, giant dominoes, pool table @ £0.50 per game, giant jenga and a Chess Board.

Bluegrass night – to be arranged

Bluegrass music with Aprille and the Shower with friends 8:30 til 11:00 playing a range of classics in the Flat and Scroggs / Bill Monroe style.


Many heads!

The Jar on the Bar


September Jar on The Bar raised £210 for St Luke’s Hospice

October Jar on The Bar is for Barnsley Hospice and BIADS

Photo Gallery

You can see photos of the pub on the Gallery page. Keep an eye out for pictures of Huntsman events.


Come and join The Huntsman group on face book !!! Search Huntsman Thurlstone

Boy and dog

Kids & Dogs Welcome!

We are pleased to say that children don’t need to be kept on a leash and all dogs can speak whenever they like.
Ten Shilling Note

Beer Garden!

Enjoy those precious moments of English summertime in our sheltered suntrap!
steam coach

Coaches Welcome!

Coach parties are welcome but ringing beforehand would be appreciated so we can be prepared!
No noise!

No Bleeping Noise!

Rest assured that you won’t be troubled by the presence of a jukebox, a television or loud music (with the possible exception of Wednesday nights!).


Sam Ireland
The Huntsman
136 Manchester Road
S36 9QW
Tel: 01226 764892


At the moment we don’t accept credit or debits cards.
The nearest cash points can be found in Penistone.


Please be aware that we support the recent initiative regarding under age drinking. If you “suffer” from eternal youth please don’t be upset if we ask for ID before we serve you alcoholic drinks.
Thanks for your cooperation.