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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

WHARFEST 5!

The next instalment of Wharfest is back by popular demand on SATURDAY 27th JANUARY FROM 3PM    

Yorkshire Blonde Premium Strength Mini-Kegs - Available to buy!

Yorkshire Blonde Premium Strength Mini-Kegs Available to buy from the brewery and across our pub co estate! Get yours today by contacting our friendly Sales Team on 01924 237160.  

Ossett Brewery keeping it real at the Brewer’s Pride

Some things in life just seem inevitable; the sun going down at the end of the day or England succumbing to a middle order batting collapse in the Ashes, these are events you could set your watch by and file under ‘definitely going to happen’. Another, perhaps, is the acquisition of the Brewer’s Pride pub by Ossett Brewery. Maybe ‘inevitable’ is not the right word, but there is something about the latest addition to the Ossett pub estate that just feels right, and pretty much as nature intended. November saw the pub up for grabs and it was swiftly secured for the brewery.. Read more

Latest Addition to The Ossett Brewery Pub Co Estate

Proud to announce our newest addition to the Ossett Brewery Pub Co Estate...  

A Huge Thank You

We raised £5,097.22 for Forget Me Not Children's Hospice at our Annual Family Open Day, what a fantastic result! THANK YOU to everyone that made this possible and also a particular thank you to the following:   ·         BBR for preparing the site and building a great stage ·         A Plant Hire for the generous loan of portaloo’s, generator & fencing ·         All the amazing bands that played for free ·         Gareth Abrahams Independent Dispense Services for t.. Read more

Open Day: Raffle Prize Winners

A massive thank you to everyone that attended and helped out at our Family Open Day on Saturday, we had a fantastic day! Here are our grand raffle winners! Please email leanne@ossett-brewery.co.uk if you see your ticket number to collect your prize....

Raise Your Glass to our Wine Event at The Flowerpot, Mirfield

WINE EVENT Tuesday 28th November from 7PM Spend the evening in style by sampling a range of refreshing red and white wines at our wonderful and charming pub, The Flowerpot in Mirfield. Only £12.95 per ticket!  Ticket includes tutored tasting, 6x50ml wine samples and a selection of meats, cheeses and nibbles. (Bargain!)    

Carrying On With The Annual Family Fun Day

There has been an awful lot of change at Ossett Brewery over the 20 years that it has been brewing beer, but one constant has been the enduring spirit to carry on, despite whatever chaos is ensuing around us. Demand for our beer pretty much dictates that we have to do that, but where others may chuck the towel in and give up, at the King’s Yard brewery we have learnt to adapt to whatever is thrown at us. The brewery itself has changed location and grown beyond recognition over the last few years, and our current expansion is presenting more daily challenges than a Tour de France winner has to face.. Read more

Our Annual Open Day Returns on Saturday 18th November

Our Annual Open Day returns on Saturday 18th November in aid of Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice The annual event will feature our usual great line up of live bands and acoustic sets throughout, a grand raffle with prizes, a cask and keg bar, 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 Wes.. Read more

A Labour Of Love

I’ve been drinking beer for the best part of 30 years, and I think I’ve got a fairly intimate knowledge of it, in terms of taste at least. I know what I like and I’ve certainly got experience in establishing that fact. But until you have spent time actually making beer you can’t truly claim to understand the mechanics of it, the science behind it and the sheer effort required to make a quality brew. I always knew that, so it was a real pleasure when I was offered the opportunity to spend a day in the King’s Yard brewery with head brewer Paul Spencer. Many of us have spen.. Read more

Family Open Day Announcement

EXCITING NEWS! *SAVE THE DATE* Our annual open day is back on Saturday 18th November in aid of the wonderful charity, Forget Me Not Children's Hospice in Huddersfield. MORE DETAILS COMING SOON...

Rat Inn-Festation of The Black Bull, Rothwell

Rat Inn-Festation is coming to the Black Bull in Rothwell: Friday 27th - Sunday 29th October  You're never more than 6 feet from a rat, find yours at the bar...

Beer Festival at The Fox on Holgate Road

DATE FOR THE DIARY... The Fox on Holgate Road Beer Festival Thursday 12th - Sunday 15th October 18 Different Local Beers  Live music for the festival weekend: Thursday - Georgette Hilton, 6PM  Friday - Charlie Swainston, 6PM Saturday - Richie Schmarler, 6PM Sunday - Beggar’s Bunce, 6PM   See you all there!  

Forget Me Not Children's Hospice: The Grand Tour

Our chosen charity, Forget Me Not Children's Hospice are having their very own Open Evening on Monday 9th October. The Open Evening will allow this fantastic organisation to be able to showcase all the positive life changing work that they do. See below for address and further details:

O to K Beer Festival at The Old Vic

O to K Beer Festival is BACK! Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd October A range of different beers, cider, hot food and live music...

Something In The Air At Fernandes

We all like to raise a glass to celebrate an anniversary, and we don’t need much excuse, whether it’s marking a wedding milestone or five years since the cat first learned how to use the cat flap that you fitted many years previously. If there’s a significant date to be noted, we’ll iron a shirt and be straight there. So imagine if there were two anniversaries landing together at the same place, and that place was a pub combined with a microbrewery? You shouldn’t need a degree in Event Management to be able to arrange an appropriate celebration, and lo and behold we have al.. Read more

Wharfest4

Wharfest returns for it's fourth music festival on Granary Wharf, spread across our three Leeds based venues; Candlebar, Archie's Bar & Kitchen, The Hop If you don't know how it works, Wharfest will be taking place on Saturday 30th September. There will be live music from 3PM across the three venues: Candlebar- Acoustic music from 3PM The Hop - Live Bands from 3PM Archie's - Live DJ taking us into the evening from 9PM Spend your day hopping across the bars sampling amazing food, washing it down with delicious drinks and have the chance to get your hands .. Read more

Beer Festivals Over at The Shepherds Rest & The Drop Inn, Halifax

Our two Halifax sites are providing you all with a beer festival treat! The Shepherds Rest - Bolton Brow, Sowerby Bridge, HX6 2BD The Drop Inn - 12 Elland Ln, Elland, HX5 9DU Get yourselves down...

Spreading The Love of Beer with our September Beer Festival

For most people the festival season is seen as June to August; the summer months, or so we call them. You know the scene; endless sunny days, drinking, dancing, eating and sometimes sleeping outdoors, enjoying a sunset as the band plays on, etc etc. But at Ossett Brewery we like to be a bit different, and September is when it all kicks off for us.   The great benefit of beer festivals is that you don’t necessarily need the weather; just the people and the beer. Except that September usually provides pretty decent weather anyway, but let’s keep .. Read more

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