New honour for first Tetley pub - The Fleece at Farsley

Gina Howard
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A HISTORIC Leeds pub has won Leeds Campaign for Real Ale’s pub of the season award.

The Fleece at Farsley landlady Gina Howard said she is “over the moon” to have won the prestigious award two years after she took over running the Town Street pub.

Gina said: “When first took the pub on it was really run down and almost derelict. Now it has been refurbished and it is a thriving community pub.

“We have got eight hand pulled beers. We are big supporters of the CAMRA movement. Real ale has gone from strength to strength.”

The Fleece at Farsley was one of the first pubs bought by Joshua Tetley’s as the Hunslet-based brewery expanded its operations in the final years of the 19th century. The Fleece was acquired by Tetley’s in 1890 along with another pub, The Duke William in the brewery’s yard in Hunslet.