Wakefield has many local breweries including HB Clarke, Ossett Brewery and the Five Towns Brewery with the names of the ales as interesting and as quirky as the flavours. You can try a selection of their beers and ales at these places.
The Black Rock
3 Cross Square, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 1PQ
Established in 1842 and described as a “proper pub” by many visitors, The Black Rocks amber tiled entrance can’t be missed on Cross Square. Serves Tetley Ale and three guest cask ales.
Open from 11am.
The Red Shed
18 Vicarage Street, Wakefield, WF1 1QX
This really is a red shed, and home to Wakefield’s Labour Club and voted Yorkshire Club of the Year by CAMRA.
Open 7pm - 11pm Friday and 11am - 4pm and 7pm - 11pm Saturday. Closed Sunday. Non-member guests welcome.
107b Westgate, Wakefield, WF1 1EL
This small characterful bar is packed with atmosphere and hosts regular guest cask ales. Look out for live music nights too.
Open 4pm - 1am Friday, 3pm - 1am Saturday and 12noon - Midnight Sunday.
19 Bank Street, Wakefield, WF1 1EH
The Hop Wakefield sits within the ground floor of Bank Streets end residence. Its cobbled street, Georgian architecture and private courtyard make the venue an impressive site. A host of ales over nine hand pulls.
Open 3pm Friday, 12noon Saturday and 4pm Sunday.
Old Malthouse, 5 Avision Yard, Wakefield, WF1 1UA
A truly hidden gem, brewery on site with 10 hand pumps serving own and guest ales. Also home to the Bier Keller serving continental beers. Beer Keller Open 4pm Friday and Saturday.
Brewery Tap open 12noon Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
180 Westgate, Wakefield, WF2 9SR
HB Clarkes Brewery sits behind Henry Boons which serves six real ales and food from 11am - 3pm every day. Free supper every Friday at 6pm.
Open from 11am Friday, Saturday and Sunday.