An investment of more than £500,000 is being made into the Riverhead Brewery Tap in Marsden.

The project is a collaboration between owner Ossett Brewery and its sister company SALT.

Riverhead has been a cask ale haven since 1995, with an on-site brewery producing a wide range of ales including the much-loved Butterley Bitter.

The involvement of SALT will see craft IPA favourites such as Jute and Huckaback line up alongside nine cask ales.

The popular brewery tap will re-open on March 1 following several weeks of extensive renovation and refurbishment.

Work will see the brewery moved up to the ground floor and the overall footprint of the site more than doubling in size. The site will interconnect into the adjacent bank building next door, giving an added dimension to the already spectacular taproom.

Ossett took Riverhead into their fold of brew pubs in 2009 and have signalled their strong commitment to the local community with this major investment.

Last year SALT also joined with Ossett in the successful restoration of the historic Bingley Arms in Horbury Bridge near Wakefield.

The new five-barrel brew house will take pride of place on the ground floor, surrounded by an inviting and spacious interior decor creatively combining the modern design of SALT and the original traditional features of the pub.

Alongside Riverhead and Ossett’s own championship cask ales, SALT’s award-winning craft beers will be on the bar together with a wide range of spirits, wines from the Barrique Fine Wines (the group’s own wine wholesaler) and “on tap” cocktails.

West Yorkshire street food vendor Baobros23, famous for award-winning Chinese steamed buns, will continue to supply its delicious Asian street food. Riverhead is set to open to the public from Friday March 1 at 12 noon.

Ossett Brewery & Pub Company co-owner Jamie Lawson said: “Riverhead Brewery Tap has played an important role in the Marsden hospitality scene for many years.

“This investment ensures its place at the heart of the community long into the future. We are also delighted to join forces with SALT after the huge success of ‘The Bingley’ in Horbury Bridge.”