Good Times

Shoulder of Mutton pub, Southowram
Shoulder of Mutton pub, Southowram

Its not been the best of weeks as I have traversed the district seeing the Shoulder of Mutton in Southowram closed and with a ‘To Let’ sign outside.

The pub was a central hub to the village, especially with manager Sherry Howcroft at the helm, with her over the top but fantastic Christmas grotto and her amazing floral displays in the Summer.

Its sad to see the Colliers Arms at Park Road, Elland shut, with its once popular canal side beer garden, so popular with Brighouse residents, and then to hear of uncertainty over the Crown on Lightcliffe Road and the Brighouse Games League team having moved up to The Rock at Upper Edge, Rastrick.

Red Rooster

Phil Ward’s been on from the Red Rooster at Brookfoot to say he has introduced some German lagers ahead of his Septoberfest next week, Kaltenberg and Warsteiner, plus he has also brought in the ciders of Kingstone Press. He also reminds everyone its the September curry night next Thursday from 6.30pm with a free drink and as much curry as you can eat for £7.

Phil says at the group’s sister pub, the Barge and Barrel along the road at Elland Bridge, now have their Christmas menus available for sit down, bar and buffet menus. Catering services, the Riverside Lounge, have been getting excellent reviews from customers.

Phil also revealed that the group has the Alibar in Sowerby Bridge and four craft real ales have been added in the past week for the real ale enthusiasts to enjoy.

The Barge

Tonight at The Barge it’s the weekly jam night with all musicians welcome.

On Friday evening they have the International Party Doctors, a superb group who always pack the house. Then on Saturday night they have Icon 13 followed on Sunday by rock and roll band the Roadhouse Rebels.

The New Packhorse

The New Packhorse at Hartshead Moor is proud to be holding its annual beer festival, with 20 real ales, world keg beers, premium ciders and plenty more.

The event starts on October 1 and runs through until 9pm Sunday, October 2.

A weekend ticket covers you for both days and costs £5. They have live music throughout the event, a hog roast, Indian street food and a bouncy castle.

The George

This weekend at The George they have a weekend dedicated to Ska and Reggae.

Friday night will be ska and reggae juke box night, Saturday DJ Tom has a ska and reggae themed disco and karaoke and on Sunday they have covers band Elements.

Jeremy’s at the Boathouse

This Friday evening Rachel Bray and her staff welcome Funki Five followed on Saturday night by Indecision, then on Sunday afternoon it’s the acoustic set from Ben Robinson.