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The Adelphi, Leeds – A royal transformation

Situated in Leeds’ vibrant central hub of bars, historic gem Adelphi hosted a rocking launch party showing off its new makeover following a £250,000 refurbishment.

Wine & Dine Yorkshire attended the launch party of Leeds pub The Adelphi earlier this year to try some tasters from its glitzy new menu, and it did not disappoint!

Located across Leeds Bridge, just a short walk away from the city centre, this much-loved pub was bursting with energy and a full house on the 24th October as guests from across the city and beyond turned up to enjoy a night filled with live music, gin tasting, whisky tasting and canapés.

We received an extremely warm welcome from host and PR manager Nicki Edwards who handed us prosecco on arrival and drinks vouchers for the night – a great start to the evening!

Steeped in history and full of individuality and character, the pub has retained plenty of its opulent period features whilst combining the new contemporary interiors and seating that are rich in texture and colour. The upstairs VIP room opened at 6pm where a tasteful selection of beverages were flowing along with canapés throughout the evening.

Renowned for its craft beer expertise and some of the best spirits and wines from around the world, we knew that the drinks on offer would be top shelf. Some of the finer brands of nectar included a Johnnie Walker whisky tasting station, a Camden Ale tap, as well as an irresistible assortment of Mason’s and Tarquin’s gin flavours.

Tasters of the new menu floated around the newly furnished Victorian style pub; those we tried included a delicious fish cake, smoked halloumi and chorizo, and a mini burger which definitely got the taste buds tingling. No wonder “Sunday roasts are a serious affair at The Adelphi”.

This was just an appetiser of what to expect from the future of the Mitchell & Butler’s group chain pub; beautifully cooked British classics served with only the best alcoholic beverages.

The vibrant British pub full of quirky charm has an open fire to create the perfect atmosphere to relax in whilst indulging in all the new menu has to offer. If you visit, expect to see traditional, beautifully cooked roasts including rosemary and garlic rubbed leg of lamb and 21-day aged sirloin of beef.

The delicious new menu of British pub classics also includes vegetarian and vegan dishes for all non-meat eaters.

We weren’t only given a taster of the food menu on the night, but also an insight into The Adelphi’s future entertainment scene. The live entertainer played catchy covers of artists such as Fleetwood Mac, Oasis and Tracy Chapman. The timeless classics were enough to get people off their chairs and dance the night away with a drink in hand and smile on their face.

Manager Chris took over the reins of the pub in November last year, there is already so much to show for his and the staff’s hard work. He made a speech on the evening thanking everyone for their support and announcing how overwhelmed the staff were with the turnout of the evening.

“Thanks so much for coming tonight, It’s really overwhelming to see such support. We hope you enjoyed the food and have a great evening!”

We certainly saw the improvement and got great vibes from The Adelphi’s new character. It truly is a testimony to the opulence of late Victorian architecture. If you’re looking for a laid-back yet distinctly memorable drinking and dining experience, this is the pub for you.

The Adelphi was built in 1899, a dozen years before the Titanic. And the pub was once a showpiece for the nearby Tetley’s brewing empire, just over the famous bridge where the first motion pictures in the world were filmed in 1888 by Louis Aime Augustin Le Prince.

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