A bar and brewery offering craft beers brewed on site and from around the world has opened on Hull’s resurgent waterfront.
Taphouse Brewpub combines a working brewery with a high-quality bar offering almost 40 draught craft beers, lagers and ciders, as well as an extensive range of bottled and canned beers, quality wines and artisan spirits.
The venue is East Yorkshire’s largest brewpub and offers a stylish space to enjoy craft brews, as well as regular entertainment, including live music, comedy nights and regular tasting sessions.
The in-house brewery is shared by Yorkshire Brewing Company, which has been brewing in Hull for more than six years, and Bone Machine Brew Co, which sends its brews out across the UK and into Europe. The brewers will produce traditional and contemporary beers, some of which will aged in oak casks. Some will be blended with other beers, or enhanced with spirits and other ingredients. Others will be matured in a lambic style, with various natural wild yeasts added, to produce a range of speciality sour beers.
Guest brewers from the UK and across Europe will be invited to craft collaboration beers. Charcuterie platters will complement the craft brews, while an ever-changing mix of street food operators will bring their own unique tastes to the venue’s kitchens at weekends.
Taphouse Brewpub is owned by Yorkshire Brewing Company’s Guy Falkingham and local licensee Lee Kirman. The new 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.
Falkingham said: “One of the unusual features of this venue is that it includes a fully functioning brewery, which will operate 24/7, all year round. We’ll have the capacity to brew more than 15,000 pints a week and
store over 30,000 pints in our holding tanks at any one time, so we will always have plenty of beers on tap.”
Kirman, who co-owns the successful Minerva pub and Humber Street Distillery Co gin bar in the Fruit Market, with his partner Charlotte Bailey, added: “We believe Taphouse Brewpub will become a destination venue, adding to the ever-growing reputation of the Fruit Market and Hull as a great place to visit and enjoy.”
Falkingham said: “We’ve teamed up with Bone Machine because we have a shared passion for artisan brewing. Together we can offer a great range of brews for our in-house customers and growing number of wholesale and retail outlets, as well as creating a fantastic brewery.
“We want to maximise the appeal of having a working brewery and bar under the same roof. We’ll be offering brewery tours on a regular basis so people can learn about the brewing process and taste a few samples, and there’ll be the opportunity for people to brew their own beer.
“We’re also launching the Taphouse Beer Club, offering subscribers monthly delivery of a changing selection of hand-picked beers.”