A bar and brewery offering craft beers brewed on site and from around the world has opened in Hull’s resurgent waterfront.
Taphouse Brewpub combines a working brewery with a bar, serving almost 40 draught craft beers, lagers and ciders, as well as a range of bottled and canned beers, wines and artisan spirits.
Owned by Yorkshire Brewing Company’s Guy Falkingham and local licensee Lee Kirman, the venue is the latest to open as part of the transformation of the Fruit Market area – the former home of Hull’s wholesale fruit and vegetable trade – into a thriving urban village.
The bar and brewery has a stripped-back look. Comfy leather-backed booths and high tables occupy the front of the 4,000 sq ft space while brewing tanks are on display at the rear of the building.
The in-house brewery is shared by Yorkshire Brewing Company, which has been hand-crafting beers in Hull for more than six years, and Bone Machine Brew Co, which sends its brews out across the UK and into Europe.
Taphouse Brewpub will produce traditional and contemporary beers, including pale ales, bitters, lagers, IPAs, brown ales, mild ales, porters, stouts and other specialities.
Further beers will be aged over a period of time in oak casks for greater maturity and blended with other brews or enhanced with spirits.
Charcuterie platters will complement the craft brews, while a mix of street food operators will take over the kitchens at weekends.
Aside from offering regular entertainment including live music, comedy nights and tasting sessions, guest brewers from the UK and across Europe will be invited to craft collaboration beers throughout the year.
Guy said: “We’re so excited to have brought our brewpub concept to the Fruit Market. We believe our customers will love the look, feel and atmosphere and really enjoy having a sociable drink or two in the bar while our brewers work in the same building.
“A selection of the beers and lagers we will have on the bar will be brewed on the premises, while others will be sourced from across the UK and all around the world – so it couldn’t be a more authentic experience for fans of real ale and craft beer.”