Wellington Place’s new Independent pub, Hoist House, is open now
Hoist House is open 10am until 10pm, Monday to Saturday at 5 Wellington Place. It serves carefully sourced local ales, craft beers and lagers, plus an extensive non-alcoholic drink offering. The venue also has a dining offer Senshi Street Food, which serves a delicious selection of Asian street food including Korean wings, short ribs, rice bowls and more, available to eat in or takeaway.
Owner, Geoff Thornton, has lived and worked in Leeds for over 20 years and brings with him extensive hospitality management experience, having owned some of the best independent venues in the city, including Buca di Pizza, Epernay, The Pour House and Atlas. Speaking of his new venture, Geoff said: “My latest venture is all about going back to the heart of what a pub offers its community – a great selection of drinks, tasty bites to enjoy with friends and a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. We’ve set out the venue to put the bar at the heart of the space, surrounded by occasional furniture, comfortable sofas and, when the warmer weather returns, an outside seating area.”
Paul Pavia, Head of Development at MEPC, added: “We’re thrilled to be welcoming Hoist House as the newest retailer to Wellington Place. We’ve had a fantastic few years of retailer openings with Mad Frans, Sainsbury’s and Caffe Nero, plus we’ve seen the continued success of Veeno, Sociable Folk and The Good Luck Club. Collectively, these are helping Wellington Place to become a go-to destination for fantastic food and drink in the heart of Leeds Business District. We wish the team at Hoist House every success in the opening this week and we’re looking forward to seeing the venue become an integral part of the ever-growing community here at Wellington Place.”