The historic North Yorkshire town of Malton is gearing up to unveil a brand-new bar, complete with casual dining, in one of its most iconic 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 their distinctive aesthetic. Malton is the last venue to receive the SALT treatment, hot on the heels of their Oakwood venue.

Malton is often referred to as the food capital of Yorkshire thanks to its reputation as a food producer as well as its weekly and monthly market days. Pizza on the Square is expected to breathe new life into the already vibrant town, which is home to several notable pubs, bars and restaurants.

25th anniversary
News of the brand-new venue comes in a year when Ossett Brewery celebrates its 25th anniversary. The group also owns a portfolio of successful pubs and bars, including Archie’s Bar & Kitchen in central Leeds, The Riverhead in Marsden, The Flowerpot in Mirfield and over twenty-five more established venues. The bar will feature a fresh contemporary interior design, providing the perfect setting for a date night or an evening with friends.

Pizza lovers
Pizza lovers will rejoice, as this will be the brand’s first northern bar to incorporate a secret signature sourdough recipe that has gone down a storm in SALT’s two London venues (Deptford and Woolwich).

Pizza on the Square’s trademark dough is crafted in-house every day and proven for a minimum of 48 hours before it reaches your table. The result is the perfect crust, loaded with the finest ingredients for your eating pleasure with Vegetarian options also available.

The pizza menu will be complemented with a selection of Italian-style sandwiches, sides, cakes and brownies. Both table bookings and walk-ins are welcome, whilst a private area is also available for private events and special occasions.

Guests will be able to enjoy all of SALT’s core range, including Jute Session IPA and their clean and crisp pale - Loom, as well as regularly rotating Guest lines. Four cask ales will be on offer, including Ossett Brewery’s very own Yorkshire Blonde and White Rat, and two rotating guest ales.

Five international lagers and ciders will also be on offer, as well as 10 perfectly mixed cocktails courtesy of SALT’s expert bar team. 2 for £12 cocktails will be available all day every day. Along with an extensive range of international gins, spirits and artisan wines, as well as fresh coffee for those looking to get their daily caffeine fix.

Rich history
Regular events at Pizza on the Square will include quiz night every Tuesday and live music on Friday and Saturday evenings from 20:30.

Pizza on the Square Malton Bar Manager Aaron Yates had this to say ahead of the launch: "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, whilst 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 24th February. We’re certain they’re going to love it."

Jamie Lawson, the owner and founder of SALT said “We always ensure that 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. We’re incredibly proud of what we’ve done with all the recent openings, and this one is
destined to be an instant hit with locals.”

Malton residents are in for a treat, as the first 50 customers to attend the opening from 12pm Friday 24th February can enjoy a pizza on the house.