Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Batley's Star Bar

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!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We jumped on the train from Warrington to do the ale trail during the week.Our first stop at Batley Cellar Bar proved fruitless as it does not open until 4.oo pm [12.00 on fridays]but at least Wetherspoons was open.Also avoid the Swan at Slaithewaite on weekday trips as this does not open until 4.00 pm also.All the other bars were excellent and we had no train delays.A very nice day,Graham.