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The Rat and Ratchet, Huddersfield - pub details

Rat and Ratchet
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Address: 40 Chapel Hill, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 3EB [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 3293) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Website: http://www.ossett-brewey.co.uk

Nearest train stations Huddersfield (0.6 miles), Lockwood (0.8 miles), Berry Brow (1.6 miles)

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Just seems to be slightly losing it's edge over the last year or so, probably due to successive changes of manager. Beer choice a bit limited due to Rat & Ossett ties and quality's (only!) 9/10. However, contrary to comment below the White Rat is probably one of the best pale hoppy beers you'll ever taste.
Fingers crossed it'll settle down and come true soon enough.
Richardhuddleston - 28 Oct 2016 22:26
An Ossett pub and home to the Rat brewery. It's situated just outside the town centre and has several different nicely decorated drinking areas in a pub similar to other Ossett establishments I have visited. There's a good selection of ales and one cider on handpull. However look out for the cider list, as there are other ciders in boxes at the side of the bar. Ales on during my visit were Goose Eye Bitter, Ossett Silver King & Yorkshire Blonder, Rat King Rat, White Rat, Dubbel & Soratchi Ace, Saltaire Triple Chocoholic & Butcombe Chinook APA. Ciders were Pulp Damson, Whin Hill Dry, Chant Singing Cider, Once Upon A Tree Tumpy Ground & Dorothy's Orchard & Twisted Desert Dry. I tried the Whin Hill and the Triple Chocoholic. Both were in good condition. It was fairly busy on my Saturday evening visit. But there were still tables to be had. Another Huddersfield highlight. Very impressed. A 9/10 from me.
blue_scrumpy - 25 Jul 2016 20:56
Well, there’s no doubt that this is a really good pub. There are about 10 beers on handpump, including some from the Rat brewery (on the premises), Ossett (own the pub) and some guests. Beer quality is pretty good as well. And they also have a couple of “craft keg” Rat beers. The place has a large drinking area by the bar, numerous little alcoves for groups to congregate in.

However, I was distinctly disappointed with the place ! Maybe it’s because Rat beers have such a reputation in my local (Beerdock, Crewe) that I was expecting the brewery tap to be something quite extraordinary. And the exterior proclaims “home of the Rat beers, including our flagship White Rat” – err never heard of that one ! I did try it there, and it’s nowhere near as good as the ones we get in Crewe (King Rat, Crazy Rat, Rat Against the Machine, Rat Poison).

Also, there was annoying music being played, which made it hard for me to hear what my softly spoken friend was saying.

7/10 – maybe it’s better when they have a Rat beer festival on ?

Martinsh - 21 Nov 2015 23:16
Just been to their beer festival this weekend. It was a reet good do! Nice chilled tunes in the beer garden and great beer. Nicely decorated since last visit. Must go again soon.
iloveallboozes - 21 Sep 2015 10:37
Having just moved to Huddersfield, this is one of the first pubs I visited. Was very impressed with the number of real ales that were on tap. Is worth a visit, with a warm welcome. Cosy little local.
wiggy17 - 26 Jul 2014 09:36

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