The award-winning Stonegate Pub Company is creating more local jobs and investing more money in Leeds with the £260,000 refurbishment of Yates’s in Woodhouse Lane. Ten jobs have been created as result of the investment and the site will reopen to the public on Thursday 24th October at 8pm. The opening of Yates’s follows the £140,000 enhancement of the Boar Lane site back in June.
To celebrate the opening on Thursday 24th October, general manager of the site in Woodhouse Lane, Ranya Ball and her team have planned a host of entertainment for customers including a special guest appearance from Jo O’Meara and Bradley McIntosh from S Club, fire-eaters, stilt walkers and angle grinders, creating a visual and auditory spectacular.
Yates’s closed after trading on Sunday 6th October and already the transformation of the site is starting to take shape. A new state-of-the art lighting system, the installation of a large video wall and the modernisation of the beer garden complete with new furnishings, heaters and jumbrellas are just some of the new elements being introduced at Yates’s. The VIP section on the first floor will also be updated to reflect a brighter and more modern look.
Open for breakfast at 10am everyday, Yates’s will be offering Lavazza, one of Italy’s most popular coffee brands, which forms just some of the food and drink offers available at the site.
Jen Iball, deputy manager at Yates’s on Woodhouse Lane said: “We’re delighted that we’ll able to offer customers new and existing a great looking bar with a number of value for money deals across food and drink combined with excellent customer service. The new-look will be more reflective of other Yates’s bars across the country, which are very popular with their customers. We’re hoping that the investment will mean that Yates’s will appeal to a wider audience across a range of occasions.
“We’re excited about the opening celebration and hope that people will come down to hear Jo and Bradley perform some of their greatest hits. The investment in the site comes at a great time, especially with Christmas just around the corner.
“Throughout December we’ll be strengthening our links with the charity Cash for Kids who lend a helping hand to disabled and disadvantaged children up to the age of 18 through their grant giving process. We’ve worked with the charity previously and have hosted a number of fundraising activities for them but we’re planning an even bigger boost and already, plans are starting to take shape to help raise a significant amount of money.”
Yates’s, 43 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS1 3HQ (T) 0113 245 4928