Thursday, July 31, 2008

A Round Dozen For Ossett

Ossett Brewery have just acquired a second pub in their home town to bring the overall total to twelve managed houses in West Yorkshire. The Victoria in Ossett will be re-christened The Silver King, after the brewery's flagship ale (or should that be Chairman Bob?!), and will reopen on Friday 12th September. As with their last pub, The White Horse at Emley, there will be much emphasis on dry sales but expect a minimum eight real ales on the bar. The Revolution continues! (map)

THE OSSETT DOZEN
Black Bull, Liversedge
Rat & Ratchet, Huddersfield
Three Pigeons, Halifax
Shepherds Rest, Sowerby Bridge
Travellers Inn, Hipperholme
Shepherds Boy, Dewsbury
Drop Inn, Elland
Riverhead Brewery Tap, Marsden
The Tap, Ossett
Fernandes, Wakefield
White Horse, Emley
Victoria, Ossett

Left: The boarded-up Victoria today

5 comments:

daveyravey said...

Shall I write "R" and "L" on your wellies?

JOCKO said...

Fullers have just announced they will be replacing Timothy Taylors as the guest beer in all Ossett pubs and Ossett will have 2 guest beer slots in Fullers pubs.This sounds like good news for us London scoopers.Dont know if you feel the same. CHEERS JOHN.

a swift one... said...

That's right John. Pride is fast becoming a top seller in Ossett houses already. Not sure just how many Fullers pubs are getting Ossett I understood it to be their larger food orientated places only - please drop me a line if you discover it and tell me what you think. Cheers.

markhnz said...

Jogged past the Victoria in Manor Road on Sat, and asked a worker about the opening date. He said 25th Sep for definite. I'm pleased as it will be the closest Ossett Brewery pub to Horbury, and 'may' be walkable.
Cheers, markh.

a swift one... said...

25th is the new date you're right - I think there was a little more work than even the crack team at Ossett could manage in just 6 weeks!