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The Refurb

Crowd of Favours set to reopen after a £100K refurbishment

Crowd of Favours, situated on Harper Street, next to the famous Leeds Markets, will reopen its doors on Friday 20th January after a 2 week, £100,000 refurbishment.

The ‘Crowd’, which is one of the traditional pubs located in the city centre, is a great place to chill out and relax with an eclectic selection of rotating cask and craft keg beers, a range of spirits, an excellent wine list and a locally sourced menu.

Harper Street is bursting with history, dating back to the nineteenth century where an old Dewhirst warehouse was once located across the street. Michael Marks began his commercial journey, borrowing just £5 from wholesaler Isaac Dewhirst to launch a chain of penny bazaars across Leeds. The original can now be found in the heart of Leeds Markets.

The refurb sees a new exterior, including signage inspired by the industrial heritage of the area, fully renovated interior, contemporary furniture and a newly finished bar area.

The basement will be transformed into the home of live entertainment; a great hidden city centre venue to host weekly live music events, cinema showings, monthly stand up comedians and more. There will be comfy sofas, old fashioned brickwork and cabaret seating surrounding the event space.

On the bar there will be a wide selection of beers ranging from our classic Leeds Brewery cask and keg range as well an extensive choice of American and British craft beers. Additional beer lines have been added meaning consumers will be able to choose from 5 rotating keg and 4 rotating cask beers offering a varied choice on the bar.

The site will be launching a brand new food menu offering up pub classics, burgers, hot dogs, and sharing options, to be relished in a casual dining setting. All ingredients are locally sourced by the pub’s trusted suppliers and all meals are freshly prepared to order. They will continue to accommodate their well renowned, home cooked roasts served every Sunday from 12-7pm.

Crowd of Favours will reopen to the public from 5pm on Friday 20th January with drinks, nibbles and live music from 8pm. We hope to see you there. LB