Vocation & Co

Polly Checkland Harding
Vocation & Co
Vocation & Co

Vocation & Co is the flagship taproom of Vocation Brewery, an independent company based in Cragg Vale, Hebden Bridge. This inviting, social space has a large blackboard behind the bar, with 20 cask and keg beers chalked up on it, and a row of taps backed with square white tiles. There are wooden tables inside, as well as seating on the pavement out front – Vocation & Co is also a dog-friendly place, with dog biscuits in a jar at the bar. So named because of the company’s emphasis on working with others, the bar has the slogan ‘good beer unites us’ above the door and is host to regular tap takeovers from the likes of Omnipollo, Burnt Mill and Track Brewery. It’s also been the venue for the Festival of Funk, a week-long celebration of particularly yeasty beers, and various launches.

With an emphasis on hiring knowledgeable, passionate staff, Vocation & Co also sources products from the best local suppliers for the menu from the bar’s kitchen. This begins with padron peppers as a bar snack, and tostadas – deep fried tortillas served with your choice of salsa. The main menu lists some extremely tempting burritos, with featured fillings such as Yorkshire short rib and salsa roja, adobo rub chicken and chipotle mayo or arbol chickpea and red pepper. Alternatively, there’s a selection of tacos to choose from, with ingredients including octopus, king prawns, pickled red onion and chilli chickpeas. Sides of skin on fries with your choice of salsa or tajin coated sweet potato fries are there to ensure that no one goes hungry; all of the dishes are served when ready and hot, and the majority are gluten free.

All of which should be no distraction from the beers on offer here, which include special editions as well as picks from the brewery’s own core selection. Brewed year-round are the Life & Death IPA, Bread & Butter dry hopped pale ale, Heart & Soul session IPA, Hebden Lager and more unusual brews such as Vocation’s extremely moreish chocolate caramel stout. In addition to this taproom in Hebden Bridge, Vocation Brewery also runs Assembly Underground in Leeds, a larger, subterranean venture that’s home to a range of street food venues and 50 beer taps – but Hebden Bridge is where it all began.

10 New RdHebden BridgeHX7 8AD View map
Telephone: 01422844838 Visit Now

Opening Hours

  • Monday12:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Tuesday12:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Wednesday12:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Thursday12:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Friday12:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Saturday12:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Sunday12:00pm - 11:00pm

Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit.

What's on near Vocation & Co

MusicHalifax
Pixies at The Piece Hall

Legendary American rock band Pixies are bringing their unmistakable and era-defining sound to The Piece Hall.

from £47.50
AJ West
LiteratureLeeds
AJ West at Truman Books

Bestselling author AJ West’s latest historical thriller The Betrayal of Thomas True has been described by Stephen Fry as “really very good” and Farsley independent Truman Books is giving you the chance to hear more.

from £8.00

Where to go near Vocation & Co

Park
Calder Holmes Park

Calder Holmes Park hosts a variety of events throughout the year, as offering a green open space in which to relax by the canal, watching narrowboats slip by.

Woody's Pizza
Hebden Bridge
Restaurant
Woody’s Pizza

Woody’s Pizza offer artisan NY style 12″ & 14” dough, skin on fries, killer garlic breads, locally made donuts, ice-cream and more.

The Trades Club
Hebden Bridge
Music venue
The Trades Club

The Trades Club is a celebrated small music venue and socialist members cooperative combining standout gigs with support for political cause.

Hebden Bridge Market
Hebden Bridge
Shop
Hebden Bridge Market

Open four days a week in St. George’s Square car park selling a medley of new goods, second-hand antiques, arts and crafts and local produce.

The Book Case
Hebden Bridge
Shop
The Book Case

This independent bookshop has been selling a wide range of fiction and non-fiction titles, children’s books, local history titles, unusual literary gifts and gorgeous stationery for nearly 30 years, and hosts author events, book signings and a writer’s group.

Drink?
Hebden Bridge
Shop
Drink?

Drink? is an indie bottle shop offering a wide selection of craft beer, spirits and natural wine with a new bar out-back.

Culture Guides