Not many pubs take more than five days for a new bar to be installed but then The King’s Head in St George’s Square is no ordinary pub.
And such is its popularity that landlord Bruce Travis had to employ security to keep locals and Real Ale trailers at bay while last minute adjustments were made with dozens of drinkers anxious to inspect the landmark hostelry on Saturday lunchtime.
The new bar is almost the last piece in the refurbishment jigsaw which has taken more than 18 months to carry out and seen Bruce spend around £200,000 on restoring the real ale pub to its 19th century glory.
The pub is part of the Huddersfield Railway Station building.
Robert Sutcliffe on the King's Head's transformation
Regular, Neil Brook, 67, of Crosland Moor said he was glad to be able to get back into his usual position in the snug and wished Bruce well in his efforts to complete the refurbishment – a previously unused room is to be turned into a dining area.
He said: “It’s good to be back and I’m looking forward to the bar being finished off, panelling and painting etc.”