Huddersfield’s iconic award-winning brew pub has been given a new lease of life with a comprehensive yet sympathetic overhaul that manages to maintain a unique character.
Packed full of eye-catching art and imaginative decoration, the Rat & Ratchet is an exceptional drinking experience with the widest appeal. The Rat Brewery is housed beneath the pub and supplies not only the pub but festivals and bars countrywide.
Kick off this festive season by joining us at The Rat and Ratchet on Thursday 1st December 2016 at 8pm, for the Grand Launch of our Cabernet Sauvignon barrel-aged barley wine. Experience the opportunity to sample the wine and beers, meet the brewers, purchase bottles and other Rat merchandise and not forgetting the chance to win some great prizes in our charity raffle. It's going to be a RATastic night!
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The iconic and awarding winning community pub, The Rat and Ratchet in Huddersfield gets another award under its belt. Serving the best range of cider in the area, The Rat and Ratchet scoops the award for Yorkshire Cider Pub of The Year 2016 from Huddersfield CAMRA (second year in a row!) Congratulations to Manager, Davy Kelly and all the team at The Rat.
Join us to launch the exclusive Shepley Spring Festival beers... Ossett Brewery - Shepley Higgler 4.0% Rat Brewery - Shepley Spring Festival Ale 4.1% Next Wednesday evening at the Rat & Ratchet, Huddersfield! Along with the first taste of the exclusive festival beers we will have: Jack Patchett - a young singer/songwriter from Holmfirth, who has recently been shortlisted for the BBC Folk Awards Young Musician of the Year. White Rose Morris - a long-established Huddersfield-based Morris side, dancing in the Cotswold tradition. Wakefield Morris - formed f.. Read more
The next Rat Brewery ‘Inn-festation’ will coincide with a Rat Brewery open day. The weekend of 18-20th September will feature 15 Rat cask beers including several new beers in addition to old favourites. The Thursday night highlight will be a ‘Meet the Brewer’ and tutored tasting with Rat Brewer, Robin Moss. Saturday will see the open day and public brew day. The full on rodent themed weekend will also feature a #RatCrafted keg bar, Rat Brewery bottle and Merchandise stall with a street food stall on the Saturday and vinyl disco on the Saturday night. If you’re a Rat fan you.. Read more
After the outstanding success of The Rat & Ratchet been named the Best Cask Beer Pub in the UK at the Great British Pub Awards 2014, Ossett Brewery held a celebratory event to mark this honour on Sunday 16th November 2014. Richard Prest and Lisa Dunbar, Managers of the Rat, dressed themselves up for a glamourous night at The British Pub Awards, at the Hilton Hotel on Park Lane. Richard and Lisa were joined by a wide variety of other publicans from across the country, with a total of 17 awards been announced at the ceremony. The Rat & Ratchet beers all have humorous and creative ale t.. Read more
Having won the regional heat of the Great British Pub Awards our pub the Rat & Ratchet went through to the National Final in the Best Cask Beer Pub category. Rat & Ratchet Manager Richard Prest had entered the pub into the competition and went to London to attend the finals at The Park Lane Hilton. Richard and partner Lisa Dunbar were ecstatic to collect the overall award for Best Cask Beer Pub in the UK. A well deserved award for the Rat, for Richard and his team and also for Huddersfield - a contender for best cask beer town in Britain?
We have bowed to customer demand and bottled a small batch of our flagship IPA in 330ml bottles. Rat Against The Machine is an intensely hopped American style IPA that is bottled conditioned. A powerful 7% pale and bitter beer with massive citrus hop aroma derived from US Chinook & Citra hops. We’re really happy with the powerful and complex taste and we’d love to know what you think. The bottles are available from the Brewery Shop, the Rat & Ratchet pub in Huddersfield and many specialist beer retailers.
Mon-Thurs 3pm - Close
Fri-Sun 12noon - Close
Address: 40 Chapel Hill, Huddersfield Road, HD1 3EB
Phone: 01484 542400
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