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Acoustic Night at Fernandes

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

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

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

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