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Riverhead Brewery Tap Beer Festival

Beer Fest @ Riverhead Brewery Tap Friday 28th - Sunday 30th June Featuring SALT Beer Factory With live music throughout the weekend!

Summer Beer Festival At The Flowerpot!

A DATE FOR YOUR DIARIES!  The Flowerpots summer beer festival returns Friday 21st - Sunday 23rd June. A variety of over 15 different beers to try as well as delicious BBQ and street food that will be available throughout the festival!  

Great Gnawthern at Rat & Ratchet

THE GREAT GNAWTHERN BEER FESTIVAL Thursday 30th May - Sunday 2nd June With over 15 different beers from Northern based breweries, featuring SALT Beer Factory!   Meet The Brewer with SALT Thurday 30th May from 7pm Live Music Throughout the weekend    

Theres a Rat Inn-Festation happening at the Black Bull, Rothwell!

The Rat Inn-Festation returns to the Black Bull, Rothwell Friday 24th - Sunday 26th May. Showcasing a fantastic range of Rat Brewery beers and live music throughout the weekend!    

The Fox Beer Festival Returns!

No plans for you and the family this Spring Bank Holiday? Well this might just take your fancy! Thursday 23rd - Monday 27th May Featuring all 4 microbreweries within the Ossett Brewery family. SALT Beer Factory, Rat Brewery, Riverhead Brewery and Fernandes Brewery. LIVE MUSIC Thursday & Friday | 7pm Saturday & Sunday | 5pm QUIZ Thursday | 9pm MAGICIAN  Monday | 4pm DOUGH EYED PIZZA Delicious wood fired pizza available throughout the festival

Brewery Social: Less than 2 weeks to go!

BREWERY SOCIAL Get your social head on and come and join us at the bottom of Healey Road in Ossett for a relaxing day of people, beer, food and music in the heart of the brewery. This is a free, family-friendly event where everybody is welcome, even the dog! Featuring new beers from our friends at Salt Beer Factory, a range of cask, keg, real cider & street food Live Music At The Brewery 3.45pm - Underdrive Johnny 5.45pm - Tom Bedlam Duo At Brewers Pride (just round the corner from the brewery) 8pm - Soul attitude See you at the bar!

Wine Event at Craft Asylum #1

Life's too short to drink bad wine, don't you think?  Why not join us on Thursday 18th April from 6pm and taste a selection of our new premium wine range, ask questions and get sampling... For only £15 per person! Tickets include: Tutored Tasting from our wine guru A selection of our premium wine samples Complimentary nibbles Live acoustic from 8pm Havent got your tickets yet? Click HERE to purchase online now! Alternatively you can call Craft Asylum #1 on 0113 2446655 or visit the venue direct.

TAPFEST 2019

Tapfest returns Bank Holiday Sunday, 26th May. Join us for live music, pizza and great beer! There is no better way to spend your Sunday, right?

Craft Beer & Ale Festival at Three Pigeons

Join us at the Three Pigeons, Thursday 9th - Sunday 12th May for our Craft Beer & Ale Festival with new beers, from new breweries! Featuring not just one, but two meet the brewer sessions with SALT Beer Factory!  

SALSA + Beer Audit Success

Congratulations to us! Ossett brewery has successfully passed the recent SALSA + Beer Audit Go team Ossett. Read more about it below: https://www.salsafood.co.uk/about.php?p=1

Gin Tasting at Craft Asylum #1

Calling all you wonderful GIN lovers out there! We are excited to announce our first ever GIN tasting evening at Craft Asylum #1, Thursday 28th February from 6pm. A great opportunity to try a selection of unique and exciting gins with some fine Ginformation from The Gin Shack along the way... Welcome drink on arrival and a selection of premium gin and mixers, plus some ginspired nibbles. As if that wasn't enough there will even be a live acoustic set following the event! Tickets are just £15 per person and you can find details on where to purchase them below.   Craft Asy.. Read more

Craft Beer Rising 2019

Join us from February 21st - 23rd to sample an array of hop-forward keg beer. We'll have our new and improved core range courtest of Colin Stronge, Paul Spencer & JDC Brewhouse along with a couple of one off specials!   Craft Beer Rising | The Old Truman Brewery | Brick Lane | London  

Introducing Salt Bar & Kitchen

Salt Bar & Kitchen | Grand Opening | Thursday 31st January from 7.30pm Following the launch of our recent SALT brand, Beer Factory and Taproom, we would like to introduce to you, Salt Bar & Kitchen, formerly known as the Hop Saltaire. The venue will continue to feature the same great food, drink choices and live music. See you at the bar.          

Wharfest 7 Is Coming!

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Merry Christmas

Let's raise a glass to 2019... 2018 HIGHLIGHTS We said hello to our new microbrewery, Salt Beer Factory. Salt Beer Factory is housed in a Grade II listed Edwardian tramshed, located in the UNESCO village of Saltaire, Bradford. Salt began with a simple dream - to brew great craft lager, but evolved into something much greater. Expect to find a range of hop-forward beers including IPAs, stouts, lagers and exciting brewing collaborations. The venue includes the taproom, live music space, wood-fired pizza oven, gift shop and DJ booth. From Salt Beer Factory, th.. Read more

Events for 2019

After Christmas has been and gone we always get a case of the January blues, so here is something to look forward to in the new year... Wharfest 7 Saturday 2nd February From 3pm Live music across our 3 venues, Craft Asylum #1, Archie's Bar & Kitchen and The Hop in Leeds Brewery Social Sunday 5th May From 3pm - 8pm at Ossett Brewery Live music and a great selection of Ossett Brewery beer Annual Family Open Day in aid of Forget Me Not Children's Hospice Saturday 27th July From 1pm - 7pm at Ossett Brewery An afternoon of family fun, live music and a grand raffle Wharfe.. Read more

Ossett Brewery Sell 50% Stake to Private Investor

National award-winning brewer and pub company operator Ossett Brewery has sold a 50% stake in the group business. It includes Ossett Brewery and its 26 retail sites, including 19 traditional pubs and restaurants, 4 ale & live music centric bars trading as The HOP and the recently formed new business of Salt Beer Factory and its own city centre bars branded Craft Asylum.   Mark Hunter is the new co-owner of the company and will take a seat on the board but will not form part of the day-to day operational management  team.  The brewery will continue to be led by co-own.. Read more

Congratulations to Fernandes Brewery

Congratulations to Fernandes Brewery for their Bronze Award at the Stockport Beer and Cider Festival 2019.

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

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