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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

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!  

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

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

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

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:    

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

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.

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    

Beer Festival time at The Three Pigeons

Join us for a beer extravaganza at The Three Pigeons in Halifax. Thursday 10th - Sunday 13th May With over 20 beers, including new beers from new breweries, there will be something to tempt everybodies tastebuds. Of course it wouldn't be a beer festival without some tunes, you can dance the night away with live music from 8PM on Friday and soak up the drinks with... you guessed it, SERIOUSLY delicious pigeon pies!      

Ossett Brewery Social

Join us on Sunday 6th May from 3PM for our first Brewery Social! CASK & KEG BAR | LIVE MUSIC | BBQ FOOD | REAL CIDER    Live music... At the Brewery from 3PM Acoustic solo, Micky Johnson, playing a range of music from across the decades that we all know and love Acoustic duo, Ellie Coast & Dave Pilla, playing some tasty covers with a twist At Brewers Pride from 8PM Brothers On The Slide, providing the best of soul & funk in Yorkshire KINGS YARD | LOW MILL ROAD | OSSETT | WF5 8ND (At the bottom of Healey Road)         .. Read more

What's on at The Fox, 2018

At the Fox you are never at a loss of events to attend, with fun for the whole family, it would be rude not to...  

A Year of Celebration: announcing our 2018 Beer Festivals

Call us old fashioned, but as we go to considerable lengths to brew quality beer, we quite like people to drink it. With a pub estate now stretching to 25 establishments and a burgeoning retail trade to wholesale partners and direct deliveries, you’d think that would be enough, but no, we don’t just like to brew, sell and drink beer – yep, we like the odd drop ourselves too – we like to celebrate it as well. The concept of beer festivals is nothing new of course, but the real ale revolution has seen an insatiable thirst for the gathering of like-minded souls to raise a glass t.. Read more

Rat Brewery takes on Craft Beer Rising

It's that time of year again, our sister brewery, Rat Brewery are packing up some of their finest beers and scurrying to London for the highly anticipated CRAFT BEER RISING! It is the UK's biggest craft beer festival and it is taking place in the Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane... It's said this year is to be bigger and better than ever before! If you are in London come and say hi and get a taste of these DELICIOUS beers...  

WHARFEST 5!

The next instalment of Wharfest is back by popular demand on SATURDAY 27th JANUARY FROM 3PM    

Rat Inn-Festation of The Black Bull, Rothwell

Rat Inn-Festation is coming to the Black Bull in Rothwell: Friday 27th - Sunday 29th October  You're never more than 6 feet from a rat, find yours at the bar...

Beer Festival at The Fox on Holgate Road

DATE FOR THE DIARY... The Fox on Holgate Road Beer Festival Thursday 12th - Sunday 15th October 18 Different Local Beers  Live music for the festival weekend: Thursday - Georgette Hilton, 6PM  Friday - Charlie Swainston, 6PM Saturday - Richie Schmarler, 6PM Sunday - Beggar’s Bunce, 6PM   See you all there!  

O to K Beer Festival at The Old Vic

O to K Beer Festival is BACK! Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd October A range of different beers, cider, hot food and live music...

Something In The Air At Fernandes

We all like to raise a glass to celebrate an anniversary, and we don’t need much excuse, whether it’s marking a wedding milestone or five years since the cat first learned how to use the cat flap that you fitted many years previously. If there’s a significant date to be noted, we’ll iron a shirt and be straight there. So imagine if there were two anniversaries landing together at the same place, and that place was a pub combined with a microbrewery? You shouldn’t need a degree in Event Management to be able to arrange an appropriate celebration, and lo and behold we have al.. Read more

Wharfest4

Wharfest returns for it's fourth music festival on Granary Wharf, spread across our three Leeds based venues; Candlebar, Archie's Bar & Kitchen, The Hop If you don't know how it works, Wharfest will be taking place on Saturday 30th September. There will be live music from 3PM across the three venues: Candlebar- Acoustic music from 3PM The Hop - Live Bands from 3PM Archie's - Live DJ taking us into the evening from 9PM Spend your day hopping across the bars sampling amazing food, washing it down with delicious drinks and have the chance to get your hands .. Read more

Beer Festivals Over at The Shepherds Rest & The Drop Inn, Halifax

Our two Halifax sites are providing you all with a beer festival treat! The Shepherds Rest - Bolton Brow, Sowerby Bridge, HX6 2BD The Drop Inn - 12 Elland Ln, Elland, HX5 9DU Get yourselves down...

Spreading The Love of Beer with our September Beer Festival

For most people the festival season is seen as June to August; the summer months, or so we call them. You know the scene; endless sunny days, drinking, dancing, eating and sometimes sleeping outdoors, enjoying a sunset as the band plays on, etc etc. But at Ossett Brewery we like to be a bit different, and September is when it all kicks off for us.   The great benefit of beer festivals is that you don’t necessarily need the weather; just the people and the beer. Except that September usually provides pretty decent weather anyway, but let’s keep .. Read more

Beer & BBQ at The Shepherds Boy

Beer, BBQ and music, the perfect way to spend your Bank Holiday Sunday.  Drop in at The Shepherds Boy on Sunday 27th August from 12noon and enjoy! Shepherds Boy, 157 Huddersfield Road, Dewsbury, WF13 2RP

Rat Inn-Festation at The Rat and Ratchet

We are super excited about this.... RAT INN-FESTATION Thursday 7th - Sunday 10th September at The Rat and Ratchet, Huddersfield. Don't miss out on all the amazing Rat Brewery beers to try and the live entertainment all weekend!

Bank Holiday Madness at The Flowerpot Beer Festival

BANK HOLIDAY BEER FESTIVAL SPECIAL Friday 25th - Monday 28th August 2017 Back by popular demand, The Flowerpot in Mirfield will be holding a beer festival over August Bank Holiday weekend (yes that's twice in one year, how lucky are you?!) This charming community pub will have over 26 different beers and 6 real ciders for you to try, along with live music and delicious bbq food throughout.  See you all there! The Flowerpot, 65 Calder Rd, Mirfield, WF14 8NN

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