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 Selected Comments in Huddersfield

 It's a cracking watering hole
Bruce's salacious ales are second to none - such is the condition of it/them, I've seen a fresh on keg of beer run off in a day in there,and virtually nowt lasts longer than three/four days.
He has some cracking bar staff to boot.
Monday, July 15, 2013Rating: rosettes

albert pikes grandson
is bruce by any chance a freemason?. if so is there any chance of getting some masonic craft beer on 66 degree
Thursday, October 11, 2012Rating: rosettes

frank insense
i agree with owd eli on the subject of public toilets or lack of them. if you are caught short in the town centre there are no public toilets in which to relieve oneself. you either have to go into another pub or macvdonalds with entails buying somthing to use the facilities. at one time we had two wonderfull victorian underground public loos in the town centre but the council in their wisdom closed them and conccreted over. another great usefull victorian legacy closed. the end result is what tou have now people desprate for a pee finding a ouiet corner to relieve themselves. as for the foreward thinking council what you sow so you shall reap.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012Rating: rosettes

old eli
the best way to stop people urinating in public on the real ale trail is to build more public convienences ie toilets or put up portaloos northern rail is making lots of money out of increased passengers due to the real ale trail let them foot the bill. its the same in huddersfield town centre no public loos.
Friday, August 24, 2012Rating: rosettes

at the moment this pub is a shadow of its former glory, when it served probably the best pint of tetleys in huddersfield. it is a grade 2 listed building so it has plenty of character. it would make a wonderful real ale pub. but i dont know the present licencees position on this. but on a recent visit it seems to be dying on its feet. A GREAT SHAME!!
Thursday, August 2, 2012Rating: rosettes

billy no mates
i like the kings head it has got smashing beer and barmades i like to talk to them a lot and other people they are friendly
Monday, July 23, 2012Rating: rosettes

No such luck my friend for i am a house spider (Tegenaria) all the loot will be going to my nephew who is a money spider.
still good to see Bruce is leaving things untidy and getting us loads of flies he really is an ideal flat mate.
Friday, July 13, 2012Rating: rosettes

big screen
congratulations mr wincy tpo of the film charts. youre in the money spider
Friday, July 13, 2012Rating: rosettes

paul oswald
landlord a misery guts had a pint vinigary mild 3 supposed to have cask mark accreditation unlikley to go again
Thursday, June 28, 2012Rating: rosettes

 unique pub
popped in last week friday lunch although the pub was quiet had a good chin wag with the bar lady. beer absolutley spot on timmy taylors bitter orderded pie and peas which were superb. what a fantastic interior and unusual shaped pub but very interestng with all the textile paraphenalia adorning the walls. a pub well woth a visit
Thursday, September 8, 2011Rating: rosettes

 cocky landlady
good pub with wide range of beers local breweries well in evidence. Guy with muttonchop sideburns well knowledgeable and likeable and pretty attentive when serving. The landlady though you get the impression has a bit of an attitude towards certain customers, she seem to go overboard with some gushing in greetings and so on but others get a bit of a shrift and cocky sort of service.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011Rating: rosettes

 reggae reggae
this pub now renaimed the hart, totally refurbished and new owners. great caribbean atmosphere and ambience . excellent guinness and charmaines goat curry is to die for !!!!!!!!. wicked music and freindly people big boss an absolute ringer for MR T. BUT SOOOO COOOOL!
Monday, June 6, 2011Rating: rosettes

adam jusczyk
 bit expensive
As time has gone on this pub has got more and more pricey. The kings head at the other end of the station has probably got the same beer on at about 40p cheaper I dont know why but there it is.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011Rating: rosettes

 sparkling beer
Just another comment to congratulate the Kings head on serving probably the best kept beer in huddersfield if not further. Popped in mid week and had a pint of salopian lemon dream, the flavour and taste was superb and in all my drinking years have I seen a beer with so much clarity it was positivley sparking like a well cut diamond,perfect. Bruce takes pride in his beer spending a lot of time in the cellar, a much maliged craft cellar work but when done well produces amazing results. Well worth a visit from anyone wantig a fist class pint of beer
Thursday, May 26, 2011Rating: rosettes

 Closed up.
Also Closed up
Saturday, August 7, 2010Rating: No rosettes

 Closed up.
Closed up now.
Saturday, August 7, 2010Rating: No rosettes

peter ostrowski
 pub utopia
this pub should be on the educational curriculum of all above age drinkers. this establishment should be the blueprint for all pubs selling beer. the choices of both draught and bottled beers is mind boggling. i remember the dark days when you went into a pub and all they had on tap would be a bitter a mild and a watered down lager, thank got that is a thing of the past. ian and taya have done a wonderful job of bringing thier pub into the 21st century. a real joy and education all power to the grove
Tuesday, March 23, 2010Rating: rosettes

 is there any body there?
very spooky place with mysterious goings on of a ghostly nature. good eating and drinking but beware of occult happenings you have been warned.
Monday, March 8, 2010Rating: rosettes

 dont bend over
dont bend over and attempt to pick up any change that might have fallen on the floor otherwise you might get a suprise in the rear end of your anatomy if you know what i mean, a certain type of clientelle. but if youre up for it not a bad place to crush a grape.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010Rating: rosettes

john warnes
 Closed now bob
Closed up Mate
Friday, October 9, 2009Rating: No rosettes

fantastic range of beers but ultimatley a very boring pub nothing whatsoever going on like drinking real ale in a morgue with the odd bit of chatter ok if you feel like dozing off.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009Rating: rosettes

fine pub selling excellent tetleys near the uni taditional style. by the way i agree with ozy regarding the zepher bar have tuned for the worse they seem to believe all the hype about themselves and getting very selective on who they serve obviously losing sight of the fact we are in a reccession. all customers are good customers
Tuesday, October 6, 2009Rating: No rosettes

 better than zepher bar
not a bad pub much better than the pompous zepher bar which is run by clever dick student types who think they know more and better than their customers.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Its ok,But needs a Makeover inside,Bruce is Trying his Best i think here,Sandwiches are Good,Worth calling in if your awaiting Trains.
Thursday, September 24, 2009Rating: rosettes

Superb pub run by really enthusiastic family. Excellent real ales on draught and live entertainment at the weekends.. This pub can only go from strengh to strengh on the evidence of their recent beer festival. Another cracking pub in huddersfield.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009Rating: rosettes

Some proper plonkers in this pub good range of beers but do not seem to realize the value of their beer drinking cuustomers. I think that they have been brainwashed into believeing everyone is a binge drinker.On the occasion I went saturday lunch with the test match cricket against the aussies od the tele, the place was empty. I would have thought a few locals would have been in. One guy eventually came in ordering half of shandy then started making remarks on howw sad it was for someone to be in a pub on their own drinking beer and watching tele. at least id had 3 pints, i promptly left leaving the pub to the saddo with half of shandy. no wondet pubs are shutting
Wednesday, August 19, 2009Rating: rosettes

gary fawcett
Nice enough roadside pub with well kept beers by a concientios land lord, which is more than can be said for the clientelle frequenting the establishnent, very cliqueish some of them thinking they own the joint loooking down on other customers and making snidy disparaging remarks quietly amongst themselves. Very masonic and unpleasant.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009Rating: rosettes

darren ward
The landlord looks like a member of a hells angels chapter, but the range of beers is good and he seems to be making an effort tosupport local breweries. the meals arnt as good as they used to be, but the ambience of the place is quite pleasant with a vie of the fine architectur outside. Very handy pub in a fine location by the very fine station in a nice town
Tuesday, August 18, 2009Rating: rosettes

Bruce is an absolute star, I remember him years ago in the Rat attired in his watstcoat and western styled boots with silver points, he certainly made an impression. Now he has his own pub and still making an impression with the range an excellence of his beers, still wearing his impressive waistcoats, but can't see his boots behind the bar. Keep up the good work you are a star behind the bar!.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009Rating: rosettes

Howard Selina
An excellent choice of real beers, comfortable surroundings, and no muzak make The Star a bit of a gem and well worth the effort to find.
Sunday, January 18, 2009Rating: rosettes

The Woolpack
 Multicultural New Manag Live music, Sky & Setanta
The Woolpack is a very welcoming and friendly pub close to Huddersfield Town Centre. Under new management The Woolpack plans to make a mark in the area as one of the best places to be involved in and watch Music, from Live Bands, Freestyle Jamming sessions, and Open Mic Nights, to Live sets from Well known DJ's, Not to mention the Pre Parties and The Sky TV for all you sports fans. If you are looking for a night of Fun, cheap Drinks and Cocktails any night of the week then you really need to check out The Woolpack, Lockwood Road Huddersfield, HD1 3TG.


The venue has to offer

150 capacity

Night car park

Outdoor and semi covered smoking area/beer garden

Full sports package for Sky and Setanta

Own PA

And is also available for hire

Please contact thewoolpacklockwood@gmail.com for further details

DJ's every Friday and Saturday: Ozzy Request Nights with Jungle Bunny (Reggae) Darkness (Rock n Roll) and Shady (2-Tone/Ska). Also sets from the Old Skool Team Gaz Trigg (Scratch Master), Pete Monsoon (Oldskool Master Himself) Boothy, Deeno and Davey Boy. Stuart Swan from Manchester Guesting.

Every Sunday from 6pm live music followed by Ozzy's Back Dj Set!

Mondays are Bad Habit day featuring Hypnotist/Magician. First Bad Habit day is Monday 3rd Nov at 8pm with give up smoking.

Wednesday is jam night plugged and unplugged with the first unplugged session being on Weds 5th Nov from 8pm.

Band showcase every Thursday starting on the 4th December. Come down and check out up and coming bands, maybe you might like to book them for your venue? In association with Huddstock Music Festival.
Monday, November 3, 2008Rating: rosettes

 Out Of This World
This pub does absolutely excellent food. Me and my partner eat there regularly and the service is wonderful.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008Rating: rosettes

Bob Dickinson
 check it out
check it out now
that was back in 2005
new manager in now
friendly, welcoming pub
Thursday, June 5, 2008Rating: rosettes

Found this pub two sundays ago, went last sunday to watch the band, and am intending to go every sunday from now on to watch the live bands.

Some good ales.
Monday, February 5, 2007Rating: rosettes

 Brilliant alternative bar
Great food and drink and a brilliant atmosphere
Tuesday, January 30, 2007Rating: rosettes

John Shaw
Food excellent, although a bit on the pricey side.

Have returned many times as quality is consistent and a good pub is hard to find.

Having said this we were very disappointed to learn that the young waitresses did not receive their Xmas tips and that in fact these had been retained by the owners for a period of 4 weeks. These tips were then used to buy them a Xmas gift - this is scandalous - these were tips given in goodwill for the waitresses to spend as they wished. For this reason we will not be patronising the pub again.
Tuesday, January 23, 2007Rating: No rosettes

Shelley Nicolaou
This little pub, (which is what it looks like from the outside) is a refreshingly unexpected quality restaurant within. Not pretentious or stuffy, but a relaxing and warm (especially if your near the real fire) atmosphere, and it just so happens to serve some of the BEST food in the whole of Yorkshire. Yes I have searched for a restaurant that serves freshly cooked food, well presented and by competent staff, and here is a little bit of utopia right here in the heart of Yorkshire. By the way, I travel from Doncaster to eat here.
Thursday, January 18, 2007Rating: rosettes

Mary O'Brien
 Smelly man pub!
This pub has gone down hill over the years. A good clean is long overdue. I have stopped going in it due to the increaing dinginess, it used to be a great place to hang out with friends.
High time the old sofas were replaced.
Wednesday, October 4, 2006Rating: rosettes

christina hope
 good pub i will go back soon
why no rosettes i rated it five
Monday, June 5, 2006Rating: rosettes

christina hope
 i enjoyed it
great pub with good cask ale !
smashing lunchtime meals very reasonable.
Had a great time at the quiz i won 100.
Monday, June 5, 2006Rating: No rosettes

the prospect is one of the best pubs in huddersfield. it has all the key lagers on tap including a rare favourite miller. miller should be on tap more often in pubs.
Thursday, April 20, 2006Rating: rosettes

Sean Owens
 Stopped in for a quick beverage
Stopped in with a mate, for a quick beer and an authentic Pub experience. Cold Beer, and relaxed/laid back environment. Typical English fare.

Attractive Brunette, with a hard little body waited on us. Makes the view, nice. Will be back, and possibly stay a night or two.

Thursday, March 2, 2006Rating: rosettes

trevor and the crew
 crime scene
well it was nice to see that some people have still got a sence of humour in longwood while fat boy and rose where on holiday there was a joke played on them afew locals made apolice crime seen good on them who did it just one more thing to say pork pies are not that good and we want the land lord and his good lady to smile a bitmore keep putting your prices up and clean your pumps and mens tolets more offten
Sunday, February 26, 2006Rating: rosettes

 Well thought out menu something for everyone
Reasonably Priced Food, Best Steak ever eaten said member of our party good size too ! Atmosphere excellent, a traditional country pub that handles drinkers & diners well seems to have a good local croud
Monday, January 9, 2006Rating: rosettes

 popular pub
This pub is never empty. It's a real drinking pub which has kept a lot of its traditional character without becoming old fashioned. Lovely beer and very nice people running it.
In fact I like it so much I would like to rent the little shop (which is empty at moment) attached to the pub building, but cannot for the life in me find out who is dealing with the property. It's been a Barber shop for years before the man himself retired. I would love to take over the shop and be the new barber on the block (so to speak). If anyone knows anything please let me know. The guinness is great in the Crown, too. Cheers
Monday, January 9, 2006Rating: rosettes

Mr D Green
 Xmas dinner good but not enough!
Meal cost 40 per adult 20 per child,
Meal consisted of 2 small slices of Beef 1small Yorkshire pudding 1 small roast potato, but plenty of vegatables which i do not eat a lot of!!
Monday, December 26, 2005Rating: rosettes

andrew kelly
 KIRKSTEEL a haunted place
my grandparents ran this pub in th 70s -there was a passage leading to the church crypt I spent holidays and weekends there .
centuries ago there was a gallows court was held IN THE PUB highwaymen etc were executed outside
Friday, December 23, 2005Rating: rosettes

John MacMillan
 A friendly welcome
I drop in every Friday whilst changing trains and am always well met by the staff. An excellent range of ales on tap with six or seven every week, including local brews.
Thursday, December 8, 2005Rating: rosettes

John MacMillan
 Quite Agree
Shambolic service. Long wait for food and a general lack of interest by the staff. The bar at the other end of the platform offers a friendly greeting to me evry time I enter when waiting to change trains.
Thursday, December 8, 2005Rating: rosettes

 Good food, poor service
This is a good restaurant in which the service is not bad, but the service in the put is very slow. Just hope that the bar staff aren't busy talking to their friends. Have left this pub on more than one occasion to go elsewhere for a drink as the service has been so slow.
Wednesday, November 30, 2005Rating: rosettes


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Friday, August 19, 2005Rating: rosettes

Ricky Sullivan
 terrible noisy place
avoid this place like the plaque. Its extremely noisy, dogs barking all day, fights etc not a very nice place at all
Saturday, July 16, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Blighty Blog
 Declined recently
Patchy, overpriced food (4.75 for all desserts and veggie meals around 12 quid) and very poor service. We were left without any waitress for half an hour. So we didn't bother with the extortionate, ordinary sounding dessert. Nice pub though.
Sunday, May 15, 2005Rating: rosettes

 Friendly cosy place
This pub has real ale and log fires. A welcoming atmosphere with great prices.
Friday, May 6, 2005Rating: rosettes

sam walker
 great food
great snacks very quick service trying the sunday lunch next if we can get booked in
Friday, April 29, 2005Rating: rosettes

clair ramsden
went for a meal on a recomendation. home cooked food very good value. nice warm atmosphere. beer on top form. lots going on at weekend visiting again on ska and northern soul night last friday of every month
Thursday, April 28, 2005Rating: rosettes

fred smith
 very pricey
all beer over 2:00
food good but overpriced
Saturday, February 26, 2005Rating: rosettes

Russell Bennett
 Duke Food
We stopped off at the duke of leeds on our way into holmfirth, the pub is very welcoming and we stayed for lunch, we believe they have not been doing food long but the choice was good and for 4 a drink was thrown in too we had the sausage and mash which was very good as i wasn't too keen on venison & pork sausages but thought i'd give it a try, there was plenty and we will be going back
Thursday, February 24, 2005Rating: rosettes

Richard Hewitt
The atmosphere is fabulous

The staff are friendly and relaxed, yet efficient
Thursday, January 27, 2005Rating: rosettes

Burnley Fan
The beer is excellent - if you can get served !!! ( ave waiting time 9 minutes)
Thursday, January 27, 2005Rating: rosettes

Viv Bartlett
 Traditional Village Pub
The emphasis is on the village pub which also caters. There are many activities throughout the week such as a quiz, darts and dominoes teams, musical turns etc and they are open all day. Well worth a visit.
Friday, December 17, 2004Rating: rosettes

nathan holmes
clothiers arms is a very friendly pub. There is quite a lot of entertainment aswell i.e quiz night and play your cards right every thursday night, pop quiz every last wednesday of the month. They also provide tastey meals every friday 5-7pm. Come and find out for yourself.
Saturday, November 6, 2004Rating: rosettes

Trevor Holmes
 I am a regular
the new landlord is Graeme Littlewood-Hoyle.Got a great selection of beers and now have a sunday league football team.
Tuesday, November 2, 2004Rating: No rosettes

 total class
Thursday, October 28, 2004Rating: rosettes

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