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National recognition for Farsley beer garden ahead of easing of national restrictions

A Farsley brewpub has won national recognition as one of the UK’s top outdoor beer gardens and terraces to visit.

Amity Brew Co is officially opening its 2,500 sq ft brewpub at Sunny Bank Mills’ Festoon Rooms for the first time next month. It features a paved outdoor beer garden overlooking the newly developed £2million Weavers Yard, a 5,000 sq ft outdoor space.

The brewpub was originally due to open last autumn, but its opening was delayed due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

The Telegraph has held up Amity Brew Co as one of the top 20 UK rooftop bars and outdoor terraces to book this spring. The easing of lockdown restrictions means bars in England can open for outdoor service from April 12.

The Telegraph wrote:

“Having launched its brewpub in July last year, Amity Brew Co. has never served a pint to its customers on-site and will be opening up its 40-seater courtyard for the first time in April. Set in the historic Sunny Bank Mills just outside Leeds, it’s the ideal spot for a pint in the sun after some shopping or visiting the local art gallery.”

Amity Brew Co were pleased by the recognition. Posting on Facebook, they said:

“By eck! We’ve been mentioned in The Telegraph as one of the UK’s top outdoor terraces to visit this spring!”

Speaking to WLD last July, co-founder and director of Amity Brew Co, Russ Clarke, dreamt of using the USA brewery model to open his own brewpub.  Russ said:

“We are a group of friends who met on the craft beer scene having worked in the UK’s best breweries, so we know our stuff.

“We are inspired by the US model of a brewpub, making limited batch beer on-site and getting it into the hands of the community fresh and fast.

“Launching a business post covid-19 really adds the pressure but we’ve been heartened to see how the local community has rallied together and we feel the brewpub is exactly what the community will embrace at this time. We are adaptable and nimble enough to make sure that our plans can quickly change according to any government restrictions that might be passed in the future as we all adapt to the world with C-19.”

Earlier this week the pub advertised for bar staff ahead of the easing of lockdown restrictions.


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