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Happy Birthday To The Hop Wakefield!

This year The Hop Wakefield marks the venues tenth birthday, and to celebrate we're hosting a massive birthday party, full of live music, tasty street food, and a cracking line up of guest ales!  

Salt Beer Factory Brings Philanthropy Back To Saltaire

Philanthropy is defined as the voluntary promotion of human welfare. In that sense, the simple act of Ossett Brewery making beer for people to drink is our donation to the world. After all, as the red neon sign reads in the newly-complete Salt Beer Factory; “The purpose of beer is to create pleasure” and you’re very welcome. It is the perfect fit for the new micro-brewery and multi-discipline taproom, now the signature feature of the Ossett Brewery empire, to be situated in Saltaire; the home of philanthropy and charitable giving. Now modern day benevolence can reach out to people.. Read more

Salt Beer Factory - A New Venture

Salt Beer Factory, a £1.7million investment by Ossett Brewery and housed in a Grade II Victorian tramshed built in 1904. The building nestled in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage village of Saltaire, is set to launch on Friday 2nd November. Salt is a micro-brewery with a difference, unifying heritage and modern brewing. The mission is to produce showstopping, hop-forward beers and couple them with an interactive brewery experience. Brewing a wide range of beer in keg, can and cask formats, including IPA’s, NEIPA’s, Stouts and Lagers. An exciting line up of brewing collabor.. Read more

Whats On - November 2018

November welcomes the illuminating fireworks of Bonfire night and the chaos of Black Friday, and also another month of exciting events across the Ossett Brewery estate! MUSIC Every week, our Pubs and Taverns showcase up and coming artists, seasoned cover bands and the best acoustic entertainment out there. November at Hop Leeds has plenty in store, starting with Funktion (3 Nov) performing well known pop covers, The Amelia Carter Band (10 Nov) bringing classic soulful tunes and hard hitting blues, with Bad Mouth (24 Nov) performing energetic punk and ska classics from The Jam, The Sex Pistols a.. Read more

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

Open Day - Grand Raffle Winners!

Here are the grand raffle winners from our Family Open Day! Please email jack@ossett-brewery.co.uk if you see your ticket number to collect your prize.

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

Keep Brewing and Carry On: Introducing Our Annual Family Open Day

Every part of our lives involves the concept of simply ‘carrying on’. It involves work, looking after the kids, making tea, doing the washing, getting up and going to bed. Our everyday routines are very repetitive and a lot of the time we are struggling for motivation, but we simply carry on, because we have to. It is that notion that the world keeps on moving, regardless of what you do, that underpins Ossett Brewery’s ethos of hard work and making the most of opportunities, but it is also central to the support we give to our preferred charity; the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospi.. Read more

Wharfest 6 Is Coming!

LEEDS' FAVOURITE WATERFRONT FESTIVAL IS BACK! WHARFEST6 returns on Saturday 29th September, featuring some of the areas finest bands, acoustic acts and DJ's. Starting from 3pm, you can kick back to some acoustic jams at candlebar, rock out to the bands at The Hop, and finish the party with our DJ at Archies Bar & Kitchen, all located at Granary Wharf, Leeds. Not only will there be plenty of music to keep you entertained all day long, but food will be available at all venues! Check out the WHARFEST6 lineup below:    

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!  

Bringing the Curry House to the Old Peacock

AUTHENTIC INDIAN CUISINE COMING SOON to The Old Peacock Launching on Friday 13th July from 12noon Our good friends at The Spiced Mango Restaurant in Middlestown will be taking over the restaurant at The Old Peacock, providing customers with a range of authentic Indian delights straight from the kitchen.

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.  

Ciderest is Back at The Travellers in Hipperholme

Here's a date for your diaries! Thursday 5th - Sunday 8th July is our CIDERFEST at The Travellers in Hipperholme. Not only do you have 4 days to indulge in lots of delicious real ciders but we will have a special family day on Saturday...      

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.

World Cup Showing Live Across our Pub Estate

Watch the World Cup LIVE across our following sites... Archie's Bar & Kitchen, Leeds  Black Bull, Liversedge Black Bull, Rothwell Brewers Pride & Millers Restaurant, Ossett Cross Keys, Knaresborough Drop Inn, Elland Flowerpot, Mirfield Fox, Holgate Road, York Hop, Leeds Hop, Saltaire Old Peacock, Leeds Old Vic, Ossett Rat & Ratchet, Huddersfield Shepherds Boy, Dewsbury Shepherds Rest, Sowerby Bridge Tap, Ossett Three Pigeons, Halifax Travellers Inn, Hipperholme  

Suck it up Everyone, We’re Saying Goodbye to Plastic

  In an industry as competitive as the pub trade, waste is a huge problem and at Ossett Brewery it is something we have to keep a very close eye on in terms of brewing, food production and the way we operate throughout our whole pub estate. If we didn’t, the beer you drink and the meals you order would have to cost a lot more. We’re sure this is no surprise to most of our customers, but what does come as a rather pleasant by-product sometimes is when we are able to cut out a wasteful practice that actually has positive consequential benefits. From this month we have introdu.. Read more

Acoustic Night at Fernandes

Family Fun Day at The Old Peacock

The Old Peacock on Elland Road is the perfect pub for drinks and socialising during football season... but that's not all it has to offer! Join us this Bank Holiday Sunday for our first Family Fun Day from 1PM

TAPFEST

Bank Holiday Sunday Funday! Join us for Tapfest at The Tap, Ossett. Sunday 27th May from 3PM Live Music Outside Bar BBQ food all day The perfect Sunday    

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