January 15, 2024

SALT Brewing & Ossett Pub Company are pleased to announce their joint venture on the renovation and reopening of the incredible Georgian building in the centre of the Horbury community formerly known as ‘The Bingley Arms’.   Now to be affectionately renamed as simply ‘The Bingley’, in line with how locals have always revered this much loved watering hole.

The purchase and refurbishment of the site has seen the breweries invest over £1 million into the venture, the former coaching inn will open its doors for a grand public reopening on Friday 23rd June.

‘The Bingley’ is the first collaboration between SALT and Ossett & an impressive addition to both breweries’ venue portfolios. Heading back to the homeland of Ossett Brewery, The Bingley is just two miles away from the brewery and is the perfect venture for both breweries involved.

Renovation has included a redesigned internal layout, new bar area, essential structural work, new open mezzanine, new Georgian style wooden windows throughout and an open plan street food kitchen.  The interior decor creatively combines the SALT influenced contemporary & modern look alongside Ossett’s traditional features such as real fires and exposed stone.

Situated between the River Calder and the Calder and Hebble canal, the pub enjoys stunning views of both waterways.  The newly constructed front beer garden will seat around 100 customers and to the rear there is a further traditionally flagged seating area, along with a unique decked area directly overlooking the canal. The scenic canal and towpath offer and unrivalled spot for drinkers to sit and enjoy the summer months. The original, prominent ‘Bingley Arms’ stone carved signage has been repainted in gold to further enhance the imposing character of the 18th century building.

The Georgian pub has stood on Wakefield’s Horbury Bridge for over 200 years, originally built in 1822. The Bingley has thousands of commuters passing the busy area around Bridge Road each day.

With a huge range of award-winning craft beer from SALT, alongside traditional cask ales from Ossett, it is set to be every beer-lovers’ heaven. But it’s not just about the beer, they will also be offering a huge range of spirits, wines from Barrique Fine Wines (the groups own wine wholesaler), Cocktails “On Tap”, soft drinks and much more.

Delicious Asian street food will be up for grabs on the second floor by street food vendor, Baobros23, famous in West Yorkshire for its award-winning Asian steamed buns.

Owner Jamie Lawson said: “The reopening of this once extremely popular pub is a key post Covid investment for our two breweries, SALT and Ossett. We are so excited to put this landmark pub back on the map after an exciting face lift which will inject new life into the Horbury Bridge community.

“We rescued the Bingley with ambitious restoration plans. Those plans were put on hold by the pandemic hitting the hospitality sector particularly hard but after 6 months of hard work we are ready to open the doors. We look forward to welcoming both old and new customers back to The Bingley with a unique site that offers something to all”

We can’t wait to open the doors & welcome you all for a pint or two!