Time really flies doesn't it? I remember walking into The West at Dewsbury station for the first time as if it was yesterday. Goodness knows where it all went - though not sure I want to. Two decades is a slice though, and to maintain standards consistently enough to be recognised without interruption by the Good Beer Guide is truly impressive.
Last night a special presentation by Andy Kassube of CAMRA was made to Mike Field & Sarah Barnes, whose latest venture at The Old Turk we reported on just last month. The West Riding, it has to be said, doesn't look any different all these years later - and incredibly neither do Mike nor Sarah!
For many of us mere mortals - ravaged by relentless time and good beer - the pub played an important role in bringing us an endless stream of quality ale from all over the UK, right at the start of what was to blossom into a full blown brewing revolution. And for this more than anything, we are truly grateful. Cheers - and here's to the next twenty!