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The Hop (Ossett)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Goose Eye - Over and StoutExcellent1
Ossett - Silver KingExcellent2
Kirkstall - Three SwordsExcellent1
Ossett - Excelsius (was Excelsior)Excellent1
Ossett - Big RedExcellent2
Goose Eye - SpringwellExcellent1
Salamander - Turn TurtleGood1
Fernandes - Malt Shovel MildGood2
Ossett - Viviene MayGood1
Ossett - Yorkshire BlondeGood1
Steamin' Billy (contract brewed by various) - Billy the KidGood1
Fernandes - Dripping BitterAcceptable1
Ossett - Pale GoldNot Tried0
Riverhead - Cupwith Light BitterNot Tried0
Ossett - Treacle StoutNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Front RowNot Tried0
York (now brewed by and at Black Sheep) - First LightNot Tried0
Riverhead - Dirker DelightNot Tried0
Fernandes - Pilot LiteNot Tried0
Tetley - BitterNot Tried0
Old Bear - HibernatorNot Tried0
Atomic - PowerNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Kirkstall - Black Band PorterNot Tried0
Potbelly - Beijing BlackNot Tried0
Rat - Black Rat PorterNot Tried0
Ilkley - The MayanNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Hop, Leeds, West Yorkshire
Picture 2. The Hop, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Visits Details

12 Jan 2018 (McGargle)
Straight off the train and in for a welcome. Lively with foreground rock music. Very mucha young person's pub in the evening. Enjoyed it.
Ossett - Silver King4.30ExcellentGood to see a tight sparkler properly used.
15 Jul 2013 (HSB)
13:30 Our group were the only people in. I suspect a very different atmosphere in the evening. An intriguing approach to the pub if you come from the Scarbrough Hotel and walk through the station undercroft and over the river.
Salamander - Turn Turtle4.00Good
Ossett - Silver King4.30Not Tried
Potbelly - Beijing Black4.40Not Tried
Ossett - Yorkshire Blonde3.90Not Tried
Rat - Black Rat Porter4.50Not Tried
Ilkley - The Mayan5.30Not Tried
12 Jan 2013 (Martin the Mildman)
Quite busy on a Saturday afternoon.
Steamin' Billy (contract brewed by various) - Billy the Kid4.20GoodBrewed by Grainstore, a well balanced amber bitter. Fairly dry, bitter finish. My score 15/20.
08 Apr 2012 (Stephen Harris)
Very quiet on Easter Sunday afternoon. Nice relaxed atmosphere.
Goose Eye - Springwell3.80ExcellentA very pale, very hoppy beer.
Ossett - Viviene May4.10GoodA very pale, sweetish, lager-style beer with a dry hoppiness.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Ossett - Pale Gold3.80Not Tried
Ossett - Excelsius (was Excelsior)5.20Not Tried
Ossett - Big Red4.00Not Tried
Ossett - Yorkshire Blonde3.90Not Tried
Kirkstall - Black Band Porter5.50Not Tried
15 Jul 2011 (Martin the Mildman)
Beer festival in progess with a small stillage on the upper level. Very busy early on a Friday evening.
Fernandes - Malt Shovel Mild3.80ExcellentBlack with a full on malt character of roasty, toasty malt and hints of chocolate. Just a backgound hint of hops. Fairly dry, roasty finish. My score 16/20.
Kirkstall - Three Swords4.50ExcellentVery pale and hoppy with lots of citrus hop flavours. Good balance and body to give a full flavoured beer with a fruity, citrus hop finish. My score 16/20.
11 Apr 2011 (Andrew)
I can see why Brian came here. Split level pub with murals of indie-bands and the like on the walls. Bit dead when we were there but I imagine at the weekend it rocks!
Fernandes - Malt Shovel Mild3.80AcceptableJet black, toasted, milky, tomato vine, slight sour milk finish
Tetley - Bitter3.70Not Tried
Ossett - Silver King4.30Not Tried
Old Bear - Hibernator5.00Not Tried
Ossett - Pale Gold3.80Not Tried
Ossett - Excelsius (was Excelsior)5.20Not Tried
Ossett - Yorkshire Blonde3.90Not Tried
Atomic - Power4.80Not Tried
22 Mar 2011 (Brian)
It was about 3 pm on a Tuesday so not suprising to find it quite empty. There were a few people outside enjoying the spring sunshine. To know what this pub is like you need to visit its own website, it describes itself as "oh-so cool" and to honest it probably is. I can imagine it being great and heaving with students on a live music night.
Ossett - Big Red4.00GoodChocolate malt beer. Good.
Ossett - Yorkshire Blonde3.90GoodBig blonde beer with creamy northern head and some sourness. Only mild bitterness, but really nice.
Ossett - Pale Gold3.80Not Tried
Riverhead - Cupwith Light Bitter4.20Not Tried
Ossett - Excelsius (was Excelsior)5.20Not Tried
Ossett - Treacle Stout5.00Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Front Row3.70Not Tried
York (now brewed by and at Black Sheep) - First Light3.80Not Tried
17 Mar 2011 (Martin the Mildman)
Farily busy late Thursday afternoon. The in-pub pie shop is recommended.
Fernandes - Dripping Bitter3.60AcceptablePale, hoppy and dry bitter. Some citrus notes, with a dry, hoppy finish. My score 14/20.
Riverhead - Dirker Delight4.40Not Tried
Fernandes - Pilot Lite4.10Not Tried
26 Mar 2010 (Leigh)
Large, dark bar with traditional fittings, serving Ossett's main beers and a selection of guests both on the bar and in bottles. No food as of yet, but live music should be a fixture coming up.
Goose Eye - Over and Stout5.20ExcellentA classic, dry, smoky stout thats very moreish!!
Ossett - Silver King4.30ExcellentThe classic - a pale Yorkshire ale with lemon and grapefruit on the nose and a decent, sweet body.
Ossett - Excelsius (was Excelsior)5.20ExcellentA strong pale ale, with tons of grapefruit on the palate, which is long but bitter.
Ossett - Big Red4.00ExcellentRuby red in color, this is a moderately-strong beer that's big in full, malty flavour with a peppery hoppiness.

About The Hop

The pub sign. The Hop, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4BR.

Ossett Brewery's latest venture comes to Leeds. Situated in The Dark Arches under the railway station, The Hop combines good music, a large drinking area and some decent ales in good condition.

We have visited this pub 9 times, seen 27 different beers and tried 12 of them.

Map location

Postcode: LS1 4BR