Archive for June, 2011

Ever since the Halifax real ale triangle was completed once again with the re-opening of the Royal Oak as Dirty Dicks Food and Ale Emporium, I have been looking for an excuse to visit.  This Friday seemed the perfect opportunity to sample what looked to be an excellent food and drink selection.   The promise did […]

When driving, only one station gets listened to on my radio, that being Radio 4, with Today taking me to work and PM bringing me home.  However this Friday morning, I tuned into BBC Radio Leeds to listen to their coverage of the last shift taking place at the Tetleys Brewery.  I wrote in detail […]

The Pump Room in Halifax used to be regular haunt of mine, but has been personally overlooked in the past few years.  This weekend I remedied this during a visit on Sunday afternoon.  The pub still has as good a beer selection as I remember, with 7 ales, and a couple of good continental beers […]

I have mentioned customer service before as it is the one thing that can make or break a business, especially the service industries which pub trade falls squarely under.  There are pubs like The Falcon at Arncliffe in the Yorkshire Dales which I would never visit again due to the surly landlord.  This particular landlord […]

For 189 years, Tetley’s Bitter has been brewed just outside Leeds city centre, however on 17th June, the brewery will fail to make it to 190 years and close forever, with all its production being moved to Northampton, Tadcaster or Wolverhampton.   The site will then no doubt be flattened and sold to developers for an […]