Friday, June 29, 2007

It's Ten for Ossett!

Ossett Brewery has today acquired it's tenth tied-house, namely the popular Wakefield brewpub Fernandes. An original bid for the pub was turned down last year but after renewed talks a figure has finally been agreed. No wholesale alterations are planned for the second storey bar but a brand new continental style cafe bar will be added in the room below, where a homebrew supply shop is currently housed. The pub operates it's own brewery and this will continue to produce the existing range in much the same way as the Riverhead does at Marsden, with the subsidiary beers complementing the Ossett ales as guests.

An opening date has yet to be announced but sources are predicting early August for the existing pub with September being likely for the new bar.

OSSETT'S TOP TEN in order of aquisition:
Black Bull, Liversedge
Rat & Ratchet, Huddersfield
Three Pigeons, Halifax
Shepherd's Rest, Sowerby Bridge
Traveller's Inn, Hipperholme
Shepherds's Boy, Dewsbury
The Drop Inn, Elland
Riverhead Brewery Tap, Marsden
The Tap, Ossett
Fernandes, Wakefield

Ossett's first pub the Black Bull shortly after re-opening in 2003

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