Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Another one to try

Had heard good things about The Slubbers Arms at Hillhouse from various sources so thought I would take a look.
For those who remember the pub in its great days under the legendary Dave Green, not much has changed. The pub is quirky to say the least, not many pubs are wedge shaped, can only think of the Baltic Fleet in Liverpool and here.

This has lots of small rooms off the bar to make it cosy and it has retained much of its character but has benefited from a spruce up. However many of the old bits and pieces are still there and one can have a happy half hour just wandering through the place and looking at things.

There are 4 Taylors beers on the bar and a guest, a Mallinsons on my visit, (my only concern was that I thought £2.50 a bit pricey for a 3.9% beer.) It is open from 12 every day and has a good menu with home cooked food at reasonable prices.

Certainly somewhere to call off should you be on the North side of Huddersfield, or if you fancy walking, its about 15 minutes from the Town Centre. It is also close to the frequent 363/328 bus routes from Town (alight at Hillhouse on Bradford Rd and the pub is 100 yards away).

From what I saw on my visit, another pub that deserves to do well that is just off the usual track.


Will said...

Thanks for the update. I'd heard they'd introduced table service with bells installed to ring for the bar person! Please tell me this hasn't happened!

Anonymous said...

Think it may only apply to the back room. I sat at the bar so to find a bell to ring for service could have been a bit cheeky !!!

daveyravey said...

I used to be regular here when I lived in Birkby, 1998-2001, and occasionally ever since. The beer was always great but pricey even then. I, too, have heard good words about it recently.

Anonymous said...

Another wedge-shaped pub is the Brunswick in Derby!!


Will said...

...and the Peveril of the Peak!!

Anonymous said...

Only goes to show I need to get out more !!! Tim