Adding to theattraction that makes it Leeds number one suburb, the landmark Hyde Park pub in Headingly promised aspirational, chic and quirky as it opened its new doors last weekfollowing a £250,000 transformation.

Renowned as the halfway point on the famous Otley Pub Run, no longer will it just be the point where day turns to night, instead oozing ‘craft’ to the aspirational student, hipster shopper, and sports enthusiast with a love of cask and craft beer, handcrafted street food, amidst music that knows what time of day it is.

Industrialised with illuminating neons, rustic copper and reformed wood, it’s a pub that suddenly stands not just because of its impressive position on the corner of its namesake.

The change has definitely added individual character. If fizz served from a VW camper van, a back wall of craft taps, Sicilian inspired hand-crafted pizzas, and Jazz sounds like the kind of modern- day pub to fall in love with, then this isdefinitely a development to visit.

Sat alongside the home of cricket and rugby the best in sports – it would be rude not to match it! Nine HD screens, two large screens, Sky and BT sports, bespoke bookable VIP booths with embedded TV’s, and table service luxury during big games, certainly do Headingly proud.

Manager Ryan Wallace said: “We are giving Headingly a contemporary, diverse and individual bar that adapts not just to the customer but their mood, morning to night.

“Whether it be a breakfast of eggs benedict, lunchtime bite of salad, evening 241 cocktails, dinner of tapas and stonebaked pizzas, or late night party we’ve fulfilled what modern, sociable pub goers demand without friends contending over where to go!”

Beer aficionados get six cask ales including local award winning beers and six taps offering the most eye-catching back-wall shrine to the craft ale revolution. Bestseller Naylor’s bespokebrewed ‘Hyde Park Blonde’ remains a permanent fixture appearing alongside other firm favourites Ilkley’s Mary Jane, Leeds Pale Ale and Moorhouse Blonde Witch.

Bang on trend for todays modern pub goers, fourteen gins including Tanqueray, Bathtub and Monkey 47 line the bar alongside quality cocktails: mint julep, caramel old fashioned, expresso martini, bellini’s and a fizz Friday offer with bottles of prosecco for just £14.

Ten hand-stretched stone baked pizzas, and a combination of tapas provide the ultimate socialising food whilst pub favourites like beef and ale pie and burgers with their own recipe beef patties finish the new menu off.

Entertainment lines up sensual jazz Fridays from 5-8pm, Saturdays DJ’s ramping up the weekend from 8pm; Bring your own Vinyl Tuesdays; Wednesday student night; Thursday open mic; and of course the Sunday social with quiz and hearty roast dinner.

For more information please contact:

Tim McNulty

Leisure PR

[email protected]

0208 605 3544