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Shepley Spring Festival - COMPETITION RESULTS

NAME THE BEER COMPETITION RESULTS We have a winner!  We received almost two hundred entries, from as far away as Australia, for our competition to name the special Ossett Brewery beer for the Festival.  The standard was very high and it was a difficult decision to make.  Eventually, though, the choice was made and our winner is: SHEPLEY HIGGLER From Lee Southern For those unfamiliar with the term, a higgler is a generic term for a pedlar, but a SHEPLEY HIGGLER was more specific and a big part of the village’s history.  He was one of a large number (45 at one time in.. Read more

Shepley Spring Festival - Name Our Beer Competition!!

Name the Shepley Spring Festival Ale... This year we have partnered with Shepley Spring Festival to supply their Beer Festival Tent. As well as festuring 20+ beers from our breweries we are brewing two exclusive beers: The first, Shepley Spring Festival Ale, is a pale, hoppy session beer brewed by the wonderful Rat Brewery from Huddersfield.  The second beer from Ossett Brewery, is a traditional bitter at 4.0% abv, but it has yet to be given a name...    And that’s where you come in… The Festival and Ossett Brewery are running a competition to name the bee.. Read more

Shepley Spring Festival 2016

We are very pleased to announce that we will be supplying the cask beer for Shepley Spring Festival 2016! The festival is taking place from Friday 20th - Sunday 22nd May. Tickets are availble here http://www.shepleyspringfestival.co.uk/tickets-2/ The three-day village festival, features some of the very best performers in traditional music, song and dance from Britain and beyond. This year the Festival Beer Tent will have over 20 beers from our Family of microbreweries - Ossett, Rat, Fernandes & Riverhead. Look out for our two exclusive beers, brewed for the festival: The f.. Read more

Flexiform take Yorkshire to London!

Yorkshire based business furniture manufacturers Flexiform will be exhibiting some of their newest work at the Clerkenwell Design Week. The event will take place on the 24th – 26th of May in London and Flexiform will be bringing some of Yorkshires finest foods and beers with them to enjoy alongside their furniture. Free pies and mushy peas will be served with Ossett Brewery’s Yorkshire Blonde beer, to wash it all down with! If you’re thinking attending the event and fancy a beers whilst watching the Flexiform presentation, don’t forget to reserve your seat here - http://www.fle.. Read more

CAMRA Branch Pub of the Year Awards

Our local CAMRA branches have been voting for their pubs of the year and we are very happy to announce the follwing pubs as:   Hanging Heaton Cricket Club – Heavy Woollen Camra Club Of the Year Saltaire Hop – Bradford Camra Pub Of The Year George, Upper Denby – Huddersfield Camra Pub Of The Year   Congratualtions from all at Ossett Brewery!  

The Hop Saltaire is awarded Pub of the Year 2016 by Bradford CAMRA

Congratulations to The Hop Saltaire for scooping the award for Pub of the Year 2016 by Bradford CAMRA. The Bradford Branch of CAMRA will be attending this beautifully furbished bar and kitchen during the evening of Wednesday 4th May to present the award to General Manager, Paul Huntington. The venue is housed in an historic old tramshed, situated in the world heritage site of Saltaire, delivering great food, real ale and live music throughout the year. The Hop Saltaire is delighted to be awarded one of CAMRA’s most prestigious titles, highlighting the on-going excellence in being able to cater .. Read more

Events at The Fox

Take a look at what's on at The Fox over the next couple of months... ST GEORGE'S DAY PARTY Saturday 23rd April From 2PM BBQ | Live Music | Garden Games | Tug of War | Egg & Spoon Race SAUSAGE & CIDERFEST Thursday 26th – Monday 30th May Over 20 Different Ciders Available! BBQ | Live Bands | Best Sausage Competition | Pub Quiz EURO 2016 GARDEN PARTY From 1PM BBQ | Live Music | Human sized foosball table Competition | Family Garden Games FOXFEST Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th July Live Bands throughout the Festival| BBQ | DJ BANK HOLIDAY FOXFEST SPECIAL Fri.. Read more

Now Serving Traditional Pub Grub at Shepherds Boy

From burgers to pie to spaghetti bolognese...an option to satisfy any appetite at Shepherds Boy. Food Service Times: Wednesday - Friday 4PM - 8PM Saturday 12NOON - 8PM Sunday from 12NOON (serving Sunday Lunch only) Shepherds Boy, 157 Huddersfield Road, Dewsbury, WF13 2RP  

A Taste of France

Get to know your French wines! If you like wine (white and red), cheese and a selection of homemade nibbles then you are in luck! Join us on Wednesday 20th April at Candlebar, Leeds, from 7PM. Tickets are only £12.50, call us on 0113 244655 to reserve your ticket or pop along and purchase one a the bar today.

Brew Your Own Rat Beer!

Make a pit stop at Candlebar to be in with a chance to win your very own rat brew day! Details below...

Archie’s Bar & Kitchen – Changes to Opening Hours

Three Pigeons Beer Festival - New Beers from New Breweries

Our annual beer festival at the art deco inspired community pub, The Three Pigeons, is back! Join us from Thursday 12th May -  Saturday 14th May for a great selection of beers and introducing our new range of craft beer. Address: The Three Pigeons, 1 Sun Fold, Halifax, HX1 2LX  

Exciting New Additions to Travellers Inn, Hipperholme

March sees some exciting new additions to Travellers Inn, Hipperholme. Every Friday from 5PM is now PIE NIGHT. Indulge in our pie and peas for just £3.50, a great way to start the weekend. Coming soon is the launch of our PUB QUIZ. So grab a bunch of friends and test your general knowledge skills every Thursday from 24th March. You never know you might be in with a chance to win a gallon of Ossett Brewery ale.   Travellers Inn, Tanhouse Hill, Hipperholme, Halifax, HX3 8HT

Candlebar: Argentina & Chile Reds

If you're a lover of wine and chocolate then Candlebar is the place to be on Wednesday 16th March... Tickets are only £12.50, book your ticket now by calling 0113 2446655 or purchase them at the bar. Candlebar, Candle House, Granary Wharf, Leeds, LS1 4GJ

Cross Keys Welcomes The Rainband

Manchester’s indie favourites, The Rainband set to play at Ossett Brewery’s CAMRA-recognised real ale pub, Cross Keys in Knaresborough on Saturday 19th March. The Rainband are a five piece indie band from Manchester, founded in 2010. In previous years the band have had extreme success with their commercially famous tracks “Rise Again” and “Sirens”, achieving top 10 positions in the UK Indie singles chart. As well as recently supporting one of the best-selling bands of all time, Fleetwood Mac at the Isle of Wight Festival in 2015 and afterwards touring Europe with s.. Read more

Candlebar Meets Vedett

A Leeds city centre event that you don't want to miss... CANDLEBAR MEETS VEDETT Thursday 10th March from 5pm - 9pm limited edition pizza, a pint of Vedett and a free personalised bottle to take home with you on the night! For only £12.50...it's a bargain! Candlebar, Granary Wharf, Leeds, LS1 4GJ

Ossett Recognised for Food Safety & Quality

Ossett Brewery has been awarded one of the first Food Safety and Quality Certificates to be accredited by SIBA (the Society of Independent Brewers). The SIBA FSQ was launched in late 2015 to provide retailers with an independently assessed quality management mark to help them identify high-quality brewers in a crowded and competitive market place. Our Head Brewer, Paul Spencer, was awarded the unique standard following a rigorous audit of our brewery and practices back in December. The scheme is administered by a SIBA-employed food technologist, and the one-day audit is carried out by independent in.. Read more

International Women's Collaboration Brew Day 2016 @ Riverhead

Riverhead Brewery has been part of this fantastic event in 2014 & 2015 & we hope to have a great day again in 2016! We’re inviting all women who are interested to join us on March 5th 2016 at any point between 10AM & 5PM to brew with us and celebrate IWCBD. All are welcome to come for a nosey! £1 from every pint sold of the finished beer will be donated to Huddersfield Womens Aid so come along to take part for this worthy cause. All we ask is that if you want to join in with the actual brewing then please wear sensible shoes. Hope to see you there. We are also ho.. Read more

RAT INFEST @ FOX INN

The next RAT Inn-Festation will be at The Fox Inn, York starting on Wednesday 10th February until the beer runs out! ‘Meet the Brewer’, Robin Moss, on Wednesday evening from 7pm for only £7 a ticket which includes a free RAT Glass and 7 x 1/3 pint samples   Live music on Sunday 14th February from 8pm with pianist Ali Lawrence featuring guest singers for a ‘Rat Pack’ set.

RAT INFEST @ STALYBRIDGE STATION BUFFET BAR

The latest RAT Inn-Festation is at The Stalybridge Buffet Bar and starts on Thursday 28th January until the beer runs out! ‘Meet the Brewer’, Robin Moss, on Thursday evening from 7pm for only £6 a ticket which includes a free RAT Glass and 6 x 1/3 pint samples On the bar will be 8 different Rat cask ales and 1 keg. Look out for CollaboRATion #10 Rat a Tat Tat – brewed with Stalybridge Buffet Bar and hopped with Citra!     

WHARFEST 2016: A riverside music festival at Granary Wharf, Leeds

Wharfest is a mini music festival on Saturday 30th January 2016 celebrating the grand opening of the Leeds Station South Exit. Live music will be taking place from noon, across Ossett Brewery's three venues: Candlebar, The Hop and Archie's Bar & Kitchen See below our music line up: The Hop from 12PM BIG J & THE PICCOLO CHICKENS (Headliners) THE BABY JAYNES THIEVING LLOYD COLE THE TURNAROUNDS TOM HARVERY & DYLAN BRIERLY Candlebar from 3PM BAD ASTEROIDS (THE DUO) (Headliners) ELLIE COAST & DAVE PILLA LAURA ERBY STEVEN LINDSAY Archie's Bar .. Read more

#TryJanuary not #DryJanuary

This January we are proudly supporting #TryJanuary which encourages people to get out and about to bars and pubs to discover new beers, be it cask or keg - it's all about trying something new. We dont however support the Governments ‘nanny state’ new guidelines on the supposedly harmful effects of moderate consumption of alcohol. Mike Benner, Managing Director of SIBA, the Society for Independent Brewers puts it very well: “It is clearly important for the industry to consider the scientific evidence behind the new guidelines, not least because there is a wides.. Read more

Happy New Year from all at the Brewery!

We always like experimenting with new flavours and hops so I hope you’ve enjoyed trying our new seasonal beers ranges throughout 2015. Looking ahead to 2016 we will be brewing some old favourite seasonal beers at Ossett, and continuing to experiment with many new beers from across our microbreweries as usual! Throughout January we are also supporting the #tryanuary campaign which encourages people to support independent breweries and bars by getting out and trying new beers. Simply just use the #tryanuary hash tag on social media to share where you are and what you are drinking and as always tw.. Read more

White Horse Grand Re-Opening

The White Horse in Emley is currently closed down due to refurbishment and will celebrate it's grand re-opening on Friday 4th December.   

Shepherds Boy does Sunday Lunch!

Can't be bothered cooking on a Sunday? Then look no further, join us for a delicious home cooked Sunday Roast at The Shepherds Boy....for just £7.95, served every Sunday 12pm - 4pm.

Sunday Market @ The Hop Sheffield

The BBQ Collective @ The Hop Sunday Market is coming to Sheffield on 29th November with a range of  handcrafted gifts, clothes and other unique products by local shops. So come along and see what we have to offer and purchase some fabulous Christmas presents.

Huddersfield Oktoberfest 2015

We are very happy to announce that once again our beers picked up a number of awards at the Hudderfield Camra Oktoberfest. The awards were voted for by the public out of 100+ beers: GOLD award in MILD category: Riverhead Brewery – Damson Mild SILVER award in STOUT/PORTER category: Fernandes – Black Voodoo GOLD award in STRONG BITTER category: Rat Brewery - Number of the Rat   Congratulations to our Brewers; Lisa, Steve & Robin!

Rat Infestation @ Candlebar Leeds

Candlebar will be infested by Rat Brewery this weekend - 8 Kegs / 4 Casks on from Thurs 29th Oct - Sun 1st Nov Plus a chance to meet our brewer, Robin, on Thursday night who will be hosting a tutored tasting - 6 x 1/3 pints + free rat glass to keep all for £10!

#NoPyrahNoParty - Ossett presents Richard Pyrah with donation

​ Over the Summer 2015 cricket season we have been selling ‘Pyrah’ brewed especially to support Yorkshire County Cricketer, Rich Pyrah, in his benefit year. Ossett Brewery have donated 10p from each pint of ‘Pyrah’ sold to Richard and his benefit year charities; Yorkshire Cancer Research, Leeds Children’s Hospital Appeal and The PCA Benevolent Fund. The total raised was £3,315! MD Mike Inman presented Richard with a cheque for the amount over a pint at the brewery... ​

Knaresborough in Bloom

Knaresborough in Bloom has delightfully awarded The Cross Keys with a gold certificate for excellence in the Best Floral Planters and Business Properities 2015 categories. Congratulations Cross Keys!        

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