Category Archives: Pub News

Branch Meeting at Berry Brow Liberal Club on Mon 17th Sep and more

On Monday 17th Sept 2012 at 8pm, we will be holding our Branch Meeting at Berry Brow Liberal Club, Parkgate, Berry Brow, HD4 7NF (map).

Catch the 19:40 314 First Bus from Huddersfield Bus Station.

We hope to see you there.

Between Fri 14th – Sun 16th Sept, there is the Crickfest Beer Festival at the Cricketers, 48 Haigh Lane, Deanhouse, Holmfirth, HD9 3UG (map). There will be 20 beers, and the festival is open 12 noon – 11pm all days.

Finally, Huddersfield Oktoberfest Beer & Cider Festival takes place in early October at the Sikh Leisure Centre. It is open to the public Thu 4th – Sat 6th Oct, but we also need help from CAMRA members setting up Tue 2nd & Wed 3rd and taking down Sun 7th. More details on the website here, including a link to a staffing form and other information.


Beer Festival Sub Committee Meeting and some other news

We will be holding the first Beer Festival Sub Committee Meeting at the Rat & Ratchet, Chapel Hill, Huddersfield, HD1 3EB (map) at 8pm on Thursday 26th January 2012.

If you would like to get involved with the organisation of Huddersfield Oktoberfest 2012, then please come along.

Branch Members can download previous minutes & an agenda from the Members’ Area


We had listed a beer festival at the Field Head, Quarmby for 3-4th Feb on the Diary page. This has been postponed until March, date tbc.

Finally, the Junction at Marsh, HD1 4LA (map) has reopened, after being closed for several months, and is once again offering a range of real ale.

Huddersfield Food & Drink Festival Real Ale Trail

Real Ale Trail
25 July – 14 August
Sponsored by Mallinson’s Brewery

Taking in some of Huddersfield’s finest pubs, this trail is a must for fans of real ale. Buy a pint or half in eight or more of the participating pubs and swap your stamped card for a limited edition t-shirt at the festival.

The participating venues are:

Shoulder of Mutton
The Albert Hotel
The Barking Spider
King’s Head
The Star Inn
Rat and Rachet
The County
The Head of Steam
The Vulcan
The Sportsman
The Grove
The Aspley Table Table

More information on the Huddersfield Food & Drink Festival website.

News Update

Beer Festivals

There are several beer festivals coming up in the local area in the next couple of weeks.

  • Thu 10th – Sun 13th Mar, Shepherd’s Boy, Dewsbury
  • Fri 11th – Sun 13 th Mar, Gledholt Male Voice Choir, Heritage Mills, Oakes, Huddersfield
  • Wed 16th – Sun 20th, Star, Folly Hall, Huddersfield
  • Fri 18th – Sat 19th Mar, Denby Dale Lions, Pie Hall, Denby Dale

More details on the Diary page.


The Slubbers Arms at Hillhouse has reopened under new management earlier this year, selling Taylors & guest beers.

On Fri 18th Mar, at the King’s Head, Huddersfield, as part of Huddersfield Literature Festival, Sir Les Patterson-Prescott will be hosting an open mic night! Tickets required. More details on the Diary page.


  • Magic Rock Brewing in Oakes, Huddersfield will begin brewing in March 2011. The intention is to brew modern beers, inspired in part by US craft breweries.
  • The Two Roses Brewery in Barnsley will be operational from March 2011.  The brewery plans to brew a number of regular beers complemented during the year with seasonal beers.


The Spring issue of Aletalk should be appearing in pubs shortly. For the first time, it will be available in PDF format for download. To get it , see the Aletalk page.

March Branch Meeting

Please note that the Branch Meering at 8pm on Monday 21st March has had to be moved to Marsden Conservative Club. More info on the Diary page.


The brewery plans to brew a number of regular beers complemented during the year with seasonal beers.

Marsh House Reopens

The Marsh House, Marsh (map) has reopened today. The internal layout is unchanged, but they now have 6 handpumps currently serving 5 beers, from Ossett, Cottage, Copper Dragon & George Wright breweries. Apparently the pub is free from tie, so expect a changing range of beers to be on offer.