The Woolpack

With great food and hand-pulled ales, there’ll always be a warm welcome at The Woolpack pub in Esholt, as featured on Emmerdale. It was used both inside and outside to film Ashley's emotional episode as his dementia worsened. It was also featured on Emmerdale 1918.

Well done Noel

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No wonder Noel is looking pleased with himself having just won the jackpot on Play Your Cards Right! The only really tricky decision he had to make was whether to go higher or lower on the 9 of hearts!

Sam makes people’s day

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It was a huge surprise when James Hooten, aka Sam Dingle turned up for lunch at the Woolpack. He is such a great guy and was very happy to have his picture taken behind the bar with Emmerdale fans.

Lovely to see Lydia

It is always good to see the  Emmerdale  actors when they pop in, so we were delighted to see Lydia (aka  Karen Blick ). She is great fun and spent a lot of time chatting to the customers.

It is always good to see the Emmerdale actors when they pop in, so we were delighted to see Lydia (aka Karen Blick). She is great fun and spent a lot of time chatting to the customers.

Charity’s son Ryan pops in for lunch


We had a lovely surprise when Emmerdale actor James Moore, who plays Charity’s long lost son Ryan, called in for a bite to eat. At first we thought he had come in to look for Charity but she wasn’t working that day! James is a great guy and deserved his win as the best newcomer at the National Television Awards. Congratulations to Emmerdale too for winning the best soap at the awards

Look who came to ‘vet’ us

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It was brilliant to see Michelle Hardwick or as Emmerdale fans will know her, Vanessa Woodfield, when she called in to see us. Fortunately the pub’s cat, aptly named Wooly, was fit and well so we didn’t need to call on her services. Michelle really is fantastic and spent lots of time with customers and really made their day!

The Woolpack features on Emmerdale 1918

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Your chance to watch the episode when Charlotte Bellamy aka Laurel heads to Esholt - the village that inspired Emmerdale - to uncover a story of love and loss that played out at the real Woolpack pub during the Great War.Click on this link to take a look

Rishi’s always a favourite when he pops into the Wooly

Emmerdale actor Rishi played by Bhasker Patel

Rishi Sharma, aka Bhasker Patel, always enjoys popping into the Woolpack and our customers love it when he does.It is incredible to think he has been in Emmerdale since 2011. There’s always something happening at the Wooly so check out our events page.

It's always mega nice to see Megan

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It's always great to see Gaynor Faye, who plays Megan in Emmerdale, when she pops in to see us from time to time. She is such a lovely person and all the customers really enjoy meeting her as she has time for everyone.

Unbelievable Jeff - it's Kammy

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It was great to see Chris Kamara when he called by with his friends for lunch. What a charming guy he is as he was very happy to have his photograph taken with the customers. I think secretly he is an Emmerdale fan too.

Big Frank calls in for a pint

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It's not just Emmerdale stars who pop by, we also welcome some global superstars too. It was great therefore when the legendary and all round nice guy, Frank Bruno paid a visit to the Woolpack and posted it on his social media.

August Classic Car Rally

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Having had a fairly quiet July meet due to it clashing with England's semi-final game in the World Cup, August was back to its best with 60 cars filling the car park to make it another great night with lots of spectators and an extremely popular BBQ.

The last one of the year - where has the time gone - is on Wednesday 12 September. It's free entry too. 

Paddy (aka Dominic Brunt) calls in for a pint at the Wooly


It is always great to see the Emmerdale stars when they pop into the famous Woolpack in Esholt. So we were delighted when Paddy called in much to the surprise of the customers.He is a really nice guy as he spent ages chatting with those who were in at the time and he had no hesitation in having a pic behind the bar with James. 

June Classic Car Rally


What a fantastic evening we had on 13 June when more than 90 cars came along for our monthly classic car rally. There was a great selection of cars from vintage through to some extremely powerful cars and a good crowd came along to take a look.

May Day Morris dancers


What could sum up a traditional May Day celebration in a lovely village than a display by Morris dancers? We were delighted therefore when the Wayzgoose troop entertained us on a glorious day. As well as dancing I think they were the start of the fantastic Summer weather.

Tel:01274 809495

The Woolpack

Main Street


BD17 7QZ