I didn’t really want to write up Mytholmroyd, mainly because I always spell it wrong and have to keep looking at Bing Maps. Why can’t places be called easy-to-spell things like Llandrindod Wells and Balaruminmore ?
The other advantage of my central Halifax hotel was proximity to the station, with a cheap day return to Myth..etc, with Sowerby on the way back. I could have gone all the way to Hebden but I’d had enough excitement for one day. And people fuss about the Pennine Rail Trail.
Myth (or t’Royd to its mates) suffers from tough competition on both sides, but it’s made a decent effort around the station, which is all you can ask.
I feel like I’ve been to Myth more times than I actually have; that’s because the Beer Guide occasionally sticks the in cyclist stops on Cragg Vale just to confuse us pub tickers.
This is a “solid” village, a guarded compliment if ever I gave one. At least GBG stalwart (until this year, anyway) the Shoulder of Mutton sells Black Sheep, so you know you’ve not inadvertently slipped into Greater Manchester yet.
I had 30 minutes before the train back via Sowerby, enough time to run out of footpath twice, buy a packet of turkey bites for 31p (75% off) and realise the new GBG entry wasn’t going to be a micro pub. Perhaps uniquely in Calderdale.
Saying that, What Pub has some exciting news that looks like it might drag me back here again soon.
Yes, a brewery tap with the generous opening hours,
Closed Mon-Thu; 3-7 Fri; Closed Sat & Sun
as well as bars called Aux Delices, Libertine and the WMC.
I then saw the barber I’d stopped at last time I was here (£8 for a tidy-up). Note the complete absence of a pavement outside David Paul. It keeps the population numbers under control.
In fact, hairdressers and chippies dominate Myth to such an extent that you’d think you were in Lancashire, not West Yorks.
I’m a bit reluctant to write about the Dusty Miller, as it seemed to be undergoing a period of transition. What looks like the biggest pub in Calderdale from the outside does a reverse-Tardis once you step inside what feels like a building site.
3 beers on the bar, 3 Old Boys watching a BBC drama* and sharing chips in the living room, accompanied from time to time by the cheery Landlady.
I guess 3 Old Boys is as much as you can hope for at 3pm on a Friday, and it was a relaxed atmosphere I warmed to, unlike some very average Nettlethrasher which I wanted to leave but was too embarrassed to.
“I only come out for a pint and a chat. I’ve got 50 cans of Carling at home” said OB1. I presume they were a Christmas present.
“You can’t wear a cloth cap round here anymore” said OB2, mysteriously.
Anyway, here’s the sign to the Clog Factory you’ve been waiting for.
*Russ will be able to identify it
10 thoughts on “BBC DRAMA & CHIP SHARING IN t’ROYD”
You really wonder what prompts a “cloth cap” type comment. Great stuff.
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“*Russ will be able to identify it”
LOL. Sadly I only do commercials. 🙂
“Why can’t places be called easy-to-spell things like Llandrindod Wells and Balaruminmore ?”
Completely agree. Over here we get tricky ones like Comox instead of easy ones like Chinguacousy and Tuktoyaktuk. 😉
“It keeps the population numbers under control.”
Pfft. Judging by the photo there is a “safe zone” (i.e. the yellow criss-cross lines) right outside where folks can’t be run over.
“Dusk over Myth” and “Dusk falls on Myth”
I was eagerly awaiting the third and final photo entitled “Dusk has fallen on Myth”.
“Anyway, here’s the sign to the Clog Factory you’ve been waiting for.”
Is that where they make those toilets that don’t flush?
PS – I was going to guess Father Brown for the BBC Drama; but that ends before 3pm. 🙂
“Myth falls on Dusk” ?
So the brewery tap is open for 4 hours on Friday and closed every other day of the week?! That might be a new record. I’m guessing there’s an asterisk, revealing the qualification that they’re closed the first, second, and third Fridays of every month.
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Yes, don’t make plans without confirmation in triplicate. I did think that would be a perfect new GBG entry for Duncan (it’s quite close for Simon).
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Some top dusk pictures and it looks very appealing 👍 that TV looks like you might actually have to get up to turn it over! Enjoy these pubs whilst you can 🍺🍺🍺
Said it before AND I’ll no doubt say it again and again. TV’s in a pub tap room (only) are acceptable for the purpose of watching live sport and significant national and global events – Royal Weddings, God forbid, unfolding disaster and the like. At all other times they should be turned off. On no account should they play in the background showing soap operas, dramas and the like – this is just wrong and is essentially electronic wallpaper for alkies.
I don’t watch a great deal of mainstream TV at home and I definitely don’t want to see it in the pub! I would go so far as to say that a large proportion of the pubs that are closing/closed are the sort of pub that has the TV blaring out permanently as background wallpaper.
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What would pub bloggers have to write about if not for soap operas on TV and ice cream machines ?
Er Beer? #1 criteria typical of a sad, soon to be closed down pub, TV on all the time. We need an acronym for it TVOATT (Beware!)
Beer ? Are you quite mad ?
Have a look at BRAPA’s brilliant new post on Northallerton, he doesn’t even mention what beer he had in the Oddfellows. It’s like Zidane, football without the ball.