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Historic Leeds pub the Town Hall Tavern is to show a new licensed face to Leeds starting with two business lunches and a VIP court-themed opening night, that will welcome guests to witness firsthand the venue’s transformation into an eclectic gastro pub, and deliver their verdict.

Town Hall Tavern, owned by Yorkshire brewery Timothy Taylor, dates back to 1926 and traditionally was a venue used by solicitors who would sit on one side of the pub preparing for their cases, with the accused making the most of what could have been their last moments of freedom, drinking on the other side.

This history and the venue’s location opposite the courts and town hall, will set the theme for the launch events across May 18 and 19, where guests will judge for themselves and deliver their verdict on the new décor, food, traditional ales and cocktails. It will be open to all from May 20.

On May 18 and 19 100 business people from the nearby Park Square area will attend a VIP lunch to witness first hand the venue’s transformation and enjoy drinks and plates from the new menu, before giving their verdict.

Pictured are, from left, Renee Hughes (manager), Mat Atkinson (manager), Adrian Sykes (Timothy Taylor head of food) Anton Scoones (chef) Marc Craddock (operations manager).

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