Dark Woods shows people the light

COFFEE roasters Dark Woods gave people a glimpse behind the scenes by throwing open its doors.

And they have already put aside days when you can see what goes on this year.

The Marsden-based company, which supplies many cafes and restaurants on both sides of the hill, now allows customers in on the last Saturday of every month.

And January is no exception, with Saturday 25 being the time you can enjoy one of their trademark brews just yards from where the beans are roasted.

Dark Woods, based in Holme Mills just off the A62, has hosted music gigs and other events over the years.

And in the run-up to Christmas, a market proved very popular with hundreds of people sampling what the stalls had to offer, with an outdoor concession from Rumpus Burger in Slaithwaite proving popular, despite the sleet and snow!

Bosses at Dark Woods have taken the decision to make things a bit more straightforward and open up every last Saturday of the month until November from 9.30am until 3pm. 

Rumpus and Zapato Brewery make sure there will also usually be hot food and drink – Zapato is based at the end of the same mill building!

Other local producers will also be involved. Cakes are usually supplied by Honley’s Oliver James Sugarcraft, doughnuts and traybakes by Holly Cook’s, pork pies from Hinchliffe’s Farm Shop and pastries from Roger’s Bakery in Marsden.

Walkers and cyclists are welcome and the mill is fully accessible for wheelchairs. Dogs are welcome in the outside seating areas.

Dark Woods has scored more than 80 per cent in Specialty Coffee Association grading.

It was also awarded more Great Taste Awards than any other coffee company this year, as well as another ‘Golden Fork’ for Best Northern Product.

Find out more about Dark Woods Coffee on their website: darkwoodscoffee.co.uk

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