Open Day ’17


   

Following the success of both our 2015 and 2016 open day’s we’re happy to confirm that this year’s event will take place on Saturday July 29th.
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 beers from cask, keg and can. (Please ensure you have a valid proof of age ID with you, as you may be asked to present it when buying alcohol).

 

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 Mac Daddies, Andy Annat’s Crackerjack BBQ and Karkli, giving you three outrageously delicious options for food to pair with your beer as you relax in the sunshine* in the company of some silky beats from DJ Tony Safari.

 

This year, we’ll now be in a position to accept card payments, as well as cash.

 

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.

 

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.

 

By Train

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).

 

By Car

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!

 

By Bus

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.

 

*Fingers crossed.

Open Day ’17

WHAT WE'RE UP TO

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@bryoniebrignall will have no regrets come tomorrow! #cluckyeah



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