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The blog has just received the sad news that Tipsy, the erstwhile feline occupant of the Rat & Ratchet has passed away at the grand old age of 17 plus, (or 84 in cat years). She resided at the Rat for 12 years before moving into the less traumatic pastures of East Yorkshire when Andy & Maxine moved there after leaving the pub.

She was a fixture in the pub, always about, but always haughtily above the customers. I am still traumatised by playing the quiz machine one day and a sleepy Tipsy falling off the top of the top of the machine into my lap. She was not amused.

The sad news came to us via Andy, who many of us still remember from the pre Ossett days of the pub, and whose great beers we still miss. We remember you all fondly.