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Candlebar Announcement

Candlebar is now closed and will be re-opening as.... CRAFT ASYLUM Craft Beer | Artisan Gin | Premium Coffee A craft-focused city centre bar, showcasing modern hop-forward beers from Salt and leading guest breweries. A relaxing destination to escape from the everyday madness of city life. LAUNCHING FRIDAY 16TH NOVEMBER FROM 3PM More details coming soon!

Halloween Beer Festival at Travellers Inn

Join us if you dare for our Halloween Beer Festival, Thursday 25 - Sunday 28 October! Featuring a variety of dark and light drinks, live music and a themed quiz, it promises to be spooktacular!

Whats On - October 2018

October not only brings the of the autumnal season and halloween, it also means another great month of exciting events throughout the Ossett Brewery estate! Take a look what’s happening across our pubs this October: MUSIC Our venues each month showcase some of Yorkshires most rocking tribute bands and entertaining acoustic acts. Hop Leeds has a fantastic schedule this month, including funk band Flizbit (6 Oct), modern rock cover band Loaded (13 Oct), The Cheats (20 Oct) performing their classic back catalog of indie hits, and The Snapp (27 Oct) playing the likes of The Jam, The Clash a.. Read more

Ossett Brewery Family Open Day - A Big Thankyou

We raised £5,387.74 for Forget Me Not Children's Hospice at our Annual Family Open Day. A huge thankyou to everyone who was involved, attended and gave up their time for a fantastic cause.

Rat Inn-Festation Returns to Black Bull, Rothwell

The Rat Inn-Festation returns to the Black Bull in Rothwell 28th- 30th September, showcasing the best ales from the Rat Brewery. Rat themed beers will take over the bar, with street food available and fantastic live music across the festival.

Rat Inn-Festation is coming to The Rat & Ratchet

The annual Rat Inn-Festation returns to The Rat & Ratchet, Thursday 27th - Sunday 30th September! A wonderful selection of 15 different rat themed beers will be on offer, with music provided by some excellent local artists across the weekend and a rat themed quiz. - Thursday 27 September, Rat Themed Quiz - Friday 28th September, Anya Lace - Saturday 29th September, The Turnarounds - Sunday 30th September, Underdrive Johnny

The Identity Game: Studying The Ossett Brewery Pub Estate

If you asked a well-travelled beer aficionado to describe a typical Ossett Brewery pub, they could probably have a good stab at it; you might find our distinctive pump clip wallpaper, upturned barrels as rustic table-tops, classic pub paraphernalia on the walls, an Ossett Brewery logoed mirror and there’s a good chance of a bricked archway too. Finding success in business is not just about hitting on a winning formula though, it’s also about what you do with that winning formula. In truth, yes, there’s a few pubs amongst the 25-strong Ossett Brewery pub estate that bear those h.. Read more

Whats On - September 2018

Across our many Ossett Brewery sites, there is always something going on! Whether your live music fan, a whiz at the quizzes, or just an ale aficionado, one of our venues will have something that you will enjoy. Check out what we’ve got going on this September: MUSIC Our venues each month showcase some of Yorkshires most rocking tribute bands and entertaining acoustic acts. Hop Leeds hosts a band every Saturday night starting from 9pm, with this months lineup featuring infectious soul seven-piece Chicago Joes & The Soul Divas (1 Sept) & classic rock cover band Pacband (15 Sept).. Read more

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!  

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.  

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.

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!

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

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

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...

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