Popular Holbeck music pub set to reopen

The Grove, a much-loved pub in Holbeck, is set to re-open its doors on Thursday 30 May 2024, following a substantial, restorative six-figure investment from the largest pub company in the UK, Stonegate Group.

Following an unfortunate fire incident last year, The Grove has been closed since November. However, following a substantial investment, the pub is now eager and ready to throw open its doors once more, welcoming back locals to experience a complete refresh throughout the space. The restoration has returned The Grove back to its former glory, with new ceilings, windows, and extensive refurbishments throughout including restoration to its exterior, bringing its Victoria features and charm back to life.

With a history dating back to 1839, The Grove holds a special place in the hearts of Leeds residents, as it also stands as the longest running folk club in the town. The publicans, couple, Simon and Sharon Colgan, are incredibly excited to be opening the doors to the popular local hub imminently. Simon, who has been a local to Leeds for nine years, has a lasting connection to the city, as his father was originally from Leeds, and is glad to be returning to his roots. This family tie also highlights the sense of community that The Grove aims to bring to the town.

One notable aspect of The Grove’s history is its association with local music. Iconic musician Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits has a history of performing at this very spot, and it was within The Grove that his later band, The Notting Hillbillies, were formed, in the back room of the venue. The pub will continue its musical legacy by hosting plenty of folk nights, open mic and various other music events set to come!

Simon Colgan, Publican at The Grove, said:

“Myself and Sharon are so pleased to be re-opening The Grove to the local community once again. The space has been completely restored throughout, and looks incredible. It’s going to be great to get the community back together again in this popular local pub, and we can’t wait to see you all there for some real ales and good times.”

The Grove’s core, well-known and much-loved offerings are its diverse range of real ales served to suit all. As well as this, the pubs core values revolve around being a dependable, reliable local hub geared up to serve community, where guests can come together to enjoy good company and a huge range of quality brews. The pub has always served as a steadfast, reliable local space for friends and family to gather, and is looking forward to the next chapter in its journey.

The iconic pub is soon set to reclaim its position once again as a much-loved history-rich hub. For further information, please visit the pub’s website or Facebook page.


This post is based on a press release issued on behalf of The Grove

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