Last time out in Halifax, the Victorian Craft Café and the Gundog both had that “Wow !” factor you get in 1 pub in a 100, either because a place just looks astonishing or you spot the rare v18 Cloudwater DIPA for £2.95.
The Pump Room looked an excellent modern micro, suffering only through being packed.
Tucked into a corner near the Town Hall, the Grayston Unity just looked weird. Weirdly appealing.
A tiny place had been carved into 3 areas, with “stuff” on every wall.
Now you might think a place needs more than old adverts ripped out of magazines, but it works for me, very much like the Rock & Roll Brewhouse in Brum did.
Quieter than the Pump Room, but with a real buzz about it, and I was sorry to tip up on a night without an “event” on.
so I went for the local Elland Nettlethrasher, priced at a micro pub friendly £3.20 a pint. A lovingly presented cool pint, another Halifax NBSS 3.5. Only the Three Pigeons scores higher.
The barman made the place, as so often, chatting Halifax music scenes and craft beer openings.
On my self-guide tour I discovered the cellar they had hoped to lock Simon in on his visit.
But the highlights, as so often, were in the Gents,
Slightly magical, for reasons I can’t quite put my finger on. I’ll have to take Mrs RM for her style assessment.
And there’s more craft to come.