For some time now, Huddersfield and its surrounding villages have been popular stop-offs on the Real Ale Rail Trail, where ale lovers use the Trans-Pennine Leeds to Manchester rail link to travel to free houses and sample individually-styled beers.
He believes that some of the success is due to the high proportion of free houses in the area, which has provided many of the micro breweries with an outlet for their products.
Initially, the demand was for land but now it seems political parties want to cash in by providing free houses
, she says.
It added: "Tenanted pub prices are not higher than those of free houses
He said the pub market had got much tighter because there were so few free houses
left to buy now that his rivals such as Punch and Enterprise were so dominant in the marketplace.
A "No free houses
, medical care, money or food" campaign might have been a tad more effective.
CITY whizz Paul Osbourne is so desperate to sell his luxury home he is throwing in two free houses
Herefordshire cider maker HP Bulmer took a leap into supplying independent pubs by stumping up pounds 32 million for a specialist distributor to free houses
Traditional Free Houses
yesterday unveiled plans for a pounds 20 million business to be based in Walsall and funded through an enterprise investment scheme.