Good Times: A feast of Yorkshire Day celebrations

Rick Starkey, Landlord of the Roundhill Inn, Rastrick
Rick Starkey, Landlord of the Roundhill Inn, Rastrick

l As part of The Beck Inn’s first year anniversary celebrations, landlord Adrian Whitworth will be also celebrating Yorkshire Day this weekend by serving all Yorkshire ales and ciders on the bar, plus some top entertainment.

The fun starts on Friday with a Yorkshire cider tasting session from 7.30pm with Phil from the Real Cider Company. Then on Saturday the Kirklees Brass Band will be performing from 3pm. On Sunday there will be live music from The Jake Smallbones Band, who will be on stage from 4pm.

l Tonight (Thursday) at The Barge it is the weekly jam session with Sean from Sully’s Heroes. Then on Friday it’s Banned on the Run, followed on Saturday by Flaming Dragon. Sunday’s live music will be from Ziggi Battle’s Josh Joy Show.

l Landlord Paul Haydock at The Armytage Arms has the perfect money-saving solution for you and the kids over the summer.

Treat the family to a meal out at The Armytage Arms and the kids eat for just £1 when you buy an adult meal.

They’ll be spoilt for choice with dishes including chicken nuggets, beef burgers and fish goujons. Or, if they’re feeling creative, they can build their own chicken wrap.

l LandladyMarsha Jones at The Old Ship Inn will be celebrating Yorkshire Day this weekend with pie and peas available all weekend for just £2.50, plus real ale at £2.50 a pint.

There will also be live music on Saturday night with the band Echo Town.

l Owner Rachel Bray and her team at Jeremy’s at The Boathouse will welcome live music this weekend from Sawdust on Friday from 9pm, followed on Saturday night by Three Men and a Man.

The Sunday acoustic session from 4pm is In Echoes Acoustic.

l This Sunday at The Railway and Commercial Inn on Huddersfield Road it is the afternoon of rock and roll with Jiving Jeff from 2pm-5pm.

l I had a chat with minehost at the Junction Inn, Rastrick, Steven Ingle, aka Zingy, who has his flags flying outside the pub in support of Yorkshire Day on Friday.

He will have a disco on Friday and Sunday night as usual, Saturday is free and easy with anyone who wants to get up and have a jam most welcome.

Weather permitting there will also be a barbecue on Sunday.

l Former Rastrick and Brighouse landlord Alan Ingle, landord at The Peartree, at Battyeford, Mirfield, is having a superb summer so far thanks to the weather and his large beer garden.

The 200-seater outdoor space is packed every night and Alan is now looking at extending the beer garden next summer.

“We don’t seem to have enough seats at present, and if you don’t get here early enough there isn’t room in the beer garden on the riverside, so I am planning to extend at the other side of the beer garden and eventually we will have a deck that will go out over the river,” said Alan.

Patriotic as ever, Alan will also be celebrating Yorkshire Day this weekend.

“ We will be serving Yorkshire fayre from Friday through to next Thursday and I will have local Yorkshire brewed real ales on the bar,” confirmed Alan.

Also due to the high demands at the pub Alan is looking for staff, so if you are interested, please call in.

l I spoke with manager Nicky Borza at The Prince Albert, near Lane Head, who has been in situ since July 11, and last weekend held her first charity event at the pub. “It was a fantastic fun day with plenty going off and we raised £300 which will be split evenly between Overgate Hospice and Macmillan,” confirmed Nicky.

Donations to the event for prizes were made by Asda, Czerwiks, Fawcetts, Crystal Wishes and Wilkinson’s.

“I would like to say a massive thank you to the local businesses that donated prizes, my bar staff and for everyone that came to the fun day and parted with their cash for these worthy causes,” added Nicky.

l Rick and Maggie Starkey at The Roundhill, upper Rastrick, are holding a fundraiser quiz on Tuesday evening to raise money for the Yorkshire Regiment, Yorkshire Gunners and the Huddersfield Giants RL Academy. The quiz will start at 8pm and they need teams of three people. The Yorkshire Regiment, Gunners and Huddersfield Giants are each sending five people who will become the fourth member in your quiz team.

It is £20 per team to enter, with the monies being divided between the Regiment, Gunners and Giants. The quiz winners will get eight gallons of beer.