Tuesday, 6 July 2010
The Grove Inn, Huddersfield
During my time living in Huddersfield over the past four years, i have had the pleasure of counting some very fine pubs as my locals. The Grove Inn appeared towards the end of my first year of ale drinking in Huddersfield. The building itself was originally a pub that was run into the ground by Enterprise inns (not suprisingly) and was derelict until a local landlord, Ian Hayes, bought the place and turned into the ale oasis it is now. The pub itself is based at the top of the ring road, just a short walk away from the Bus and Train Stations.
The Grove offers a vast selection of 18 hand pulled cask ales on constant rotation, an absence of 2 – 3 days generally ensures a brand new selection on returning. Alongside the great selection of ales there are several hand pulled ciders and perrys, 10 genuine draught world beers and a staggering selection of over 200 British and European Bottled Beers. If that wasn’t enough to tempt you to visiting, the selection of over 50 Single Malt Whisky’s including Scottish, Irish, Japanese Welsh and even the first bottles from England’s newest and only Distillery the St George Distillery(which I had the great pleasure of sampling at a recent tasting night), might just clinch it.
The pub has also just recently won its first award as Huddersfield CAMRA’s Pub of the Season for Spring 2010. So if you have a spare hour or two to pass in Huddersfield you won’t go far wrong with this place.