Saltaire Brewery

Saltaire Brewery’s Amarillo Gold

May 26, 2010
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Saltaire Brewery have an interesting approach to brewing. They brew lots of different beers.  No, really, lots…. There’s at least twenty-five beers listed on their website at the moment.  Of course, they’re not all in production at the same time, but it shows that they’re willing to experiment a little and try things out.   That’s […]

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The Boathouse Inn, Saltaire

November 27, 2009
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The Boathouse used to be one of those slightly tatty, worn-out pubs that had seen much better days. It was just underwhelming, in direct contrast to it’s superb position on the riverbank. The previous owners didn’t seem to have much clue about how to run the place, either.  A few years ago, on the final […]

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The Old Tramshed, Saltaire

October 17, 2009
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We’d planned to eat at The Boathouse, a newly renovated pub/restaurant on the river at the bottom of Saltaire village.  It’s a slick and modern looking place which inexplicably stops serving food at 8pm despite having a large dining room, doesn’t run a reservations system and was packed by the time we arrived. It soon […]

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Webster’s fish and chips, Baildon

April 5, 2009
Webster's Fish and Chips, Baildon

A post half marathon ritual has developed over the years, involving lunch at Webster’s fish and chip restaurant in Baildon. The restaurant is the hub of a small local chain of fish and chip shops, and the food is old-fashioned and superb, with some peculiarities that add to the experience. I ordered a jumbo haddock, […]

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Saltaire Brewery’s Hazelnut Coffee Porter

February 7, 2009
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After much effort, I finally managed to get hold of a couple of bottles of Saltaire Brewery’s award-winning Hazelnut Coffee Porter, from the excellent Beer Ritz in Headingley. Beer Ritz is an Aladdin’s cave of premium and real beer and worth a slight detour, even on a snowy day. It may very well be one […]

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Saltaire Brewery

February 1, 2009
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I had the chance to visit Saltaire Brewery this week, for a tour and a tasting. Saltaire Brewery have been brewing beer in a converted power station on the edge of the Leeds-Liverpool canal in Shipley since 2005, and have produced a range of about fifty different beers in that time. The brewery itself is […]

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