Good Times: Two brewers join forces for St Patrick

Manager Amanda McKenzie at the Richard Oastler, Brighouse.
Manager Amanda McKenzie at the Richard Oastler, Brighouse.

l Drinkers at the Richard Oastler pub in Brighouse are hosting St Patrick’s Day celebrations from Friday, March 14 to 17 with a new Irish stout. Brewed exclusively for Wetherspoon pubs, the jet black Two Brewers Irish Stout is the result of a collaboration between Dungarven Brewery and Adnams Brewery. Manager Amanda McKenzie said: “We’re looking to celebrate St Patrick’s Day in style.”

l Marsha Jones is celebrating at the Old Ship Inn, Brighouse, after buying the lease and becoming the new owner. Marsha, who has been in charge at the pub since October, is starting a quiz night at the pub on Tuesdays, food from April 1 and has installed a suggestion box for customer feedback.

l The Calder in Brighouse, owned and operated by the award-winning Stonegate Pub Company, has launched a new menu.

Manager Steve Richardson said: “A great British pub is all about great food. We will be keeping customer favourites while simultaneously introducing a new range of traditional British cooking, with a twist.” On Sunday the Calder is hosting its first Soul on Sunday session from 3pm to 9pm with Northern soul and Tamla Motown played by DJ Mark Jones. The event is free.

l Tonight, Thursday, the Barge in Brighouse is holding a weekly jam session hosted by Sean from Sully’s Heroes. On March 7 Flaming Dragon will take to the stage and on Saturday it will be the turn of The Savaged. There is an acoustic gig on Sunday from 6.30pm from Downreno.

l Adrian Whitworth at the Beck, Bradford Road, is featuring an exhibition of works by local artist and musician Ian Crabtree. Each picture is available to buy and has accompanying information on display alongside the artwork.