Brewery's success leads to expansion plans

Brewery's success leads to expansion plans

BREWING UP: Tony Gartland, of Saltaire Brewery, who wants to expand its operations

BREWING UP: Tony Gartland, of Saltaire Brewery, who wants to expand its operations

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

BOOMING Saltaire Brewery hopes to build on its success by creating a brand new canal-side bar and also expanding its production space by 30 per cent.

The award-winning brewery at the Dockfield Works beside the Leeds and Liverpool Canal has submitted a brace of planning applications to Bradford Council which reflect its promising future, said owner Tony Gartland.

"We've put in two applications, the first being to expand the small bar and shop which are currently on site," he said.

"We already sell our own beers and UK craft ales, but this will be a new bar where people can get a drink on the premises in the evenings and weekends.

"It will be called the Brewery Tap and will front on to the canal with room for 60 to 70 people," Mr Gartland said.

"The hope is to get that approved for the Saltaire Beer Festival on September 13."

The second application is prompted by booming sales of Saltaire's champion brews such as its recent world-wide hit - Triple Chocoholic Stout.

"Expansion is needed to keep up with increasing demands from supermarket sales with customers included Morrisons and Waitrose," Mr Gartland said.

The brewery produces eight brews a day with 90 firkins per brew. A firkin holds nine gallons or 72 pints.

Mr Gartland said it had applied to increase the physical size of the brewing operation by a third and then hoped to increase production by 50 per cent going from eight brews to 12 a day.

"The demand from the supermarkets is the big driver in this and we hope to make that increase by 2015 when we may well have to take on more staff.

"We started with our first brew in 2006 with just four of us and now we employ 20 people," said Mr Gartland.

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7:59am Mon 1 Sep 14

Idlesteve says...

Well done Saltaire Brewery. Would love to see them purchase the **** & bottle and create a truly authentic and a historic place to purchase their fine ales. Give it a think guys ......
Well done Saltaire Brewery. Would love to see them purchase the **** & bottle and create a truly authentic and a historic place to purchase their fine ales. Give it a think guys ...... Idlesteve
  • Score: 9

9:33am Mon 1 Sep 14

Bone_idle18 says...

Idlesteve wrote:
Well done Saltaire Brewery. Would love to see them purchase the **** & bottle and create a truly authentic and a historic place to purchase their fine ales. Give it a think guys ......
On the proviso they keep the scumbags out that made the last attempt to revive it a failure.
[quote][p][bold]Idlesteve[/bold] wrote: Well done Saltaire Brewery. Would love to see them purchase the **** & bottle and create a truly authentic and a historic place to purchase their fine ales. Give it a think guys ......[/p][/quote]On the proviso they keep the scumbags out that made the last attempt to revive it a failure. Bone_idle18
  • Score: 7

9:51am Mon 1 Sep 14

northern pig says...

Idlesteve wrote:
Well done Saltaire Brewery. Would love to see them purchase the **** & bottle and create a truly authentic and a historic place to purchase their fine ales. Give it a think guys ......
A pity they cannot remove the interior of the C&B and recreate the pub at the side of the canal!!
[quote][p][bold]Idlesteve[/bold] wrote: Well done Saltaire Brewery. Would love to see them purchase the **** & bottle and create a truly authentic and a historic place to purchase their fine ales. Give it a think guys ......[/p][/quote]A pity they cannot remove the interior of the C&B and recreate the pub at the side of the canal!! northern pig
  • Score: 3

11:15am Mon 1 Sep 14

rosesrwhite says...

Well done lads, hope it all comes together, I will be visiting!
Well done lads, hope it all comes together, I will be visiting! rosesrwhite
  • Score: 0

11:32am Mon 1 Sep 14

Bone_idle18 says...

I like the idea of the bar, always enjoy the Friday nights there, or the beer festivals, a great atmosphere drinking alongside like minded beer lovers!

The Brewery is a major asset to the district and the council would be mad to stand in the way of it's success!
I like the idea of the bar, always enjoy the Friday nights there, or the beer festivals, a great atmosphere drinking alongside like minded beer lovers! The Brewery is a major asset to the district and the council would be mad to stand in the way of it's success! Bone_idle18
  • Score: 3

3:52pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Shipleyvegas says...

Superb news - and yes it would be lovely if they could salvage the Chicken and Bottle as well:)
Superb news - and yes it would be lovely if they could salvage the Chicken and Bottle as well:) Shipleyvegas
  • Score: 2

7:31pm Mon 1 Sep 14

MontyLeMar says...

Shipleyvegas wrote:
Superb news - and yes it would be lovely if they could salvage the Chicken and Bottle as well:)
Don't you mean the C0ck and Bottle?
[quote][p][bold]Shipleyvegas[/bold] wrote: Superb news - and yes it would be lovely if they could salvage the Chicken and Bottle as well:)[/p][/quote]Don't you mean the C0ck and Bottle? MontyLeMar
  • Score: 0

9:01pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Bradford56 says...

It would be good to see investment in the old Nawaab restaurant on Manor Row. This would make an amazing Brewery and would be in an ideal location for the buzzing North Parade and the up and coming Westfield. Even better a Prashad Restaurant and Brewery would be brilliant!
It would be good to see investment in the old Nawaab restaurant on Manor Row. This would make an amazing Brewery and would be in an ideal location for the buzzing North Parade and the up and coming Westfield. Even better a Prashad Restaurant and Brewery would be brilliant! Bradford56
  • Score: 1

4:59pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Brighton Bill says...

Excellent news, Great Beers next to a great location, come fishing.
Excellent news, Great Beers next to a great location, come fishing. Brighton Bill
  • Score: 0

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