Ossett Brewery is to open another site in Leeds and is launching its first partnership to offer food at its Hop Sheffield site, M&C has learnt.

The company has taken on the former Wasabi Teppanyaki site in the Granary Wharf area, which is just a few doors down from its Leeds Hop site, to create Archie’s.

Managing director Jamie Lawson told M&C the move was designed to capitalise on the new exit to Leeds South station, due to open onto Granary Wharf in mid-November.

Lawson said: “With Archie’s we will be giving equal priority to drinkers and diners. There are two arches, one will be given over to stand-up drinking and the other half and the mezzanine will be for diners.”

He said the drinks offer would site between the real ale offer of the Leeds Hop and the craft beer focus of its Candle Bar site, which opened in the city earlier this year.

He also told M&C that the company is to work with start-up company, The BBQ Collective at its Sheffield Hop site. The company was founded by former Merril Lynch executive Jeffrey Wright, who decided to quit the banking world last year to set up the business with his wife, Mathurot Chuladul.