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The Vulcan, Huddersfield

32 St. Peters Street
Phone: 01484302040
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Steve of N21 left this review about The Vulcan

The Vulcan is very much a back street locals pub and when we arrived at 3.30PM on a Saturday afternoon one set of locals, who had clearly been in there a fair while, were leaving and noisily saying goodbye to another set of them who were encamped on the bar stools along most of the rectangular bar. There is a raised area to the left as you enter which houses a couple of bench tables , and then some alcove areas to the right of the long bar , the larger one of which houses a pool table.
A large screen at the back of the pub had the horse racing on mute and a smaller screen on a wall nearer the bar had the Sky Sports results service on.
Five of the six ale pumps were in operation and alongside the fairly mainstream offerings of Holts Bitter , Theakstones Best and Hobgoblin were Bradfield Farmers Blonde and Copper Dragon Golden Pippin, so I had a couple of halves of the latter two and fortunately they were well kept.
This pub clearly serves the local community and there were several posters advertising forthcoming events, including a Christmas Eve disco with Sausage. A strange culinary choice for Christmas eve I thought, until it flashed up that Cardiff had taken the lead against Huddersfield Town, at which point a lot of banter starting flying across the bar stools with the majority of it aimed at someone called Sausage.
I happily stayed here to watch the football scores coming in. The wife on the other hand took two sips of her beer and proclaimed , right I’m going shopping, and promptly left me to it..
Yes, a bit rough around the edges, and probably not the place to bring a first date, but England will still be richer for having traditional pubs like the Vulcan.

On 26th November 2016 - rating: 6
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Will Larter left this review about The Vulcan

A good looking pub from the outside, but I was a little dubious on entry to find the atmosphere of a typical town centre or market square pub - a little rough around the edges. I had to wait while the only server restocked the fridge with bottles of Stella Artois (which is never a good sign) until one of the regulars suggested that she might like to serve me.

Even then she finished loading the fridge. If it hadn't been for the presence of a hand-written pump clip advertising Worthington White Shield I would long since have turned around and left. My half of this delicious beer set me back the princely sum of £1.25.

The other beers noted (if anyone's interested) were Marstons Salted Caramel, Copper Dragon Golden Pippin (turned around), Great Yorkshire Gold, Pennine Millie George and Bradfield Farmers Blonde. Most of the other drinkers were on John Smith Smooth or lager, so it's great to be able to report that my White Shield was in excellent condition and well worth the price of a day return ticket on the train from Sheffield.

Date of visit: 23rd September 2016

On 14th November 2016 - rating: 7
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Al Bundy left this review about The Vulcan

A good old traditional style local. The interior is as noted by Mr Winfield with the addition of a small beer yard to the rear. 6 handpumps in 3 banks of 2. A friendly little place of an afternoon and I liked it.

On 5th May 2016 - rating: 7
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Huddersfield, 0.22 miles, 4 min walk (show)
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27th Nov 2016, 11:06
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27th Nov 2016, 11:06
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  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 31 October 2014 by Dave McNally
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 07 January 2012 by Will Larter
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 07 January 2012 by Will Larter
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 07 January 2012 by Will Larter
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