Tuesday, July 01, 2014

The Hop - Saltaire

No longer The Old Tramshed, this fifth in The Hop series of venues reopened last weekend after a major refit. It has been a year since Ossett Brewery's first involvement with this much-loved Saltaire restaurant during which time the emphasis has been on turning around it's fortunes. 

To ensure a future for the site it was felt that a complete re-branding was the way forward by bringing it into the company's Hop stable, alongside existing successful venues at Wakefield, Leeds, Sheffield and York.

Although ditching the original name has not been a popular move with locals, the newest Hop has retained all the character of this landmark building whilst incorporating the distinctive Ossett pub atmosphere.

The beer range is, as you would expect, predominantly from the company's four breweries with Sharps Doom Bar being permanently available too. Blakemere's award-winning Deep Dark Secret and Black Sheep Bitter were also on the bar during my visit. 

The comprehensive menu has been augmented by the addition of a wood-fired pizza oven, so whether you're seeking a formal evening meal up on the mezzanine, taking advantage of a dinner & show package or simply fancy a pizza to go with your pint, then this extraordinary setting is well worth a visit.


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