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Duty Cut – Good News!

In this year’s budget the chancellor announced an unprecedented third consecutive cut in duty. Cutting beer duty supports one of Britain’s major manufacturing industries and gives increased confidence to small brewers to invest in equipment, staff and pubs. As usual we will adjust our list price to reflect the cut in duty on all our draught brands. Following our annual review of costs in January we decided not to increase our prices as usual in February. With the brewery holding our prices and the chancellors cut in duty our beers will actually be lower cost than last year. Now that&rsquo.. Read more

An Evening with Leeds United Legends Norman Hunter & Duncan McKenzie

The Old Peacock is very excited to announce the following events: An Evening with Leeds United Legend, Norman Hunter on Wednesday 22nd April from 7.30PM & An Evening with Leeds United Legend, Duncan McKenzie on Wednesday 1st July from 7.30PM

Riverhead #IWCBD

The second International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day is taking place on Sunday 8th March. Brewster’s from all around the world will be brewing the same beer on the same day as a celebration of International Women’s day and a chance to unite together for charity.  This year our Brewster, Lisa Handforth, is inviting all women to come along to an open brew day at the Riverhead, Marsden on Sunday 8th March. Feel free to pop in anytime from 10am-5pm to join in or even just to say hello! All we ask is that if you do wish to help brewing then please wear sensible footwear. The beer .. Read more

Time to talk Rhubarb

Each year Wakefield, the centre of the Rhubarb Triangle, celebrates the wonderful vegetable that is Rhubarb with a three day festival. This year the festival took place Friday 20th- Sunday 22nd February. Now in its ninth year, the Rhubarb Festival has attracted more than 125,000 visitors from across the country. As usual Fernandes Brewery brewed a special beer for the event – this year brewer Steve Hutchinson created Rhubarb and Custard; a 4% golden rhubarb beer made with new season forced rhubarb grown at Oldroyd’s Farm in Rothwell.  Steve said: “The custard part is actually .. Read more

Book Launch at The Old Peacock, Leeds

BOOK LAUNCH at The Old Peacock | Saturday 21st February | From 7.00pm The Only Place For us: An A-Z History of Elland Road presented by author and Leeds UTD fan Jon Howe. At 7.30pm, there will be a special football themed quiz hosted by Ex Leeds UTD physio, Alan Sutton. Followed by a talk at 8.30pm, by Ex Leeds UTD Chairman, Bill Fotherby (with a short Q&A session).  "The Only Place For Us pulls together the never-before-told history of the developing stadium and its changing local environment, revealing the background stories behind Elland Road's most famous feature.. Read more

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