This weekend will see the start of May — and the first of two bank holidays to enjoy.

Most of us will enjoy an extra day off work on Monday giving us extra time to enjoy ourselves this weekend.

If you fancy a cheeky beer or two in Huddersfield we've got some ideas to help your bank holiday go with a bang.

Try Beer Ink's brews for the first time

Ryan Stoppard of Beer Ink brewery and tap, Plover Road, Lindley, Huddersfield.

Head to Plover Road, Lindley this weekend to sample some brand new beers from a Huddersfield brewer. Ryan Stoppard is opening the doors to his Beer Ink taproom and brewery for the first time on Friday night at 6pm, and the taproom will be open noon-11pm Saturday and Sunday, and 1pm-6pm Bank Holiday Monday to showcase the brewery's five core ales. Read more about the launch here

Try a change of scene

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If you fancy trying somewhere new and enjoy a good cocktail, why not check out Banyan in Leeds, a new bar and grill in City Square . Banyan boasts an extensive gin and cocktail menu and its outdoor seating area is in one of the centre's best-known suntraps.

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Follow our Huddersfield ale-trail

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The town centre has a wealth of options for beer connoisseurs, from craft ale taprooms to traditional pubs, bars and more.

We've put together a list of 10 top real ale pubs for a Huddersfield town centre pub crawl — and we've even made a map to help you find your way. Read more about the trail here

Try new cocktail specials as Revolution

Revolution bar, Cross Church St, Huddersfield. the rooftop terrace with retractable roof.

Head to Revolution Huddersfield this weekend for samples of the bar's new cocktail specials, in association with Stolichnaya Vodka. There will also be cocktail and food deals, DJs, party cannons, live music, and free ice lollies! The bar will host an all-day terrace party from noon on Sunday.

Head to Barnsley Beer Festival

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With more than 100 real ales, ciders and world beers, live music, and hot and cold food, real ale afficianados will enjoy Barnsley Beer Festival, held at Elsecar Heritage Railway Friday-Monday. For the beer list, opening times and more, visit barnsleycamra.org.uk/festivals.