During last weeks spell of internet inactivity, one of the events that I missed out on covering was the last day of Rob Allen at the Rat & Ratchet. He of the cowboy hat and ponytail has moved to pastures new, of which more later, and been replaced by Katie Green. Katie came from the Shepherds Boy in Dewsbury, which is where Rob came from when he became manager, coincidentally. Katie is no stranger to the Rat though, having worked there before taking over the Sheps.
Rob has left the pub trade completely, but has gone into partnership to sell beer. He has obtained premises on Wood St, and is converting them into a beer shop, hopefully selling more than bottled beer. We will keep you posted .