AGM at the Rat & Ratchet on Monday 21st Nov

The Branch AGM will be held at the Rat & Ratchet, Chapel Hill, Huddersfield, HD1 3EB (map) at 8pm on Monday 21st November 2011. It will be followed by a normal monthly Branch meeting. Also, there will be the Oktoberfest 2011 Cider of the Festival Award Presentation to Udders Orchard Cider for Whisky Cask Cider.

Pub crawl of Chorlton-cum-Hardy on Sat 12th Nov and other news

We will be having a pub crawl of Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester on Saturday 12th November 2011. It has 6 Good Beer Guide listed pubs, including one which is the home of the Bootleg Brewery.

We will catch the 11:30 Northern Train from Huddersfield Train Station to Manchester Victoria. We will then catch the tram on to Chorlton-Cum-Hardy.


I am also pleased to announce that Udders Orchard have won the Yorkshire Cider of the Year 2011 for their ā€œWhisky Cask Ciderā€. The presentation will take place on Sunday 20th Nov at 3:30pm in the Rat & Ratchet. The same cider also won the Cider of the Festival award at Huddersfield Oktoberfest – the presentation for that will be at the Branch AGM on Monday 21st Nov which starts at 8pm, also at the Rat & Ratchet.


Finally, Brambles Cafe & Bar has opened in Holmfirth. Formerly the White Hart, it has been extensively refurbished and now offers 7 real ales & a real cider. The pub is managed by Jonny Holmes, formerly of the Commercial and Swan in Slaithwaite.