Farsley pub to receive £280,000 refurbishment

Farsley pub to receive £280,000 refurbishment

Work starts this week on a £280,000 refurbishment of The New Inn on Town Street in Farsley by Heineken-owned Star Pubs & Bars and new licensees and local residents Jamie and Matt Hanson. The project will create 15 new jobs and transform the tired local into a quality city-centre style contemporary pub, which is scheduled to open at the end of July.

Brothers Jamie and Matt are changing the pub’s name to number thirty three to reflect its new direction. “As well as being the pub’s street number, 33 was the number of my granny’s house in Farsley many years ago and then became my lucky number, so it seemed the natural choice,” explains Jamie.

The pub’s outside will be fully renovated and redecorated, and new signage and lighting will be added to make it an attractive feature of Farsley. A beautiful garden will be created, complete with a garden room, murals and heating and lighting to enable year-round use. Inside, the pub will be stripped out and completely refurbished to give it a stylish contemporary look.

Matt, a chef who has worked with Jamie’s Italian in Australia, is introducing a unique new menu featuring artisan cheese, charcuterie from Lishman’s of Ilkley, and gourmet toasties. A barista-quality coffee machine is being installed, and locally made pastries will also be served.

The Hansons want to put number thirty three on the map for the quality of its beer as well as its food and are revamping the cellar, installing state of the art dispense equipment to ensure consistently great beer. Craft beers and lagers as well as cask ales will be brought in, with the brothers looking to gain Cask Marque accreditation and stock local ales. Wines, gins and cocktails will also be specialities.

Number thirty three is the Hanson brothers’ first venture together but, as licensee of The Thornhill in Calverley, is Jamie’s second pub in the area.

“We’ve known The New Inn all our lives but never imagined it would be ours one day. The designs are stunning and will completely change the pub and bring something new to Farsley. At the moment, many people choose to go into Leeds for a night out, we want to provide them with an alternative on their doorstep,” says Jamie.

Says Grant Morgan-Tolworthy, Star Pubs & Bars Regional Operations Director: “Jamie and Matt are a highly experienced team with close ties to Farsley, a great knowledge of the area and exciting ideas for number thirty three. Heineken is a passionate supporter of the great British pub, and we’re delighted to be working with them to revive the pub’s fortunes. As The Sunnybank Mills development brings more people into Farsley, number thirty three will be a great addition to the town.”