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    March 3rd, 2010FletchtheMonkeyBeer news, Breweries
    The Hop, live music and real ale pub opening in Leeds this March

    The Hop, live music and real ale pub opening in Leeds this March

    Wakefield’s finest are coming to Leeds in the guise of The Hop, the live music and real ale venue of Ossett Brewery’s pub armada. Situated in the Granary Wharf area of Leeds overlooking the reinvigorated quayside, The Hop will sit under two of the previously disused railway arches that are tucked away between the confluence of the Leeds-Liverpool canal and the River Aire.

    I’ve been watching the empty unit over the last few weeks and months, gradually turning from a blank canvas to a vaguely pub-like skeleton as I pass by. Today’s walk to the bank was considerably brightened by the sight of a new sticker in the window, shouting loudly ‘Opening on Friday 26th March!’

    The Hop will take the tally of great pubs within a five minute walk of where I work to new heights, with the ‘thes’ of Grove, Commercial, Adelphi, Cross Keys and Midnight Bell fame all located a short stumble from each other.

    Photos by me and my good friend Rick

    Bridgewater Place towers over Granary Wharf form across the Leeds-Liverpool canal and is one of the views from The Hop

    Bridgewater Place towers over Granary Wharf form across the Leeds-Liverpool canal and is one of the views from The Hop. Pic (c) Mark Fletcher 2010

    Granary Wharf, Leeds

    The 3 new buildings and canal basin at Granary Wharf near Leeds train station. Left to right: Candle House (apartments), City Inn (hotel) and Watermans Place (apartments). Pic (c) Rick Harrison 2010

    The striking angular form of Waterman's Place at Granary Wharf, just a moment's walk from the site of The Hop

    The striking angular form of Waterman's Place at Granary Wharf, just a moment's walk from the site of The Hop. Pic (c) Rick Harrison 2010

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  • This is cracking news! Another real beer pub within spitting distance of my work as well!

    The Sky Lounge in the City Inn is pretty good for a drink of an evening as well!

    Paul

    http://www.hownottodoafoodblog.com

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    FletchtheMonkey Reply:

    @Paul, I’ve not tried Sky Lounge yet, intend to though. Still undecided as to whether Cross Keys or Midnight Bell is nearest to my desk…a nice problem to have!

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  • Looking forward to this. You could make a nice little crawl Scarborough Taps – The Hop – Grove Inn – Midnight Bell – Cross Keys.

    Now there’s a thought…

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  • Looking forward to it look like I’ll be missing a few trains home!

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    FletchtheMonkey Reply:

    I regularly miss trains and buses home as it is. North Bar and the Adelphi are both stops on my bus home too!

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  • I was invited the opening of this but im on nights :(

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  • Hola!

    Does anyone know whether it’s invite only for the opening of The Hop? I wonder how this will affect The Brewery Tap!?

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    FletchtheMonkey Reply:

    Hi Hannah! I believe it is for the opening this Thursday but I think Friday is just plain open. I’d contact the brewery for more info http://www.ossett-brewery.co.uk/contact.html

    I think at the moment this will only help other pubs in the areas by encouraging more people to the river area.

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    Hannah Reply:

    @FletchtheMonkey,

    Thanks for the contact details,rang the brewery and they were very helpful… gonna bop down there tonight and check it out!

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    FletchtheMonkey Reply:

    @Hannah, No worries. Went last night it was very good. Beer was a bit lively but a great addition to the waterfront. Cracking views of Bridgewater Place from upstairs.

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