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The Nook

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Hotel | "Best Real Ale Bar in Holmfirth"

The Nook Photo, Huddersfield, England
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Holmfirth is immortalised in that dreadful BBC TV comedy, The Last of the Summer Wine. The town is actually rather more industrialised than the TV series ever suggested, and we most recently visited to attend a food and drink festival. Unfortunately for me, the festival was very oversubscribed and after purchasing a few bits of food we fancied, we soon gave up the scrum to look at the various stalls and decamped to one of our favourite pubs in the area, the Nook. The Nook was originally called the Rose and Crown but became known by locals as the Nook as it was hidden away down a little back alley from the tourists wandering around the town centre. The owners eventually gave up ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 6, 2013

The Nook
3a Victoria Street
Holmfirth
01484 682373

Kings Head

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Attraction | "Basic real ale pub by the Train Station"

Kings Head Photo, Huddersfield, England
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Huddersfield Train Station is sometimes described as the grandest in England (John Betjeman no less) and was built to grand classical design and scale in the 1840’s when Huddersfield was one of the richest towns (textiles) in the richest country in the world. It comes as some surprise therefore that if you turn immediately left on leaving the station that a metal board with a painting of Rock God Jimi Hendrix faces you. The space where one of the original ticket halls were built (the current one was originally a hotel) is taken up by a pub, once unimaginatively called the Station, and now rebranded as the Kings Head. I rather like Hendrix being the King. Anyone of a nervous dis...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 6, 2013

Kings Head
18 Saint George's Square
Town Centre
01484 511058

Shagun

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Restaurant | "Very good basic Indian; an emphasis on great food"

Shagun Photo, Huddersfield, England
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I do hope that Huddersfield’s Shagun does well. Unfortunately the site is in a little out of the way spot, and opposite it is the over-rated but long running Naawab restaurant offering similar fare. The new upstart in town, the rather flashy but nothing particularly special to write home about, LaLa’s is just up the road. While I wouldn’t give Naawab tuppence it means that any of the restaurants opening opposite has to work particularly hard. It is rather sad that 4 of the restaurant reviews I have posted on igougo have been for places on this site. Shagun which loosely means "a large celebration" and "happy times" is a North Indian style restaurant. There isn’t anything partic...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 6, 2013

Shagun
4280 Henninger Court
Chantilly
(703) 953-3031

Sair Inn

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Attraction | "An evening at the Sair"

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One real Yorkshire Real Ale institution is The Sair Inn, just off Manchester Road about three miles out of Huddersfield town centre in the village of Linthwaite. The pub regularly gets quoted in those "20 best" traditional real ale places, although it’s not somewhere I frequent too often. I used to go to the place more often 20 plus years ago when people cared less about sanitary conditions. In those days the landlord drank the profits, and a couple of families of kittens lived (and did their business) in a heap of boxes in a corner of the pub. A duck (called Jimmy) used to come into the bar and do the rounds around closing time each evening. The Sair brews its own beer, but in those days...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 8, 2013

Cafe Thai

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Restaurant | "Great little Thai Restaurant on the outskirts of Halifax"

Cafe Thai Photo, Halifax, England
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The village of West Vale on the outskirts of Halifax is a sleepy little dormitory town most famous for the showy computer centre for one of the UK’s largest banks HBOS. These days computer centres are rather more hidden rather than housed in large buildings on hillsides. The place is an unlikely venue for a restaurant offering one of the best Thai meals I’ve ever enjoyed outside of Thailand. Cafe Thai probably has about half a dozen tables and a healthy takeaway business; it is housed in one of those little stone terraced shops that probably years ago housed a fish and chip shop or a small veg shop. Today, two Thai women run the business and offer a good range of foods. The restaurant is u...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 31, 2013

Cafe Thai
1 Green Lane, Greetland
Halifax, england HX4 8AB
01422 372037