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This page features Pub and Brewery news from around the Leeds area, plus one or two newsworthy snippets from the Leeds CAMRA branch.


For national CAMRA news, click here.


To see local news from the past year, see our News Archive.


PressOwl 150

April 2019


The Black Horse in Otley has been taken over in a joint venture by Kirkstall Brewery and Brudenell Social Club. The new owners should be in place by Easter.


New recent  openings reported are:

 Out Out Bar in Crossgates (1 real ale)

Vanguard city centre (no real ale)

Residence 74 in Cookridge (no real ale)


Recent closures include Swan & Talbot in Wetherby, Norman, city centre, Bierkeller and Shooters Bar  city centre. Some of these may re-open.


A new micropub is being installed in what was a florist shop situated at Rawdon crossroads, no further news of that at present.