A couple of deserving cases from this area have made the Good Beer Guide, now in it's 36th year, for the first time. The Swan at Crimble, Slaithwaite is now well and truly on the Colne Valley ale trail thanks to the consistent quality of it's beer and biannual festivals. The pub is within easy reach of Huddersfield town centre by bus & train and always provides a warm & friendly welcome.
A few miles away in the Holme Valley, Armitage Bridge WMC or the Monkey Club as it's better known, has been another success story this past twelve months. Picking up local CAMRA's seasonal and annual awards for best club it now produces an outstanding beer festival in July that has quickly become one of the unmissable events of the year.
Two brewpubs that have not featured for a while but find themselves back in the bible this time are the Rose & Crown, home of the Golcar brewery and the Riverhead Brewery Tap in Marsden - now under the Ossett banner but still producing the original range of quality ales.
Links to all these pubs/clubs can be found in the sidebar.