Monday, February 16, 2009

The Hop, Wakefield

A rather belated pictorial on this latest enterprise from Ossett Brewery but then it has been snowing. Billed as a live music and comedy real ale venue (that's stand-up, not funny beer!) The Hop is an unusual hybrid pub/club that when complete will comprise bars and stages on two separate floors plus a restaurant.

For the time being though all the action happens at ground level in the front room where a trademark arch divides the bar from the mini stage area. An additional room to the rear provides an alternative to the noise when it's turn night, though you will have to make a mental note of what beer's available as the serving area is little more than a hatch at the moment.

Stylish surroundings enhanced by quality decor are typically Ossett and the courtyard out front will be a real bonus come the summer months with it's massive jumberella. Eight pumps featuring mostly Ossett and Fernandes, plus the now obligatory Fullers London Pride, are your ale options whilst entertainment is currently scheduled for comedy once a month with twice weekly music nights. (map)

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