New owners of The Rosse in Saltaire to reinvent pub

A YORKSHIRE pubs operator has acquired The Rosse in Saltaire for £ 510,000 with plans to reinvent it as a modern pub.

The long-standing pub, which has been a staple on Bingley Road since 1870, closed in November 2021, but its new owners Concept Taverns are breathing life into the old venue with a new look and a revamped offering for the contemporary customer.

Ben Warren, managing director of Concept Taverns, commented on the company’s plans for the pub: “We jumped at the chance of buying this incredible building when it became available last year.

“We have pubs up the road in Bingley (Market Square Tavern) and Thackley (The Great Northern Brewhouse) and know the area well, so it felt like a natural next step for us to move into Saltaire.

“We want to give the people of Saltaire something new and exciting to enjoy.

“The location of the pub is fantastic and a great place to come together to socialise, watch sport, and just enjoy great drinks, food and service – we just need to update it and make it work for the modern customer.

The Rosse in Saltaire

“We have plans for a major redevelopment later this year, which will include a new kitchen, more pub games, an improved beer garden and a whole new look and feel to the venue – but for now, we’re just looking forward to meeting the local community. ”

The new owners, who reopened the pub last week, have given the pub a temporary makeover, overhauled the drinks offering and installed 50-inch screens to showcase the best of sport.

The new pizza kitchen will be ready for weekend service in summer – food will initially be over-the-counter flatbread pizzas and quality tapas before a larger menu follows later in the year.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The dining room at The Rosse in SaltaireThe dining room at The Rosse in Saltaire

Drinks will include a wide selection of cask and craft ales from local suppliers, a new cocktail menu, wine list and a bespoke gin selection.

The Rosse has employed 10 new members of staff and is open on weekdays between 3pm and 11.30pm, and weekends 12 noon to midnight.

The latest acquisition for Concept Taverns brings their growing portfolio of independent Yorkshire pubs to 10.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The bar at The Rosse in SaltaireThe bar at The Rosse in Saltaire

Mr Warren added: “As a young business, we’d just got going before the pandemic hit. Fortunately, we’ve been able to defy the odds and the post-pandemic trade has retuned stronger than we could’ve predicted. We have plans to open another two pubs after The Rosse this year alone. ”

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