Bar group to open latest venue in ‘Yorkshire’s foodie capital’

Malton is gearing up to unveil a new bar – complete with casual dining – in one of its most historic buildings.

Pizza on the Square by SALT opens this month in the grade II listed Old Town Hall building, previously occupied by Stew & Oyster.

The Ossett Brewery Group behind the growing SALT brand recently acquired all Stew & Oyster sites and has been transforming them to fit its distinctive aesthetic.

Malton is the latest venue to receive the SALT treatment, hot on the heels of its Oakwood venue.

News of the new venue comes in a year when Ossett Brewery celebrates its 25th anniversary. The group owns a portfolio of pubs and bars, including Archie’s Bar & Kitchen in central Leeds, The Riverhead in Marsden, The Flowerpot in Mirfield and over 25 more established venues.

The Malton bar’s pizza menu will be complemented with a selection of Italian-style sandwiches, sides, cakes and brownies.

Both table bookings and walk-ins are welcome, while a private area is available for private events and special occasions.

Four cask ales will be on offer, including Ossett Brewery’s own Yorkshire Blonde and White Rat, as well as two
rotating guest ales. Five international lagers and ciders will be available, as well as 10 different cocktails.

Pizza on the Square Malton bar manager Aaron Yates, said: “Malton has such a rich history and given its reputation as Yorkshire’s foodie capital, we’re thrilled to bring Pizza on the Square into the mix.

“On top of an unrivalled selection of locally brewed lagers and ales, guests can expect exceptional pizzas thanks to our tried and tested sourdough recipe.

“The Old Town Hall is a stunning venue and we’ve taken care to preserve it, while stepping the interior on with a contemporary look and feel.

“We can’t wait to welcome our first Malton locals in from midday on Friday 24 February. We’re certain they’re going to love it.’’

Jamie Lawson, owner and founder of SALT, added: “We always ensure there is something for everyone at any of our bars, and Pizza On The Square will be no different.

“We are incredibly excited to showcase our renovation to the people of Malton. With a contemporary and modern feel, Pizza On The Square will be the perfect addition to the town.”