What Jessie Did Next...

...being the inane ramblings of a mundane Yorkshire bird.

What was once Wakefield’s premier pub for the music scene has closed down – O’Donoghues on George Street.

Apparently it was last open on 3rd November; the website’s gone too. I’ve heard it’s been handed back to the brewery by the latest licensee, who also owned the Graziers next door.

It does seem odd to leave it empty for three weeks though. With the Tut’n’Shive closing during the Summer this only really leaves Henry Boon’s as a place for musicians who don’t fit into the niche of the Snooty Fox’s rock crowd or Westgate’s dance and pop scene.


  1. John_R in Western Australia

    November 23, 2007 at 7:14 am

    What happened to music at the Post Haste? Used to have country and blues down there … Mind you, that was a loooong time ago.

  2. The Post Haste became the Snooty Fox. It’s primarily hard-rock and grunge rather than anything tuneful 😛

  3. Would Be Bop Deluxe have played there ?

  4. Very odd how O’donoghues was closed down so close to christmas, no licensee in their right mind would do that with any pub!! especially not a music pub so popular as it used to be! a little bird tells me it was more of a case of brewery taking it from the licensee of whom had no real interest in the pub, but to prevent any other trade from his other pub -The Graziers next door! Really sad to to such a great pub go to waste, it will be missed!
    What will happen to it now?

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