Thursday, 29 July 2010
Head of Steam, Huddersfield
The Head of Steam is part of a small chain of pubs with a couple of locations around the country including Huddersfield, Liverpool and the North East. The Huddersfield Pub is located next to Huddersfield Train Station on St George's Square. If you are approaching the station it is to the left, if you are getting off a train it is along Platform 1 just before Platform 2.
The pub itself is split into four. The backrooms are for dining and the front rooms are mainly for drinking but food can be eaten there. The pubs interior consists of old produce signs and railway memorabilia which adds superbly to the character of the place, in one of the rooms there is also some very comfy leather sofas which are perfect for lounging with a pint whilst waiting for a train.
The pub is a fixture on the Huddersfield ale scene with about 8 rotating beers and a couple of ciders available. The beer prices have gotten expensive recently with some beers nudging £3 a pint which I think is quite expensive for a West Yorkshire pub and considering the other Huddersfield Rail Station pub, The King's Head, possesses an average beer price of about £2.20. Beer prices aside, they are kept in excellent condition and I have yet to have a bad pint in there.
The food available in the Head of Steam is very very good for pub grub, all food is homemade with fresh local ingredients and cooked to order, (if you are waiting for a train, tell them and they will try to speed your order up for you).
On a recent visit, me and friend of mine decided to pop in to get a beer and some food, we each ordered the 'Steam Special Burger' which consisted of a double burger, bacon, cheese, large flat mushroom, onion rings, salad and homemade chunky chips for a grand total of £6.45 each.
As you can see from the picture it was huge. the burger was very juicy and the chips were perfectly cooked, crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. It was very good value for money. The rest of the menu is standard pub fare (I recommend the steak and ale pie as well, delcious)
It is well worth a stop over in Huddersfield or to chill out whilst waiting for a train, or just for a drink or a meal in a very friendly pub.