The Bankhouse Inn Pudsey gets £220,000 overhaul as brewery searches for new landlords

Over £224,000 of investment into The Bankhouse Inn is planned by owner Star Pubs and Bars, in an effort to attract new operators.

Tuesday, 9th February 2021, 11:45 am
The Bankhouse Inn in Pudsey - could you run this?

The Yorkshire Evening Post first reported the news of the Pudsey pub’s closure on 3 February 2021.

Now, in an effort to get the pub ready for trading again, Star Pubs and Bars says it is pouring £224,000 into the watering hole and transform it into a 'truly beautiful destination country pub'.

A statement on firm's website reads: “The Bankhouse is a traditional stone built pub located in the village of Pudsey.

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“Nestled within an idyllic setting, this country pub has a real sense of character.

“We are now planning an investment of over £224,000 to reopen this once celebrated establishment.

“It also boasts a beautiful beer garden that offers customers views of the surrounding countryside.

“Our investment will cover all trading areas of the pub to create a truly beautiful destination country pub.”

The new operators will have to be prepared to cover just under £54,000 worth of ingoing costs, including a £12,375 deposit.

Star Pubs and Bars, owned by brewery giants Heineken, are also asking for £49,500 annual rent, which equates to £4,125 a month.

It is also expected that the new operators will have experience in running pubs that drive a significant amount of trade through food sales.

In return, the pub comes with three bedrooms – one with an en-suite – a living room, kitchen and second bathroom for the tenants.

The pub is a popular spot for both walkers and Pudsey residents, and it is hoped that the Bankhouse Inn can be saved.