Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Good News and Bad News

First the good news. This time next week will see the start of The Star Inn Summer Beer Festival. The usual rules apply, 46 beers in the outside marquee and as many as possible served on the main bar. The beer list is a closely guarded secret at the moment but as soon as we know, you will know.

It will run from 5pm Wednesday (14th July) and Thursday and all day Friday, Saturday & Sunday, so we hope to see all the old faces there and plenty of new ones for one of the best pub festivals around. (map)

It doesn't seem two minutes since we were getting excited about the re-opening of the Cellar Bar in Batley, with it's classy refurbishment and dedication to local breweries - so it is very sad indeed to hear that it has had to close.

It was hoped it would cash in on the interest in the Trans-Pennine Ale Trail, being adjacent to the town's railway station, but sadly this has not been the case and it has been forced to shut it's doors for the last time.

****Have heard from a source that the Cellar Bar is still open but under new management with real ales, Swift One will try to get the proper story as soon as possible ****

3 comments:

Lee Millington said...

Really looking forward to the Star Summer Beer Festival - always a fantastic do and especially looking forward to the pickled onion monster munch crisp sandwiches :)

tykeshere said...

The Cellar Bar is still open - just under different management. The intention is to keep the real ales on the bar. Wait and see.......

Anonymous said...

Black Sheep & 3 Copper Dragon beers on the bar last Saturday. Pub was busy with Real Ale Trailers.