The Brownlee Arms, formerly known as the Grey Horse on Long Row in Horsforth, will reopen on Saturday following a six-figure investment and the creation of thirty local jobs.
The pub, owned by Enterprise Inns, will be operated by family-owned business, Greencliffe Taverns which is owned by twin brothers, Chris and Nick Green.
Over the years, the Yorkshire brothers have owned a number of award-winning pubs in the county including the Stansfield Arms in Apperly Bridge and the Chevin Inn in Menston.
Speaking about the opening of the Brownlee Arms, which is named in honour of local triathletes and Olympic medallists, Alistair and Jonny Brownlee, Chris Green said: “We’ve always thought the pub had lots of potential and our plans for the Brownlee Arms are markedly different from the pub’s previous offer. The Brownlee Arms will offer a quality dining and drinking experience with an emphasis on offering locally sourced food and drink wherever possible.
“By working with a number of local suppliers over the years, such as Threshfields in Guiseley and Doric Game, our pubs have built up a reputation for offering some of the best food in the county and we have a number of awards to our name due to this ethos.
“We’ve appointed head chef Rob Higgins who has previously worked in a number of high profile kitchens in and around Leeds and he’ll be tasked with creating a menu that appeals to a range of customers across a number of occasions, whether you’re looking for a place to enjoy a quality meal or somewhere to celebrate.”