Wednesday, June 8th, 2016
Following a successful launch event last year, we’re excited to be hosting our second annual Brewery Open Day on Saturday July 16th.
From 12-5pm our doors will be open and you’ll have the opportunity to come along and see how we do things, as well as being able to buy a beer or two and soak up the atmosphere with some funky tunes and a selection of street food. Free tours of the brewery will operate throughout the afternoon, for which you can sign up on arrival. There’ll also be an opportunity to buy some Rooster’s merchandise, whilst the bar will be serving a mixture of cask and keg beers, as well as a selection in can and bottle. In addition to the main bar, the guys from Major Tom’s Social will be manning their outside events vehicle, serving Major Tom’s Pale Ale.
The front of the brewery will be transformed into a beer garden for the day, which is where you’ll be able to find our friends from Fat Annie’s Hot Dogs, Scream For Pizza and Karkli, giving you three delicious options for food to pair with your beer as you relax in the sunshine* in the company of some silky beats from Tony Safari.
The bars, merch stand and food stalls are cash only, as we’re unable to accept cheque or card payments. The nearest cash point to the brewery is a 10-minute walk (each way) at the ESSO garage on the corner of Manse Lane and Wetherby Road, should you forget or run out.
Details for how to get to and from the brewery are listed below, but if you’re planning on driving, please be aware that there’ll be no access beyond the front gate of the road that we’re situated on (Grimbald Park). This is due to the road being in use by our neighbours at all times. If you’re planning on joining us and there will be children in your party, please keep this in mind, as there will likely be various large vehicles using the road throughout the afternoon. Please ensure children are supervised by an adult at all times whilst on the premises – both inside and out.
Please ensure you have a valid proof of age ID with you, as you may be asked to present it when buying alcohol. Car parking will be available at CLAD Safety, which is situated at the entrance to the road, immediately before the security gate. Dogs are welcome, but are not permitted inside the brewery building for hygiene reasons.
How To Find Us
There are regular train services to and from Knaresborough from both Leeds and York, running roughly every half an hour. The brewery is approximately a half an hour walk from the station. Alternatively, there is a bus service from the town centre (see below).
If arriving by car, sat nav to HG5 8LJ, but be aware that technology has a habit of directing visitors to either of the roads parallel to the one we’re on (Grimbald Park). Keep an eye out for Clad Safety, which is positioned at the entrance to Grimbald Park, just before or after the traffic light-controlled bridge, depending from which direction you’re arriving. Clad have kindly let us use their car park for the event, so park up & walk down the road, past the M.O.T. garage & look for the over-sized Anderson shelter!
The X1 bus runs to and from Harrogate, via Knaresborough town centre and stops on Wetherby Road, at the end of Grimbald Park, outside Clad Safety. The service operates every 15 minutes until around about 6pm. Bus services also operate between Wetherby & Knaresborough, using the same stop on Wetherby Road.