Let us tell you a little bit of history about the pub, taken from a book called ‘Huddersfield Pubs’ by Dave Green: The Commercial Hotel was established around 1801 which was then known as the ‘King William’ a Gentleman called George Walker took on the House in 1829 a year before the Beerhouse Act and for a time brewed his own beer. In 1861 he was granted the full license then in 1896 the name was changed to The Commercial Hotel. Unfortunately on June 14th 1905 G.H Walker committed suicide.
Around and about Slaithwaite and indeed the Colne Valley Area you will find an abundance of: History such as Georgian Church, Original Mill buildings some of which are still in working order, the 16th Century Slaithwaite Hall, the only working Guillotine Gate on a narrow canal in the Country, the Moonrakers and the Luddites plus much more. Scenery including the Pennine Hills, The Canal and its access tunnel through to Lancashire known as the Standedge Tunnel – the highest, deepest and longest canal tunnel in Europe.
As well as all of the above you can also find many modern day facilities including the Market place with locally produced fresh foods and homemade breads, the sports centre and nearby the converted Titanic Mill, once a traditional textile mill which now hosts the UK’s first ECO-Spa.