Two York city centre pubs sold

Make mine a pint. Photograph © Michael Fajardo on Flickr
7 Jul 2016 @ 4.24 pm
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Two relative newcomers to the York pub scene are under new management.

Leeds Brewery has sold its pub estate group to Hartlepool-based brewer Camerons. This includes its two pubs in York, the Duke Of York on King’s Square and the Eagle And Child on High Petergate.

The Duke of York opened in 2013, converted from a former estate agents.

And the Eagle And Child has only been operating since November 2015, when it took over the home of the former Plunkets restaurant.

Change of owner: the Duke Of York, King's Square. Photograph: YorkMix
Change of owner: the Duke Of York, King’s Square. Photograph: YorkMix

Camerons has acquired all seven of the Leeds Brewery pubs, including the York pair.

Leeds Brewery will continue to brew their range of cask, keg and bottled beers and, Camerons says, they “will still feature prominently in these venues”.

Chris Soley, Chief Executive of Camerons Brewery said he was delighted to have bought “such a prestigious group of pubs”.

“Leeds Brewery have established a group of truly fantastic pubs, very different from our current managed group, but with the same high retail standards and customer service,” he said.

Chris said Camerons had worked closely with Sam Moss and Michael Brothwell, the owners of Leeds Brewery, “and we have no intention of changing the style or offering of these pubs in any major way”.

Not long open: the Eagle And Child. Photograph: Leeds Brewery
Not long open: the Eagle And Child. Photograph: Leeds Brewery