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17th June 2021

Yorkshire Wolds brewery selected to produce beers for West Yorkshire garden centre

Kate Balchin with the beer that Wold Top has produced for Tong Garden Centre

A Wold Newton brewery has been chosen to brew bespoke beers for a leading independent garden centre in Bradford.

Wold Top Brewery has brewed four beers under the Hearty’s brand for Tong Garden Centre’s new food hall: Hearty’s Yorkshire Pale Ale, Hearty’s Yorkshire Gold; Hearty’s Yorkshire Bitter and Hearty’s Wheat Free.

Of the collaboration, Tong’s MD, Mark Farnsworth said: “Wold Top’s range has always been popular in our Food Hall, so this thriving brewery was our first choice when it came to launching a range of Hearty’s craft ales.”

Wold Top Director, Kate Balchin said: “We’re proud that the team at Tong chose us out of all the breweries in Yorkshire to brew the beer for Hearty’s. The Hearty’s branded beers sit alongside Wold Top ales in the food hall’s very impressive ‘beer wall’ that features over 135 beers!”

The Hearty’s range features over 100 products that are all made in Yorkshire by ‘heartisans’ including Hooting Owl Distillery, Farrah’s and Bracken Hill preserves and chutneys.

Wold Top Brewery was founded by in 2003 and is located on the Mellor family farm at Hunmanby Grange near Filey. The team use home grown barley and water from the farm’s borehole to produce a range of award winning cask, keg and bottled beers that are available throughout Yorkshire and nationwide.

Tong Garden Centre occupies a 19 acre site in Tong village. It is one of Yorkshire’s biggest independent garden centres with 125,000 square feet of retail space and parking for up to 700 cars.


Press release from Wold Top Brewery

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