Local pub in Good Beer Guide

Brighouse pubs. The Richard Oastler.
Brighouse pubs. The Richard Oastler.

The Richard Oastler pub in Brighouse has been included in the Campaign for Real Ale’s (CAMRA) Good Beer Guide for 2017.

Local branch members chose the pub following regular visits to check on the quality of the real ales on offer.

They also took into account customer service, décor and overall atmosphere.

A CAMRA spokesman said: “The pub deserves its place in the Good Beer Guide 2017.

“It is our belief that if a licensee serves an excellent pint of real ale, then everything else in the pub, including customer service, quality of food and atmosphere, are likely to be of an equally high standard.”

The Richard Oastler, on Bethel Streeet, is a Wetherspoon’s pub. It bears the name of the man who lived at nearby Fixby Hall in Huddersfield for 20 years and famously campaigned against excessive working hours in the 19th century.

Wetherspoon’s annual sales exceed £1.5 billion, and the company employs more than 35,000 staff.

The Barum Top Inn in Halifax was also included in the guide.