THE future of the brewery which made the original Barnsley Bitter is still uncertain, as its site awaits a buyer.

The 54-acre Pontefract Road site, owned by the firm RBNB, has been up for sale for more than a month.

Remaining staff at the brewery, including managing director Lynne Booth, are waiting "in limbo" to see what develops. Meanwhile, the buildings on the large site are falling into disrepair with the old brewhouse propped up by scaffolding.

Ms Booth was reluctant to discuss the future of the business in case it jeopardised any potential deals.

Other businesses who rented units on the site had a deadline of June 2 to get out and Ms Booth said one - a plastics company - were having difficulty finding alternative units for the right price.