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The Grove (Free House)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurExceptional1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Bolshevic Soviet Sweet StoutExceptional1
De Molen - Hemel & AardeExceptional1
Rother Valley - Copper AleExcellent1
Wild Walker - Last OrdersExcellent1
Whitehaven - Darkest EnnerdaleExcellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur Dry-Hopped Excellent1
Weltons - Rucking GoldExcellent1
Cambridge Moonshine (see also Moonshine) - Pigs Ear PorterExcellent1
Langham - Autumn AleExcellent1
Mallinsons - Skoda StoutExcellent1
Silver Brewhouse (formerly Raw) - MarvellousGood1
Blue Monkey - MarmosetGood1
Idle - IllusionGood1
Mordue - Bunny HopAcceptable1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - SeasiderNot Tried0
Durham - MagusNot Tried0
Dark Star - Critical MassNot Tried0
Marble - PintNot Tried0
Buxton - Buxton SpaNot Tried0
Kent - PorterNot Tried0
RedWillow - WrecklessNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Gale's Spring SprinterNot Tried0
Magic Rock - CuriousNot Tried0
Magic Rock - High WireNot Tried0
Williams Brothers - March of the PenguinsNot Tried0
Buxton - Rednik StoutNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - KarhaNot Tried0
Canterbury Brewers - The HoppitNot Tried0
Timothy Taylor - LandlordNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Grove, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

30 Mar 2013 (Stephen Harris)
Wonderful pub, which I have only managed to visit once before. This was a late arrival and too-brief stay up to closing time, during which the pub remained busy throughout. There were so many cask beers available that we deliberately didn’t even look on the keg taps and in the fridges, where many more wonders lurked.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur Dry-Hopped 5.90ExcellentMore than just a one-off, this is a distinct beer that has its own individual pump-clip. I have no information on the hops used, but they deliver a massive, sherbety, lemony hop hit. I also thought I was detecting a slight toffeeness to the background. Almost too much flavour in this one.
Blue Monkey - Marmoset3.60GoodA golden and hoppy beer.
Mordue - Bunny Hop4.50AcceptableAn amber beer with a rather sticky malt taste. But a bit unfair to drink it immediately following the Thornbridge hop monster.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Seasider4.30Not Tried
Durham - Magus3.80Not Tried
Dark Star - Critical Mass7.80Not Tried
Marble - Pint3.90Not Tried
Buxton - Buxton Spa4.10Not Tried
Kent - Porter5.50Not Tried
RedWillow - Wreckless4.80Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Gale's Spring Sprinter4.00Not Tried
Magic Rock - Curious3.90Not Tried
Magic Rock - High Wire5.50Not Tried
Williams Brothers - March of the Penguins4.90Not Tried
Buxton - Rednik Stout4.10Not TriedI realised today that Rednik is Kinder spelled backwards.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Karha5.00Not Tried
Canterbury Brewers - The Hoppit8.10Not Tried
23 Nov 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Busy late on a Friday afternoon.
Silver Brewhouse (formerly Raw) - Marvellous3.90GoodHoppy amber bitter with good citrus hop character balanced by some sweet maltiness. Dry, citrus hop finish. My score 15/20.
11 Jun 2011 (Flying.geordie)
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Bolshevic Soviet Sweet Stout8.00Exceptional
18 Dec 2009 (Flying.geordie)
Arrived at opening time 12 noon. A few customers by leaving time at 1pm.
Rother Valley - Copper Ale4.10Excellent
Weltons - Rucking Gold4.10Excellent
Langham - Autumn Ale4.40Excellent
Idle - Illusion4.00Good
29 Jul 2009 (Flying.geordie)
18 Handles on show with nine regular and nine guest ales.
Wild Walker - Last Orders3.80Excellent
Whitehaven - Darkest Ennerdale4.20Excellent
Cambridge Moonshine (see also Moonshine) - Pigs Ear Porter4.50Excellent
18 Jul 2009 (Martin the Mildman)
Mallinsons - Skoda Stout4.70ExcellentExcellent roasty and full bodied stout with a lingering roast bitter aftertaste. My score 17/20.
16 Jul 2009 (Ian)
Immediately became one of the best pubs I have been into in the UK. I love the interior with the central bar serving the 2 rooms, I love the artwork on the walls, I love the 18 handpumps, one of which always has Thornbridge Jaipur, I love the snack list featuring excellent pork pies and I love the bottle list as I had a bottle each of the Thornbridge Alliance Reserve and Pedro Ximenex aged cask. I'm already working out how and when I can get back.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90ExceptionalPerfect. Great hops, great drinkability
De Molen - Hemel & Aarde9.50ExceptionalBlack with thin tan head. It’s outstanding. Great black choc flavour, bitter smooth and drinkable. Doesn’t taste of 9.5% even. Drinkability. Chewy and unbelievably choccy and good. Lacks a little in mouthfeel choc is outstanding, bit of tar.

About The Grove

The pub sign. The Grove, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 4BP.

Excellent freehouse in Spring Grove Street, with a large number of handpumps in use serving regular and guest beers. Guest beers come from breweries all over the country, often picked up by the owner himself. Also an extensive selection of foreign bottled beers. A "must visit" when in Huddersfield.

We have visited this pub 7 times, seen 30 different beers and tried 15 of them.

Map location

Postcode: HD1 4BP