Fancy a tube map of Wakefield pubs ?

John Coat's tube map of Wakefield's pubs
John Coat's tube map of Wakefield's pubs

A TEACHER has put Wakefield pubs on the map.

John Coats, 35, has teamed up with Ossett Brewery and drawn up a tube-style scroll of the pub stops of the Merrie City.

Maths teacher Mr Coats, of Sheffield, has pinpointed pubs in the city centre and outlying villages. It also features all the places in central Wakefield where you can sup some award-winning Ossett Brewery ales.

The tube lines follow roads and can act as inspiration for a crawl. The map spans from Outwood to Crigglestone and takes in renowned ale houses like Fernandes Brewery Tap and Harry’s Bar.

But Mr Coats took his bearings from Google Earth rather than an actual crawl round every pub on the map.

However he added: “I’ve kept my lines straight.”

Mr Coats founded the “hobby business” of beer maps seven years ago and has since produced designs for nearly 30 towns and cities in the UK.

He said: “Leeds, Sheffield and Peak District designs have done really well, so we are hoping the Wakefield design follows suit.”

Andy Pollard, sales manager at Ossett Brewery, said the map shows some of the 50 outlets where you can buy its beers.

The map has also been welcomed and checked by Bob Wallis, the publicity officer for the Wakefield Branch for the Campaign for Real Ale.

He added: “They look very attractive on a pub wall and are a nice gift for frequent drinkers in Wakefield.”

The map, which costs about the price of two pints, is available from the Tourist Information Centre on the Bull Ring, Robin Taylor Fine Arts on Carter Street, Ossett Brewery’s shop on Low Mill Road, Ossett and from www.pubstops.co.uk