Leeds city centre bar closes after six years

Pin Bar.
Pin Bar.
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A popular Leeds bar has closed its doors after six years in business.

Pin Bar on Dock Street, near The Adelphi, closed on New Year’s Eve.

An official statement confirming the closure was posted on the bar’s Facebook and Twitter pages on New Year’s Day.

The statement said: “That’s it, the end of an era.

“The best little bar in Leeds has ceased to be.

“We would like to thank all our customers for their six years of loyal service, but especially thank the regulars who initially installed, then forever maintained, the unique atmosphere that only PIN could provide.”

It added: “I’m sure we’ll see you all for a beer some time soon.”

Punters have been flocking to social media to voice their shock and sadness at the venue’s closure.

On Facebook, Liz Howson Schramm said: “Gutted, good luck to you all.”

Andrew Robinson said: “Terrible news!”

Matt Brignell said: “Thanks for the memories.”

Robin Barry Walker said: “Only good place in Leeds to watch the football with good beer. Gutted!”

Vanessa Mynott said: “What sad news, so sorry to hear this. You will be missed.”

Pin Bar is the smallest site owned by Leeds Brewery, which also owns four other bars in Leeds city centre.

These include The White Swan off Lands Lane, The Midnight Bell at Water Lane, The Brewery Tap at New Station Street and Crowd of Favours near Kirkgate. It also owns The Duke of York in York.

No-one at Leeds Brewery was available for comment.