Bradford Brewery has revealed its expansion plans in the city for 2016 as it celebrates its first anniversary. The company is opening two new sites and bringing its temporary bar and bottle shop to a new location.
It will launch its second venue this spring on the site of the former New Pack Horse pub in Westgate, which has been closed for 15 years. It is part of a partnership that is reinventing the venue as Westgate Social Club – a quirky 21st century interpretation of the classic social club, but in a contemporary setting with more modern, imaginative games and events. As well as a bar serving Bradford Brewery beers, there will be an American-influenced menu, first floor function room and roof terrace area.
Plans are also under way to transform an empty building in Saltaire Village into a delicatessen and beer house. The yet-to-be-disclosed venue is also targeted to open this spring. Meanwhile, its temporary bar in The Broadway shopping centre, The Made of Bradford bar and bottle shop, will be popping up again in a different Bradford city centre premises. Terms are currently being agreed and the outlet, selling beer, Bradford souvenirs and gift packs, will reopen some time in March.
Managing director Matthew Halliday said: “Obviously we had high hopes when we launched the business a year ago, but it’s been beyond our wildest dreams. It’s felt like a bit of a whirlwind sometimes, with a lot of hard work from everyone involved and some really special moments. It’s hard to believe that all the fantastic stuff has happened in just a 12-month period. We are certain this is just the beginning though, for Bradford Brewery and for our amazing city, and we’re really excited to be announcing even more big plans for 2016.”
Bradford Brewery and its attached bar was launched on 18 February 2015, bringing the brewing industry back to the city centre for the first time in more than 50 years. Brewing took place 99 times during the year – creating 20 different beers, which are supplied to pubs across the UK.
[Above press release courtesy of Bradford Brewery via BFH Services.]