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James & Kirkman Brewery

at the Robin Hood, 4 Wakefield Road, Pontefract WF8 4HN  tel: 01977 702231

The brewery occupies outbuildings at the rear, now re-roofed. Latest estimate is that brewing on a 3 barrel plant from the Hesket Newmarket Brewery could commence in Summer 2012, which will be celebrated with a First Beer Festival at the pub!
David James, founder of Fernandes Brewery, then East Coast Brewery and now James & Kirkman Brewery.
Mandy Kirkman half of the Kirkman half, daughter of Dave and Maureen
Photographs taken from the car park of the Methodist Church behind.
roof of the projected coolroom
planned coolroom and store
Re-roofing has begun, using the sort of corrugated material that the caravan builders of East Yorkshire use for those chalets with tiny wheels that make them technically towable caravans. The little room in the corner may house a copper on wheels that can be trundled out into the open for boiling, rather like the one at Bob's Brewing.

You can also view a PicasaWeb Album covering life at the pub and progress of the brewery. New photos added 18/03/2012 and 13/05/2012