Rat & Ratchet, 20 Continuous Years in the Good Beer Guide

This year marks a special anniversary for the Rat & Ratchet, one of Huddersfield’s most endearing real ale pubs. It is one of only a few local pubs to have featured continuously in every edition of the CAMRA Good Beer Guide for the last 20 years. This is an outstanding tribute to the succession of owners and landlords who have consistently served Good Beer Guide standard real ale since the late 1980’s.

More details here.

White Cross & Shepherd’s Boy Beer Festivals

On Thursday, it is the start of the Annual Beer Festival at White Cross, Bradley, Huddersfield, HD2 1XD (map). Last year was a sell out, and I am sure that a varied range of excellent beer will be on offer this year. The opening hours are:

  • Thu 11th Feb, 6pm-11pm
  • Fri 12th Feb, 6pm-11pm
  • Sat 13th Feb, 11:45am-11pm

Just up the road in Dewsbury, there is also a Beer Festival at the Shepherd’s Boy, Huddersfield Road, Dewsbury. It runs from Wed 10th – Sun 14th Feb, and promises a selection of Winter, Scottish & Local ales.

Why not pop along for a pint or two?

Please note that the 202 & 203 bus service (operated by Arriva) runs between the two pubs.