Bar brand specialists open fourth Yorkshire venue

A former bank on the outskirts of Leeds has been acquired by branded bar specialist The Potting Shed to create its fourth Yorkshire venue.

Previously an HSBC branch, the site in Guiseley will be remodelled to turn it into the company’s latest bar and gardens.

The concept was created by Potting Shed Trading, founded in 2015 by the Leeds-based BurningNight Group, the team behind city centre Bierkeller Entertainment Complexes across the country.

The project is being backed by major industry investor Downing which has invested £5.5m into the business. It will add to Potting Shed’s portfolio of gastro pubs, with a signature garden theme.

Steven Kenee, partner at Downing, said they were excited to be continuing to support the growth of the Potting Shed estate.

“We have been really impressed with the progress of the first two sites and we look forward to bringing the concept to the people of Guiseley.”

Allan Harper, founder of BurningNight Group and director of Potting Shed Trading, added: “Potting Shed bar and grill has been so successful since we launched the first one less than two years ago that it’s given us real confidence to open more.

“Location is always crucial in everything we do and this particular site in Guiseley offered us a great opportunity to create something that’s different and fun which we’re sure customers will enjoy.”