Yorkshire brewer creates ‘chic’ canalside bar in Leeds

Candlebar Leeds

A new bar has been opened by West Yorkshire’s Ossett Brewery in the ground floor of a waterside building, Candle House, in Granary Wharf in Leeds. It has invested over £300,000 in creating Candlebar, an intimate venue specialising in craft beers, wines by the glass and gourmet pizza.

Its interior features natural materials and neutral tones with dashes of vibrant colour which the brewery owners have dubbed “Yorkshire chic”, developed with leading hospitality practice Fusion By Design. It has an extensive waterside seating area outside, with stunning views straight across the Leeds-Liverpool canal.

Candlebar serves 14 craft beers from around the world, including Ossett’s own cask beers, and over 20 premium wines by the glass, dispensed through Enomatic preservation machines. There are also craft ciders, premium spirits and a selection of classic cocktails.

Food is led by “rustic” pizzas, cooked in an authentic Italian wood-fired oven, alongside gourmet sharing boards and selection of salads.

Each month will see the wine list feature 12 new wines from a particular county, which started with Italy, progressing to Australia and New Zealand followed by Spain. Each month’s wines are paired with special-edition pizzas and salads with traditional toppings from the host country.

Candlebar Leeds

It is part of Ossett Brewery’s 24-strong estate which also includes The Old Peacock and The Hop in Leeds. Granary Wharf combines modern development alongside a historic canal side setting and is set to become more popular after the opening of Leeds Station South Exit (LSSE) which will be next to Candlebar.

Jamie Lawson, managing director of Ossett Brewery, said: “We of course know both Leeds and Granary Wharf well from our continued success with The Hop Leeds but this venue is totally different to those we have launched previously.”

It is open from 4pm to midnight Mondays to Wednesdays, from midday to 12.30am Thursdays to Saturdays and from midday to midnight on Sundays.

Candlebar, Candle House, Granary Wharf, Leeds LS1 4GJ
Tel: 0113 244 6655

Candlebar Leeds

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