HUDDERSFIELD drinkers get some of the best beer in Britain.
That's the finding of a nationwide survey from within the pub trade.
Experts visited hundreds of pubs and sampled more than 19,000 pints - all in the course of research.
And they put Huddersfield fifth in the Top 10 for the best pint.
Independent quality assessor Cask Marque checked the quality of cask-conditioned, hand-pulled ale served in a number of the town's pubs.
Its findings confirm exceptional standards all round, with customers guaranteed a near-perfect pint.
Cask Marque director Paul Nunny said: "We carefully checked each of the beers on sale for temperature, appearance, aroma and taste.
"The results from Huddersfield show truly outstanding standards and a real commitment to promoting beer quality from publicans.
"Cask-conditioned beer is the one product unique to pubs in this country. When served in top condition it really is a fantastic drink."
Expert inspectors from Cask Marque awarded each beer a score out of 20.
Huddersfield delivered a staggering average of 19.3, with 73% of beers scoring full marks.
Local landlords said they were proud of the survey results.
John Sutcliffe, who runs The White Cross pub at Bradley, said: "I'm not surprised Huddersfield scored so well.
"My customers enjoy cask beer, but they expect high standards at all times.
"Many say they will only drink in a Cask Marque accredited pub.
"And since becoming involved in the scheme five years ago I must admit that I'm the same.
"The Cask Marque plaque on the wall guarantees a quality pint."
The White Cross on Bradley Road was named the Campaign for Real Ale's Huddersfield and District Pub of the Year last May.
Cask Marque tested 19,278 pints to identify its best UK towns and cities for cask-conditioned beer.
Mr Nunny added: "Cask beer is a living product that requires considerable care and attention from the moment it arrives in the cellar right through to when it's served over the bar.
"Publicans who have a genuine passion for ale strive to achieve consistently high standards and offer the customer a top-quality product that can earn themselves Cask Marque accreditation and prove their beer is among Britain's best."