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Slaithwaite /ˈslæθ.weɪt/, locally slaithwaite /ˈslaʊ.ɪt/ (Old Norse: Timber-fell clearing),[1] commonly pronounced by locals as "Slawit" is a village within the Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees, in West Yorkshire, England. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, it lies in the Colne Valley, lying across the River Colne and the Huddersfield Narrow Canal, approximately 5 miles (8 km) south-west of Huddersfield.



Tight but Polite
Ah, Slaithwaite seems more likely. The last I heard the one in Earl Sterndale was closed because the incredibly old guy that ran it eventually died. Shame, cos it was a fantastic place - apparently unchanged since the 70s (including a gorgeous games room), and mostly full of ramblers, weirdos and weirdo ramblers.


is not like other people
my old folks were living for (quite) a while in west yorkshire and there were villages that became gentrified bizarrely to me they became very expensive places to buy a stone walled cottage and go to the amateur dramatics on a friday night maybe that's what they mean by "hip"


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Great review here

I visited this pub once. Unless something drastic happens, I don't think I'll be visiting it again! When you first walk in it's a bit like The Slaughtered Lamb at the start of American Werewolf In London, people staring at you for daring to come into "their" pub, and you're half expecting Duelling Banjos to start playing.

In short, keep on walking.
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parksidepete - 13 Apr 2009 18:52​