With restrictions eased over the summer, pubs have settled on opening hours that suit and how they trade in these new times. Sadly some pubs still remain closed. In the city centre Mr Foleys, Victoria F & C, and Veritas are noteable long term closures although it's hoped that Mr Foleys will re-open in 2022 with Veritas due to re-open soon. That said pub news is a bit dormant at present but brewery news is more happening.
Check out the new bar that has opened in November on Kirkstall Rd in Burley. Dave's Pies & Ale sells 3 cask ales from Yorkshire breweries and a decent selection of pies.
The Bowling Green in Otley is closed for a £1.5million refurb, due to re-open in Feb 2022.
The New Inn in Guiseley, closed for over a year, is under new ownership and re-opened in November. 2 cask ales from Timothy Taylor.
The first Brewdog bar to open in Leeds closed on 1st December, the building lease having finished.
Other pub closures to report are the Duncan in the city centre and the Highland in Burley, Leeds.
There is a new brewery in Leeds. Radiant Brewing based in Tinshill have commenced brewing and have 2 beers, Mango Milkshake IPA and Triple Chocolate Stout, available in kegs. Bosun's Brewing Co, originally from Huddersfield, have relocated to Wetherby in the summer.
They are a 10BBL plant and have commenced brewing, currently 5 to 6 times per month.
They have a mixed core range of Blonde ales, IPAs, a craft Pilsner, brown ale and offer a mild and a porter.
An onsite Taproom is planned for Feb 2022, in the meantime a popup Taproom event will be held at the Wetherby brewery on 11th December.
Reluctant Hero Brew Co is a new brewery setting up in Burley, Leeds with the emphasis on classic beer styles. Their first beer is on sale at Left Bank, Leeds on tap.
Several breweries are increasing their production capacity. Anthology have purchased a 5BBL kit, Meanwood now have a new 8 BBL kit in operation and Northern Monk are investing in a 60HL brew plant giving an extra 2 million pints per year!
Brewery tours are back on the agenda. Check out the websites of a brewery you may be interested in, see our Beer & Cider page.
Ian at Shadow brewing has now opened his taproom in Otley, Fri & Sat evenings at present.
Speaking of taprooms, Piglove brew co taproom is open Thurs to Sun.