Pub chain opens new Leeds £1.76m watering hole

Pub manager Andy Krzyszczyk, pictured outside the The Old Unicorn, Town Street, Bramley, Leeds. Picture by Simon Hulme

Pub manager Andy Krzyszczyk, pictured outside the The Old Unicorn, Town Street, Bramley, Leeds. Picture by Simon Hulme

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Pub giant JD Wetherspoon will officially open its new pub in Bramley next week with the creation of 55 new jobs.

The chain has spent £1.76m developing the outlet on the site of an existing pub on Town Street and will keep its original name, The Old Unicorn.

Built of local gritstone, the Old Unicorn sits on Stocks Hill - once the location of the village stocks and pillory.

The datestone in the outdoor seating area is inscribed ‘1877’, which pub bosses believe may have been rebuilt.

An inn of the same name is recorded in 1822 and may date back to the 18th century.

The new-look pub will specialise in real ales and craft beer - including from local and regional brewers - and will serve food throughout the day until 11pm.

It features one bar, a central fire stove fire as well as a large beer garden to the front of the building.

Photos, local history, artwork by local artists, information boards relating to events, historical buildings and characters of the area, will all be displayed in the pub.

It will also boast a large feature wall displaying brewery artefacts.

Manager Andy Krzyszczyk said: “Myself and my team are looking forward to welcoming customers into the pub and we are confident that it will be a great addition to the Bramley community.”

The pub will be open from 8am to midnight on Sundays to Thursdays and 8am to 1am on Fridays and Saturdays.

Alcohol will be served from 10am.

Children, accompanied by an adult, will be welcome in the pub until 9pm throughout the week.

As a condition on the licence, both the adult and child - not including babies and toddlers - must order a meal by 8pm, if the adult wants to drink alcohol.

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