TWO Huddersfield pubs have tasted success.
The Rat and Ratchet on Chapel Hill has featured in the Good Beer Guide for the last 20 years.
And the Slubbers Arms in Fartown has won a Beautiful Beer Gold Award after passing a rigorous assessment.
The Huddersfield branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) presented Rat and Ratchet landlord Sam Birkhead with a certificate to mark the milestone.
Branch spokesman Bob Tomlinson said: “This is an outstanding tribute to the succession of owners and landlords who have consistently served a high standard real ale.
“This award is not only for the current and past landlords, but also for all the bar staff who have helped achieve this fantastic record of continual real ale success over the years.”
The pub has featured in every Good Beer Guide since 1991, despite several changes of ownership.
The Rat was named Huddersfield CAMRA Pub of the Year in 2006 and 2008.
The Slubbers’ Arms, in Halifax Old Road, is only the fifth bar in the Huddersfield area to win the prestigious prize from beer judges Cask Marque.
Landlord Tony Court said: “You are only as good as your last pint so consistency is everything.
“The assessor sampled a number of our beers and he commented on their consistent quality.
“The Beautiful Beer plaque on the wall by the door tells customers that when they order a beer in our pub they are guaranteed it will be a great one.”
Four other pubs around Huddersfield have won a Beautiful Beer Gold Award: The Black Bull in Lindley, the Fenay Bridge, the Huntsman in Holmfirth and the Old Mill in Brighouse.