Inside the charming Leeds country pub that’s been serving punters for over 350 years

A pub with a proper community spirit.

The Thornhill in Calverley is the perfect spot to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.

There’s just nothing better at this time of year than venturing into a cosy pub and escaping the chilly weather outside.

From roaring fires and comforting pub grub, you’ll find all this and more at The Thornhill in Calverley. And not only that, but it’s got a cracking history behind it too.

The Thornhill was built over a whopping 400 years ago and was originally used as a coach house.

In 1673, the pub was founded by Walter and Francis Calverley in 1673 and it’s been serving the good people of Leeds ever since.

Just stepping inside this charming pub will whisk you back to time’s gone by, with many of the building’s original features having been retained.

There’s a beautiful stone archway with W.C and F.C carved into it from the pub’s opening, and it is even rumoured that there are secret tunnels running from the pub’s cellar down to Kirkstall Abbey.

Fast forward three centuries (and a bit more), and owners Jamie and Sally Hanson have proudly owned The Thornhill for almost 15 years and although undergoing a refurbishment last year, they are committed to retaining the pub’s old-school charm.

And they’ve done exactly that.

A perfect haven to settle down with friends and enjoy a pint or two, and we can guarantee you’ll spark a conversation with the joyful locals whilst you’re there.

But it’s got to be the food that really excites us, because you can’t have a proper pub without some cosy pub grub can you?

The menu, created by Jamie and head chef James Carpenter, combines both traditional dishes with more laid-back plates to snack on with a few drinks, making The Thornhill a great spot to visit no matter what time of day.

From juicy burgers and zingy tacos to your classic roast dinner with all the trimmings (just look at that cauli cheese), there’s a dish for everyone to enjoy in an atmosphere that makes you feel right at home.

So next time you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city centre and enjoy a proper bit of pub grub, you can’t go wrong with The Thornhill at Calverley.

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