The Old Flax Store

Homed in a Grade II listed mill in the spiritual heart of the industrial revolution, Northern Monk takes thousands of years of brewing heritage and tradition and combines them with the best of both local and internationally sourced ingredients, crafting beers to excite, to savour, to taste and to remember...
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The Old Flax Store with Northern Monk Banner

The Brewery

Just like Fountains or Kirkstall Abbey in Yorkshire of old, all of Northern Monks ale is brewed in house. Each of our beers are unique in their taste, colour and origins. This is where we brew 20,000 pints of beer per week which is distributed all over the world.

The Refectory

We aim to bring you the best food and drink possible. Our tap room showcases an extensive selection of the beer brewed on site. Our Kitchen hosts takeovers showcasing some of the best food traders from the North of England.

Chapter Hall

The Chapter Hall is the perfect venue to host any event, from weddings to beer festivals and everything in-between, we are here to curate your bespoke package. With exposed red-brick walls, original flagstone floor and wrought iron pillars, this blank canvas is a great space to style to your own personal taste.

Holbeck was the cradle of the industrial revolution in Leeds, home to trend-setting entrepreneurs ahead of the curve who bequeathed a legacy of fascinating buildings and legends.

The area was home to Colonel Thomas Harding, John Marshall and Mathew Murray. These men changed the face of industry in Britain and left behind a rich architectural legacy, including Italianate towers and an Egyptian temple, alongside mills and foundries that still dominate the city’s skyline.

Victorian illustration showing Temple Mill in Holbeck

From the late 1800s, Holbeck’s world importance in manufacturing and engineering steadily declined leaving behind landmark buildings that today form an impressive monument to a bygone age.

There are 33 listed buildings within the Holbeck Urban Village conservation boundary, including one Grade I, and two Grade II buildings, all waiting to welcome today’s generation of innovators in the high value creative and digital media sector.