If you ask me this is a fantastic entrance-way to any sort of drinking establishment. To get there you have to cross over the treacherous waters of Leeds, and underneath the heavy rumbling of train wheels overhead.
|You can just about make out the end of the watery tunnels|
as you walk over the bridge!
As you may or may not know the Hop is an Ossett owned bar, which welcomes you with a great view of all the casks available only an agonising few inches away.
Walk past the ferkin beauties and you are confronted by a great looking bar to slake the lust of any real ale/lager boy fan.
The bar is host to a wide selection of beers. 10, yes count em, 10 different cask lines! and don't go thinking there all Ossett beers, only 4 are regulars, the other 6 feature a multitude of local cask ales. Not in the mood for ale? there is a fantastic selection of 9 different keg line fonts, presenting a super selection from the best that European breweries have to offer.
This is just the 'small' range that I was presented with today;
And of course there is a great selection of bottles as-well; (and some ciders on keg, cask and bottle)
What really impressed me was the look of the whole place. You couldn't tell the place was new. It looked fantastic, a real haven for the beer lover. Heres just a couple of snaps of the interior;
|These bottles needed to be super glued down|
because of the trains running overhead!
Even the bloody toilets had class about them!!
Overall - a great par! (pub/bar) I will defo be dragging Ghost Girlfriend down here for a few drinks - she'll love the arty/gothic student feel of the place, as did I. I heard that there are quite a lot of the 'suited and booted' types that frequent the place during the week, but I know if enough 'real beer' loving fans get off there Ghostly arses and get down to the Hop, this place can be a real fantastic spot to sup great beer!
Open hours - 12 till 12 everyday.
Pies, pies and more pies served on a daily basis till 7PM.
Live music played on a Fri/Sat - providing a great atmosphere.
I'm Hop Bound!