I didn't manage to get to this festival until the final afternoon by which time a lot had already gone of course. But a couple from Allgates of Wigan namely Young Pretender (3.8%) & Bright Blade (4.0%) made the journey to Holmfirth very enjoyable. These two exceptional beers from this exciting new brewery (est. August 2006) were by far the best of what was left on a much depleted bar that had seen the likes of past champions Oakham JHB and Crouch Vale Brewers Gold. Click on the menu pages to enlarge
NB Only two weeks to the second annual Rat & Ratchet Beer Festival (6th-9th September) in Huddersfield where in excess of fifty beers will be available. More news to follow on this spectacular event including festival hours and maybe even a sneaky look at what's lurking in the cellar!