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Keep Brewing and Carry On: Introducing Our Annual Family Open Day

Every part of our lives involves the concept of simply ‘carrying on’. It involves work, looking after the kids, making tea, doing the washing, getting up and going to bed. Our everyday routines are very repetitive and a lot of the time we are struggling for motivation, but we simply carry on, because we have to. It is that notion that the world keeps on moving, regardless of what you do, that underpins Ossett Brewery’s ethos of hard work and making the most of opportunities, but it is also central to the support we give to our preferred charity; the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospi.. Read more

WHARFEST 6 IS COMING!

LEEDS' FAVOURITE WATERFRONT FESTIVAL IS BACK! WHARFEST6 returns on Saturday 29th September, featuring some of the areas finest bands, acoustic acts and DJ's. Starting from 3pm, you can kick back to some acoustic jams at candlebar, rock out to the bands at The Hop, and finish the party with our DJ at Archies Bar & Kitchen, all located at Granary Wharf, Leeds. Not only will there be plenty of music to keep you entertained all day long, but food will be available at all venues! Check out the WHARFEST6 lineup below:    

It’s Back - Annual Family Open Day

Our Annual Family Open Day Returns on Saturday 8th September in aid of Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice The annual event will feature our usual great line up of live music throughout, a grand raffle with prizes, a cask and keg bar, real cider, prosecco, BBQ food, wood fired pizza, face painting, a bouncy castle and a range of children’s games, promising to be a fantastic day for the whole family. All proceeds from the event go to Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice in Huddersfield. The charity supports local children with life shortening conditions and their families across West Yor.. Read more

Brewers Pride Beer Festival

The Annual Brewers Pride Beer Fesitval is back this August Bank Holiday! Kicking off from 3pm on Friday 24th until Monday 27th August. We have a fantastic beer-filled weekend planned... - 30 wonderful beers - Street food available all weekend *Live music* Friday 24th from 8PM - The Dandy Lions  Saturday 25th from 8PM - The Snapp Sunday 26th from 4PM - Chicago Joes & The Soul Divas Monday 27th from 3pm - Underdrive Johnny On Sunday 26th we are joined by Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Yorkshire Air Ambulance is an independent Air Ambulance charity, providing a life-saving rapid.. Read more

Celebrating 20 Years of Ossett Brewery with a ‘Happy Birthday’ Beer

When there is so much change happening and everything is looking to the future, it is easy to forget the past. There is no doubt that Ossett Brewery is undertaking radical change at the moment, with a new brewery and headquarters taking shape, a new brewery project at the Hop at Saltaire, regular ‘socials’ staged at our King’s Yard home and with constant expansion of the food and drink we are offering throughout our pub estate.  But all that won’t stop us standing still for a moment and remembering where it all started, because that was 20 years ago next month. August .. Read more

Now For Something Completely Different

Variety is the spice of life, but in the brewery business it is absolutely essential. The ever-expanding UK ale scene has seen to that, but providing variety is also a basic principle of business, and even if you are one of the biggest brewers in the north, you have to diversify, expand and offer something new or you get left behind. That’s not a position Ossett Brewery has ever taken up and we don’t intend to start now, so we have always strived to produce new flavours, adapt new techniques and, let’s be honest, give our taste buds a treat, by developing new beers and keeping the mark.. Read more

Ossett Brewery Social 2

Our Brewery Social is back for the second time this year with a new beer and music line up to please all... Saturday 21st July from 3PM, see you then!  

Bringing the Curry House to the Old Peacock

AUTHENTIC INDIAN CUISINE COMING SOON to The Old Peacock Launching on Friday 13th July from 12noon Our good friends at The Spiced Mango Restaurant in Middlestown will be taking over the restaurant at The Old Peacock, providing customers with a range of authentic Indian delights straight from the kitchen.

Summer Beer Festival at The Flowerpot in Mirfield

SUMMER BEER FESTIVAL Friday 29th June - Sunday 1st July Your experience will be more than just the excellent beer at The Flowerpot in Mirfield, we have live music, BBQ food and a fantastic range of real cider and artisan gin available throughout.  

Ciderest is Back at The Travellers in Hipperholme

Here's a date for your diaries! Thursday 5th - Sunday 8th July is our CIDERFEST at The Travellers in Hipperholme. Not only do you have 4 days to indulge in lots of delicious real ciders but we will have a special family day on Saturday...      

River-Rat Beer Festival

RIVER-RAT BEER FESTIVAL Thursday 5th - Sunday 8th July at The Cross Keys in Knaresborough Come and experience a fantastic selection of beers from Riverhead Brewery in Marsden and the Rat Brewery in Huddersfield.  We have a special MEET THE BREWER event with Richard Armitage from the Riverhead Brewery on Thursday 5th before our quiz!

Riverhead Brewery Tap in Marsden has its First Beer Festival

Join us for a fun (and beer) filled weekend at The Riverhead Brewery Tap. A range of beers throughout the weekend including specially brewed new beers to try! ***Live music*** Friday 8PM | Sean Hurley Saturday 4PM | Mark Stringer 6PM | The Snapp Sunday 4PM | Underdrive Johnny Food will be available throughout the festival.

World Cup Showing Live Across our Pub Estate

Watch the World Cup LIVE across our following sites... Archie's Bar & Kitchen, Leeds  Black Bull, Liversedge Black Bull, Rothwell Brewers Pride & Millers Restaurant, Ossett Cross Keys, Knaresborough Drop Inn, Elland Flowerpot, Mirfield Fox, Holgate Road, York Hop, Leeds Hop, Saltaire Old Peacock, Leeds Old Vic, Ossett Rat & Ratchet, Huddersfield Shepherds Boy, Dewsbury Shepherds Rest, Sowerby Bridge Tap, Ossett Three Pigeons, Halifax Travellers Inn, Hipperholme  

Suck it up Everyone, We’re Saying Goodbye to Plastic

  In an industry as competitive as the pub trade, waste is a huge problem and at Ossett Brewery it is something we have to keep a very close eye on in terms of brewing, food production and the way we operate throughout our whole pub estate. If we didn’t, the beer you drink and the meals you order would have to cost a lot more. We’re sure this is no surprise to most of our customers, but what does come as a rather pleasant by-product sometimes is when we are able to cut out a wasteful practice that actually has positive consequential benefits. From this month we have introdu.. Read more

Acoustic Night at Fernandes

Family Fun Day at The Old Peacock

The Old Peacock on Elland Road is the perfect pub for drinks and socialising during football season... but that's not all it has to offer! Join us this Bank Holiday Sunday for our first Family Fun Day from 1PM

TAPFEST

Bank Holiday Sunday Funday! Join us for Tapfest at The Tap, Ossett. Sunday 27th May from 3PM Live Music Outside Bar BBQ food all day The perfect Sunday    

The Rat & Ratchet Great Gnawthern

Fellow Rat friends from near and far, this ones for you... THE GREAT GNAWTHERN BEER FESTIVAL Thursday 31st May - Sunday 3rd June Over 25 beers from the North Pub Quiz 3 nights of live music Rat merchandise available Fun Fact: Rats are social creatures. They live in communities, groom each other and play together.  The Rat and Ratchet is the perfect gathering place for Rat Brewery fans old and new to join together for the ultimate social gathering... see you all there!

Common Folk returns to The Kings Arms, Heath Common

Set in the picturesque location of Heath Common, only a short drive from Wakefield centre, you will find a little piece of perfection.  The Kings Arms, a hidden gem, is a grade II listed pub. Inside you will greeted by a delighted maze of cosy rooms & snugs lit entirly by gas lamps. Outside you are treated to the stunning countryside views of this conservation area of historic and architectural importance. Each year, starting in spring, The Kings Arms holds a series of mini festival days, filled with live acoustic music and BBQ food. This ideal setting combined with live music p.. Read more

Our Brewery Social Services You

There are many ways we like to get together for a drink; to celebrate a birthday or an engagement, before the football or rugby, on the way to a gig or just as a weekly ritual between friends or family. Social drinking is one of the world’s oldest cultural traditions. There are few things we enjoy more than getting together, ordering some beers and chewing the fat while the world passes by. It’s escapism in a raw and stripped back format and because Ossett Brewery possess the bare essentials you need for this; pubs, people and beer, we thought it would be a good idea to celebrate our role in.. Read more

Happy Birthday to the Black Bull, Liversedge

The Black Bull was the first pub to be opened by Ossett Brewery back in May 2003, setting a standard that became the benchmark for all its subsequent public houses, we are very excited to be celebrating our 15 year anniversary. Come and join us on Saturday 26th May and raise a glass. Hip hip hooray!  

Beer Festival time at The Three Pigeons

Join us for a beer extravaganza at The Three Pigeons in Halifax. Thursday 10th - Sunday 13th May With over 20 beers, including new beers from new breweries, there will be something to tempt everybodies tastebuds. Of course it wouldn't be a beer festival without some tunes, you can dance the night away with live music from 8PM on Friday and soak up the drinks with... you guessed it, SERIOUSLY delicious pigeon pies!      

Easter Sunday Pig Race

Yes you read that title correctly...  This Easter Sunday, 31st March, The Black Bull in Rothwell will be hosting Family Pig Racing from 6 - 9PM There will be 8 pigs per race and 8 races in total. We know what you're thinking, pigs, in the pub, eating the furniture! We would like to reassure you that the pigs are extremely friendly, cute, fluffy... and battery operated. It will be an evening that everyone can enjoy!  50% of the proceeds will be split between Forget Me Not Children's Hospice & The Dementia Society Rothwell.     

Ossett Brewery Social

Join us on Sunday 6th May from 3PM for our first Brewery Social! CASK & KEG BAR | LIVE MUSIC | BBQ FOOD | REAL CIDER    Live music... At the Brewery from 3PM Acoustic solo, Micky Johnson, playing a range of music from across the decades that we all know and love Acoustic duo, Ellie Coast & Dave Pilla, playing some tasty covers with a twist At Brewers Pride from 8PM Brothers On The Slide, providing the best of soul & funk in Yorkshire KINGS YARD | LOW MILL ROAD | OSSETT | WF5 8ND (At the bottom of Healey Road)         .. Read more

Congratulations to our Rat Brewery team

Big congratulations to our Rat Brewery for winning the SIBA NE REGION BRONZE in Keg Premium Strong Beers Award with the delicious RATSPUTIN. Hip Hip Hooray!        

What's on at The Fox, 2018

At the Fox you are never at a loss of events to attend, with fun for the whole family, it would be rude not to...  

Rat Inn-Festation returns to The Black Bull, Rothwell

Those pesky Rats are back! . . . Just kidding the only pesky thing about this Inn-Festation is deciding what beers to have! Thursday 24th | 7PM | Tickets £10 Meet The Rat Brewer Ticket Includes: 9 thirds of Rat Beer, traditional Yorkshire tapas, tasting session & talks Merchandise available to purchase Contact the venue for tickets Live Music Thursday 24th | 8PM | Chris Ferguson will be starting the festival with his acoustic stylings Friday 25th | 8.30PM - 10.30PM On The Deck | Wired will be covering the best tracks from across seven decades of music Saturday 26th | .. Read more

A Year of Celebration: announcing our 2018 Beer Festivals

Call us old fashioned, but as we go to considerable lengths to brew quality beer, we quite like people to drink it. With a pub estate now stretching to 25 establishments and a burgeoning retail trade to wholesale partners and direct deliveries, you’d think that would be enough, but no, we don’t just like to brew, sell and drink beer – yep, we like the odd drop ourselves too – we like to celebrate it as well. The concept of beer festivals is nothing new of course, but the real ale revolution has seen an insatiable thirst for the gathering of like-minded souls to raise a glass t.. Read more

Rat Brewery takes on Craft Beer Rising

It's that time of year again, our sister brewery, Rat Brewery are packing up some of their finest beers and scurrying to London for the highly anticipated CRAFT BEER RISING! It is the UK's biggest craft beer festival and it is taking place in the Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane... It's said this year is to be bigger and better than ever before! If you are in London come and say hi and get a taste of these DELICIOUS beers...  

Taking Ossett Brewery To The Next Level: 2018 The Year Of Expansion

There is a famous John Lennon quote that goes “life is what happens to you when you are busy making other plans”. It is perhaps a line that we could attribute to the growth of Ossett Brewery over the last few years. The organisation has expanded and diversified beyond recognition, but our humble headquarters in the market town of Ossett have remained more or less the same. While the capacity of the brewery has increased as demand for our core beers has grown, particularly in the last five years of the Real Ale Revolution, there comes a time when you have to look around and make a key decisio.. Read more

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