The New Charnwood is Heckmondwike's saviour these days and with so many once popular ale houses in the town going the way of iced-cider (is any one still drinking that?!), I'm absolutely delighted, as an ex-Hecky resident, that the pub is getting good support from Heavy Woollen CAMRA along with local ale fans.
And this is just what we've been lacking recently, a local pub festival with an attitude problem! Well I'm game - and whilst it seems deliberately timed to begin on that most-feared day in the (superstitious) calendar, we can only hope that any 'disaster' that befalls the Charnwood this weekend is confined to running out of beer a little early!
LIST JUST ADDED!