Being independent from any brewery, we stock a huge range of products – far more than the average pub. We aim to be THE BEST in every product category – real ales, lagers (or ‘world beers’), ciders, vodkas …….
We are recognised as real ale experts and we have a huge range of real ales in each outlet – we have been in the market since 1980 and have, in the past, under our previous name of “Legendary Yorkshire Heroes”, operated a chain of 5 real ale off licences, a real ale wholesaling business and a chain of 18 real ale pubs.
We deal almost exclusively with real ales from small independent micro and family breweries, rather than the national brewers. We are Associate Members of SIBA, the Society of Independent Brewers. Check out everything that’s happening on the small brewery scene, nationwide, at SIBA’s new web site – click the link on the right.
We have long-standing links, which means we can get hold of virtually any beer brewed in the United Kingdom and Ireland! We have a few regular beers and many, many guests.
Our biggest suppliers are BLACK SHEEP, CALEDONIAN, JOSEPH HOLT, TIMOTHY TAYLOR, PHOENIX, MORDUE, COTTAGE, ADNAMS, YOUNGS, HOP BACK, ROBINSON, THWAITES, HIGHGATE
We used to bring in DWAN beers from Co. Tipperary, Ireland, but they have stopped brewing. We now bring in MESSRS MAGUIRE beers from Dublin.
We also feature OLD BEAR brewery beers from Keighley very regularly. they are bout to start producing a monthly FRUIT BEER at about 4.2% ABV, with a different fruit each month. All our pubs will stock it. It will be exclusive to our pubs. The first will be in November 2005 and will be CHERRY – get it quick – very limited supply!! Check out Old Bear Brewery on their web site www.oldbearbrewery.com.
Some of our outlets stock a mild ale regularly – the most common being Robinsons Hatters Mild and Highgate Mild.
As well as bitters and milds, we have, as guests, real lagers (like Harviestoun Schiehallion) and real stouts (like Plain Stout from MESSRS MAGUIRE brewery in Ireland!)
We are regarded by many as THE BEST real ale pub in the area, for quality, variety and rarity of ales on offer.