The Rose and Crown
3 Victoria Square
Open all day
The Rose and Crown
The Nook is a pub of character, as are the locals and its legendary landlord. It is a basic, down to earth, friendly local which has remained virtually unchanged for many years. There are a variety of rooms, ranging from a cosy front bar to a larger drinking area with tiled floor.
The Nook has achieved the distinction of appearing in all of the last 30 editions of The Good Beer Guide from 1976-2006. During that time, it has been run as a Freehouse by the Roberts family. David Roberts, was licensee at the Nook for nearly 36 years before his untimely death in 2000 and was one of the longest serving landlords in Huddersfield. Upon his death the Nook has continued to be run by David’s Son and Daughter.
David took over the Nook in 1964. It was a former BYB house, owned by Whitbread, in 1970 he bought the pub and when Whitbread went the way of all keg, David put on Tetley’s and Younger’s 4X bitter. Stones Best Bitter and Sam Smith’s Old Brewery Bitter followed completing the then impressive array of tradition draught beers.
The Nook featured in the first Kirklees Good Beer Guide in late 1975 and was one of the best 25 pubs of its day, recommended for the 1976 national Good Beer Guide. Needless to say it has remained in every edition since.
David’s baptism into the world of landlords says as much. “One day a friend asked me if I would like a pub and I said, “Yes” explained David. But there have been no regrets, and since that day in 1964 when he took over, he happily combined his love of beer with serving behind the hand pumps.
In recognition of this outstanding achievement the Huddersfield Branch of CAMRA presented David with Certificate acknowledging 25 consecutive entries in the Good beer Guide. The Branch also presented a specially commissioned stained glass plaque depicting Timothy Taylor’s Landlord pump clip to commemorate the event.
Shortly after receiving his award, David passed away. He is sadly missed by his friends and family.
Since then the Nook as continued to run in much the same vein as before with a few twists along the way .The Nook has continued to win awards for its beer quality and is currently the only pub in Yorkshire to have been in every edition of the Good Beer Guide since 1976. The branch presented Ian and Sheila with another specially commissioned stained glass plaque to commemorate their 30th Anniversary of being in the Guide.
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Moorehouse Black Cat Mild
Holme Valley Ales
plus 3 guests
plus continental beers
5 Victoria Springs, Holmfirth, HD9 2NB
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