Thursday, August 26, 2010

Festival at the Nook - maybe?

'A Swift One' likes to keep up to date with the best around the local area, and as you will have noticed, this includes pub events and beer festivals. However one seems to have eluded us.

There is a rumour that there is a beer festival this weekend at the Rose & Crown (the Nook) at Holmfirth. At this stage, that is all we can say. Our usual beer festival source cannot provide the information, their website is also similarly blank. The last issue of 'Aletalk' that Bob Tomlinson produced does show a festival between Friday and Sunday and that there are some home made posters around the roads into Holmfirth making reference to it. So the choice is yours, do you want a 30 minute bus ride up the Holme Valley in search of an event that may not be happening, or would your time be better spent elsewhere.

Surely if you want people to visit an event you have taken time and money to organise, maybe a bit more information may assist them. Or may be its purely a local event for local people. No doubt we will find out in time.

On the subject of 'Aletalk' I have managed a quick chat with Bob Tomlinson, the editor for the last 14 years. He has stepped down from the role due to work and time pressures. The mantle of producing the magazine has now passed to a group of local CAMRA members. The next issue may well be delayed but I am assured it will appear. Good luck to them in their task and thanks to Bob for the sterling work he has done to make it such an informative tool for drinkers from near and far..

6 comments:

Festa said...

Tim, I noticed that there was a post card insert in the Huddersfield weekly examiner free paper that came through my door yesterday advertising the Nook Brewhouse and festival - So they have clearly spent some money promoting the event. My experience is that using free sources of advertising - Internet, sites like this and word or mouth is clearly more effective! See you soon

Brian said...

The new Ale Talk editorial commitee is myself, Neil Kelly, Nick Wade and Robin Moss. We're aiming at having the Autumn issue out week beginning 13th September.

And going by the advert we have from The Nook, there is indeed a beer festival weekend!

Anonymous said...

Advertised it in last 2 editions of Innspeak

Leigh said...

All weekend? I may indeed be in Holmfirth on Banky Monday, as it happens!!

Timbo said...

Thanks to everyone who has given me the information that the festival is taking place. I must admit I have not seen Innspeak lately so that advert may have passed me by.. I will be taking a trip up the valley and will hopefully have more information for readers tomorrow.

Timbo said...

Thanks to everyone who has given me the information that the festival is taking place. I must admit I have not seen Innspeak lately so that advert may have passed me by.. I will be taking a trip up the valley and will hopefully have more information for readers tomorrow.