All the hallmarks of the Ossett Brewery Pub Co. brand - the ornate bar, the trademark arch, the quality furnishings and tasteful decor - are much in evidence at this new flagship pub.
The Silver King offers drinkers and diners a traditional but stylish environment in which to enjoy the company's award-winning ale and excellent cuisine. The pub is bandit and TV-free and the little background music there is doesn't manage to spoil the relaxed ambiance.
Two distinct drinking areas make up the front rooms of the pub whilst the restaurant (or bistro) is in two rooms to the rear, with the old wash house conversion a particularly attractive place in which to eat. Daytime and evening menus are available and booking is recommended for the more popular nights of the week.
The place oozes quality craftsmanship throughout and has the real feel of a country inn where wooden and flagged flooring will allow for hiking boots and wet dogs in the very inclusive bar. A collection of old waiting-room style wall clocks is a particular favourite feature of mine and an old piano could lead to some rather interesting evenings!
The bar serves eight hand-pulled real ales with Ossett, Riverhead and Fernandes featuring prominently, as you would expect, alongside a Fullers (usually London Pride) and rotating guests.
To the rear a newly created furnished terrace can be accessed from the restaurant whilst a designated covered area for smokers is available by the back door. The car park can accommodate up to a dozen vehicles with a little thought but it is rather narrow so the street maybe a better bet.