Monday, June 20, 2016

Pub of the Week - The Black Bull at Liversedge

Fifteen years have elapsed since Ossett Brewery made it's first move into the mutable world of pub companydom. Everything from the regeneration through coactive stewardship of struggling inns to experimental real ale city centre bistros has been tried - with varying degrees of success. The company's forte though has always been the restoration of community pubs, and this weeks relaunch of it's very first is testament.

The Black Bull in Liversedge, halfway between Leeds and Huddersfield, was always a popular place, even before the 2001 takeover, with it's combination of inclusivity and well kept, fair priced beer. Finding a buyer who would maintain the standards set by a near legendary landlord was never going to be easy, but when a retiring Arthur Toulson sold to Ossett, he knew what he was doing.

A decade and a half later and the pub has not only maintained all that made it the perfect wind down after a days toil (staff - beer - characters) but this latest refit has transformed it into a thing of exceptional beauty too. We all know a handful of pubs that are just so comfortable, so easy on the eye and so difficult to drag ourselves out of - well now we've another.

Black Bull
37 Halifax Road
WF15 6JR
Tel: 01924-403779
Opening Times: Mon-Sun 12 noon onwards
8 handpumps usually includes 4 Ossett beers


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