Embrace drummer opens new bar, The Hop

October 13th, 2013
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Promising a combination of real ales, craft beers, pizza and live music, The Hop on Fossgate is due to open its doors this Friday following a £300k investment.

It’s arrival marks the 5th Hop in Yorkshire and the first to offer authentic, wood fired pizza, making full use of the assets left by the former Fellini’s Italian restaurant.

Known for its striking architecture, with the German Eagle sitting on the rooftop, the building has been converted to a beer lovers’ haven with dome chandeliers and a New York style long bar. The back half of the venue, known as the Atrium, now has a glass roof to join the two together.

With over sixteen years brewing experience from owners Ossett Brewery and knowledge of the music industry provided by partner Mike Heaton from indie band Embrace, the Hop concept was born in 2009 and continues to grow from strength to strength.

Managing Director of Ossett Brewery, Jamie Lawson said “York is a great city and we’re proud to be opening up here. York residents are well known beer lovers and we think we will be introducing something a little different with our combination of great beer, food and live music! The refurbishment of the venue has a real wow factor with a distinctive and unique design; we’ve tried to continue our traditional Real Ale House feel with an intimate atmosphere for live music and a fusion of traditional and contemporary décor.

“York has quite a refined vibe, which suits our brand perfectly. We’re extremely proud to announce the fifth opening of The Hop bars and are positive that it won’t be the last.”

  • Dave Taylor

    Worth noting, too, that it’s a Grade II listed building. I’m told that it was built to house a German butcher (hence the eagle) who had to close his business at the onset of The Great War.

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