It seems that this weekend, Huddersfield may be the place to be if you fancy something unusual.
A check on The Grove website, (usually updated daily) reveals all but two of their guest beers have travelled from the south east of England, with rare breweries such as FILO (mild), W.J King, Red Squirrel and Weltons all appearing on the bar. It is a beer festival in itself !
Complement this with ABC (Avon brewing co) 'Gurt Lush' and Hop Back 'Challenger'on the bar at The Star, and with beers from Penzance and Penpont breweries to come in the near future, the South west of the country is also well represented.
The North East provides Durham 'Temptation' (at 10% not exactly a session beer) at the Grove, and Hexhamshire 'Whapweasal' and 'Shire Bitter' at the Star.
Add to this the possibility of chancing across the superb 'Quenched' and 'Skoda Stout' from Mallinsons (assuming the discerning locals, or my namesake have not drunk them all!!), then it seems Huddersfield could well be the place this weekend.