A former bank on the outskirts of Leeds has been acquired by branded pub/bar specialists The Potting Shed to create its fourth Yorkshire venue.
Previously an HSBC branch, the site in Guiseley will undergo a complete remodeling, transforming it into the company’s latest bar and gardens.
The concept was created by Potting Shed Trading, founded in 2015 by the Leeds-based BurningNight Group, the team behind city centre Bierkeller Entertainment Complexes across the country.
The project is being backed by major industry investor Downing LLP which has invested £5.5million into the business.
It will add to Potting Shed’s portfolio of contemporary gastro pubs, with a signature garden theme and menu of wood-fired pizzas, homemade classics, cocktails and craft ales.
Bingley in West Yorkshire was chosen as the location for the first Potting Shed in April 2015, and the company opened a further pub in Beverley, East Yorkshire in August 2016.
Each site has seen substantial investment, breathing new life into formerly disused buildings and converting them to create a distinctive trademark look including brightly-coloured wooden sheds in large garden areas for private bench seating.
They have proved so popular that a third Potting Shed is due to open soon in Northallerton, North Yorkshire, and Guiseley – just eight miles outside Leeds city centre – will become the fourth, with contracts now exchanged on a freehold for the building near the town’s railway station.
Steven Kenee, partner at Downing LLP, said they were excited to be continuing to support the growth of the Potting Shed estate. “We have been really impressed with the progress of the first two sites and we look forward to bringing the concept to the people of Guiseley.”
Allan Harper, founder of BurningNight Group and director of Potting Shed Trading, said: “Potting Shed bar and grill has been so successful since we launched the first one less than two years ago that it’s given us real confidence to open more.
“Location is always crucial in everything we do and this particular site in Guiseley offered us a great opportunity to create something that’s different and fun which we’re sure customers will enjoy.”