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22nd September 2022

North Brewing Co to open ninth venue at Snow Hill, Birmingham

North, the independent Leeds-based brewery, is growing with the opening of North  Taproom: Snow Hill in Birmingham’s city centre this year.  

Opening in November, the new taproom is North’s ninth venue, and the team’s first outside their home county of Yorkshire. Attracted by the entrepreneurial spirit of the city and its vibrant independent brewing and events scene, the North team are delighted to be making Birmingham their new home.  

Renowned for their alternative approach, quirky style and excellent, friendly service, North Taproom: Snow Hill will be a warm and welcoming space showcasing North’s extensive core range, alongside an ever-changing line-up of beers, wines, cocktails, ciders and spirits from an eclectic range of local and international producers. 

Fellow Leeds-based brand, Little Bao Boy, will be making the move with North, serving up a menu of contemporary Asian street food. 

Located minutes from Snow Hill station in the heart of the city centre, North’s newest taproom will be housed in a modern glass building, creating a light and airy space for city dwellers to enjoy seven days a week. 

At 2,500sqft the taproom will seat 100 covers inside, with space for an additional 30 standing guests, and an extensive covered outdoor seating area that will seat a  further 50. 

In keeping with North’s warm and welcoming ethos, interiors will feature plywood,  plants and clean lines to create an open, spacious taproom with a relaxed Scandi feel. A large bar with 24 tap lines will be surrounded by a mix of high and low seating, alongside fridges of cans to drink in or take away.  

The taproom will have 24 draught lines, including 18 lines of keg beer, showcasing North’s ever-evolving range of core brews, specials and collabs. The North team love working with friends, so guests can expect an eclectic array of guest breweries on the Birmingham taproom line-up. The team are busy right now brewing with Digbeth-based beer legends Dig Brew Co, creating a limited edition collab to feature on the taps at launch. 

On the taps guests can enjoy house made negroni, a rotating selection of cocktail lines, as well as wine and fizz. A small, but perfectly curated line up of wines by the bottle will also be available, showcasing natural wine producers and innovative techniques, an approach mirrored in North’s selective spirits collection, and seasonal cocktail lists. A variety of grown-up no and low alcohol options will always be available.  

John Gyngell, co-founder and director says “We cannot wait to open in Birmingham. We’ve been looking for a site in the city for a few years, and the location at Snow Hill is perfect for North. We’re dead excited to be joining so many ace independent businesses in the city, and to work with some of the great breweries in Birmingham. We’ve been blown away by the welcome shown to us so far, and cannot wait to get  the doors open!”  

North are currently hiring – anyone interested in joining the team can find out more at  

To stay up to date with opening details and to enjoy a pint on the team at launch, Birmingham residents are invited to sign up to the North newsletter at  

For images and logos please visit  

North Taproom: Snow Hill  

Unit 1 Snow Hill 



B4 6GH 

I: @northtaproomsnowhill / T: @NorthTaproomSH 


Taproom Opening Hours 

Monday – Thursday: 8am to 11.30pm 

Friday: 8am to 12.30am 

Saturday: 11am to 12.30am 

Sunday: 11am to 10pm 

Little Bao Boy Kitchen Opening Hours 

11am to 9.30pm daily 

Company Bio  

John Gyngell and Christian Townsley opened North Bar in Leeds in 1997 with the shared vision of blending global craft beer and local breweries, interesting wines and  spirits, great quality food, and eclectic music and art. North Bar quickly became renowned for its alternative approach, quirky style and excellent, friendly service.

They have since grown to eight venues in Leeds and the surrounding area: from  Preston Bar nestled in leafy Oakwood, to the cycling hub at North Bar Social in Otley, to their slick city centre taproom on Sovereign Square. With growth has come a string  of awards and accolades from the likes of Imbibe, The Observer, The Publican Awards and the Society of Independent Brewers. In 2015 they founded North Brewing Co, a global brewery with an independent heart, born out of a love of food, drink and hospitality.  

In 2022 North will take their first steps outside their home county, opening their ninth venue in Birmingham, followed closely by a tenth in Manchester. Beyond a passion for great beer, North is built on creating communities of like-minded people, offering exciting and innovative spaces that are inclusive, friendly and fun.  

Read more about the North story at:

Press release from North Brewing Co.

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