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A warm welcome from the country pub on the hillside; ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE.

A WARM welcome is always guaranteed from the team at the Rose & Crown at the top of the hill above Slaithwaite.

The pub, at Cop Hill, is known locally for its fine food and ales. The family-run business is headed by Steve Kerr who runs the pub along with his two sons Darren and Craig.

Steve has been a tenant at the pub for eight years, but earlier this year bought the freehold and now owns the popular pub.

It's a very welcome move for Steve and his family.

He said: "Having title of the freehold does have its advantages in this industry.

"At this time when many pubs are closing, we are lucky to be busy here at the Rose & Crown and also at our other pub, the Scape House Inn at Scapegoat Hill.'' Both pubs are now part of the Pennine Dining Group run by the Kerr family. The group also has a restaurant and bar over the tops in Lancashire and plans for a bistro opening soon.

Despite being out `in the sticks', the Rose & Crown has a very loyal clientele.

Steve said: "I would imagine about 99% of our customers have to drive here. Once here, they discover our unique selling point which is the wonderful view over the Colne Valley.'' As well as offering great food and beers, the Rose & Crown also has a popular upstairs function room which is in demand for weddings up to 80 people, birthday parties, christenings, funerals etc.

Regular visitors to the Rose & Crown can enjoy a varied menu, daily seasonal specials, and a selection of real ales which change regularly.

On Mondays and Tuesdays, diners can take advantage of the two for one mains from the specials board from 5pm.

Look out too for Pie and a Pint night every Wednesday from 5pm which includes a homemade pie and a pint or equivalent drink for just PS10.

Lunchtime light bites are also available Monday to Saturday 12noon to 5pm.

On Sundays the pub serves a traditional roast with choice of meats, Yorkshire pudding and all the trimmings.

The chef and his team are quite happy to cater for vegetarians, vegans, coeliacs and other dietary requirements.

Choices from the main menu include traditional choices such as spring lamb, salmon fillet and fish and chips, along with more modern dishes like lamb koftas, spiced bean burger and halloumi and roasted red pepper salad.

Steve said: "Both pubs are involved with the local community and charities. It's been very satisfying to bring the Scape House Inn back into the heart of the community.'' Watch out for Piano Night at both the Rose & Crown (first Thursday of the month) and the Scape House Inn (third Thursday of the month).

Bookings are already being taken for Christmas at both establishments.

Looking to the future Steve and his sons hope to launch a new on-line booking system shortly, revamp the function room and add accommodation at the Rose & Crown.

For more information, take a look at the website | The imposing Rose |& Crown on the hillside above Slaithwaite (above) and the equally popular Scape House inn at nearby Scapegoat Hill (right). Pictured below are Steve Kerr (centre) and his sons Darren (left) and Craig who together run the Pennine Dining Group. Also pictured is the interior of the Scape House. On a sunny day, diners can eat and drink outside and enjoy the view

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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Jun 30, 2015
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