Inside The Tetley pub – the new heritage pub inside an old brewery

Introducing: The Tetley (2024 edition).

Kirkstall Brewery has announced that it was taking on the lease of The Tetley building last month, to make it a hub for great beer from Leeds and renew its status as a “landmark of Yorkshire beer culture”.

Opening today, Friday 26 April 2024 from 12pm, visitors can expect to find plenty of original features inside, along with the addition of some exciting Tetley memorabilia and a fully-stocked bar with a fresh pint of Virtuous ready waiting for you.

Here’s exactly what to expect inside…

‘The Tetley’ building itself is the former brewing headquarters of Tetley’s Brewery, and having spent the last decade as an arts and gallery space (until the end of 2023), it is now firnly return to its beer heritage roots.

Showcasing local beers, including, but not exclusively, the brand’s own beers, including Leeds Brewery and owner Steve Holt’s most recent acquisition, North (formerly known as North Brewing Co).

There’s also a food menu to be expected from the new opening, with ‘classic pub food’ served throughout the weeks and roast dinners on Sundays.

Images: The Hoot Leeds

The takeover news comes just days after the team behind former residents The Tetley, who hosted a creative gallery and restaurant amongst other culture-centred amenities, the announced that they have still not been able to find a new permanent home since leaving The Tetley building in 2023 as it finished its 10-year lease.

“It’s a tremendous privilege to bring Leeds’s most iconic brewery building into the Kirkstall fold,” said Steve Holt, Kirkstall Brewery’s owner and founder. “As a brewery that pays a great deal of respect to the history of brewing in the city, we believe we are the ideal custodians for the next chapter of this legendary building.”

Holt added: “It really is the crown jewel of brewing history in Leeds, and we are deeply grateful for the opportunity to make it a landmark of Yorkshire beer culture once again.”

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The Tetley opens today Friday 26 April 2024, ahead of schedule under the new management of Kirkstall Brewery.

Feature Image – The Hoot Leeds

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