Saltaire landlord wants to have goats with his ale on Keighley smallholding

Marcus Lund, owner of Fanny’s Alehouse in Saltaire, is now planning to make goats cheese and brew beer

Marcus Lund, owner of Fanny’s Alehouse in Saltaire, is now planning to make goats cheese and brew beer

First published in News Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author by , Aire/Worth Valley Reporter

The owner of Fanny’s Alehouse in Saltaire is spreading his wings with plans to make goat cheese and brew beer high above Keighley.

Marcus Lund has run the popular real ale pub on Saltaire Road for 17 years and initially hoped to create a mini dairy in its cellars.

But after exhaustive courses on cheese-making, hygiene and hazard analysis he has now applied to Bradford planners to build a milking parlour with dairy and start a micro-brewery on his small holding on the outskirts of Riddlesden.

Mr Lund said: “There will be a new barn with a fully automated goat-milking parlour at one end and then a separate dairy for cheese-making at the other. Initially I plan to bring in some 60 goats, probably Alpines as they’re good milkers.

“Having done everything which the Council wants in order to make cheese at Fanny’s, it’s more practical to have somewhere purpose-built and I have plenty of space up here for my own herd and this way I will be producing the cheese with milk from my own goats and be responsible for the whole process from the very start.

“I want to do it all myself – that’s the real fun of it.”

Mr Lund learned about livestock on his grandfather’s farm.

He said: “The aim is to make a hard goat cheese, rather like Manchego, which is of course made with ewe’s milk.

“I love it all types of cheese so I’m really looking forward to it and will get started as soon as possible.

“Hopefully planning will take a couple of months and then the building will have to done.

“So we may be able to start making cheese in six months or so and then build up a rolling process for continuous sales.”

Mr Lund explained he would be making 8kg truckles which would then have to mature for six months.

“My idea is to simply sell it to wholesalers to cut down on logistics.

“We’re not talking huge amounts of cheese, but there will be some to sell on to local traders.

“Fanny’s will also have a cheese fridge for people to buy from and I’ll also be doing cheese platters for drinkers.”

His planned micro-brewery would be installed in existing farm buildings.

“I want to make a light blonde beer – ‘Fanny’s Blonde’ and a dark version to sell on draught at the Alehouse and maybe some bottles too.”

“It should be great – what could be better than beer and cheese!” Mr Lund said.

Comments (10)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

7:05am Fri 14 Feb 14

Albion. says...

Was this a free advert or did he pay?
Was this a free advert or did he pay? Albion.
  • Score: -33

7:50am Fri 14 Feb 14

thatsnotmyname says...

Albion. wrote:
Was this a free advert or did he pay?
What's wrong with giving exposure from a Bradford newspaper to an already successful Bradford business?
[quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: Was this a free advert or did he pay?[/p][/quote]What's wrong with giving exposure from a Bradford newspaper to an already successful Bradford business? thatsnotmyname
  • Score: 23

8:56am Fri 14 Feb 14

Farsley Bantam says...

Albion. wrote:
Was this a free advert or did he pay?
I know the article is about Fanny's but you don't need to be such a cu*t!
[quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: Was this a free advert or did he pay?[/p][/quote]I know the article is about Fanny's but you don't need to be such a cu*t! Farsley Bantam
  • Score: 17

9:01am Fri 14 Feb 14

alive and awake says...

Fanny's is probably one of the finest examples of how to be a successful pub.
The large Pub chains should take note. nothing fancy, no gimmicks, no dick heads tolerated, just quality beers served by caring professionals. Good luck with the cheese project I'm sure it will be a success.
Fanny's is probably one of the finest examples of how to be a successful pub. The large Pub chains should take note. nothing fancy, no gimmicks, no dick heads tolerated, just quality beers served by caring professionals. Good luck with the cheese project I'm sure it will be a success. alive and awake
  • Score: 18

9:45am Fri 14 Feb 14

Old Peculiar says...

fanny's, beer and pork - all in the same sentence, its my valentines dream !
fanny's, beer and pork - all in the same sentence, its my valentines dream ! Old Peculiar
  • Score: 12

10:07am Fri 14 Feb 14

Albion. says...

thatsnotmyname wrote:
Albion. wrote:
Was this a free advert or did he pay?
What's wrong with giving exposure from a Bradford newspaper to an already successful Bradford business?
That doesn't answer my question.
[quote][p][bold]thatsnotmyname[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: Was this a free advert or did he pay?[/p][/quote]What's wrong with giving exposure from a Bradford newspaper to an already successful Bradford business?[/p][/quote]That doesn't answer my question. Albion.
  • Score: -20

10:10am Fri 14 Feb 14

Albion. says...

Farsley Bantam wrote:
Albion. wrote:
Was this a free advert or did he pay?
I know the article is about Fanny's but you don't need to be such a cu*t!
Very droll!
[quote][p][bold]Farsley Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: Was this a free advert or did he pay?[/p][/quote]I know the article is about Fanny's but you don't need to be such a cu*t![/p][/quote]Very droll! Albion.
  • Score: -11

3:34pm Fri 14 Feb 14

MontyLeMar says...

I was in there the other week. A roaring fire, great Czech lager and a pleasant vape. Heaven! Only sad I had to leave but luckily The Fox was on my way home, another rapidly improving pub.

Good luck to Marcus, met him a couple of times, lovely chap. The industry could do with more people like him behind the bar. Not tried goats cheese before, hope he has some free samples on the bar.
I was in there the other week. A roaring fire, great Czech lager and a pleasant vape. Heaven! Only sad I had to leave but luckily The Fox was on my way home, another rapidly improving pub. Good luck to Marcus, met him a couple of times, lovely chap. The industry could do with more people like him behind the bar. Not tried goats cheese before, hope he has some free samples on the bar. MontyLeMar
  • Score: 4

3:54pm Fri 14 Feb 14

The Local Observer says...

Wishing Fannys all the best in their new adventure. Great pub & fantastic ales, long may it continue.
Wishing Fannys all the best in their new adventure. Great pub & fantastic ales, long may it continue. The Local Observer
  • Score: 6

2:21pm Sat 15 Feb 14

RollandSmoke says...

Will Marcus be doing a bit of a sideline renting his goats out to the Freemasons to ride? Perhaps next time Chris Tate manages to briefly dislodge his head from Philip Davies' butt cheeks he could ask where he gets them from now and give Marcus an idea of what price he has to beat?
Will Marcus be doing a bit of a sideline renting his goats out to the Freemasons to ride? Perhaps next time Chris Tate manages to briefly dislodge his head from Philip Davies' butt cheeks he could ask where he gets them from now and give Marcus an idea of what price he has to beat? RollandSmoke
  • Score: -6

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree