The Drop Inn at Elland is all set to unleash another load of heavy duty ale on us at it's winter festival this week. Last December's inaugural event was a big success as was the first summer fest this year, so plan to get there early and avoid disappointment - those who missed out on Morrissey-Fox's masterpiece last time are still kicking themselves.
Expect strong milds, stouts, porters and maybe even the odd dark old ale (a style seldom brewed these days) all hand pulled at the pub's two bars. Food and entertainment will also feature with the Marsden Silver Band performing some Christmas carols no doubt. If it's anything like as good as last year then it's one festival you'll not want to miss! (map)
Those living in Huddersfield may be interested to know that a mini-bus is running from the Rat & Ratchet on Saturday at 5.30pm. One or two places were still available last time I checked. Contact Sam on 01484-542400 for details.
The festival hours are:
Thurs to Sat 12pm-12am
And as promised here's the list:
(please click on it for the good of your eyesight!)
The Verdict: Bloody brilliant! Two mini-buses from the Rat on Saturday made the Drop a home from home, and the beers were just awesome. The top three for me in no particular order were from Spire, Oakham and Mauldons - three different styles, all beautifully presented, all combining to ensure Sunday got cancelled!