The landmark former HSBC bank in Guiseley will reopen as The Potting Shed bar and gardens on 7 December 2017

The Oxford Road site, which closed as a bank in September 2016, will reopen with a VIP launch party on Thursday 7 December.  The garden-themed pub specialising in craft beers, cocktails and artisan spirits, and freshly homemade food.

The Guiseley Potting Shed, will be the fourth to be owned and operated by Ormsborough Ltd, which already has highly successful similar bars in Bingley, Beverley, Northallerton.

All the family-friendly bars have a distinctive, quirky outdoors design with a row of trademark brightly-coloured wooden sheds in the gardens for private bench seating, hanging baskets and an indoor lawned area.The imposing former bank building, which is a well-known feature in Guiseley, has stood empty since HSBC announced its closure to customers last autumn.

Potting Shed plans will give it a new lease of life thanks to a million-pound-plus investment, as well as creating over 40 new jobs.The project is being backed by major industry investor Downing LLP which has already invested over £8million into the business. Ormsborough Ltd director Allan Harper said the company was delighted to be able to secure the future of such a beautiful old building and allow it to become a focal point for the town again.

We take a lot of care in finding all of our sites and a landmark building like this fits perfectly with our brand and gives us a great opportunity,” he explained. “Potting Shed bars don’t only focus on the quality of the food and drink served, and on our unique design elements, they also become very much a part of the community they’re in, so we look forward to being able to do that in Guiseley.“Our bars are different, they’re fun, and they welcome families so we hope everyone will come and experience that for themselves once the conversion is complete.”

The Potting Shed, Bar & Gardens, Oxford Road, Guiseley, Leeds LS20 8AA

 

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