The attractive Cellar Bar at Station Road in Batley continues to appeal to my better/bitter nature with it's inexhaustible (or so it seems) supply of Red Lion ale. It also has it's own website up and running now so keeping tabs on the latest happenings (and there's always something happening) just couldn't be simpler.
The pub has Sky Sports, though not in an intrusive big screen way, plus active pool and football teams but thankfully falls well short of sports bar classification. Something I hadn't noticed on my previous visit (it was dark!) is the permanent inclusion on draught of 'Dewsbury Wit'. At 4.5% this continental style bier from the local Anglo-Dutch brewery is a cloudy refreshing coriander flavoured brew reminiscent of Hoegaarden, and completes a very healthy line up of styles. A further two handpumps for real ale are planned if there's enough interest generated, so do hop on the train and give this imaginative, stylish and friendly little bar your undying support!