A couple of local news items this week concerning a new brewing project at the Huntsman in Chidswell near Dewsbury (map) and the take over of The Sportsman in Huddersfield (map) by West Riding & Cellar Bar owners Mike Field & Sarah Barnes.
Long-standing owner & licensee of the Huntsman, Ian Mann, has been trying his hand at a spot of brewing and the result can currently be sampled on his bar in the shape of Bitter What You Fancy (4%), initially created for Valentine's Day.
Meanwhile the real ale scene in Huddersfield is about to get even more prodigious with the acquisition of The Sportsman (right), on the corner of Fitzwilliam Street, by the same bunch who brought you Dewsbury's award-winning West Riding Refreshment Rooms and more recently of course the Cellar Bar in Batley. What's more if you fancy managing the pub then Sarah would like to hear from you. Contact her at West Riding LRR, Wellington Street, Dewsbury WF13 1HF, in writing only please.
More news and views on both these exciting new ventures will follow soon!
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