Branch Pub OF The Year 2019

Branch Pub Of The Year 2019

The Huntsman , Thurlstone.


This year’s Barnsley CAMRA Pub of the Year is the Huntsman, Thurlstone, a fantastic community pub in the west of our borough that over the years has been a constant favourite of real ale fans from across the area, winning numerous awards. The landlady in charge of running this popular pub, which stands on the village’s main road, is Sam who took over around two years ago, after working in the pub for several years. Sam says it’s the regular customers and community that make the hard work worthwhile. She was delighted with the news and was quick to thank her loyal customers for their continued support The real ale connoisseur is greeted with six regular beers, some national and up to three guests, usually sourced from local breweries. For cider fans the pub also serves Old Rosie Cider. The pub also offers a range of gorgeous home-made pies and Scotch eggs. Dogs are welcome but must be accompanied by well-behaved owners. Various events take place over the week. Mon is Darts and Dominoes with Quiz nights Tues and Wed is for Acoustic Jam Sessions. The second Thurs in each month is Irish Folk music and the fourth Thurs is Bluegrass. The pub also often runs fund raising events for several organisations To the rear of the pub down some stairs is a hidden gem in the form of a secluded south-facing beer garden where you can sit and relax and take in the fresh air in peaceful tranquil surroundings. Barnsley CAMRA will be holding a presentation evening on 6 June starting at around 8pm so please come along and support this great community pub.

Margaret Croft & Phil Gregg