Since there were no local beer festivals I could visit this weekend, I thought it was time to take a trip out to Sowerby Bridge and visit the Jubilee Refreshment Rooms, which has been open now for a couple of months and is run by Huddersfield Camra member Andrew Wright and his brother. The Rooms are housed in Sowerby Bridge railway station which is easy enough to find, especially by rail, all though not from Huddersfield as there is no direct link!
It is a functional venue rather than particularly comfortable with the seating being confined to cafe style tables and chairs therefore not really conducive to a prolonged stay. There are six beers on handpull, and on my visit Elland, Old Mill and Rudgate all featured - the Elland 'Silver Lining' being on particularly good form. In addition, there are plenty of bottled foreign beers in the fridges and coffee served for those who want it.
At present food is only available until 12.00 noon and is of the breakfast style, no doubt to attract the hungry commuters using the station. All in all a good place to start or finish a trip up the valley, but not somewhere I would stop for a 'session'.
pics from QYPE