A DALES brewery is celebrating the completion of a new brewery taproom that will be open every Friday and Saturday from now until the autumn.

Yorkshire Dales Brewery owners Rob and Anne Wiltshire have made the addition to their site in Askrigg near Leyburn.

The couple have been brewing for more than 15-years and have a dedicated following across the pubs, bottle shops and beer retailers of the Dales.

With an increasing customer base buying their beers online from the brewery website - which was launched during the first lockdown - Rob and Anne opened a beer garden at the brewery last year.

And the new taproom offers even more space for the locals and tourists that call in each weekend.

Located at their Abbey Works brewery at the foot of Askrigg, Rob and Anne have already welcomed visitors to the taproom and are delighted with the response it’s getting.

Rob said: "We love having people here each weekend, and the taproom lets us welcome even more visitors.

"We get a great mix of long-time customers that have become good friends over the years and holiday-makers enjoying the Dales that pop in for a beer and take a few bottles and cans home with them."

Anne added: "We’ve always got several of our beers available on draught here, as well as our growing range of craft ales in cans.

"People already love our beer garden, and the tap room gives us more space.

"It’s got a nice cosy feel, and of course it will come in very useful if the Dales weather isn’t great for being outdoors."

The Yorkshire Dales Brewery taproom and beer garden is open each Friday and Saturday, 12pm to 6pm throughout the summer months, at Abbey Works, Askrigg.