A Leeds landlady is raising a glass to a bright future after taking over a historic pub.
Gina Howard and her family decided to leave The Owl at Rodley after ongoing disputes with Enterprise Inns, the company that owns the building.
She gained thousands of signatures on a petition in a last-ditch attempt to remain at The Owl at Rodley but the family made the heartbreaking decision to move on.
But now Gina is looking forward to a bright future after taking over the reigns at The Fleece, in Farsley.
The historic pub is believed to be the oldest original licensed Joshua Tetley pub and has recently undergone a £160,000 transformation.
Gina said: “I didn’t know what we would do after what we went through with The Owl. It broke my heart.”
But now Gina is looking forward to having regular live music nights to transform the pub into a community hub.
She added: “It’s another exciting adventure and it has just been crazy since the doors opened.”