Click on the button to see the list of pubs, bars and taprooms that are planning to open from April 12th. Please be aware that it may not be a full list, but it's as accurate as we can make it!
As we get closer to easing restrictions, snippets of pub news are beginning to emerge.
Stick or Twist, the Wethespoon pub demolished near the Arena, is to be rebuilt on the ground floor of the building that is on its old site.
A pub that closed in 2012 is to re-open. The Crown Hotel in Boston Spa is under new management.
Two breweries have invested in new brew kit during April.
Piglove Brewing Co have taken delivery of their own kit ( having previously contract brewed ), more details as we receive them.
Wilde Child have increased their capacity by a further 20% with a new tank.
Shadow Brewing in Otley have been given planning permission for a Tap Room which will be on Boroughgate in the town centre. Hopefully will be ready at some point in the Summer.
During this extended lockdown period our breweries are trying new recipes and hops to offer different beers
Kirkstall brewery have a brand new beer called Cherry Chip and is a 9.0% imperial chocolate cherry cake porter available via their website.
2 breweries have used a USA hop called Talus, Chevin brew co supplied a 5.4% pale ale called Pale Green Man and Ridgeside have Hold Fast which is a 4.0% session IPA.
Northern Monk brewery have produced a saison style beer called OFS031
Nomadic Beers have brewed a beer in collaboration with Marble Brewery. The beer called Nomad is a 6.1% wheat IPA.
Mark Costello of Horsforth Brewery announced in October that he was ready to move into the larger unit that had been in the planning. He is now in and the new 5BBL kit installed, first brew of Horsforth Pale on sale soon. A Taproom is being prepared for opening when allowed.
Amity Brew Co came onto the beer scene in June and now have got work started on renovating their premises at Sunny Bank Mills in Farsley. They hope to their Taproom and Brewery open by Christmas.
Read about it here
Photo of the Amity Taproom
based in Farsley.
Expansion and increased output is what North Brewing Co plan for 2021. They will move into a 21,000 sq ft unit and increase production to 2.8 million pints per year.
Northern Monk Brewery in collaboration with the Cumbrian brewery Hesket Newmarket will have a beer called Scafell on the shelves of Tesco. This joint venture will provide help for Hesket Newmarket following a difficult trading year.
Read about it here
Brew York have announced their news of opening a new bar in Leeds which will be on New Briggate. It will have numerous taps dispensing their core beers and guest brewery ales'
Frisky Bear brewing co in Morley are installing their own canning line so check out their online shop for a variety of beers.
Also Nomadic Beers are looking to launch a range of canned ales, log onto their online shop for details.
Leeds CAMRA have been involved with an organisation called Compass Live Art and from May 28th there is planned a Compass Festival to celebrate the Public House. This will coincide with CAMRA's 50th Anniversary.
Details of this festival and also a lost pub competition can be read on the link here