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Reopened in April 2021, with additional outdoor tables in the car park, as well as the normal beer garden space. All tables are available on a first come, first served basis.

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Rat & Ratchet

40 Chapel Hill

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Opening Times


Monday3.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Tuesday3.00 pm - Midnight
Wednesday3.00 pm - Midnight
Thursday3.00 pm - Midnight
FridayMidday - Midnight
SaturdayMidday - Midnight
SundayMidday - 11.00 pm

About the Pub

The Rat and Ratchet has been part of Huddersfield’s real ale scene for many years, regularly winning awards from CAMRA and others. This friendly, recently refurbished pub offers 11 hand pulled ales: 3 Rat beers (from the award-winning on site Rat Brewery), 3 from Ossett Brewery, and 5 guest beers including dedicated mild and stout/porter pumps. One cider on hand pull and a range of ciders and perries are also available. Live music on 1st Sun, Tues and Fri and 3rd Sun. Pub quiz on a Wednesday, and regular beer festivals.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 6 regular beers.

  • Ossett --varies--
  • Ossett Silver King
  • Ossett Yorkshire Blonde
  • Rat --varies--
  • Rat King Rat
  • Rat White Rat

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 7 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Acorn --varies--
  • Fernandes --varies--
  • Riverhead --varies--

The pub's range of changing beers regularly includes the following rare beer styles:

  • Mild
  • Porter
  • Stout

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available
  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme

    10% off cask for CAMRA members.

  • LocAle LocAle Accredited

    Rat, Ossett (often Riverhead, Fernandes, Mallinson)

  • BeerFestival Beer Festivals

    Great Gnawthern May/June & Rat Inn Festation Sept.

  • UsesAutovac Return tray
  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited


  • Garden Garden
  • Parking Parking
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • FunctionRoom Function Room
  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Darts and a pinball machine.

  • LiveMusic Live Music

    Irish Session 2nd & 4th Thurs, Jazz 1st sun Blues 3rd sun.

  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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Rat & Ratchet

40 Chapel Hill

Sat Nav Reference

53.641507, -1.785436


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station

Nearby Bus Routes (20m)

First: 310, 314, 316, 321, 324

Buses between Huddersfield and Meltham, Holnley, and Holmfirth.

Nearby Station (750m)



On A616, just off the ring road. Car park at rear.

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Rat & Ratchet - Huddersfield

Rat & Ratchet

40 Chapel Hill

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Real Cider Available
  • Member Discount Scheme
  • LocAle Accredited
  • Beer Festivals
  • Return tray
  • Cask Marque Accredited
  • Additional Services
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Function Room
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Live Music
  • Smoking Area
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station

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