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Town Hall Tavern Launches Culinary Cocktails at Drinks Showcase

Timothy Taylor owned Leeds gastro-pub Town Hall Tavern is offering an exciting alternative for Leeds residents for August Bank Holiday weekend with an exclusive cocktail party to showcase their varied and alternative new drinks menu, created by the region's top mixologists.

'A night of Dishonourable Intentions' is set to surprise and impress drinkers with a gastro-inspired cocktail party, proving award winning Keighley brewery Timothy Taylor is not only a specialist in cask ales, but is making it's mark on the Leeds cocktail scene.

The event on August 27th from 8pm – 1am will showcase Town Hall Tavern's new cocktail menu created by General Manager and former Australian Bar Tender of the Year nominee Mat Atkinson and Training and Development Consultant Nick Ord of Fluid Dynamics, whose creative cocktail ideas see him regularly appointed by bars all over the world to develop one of a kind mixes.

The full Town Hall Tavern team has undergone vigourous cocktail training since the venue's re-launch in May to ensure it rivals its Leeds cocktail competitors in flavour, innovation and mixology.

One of a kind mixes have been created with apt names such as Juror's Relief, Gin Adjudication, Disorder in Court and Lady Justice to name a few.

Cocktail lovers can find out more about the event by visiting www.townhalltavernleeds/events or and email to get on the guestlist.

Town Hall Tavern has already been recognised for its fine food and quality drinks menus by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and is soon to be featured on Jamie's Great Places to Eat and Drink mobile phone app.

The new cocktail menu and party theme of 'dishonourable intentions' makes reference to the venue's heritage. Dating back to 1926, Town Hall Tavern, situated opposite the law courts and behind Park Square, traditionally was a venue used by solicitors who would sit on one side of the pub preparing for their cases, with the accused making the most of what could have been their last moments of freedom, drinking on the other side.

Town Hall Tavern General Manager Mat Atkinson said: “We're really excited to welcome Leeds cocktail lovers to A Night of Dishonourable Intentions at Town Hall Tavern to give them a cocktail party they won't forget in a hurry.

The Town Hall Tavern staff have been fully trained by myself and Nick Ord to make the cocktails on the new menu an experience for the consumer, rather than just a drink. The cocktail market is heavily saturated in Leeds so we appreciate we need to offer drinkers something extra special to make an impact on the scene and we believe the new menu provides this.” 

Marc Craddock, Operations Manager at Timothy Taylor, said: “Whilst Timothy Taylor is not traditionally associated with cocktails, we want to ensure our customers can enjoy a range of beverages in our managed pubs which is why we've invested time and money into the development of a new cocktail menu and training the staff to produce the cocktails to their full potential.”

Historical venue Town Hall Tavern underwent a major refurbishment in May this year re-opening as a contemporary gastro-pub offering home-cooked locally sourced food by head chef Anton Scoones, formerly of the 5* Du Vere Oulton Hall Hotel and The General Tarleton in North Yorkshire. He has recently expanded the menu and the pub now serves brunch on Saturdays from 10am – 12pm, serving hot and cold breakfasts, freshly ground coffee and speciality teas with free papers and wi-fi provided.


Notes to Editors:

  • Images are attached: Image 1 L-R Town Hall Tavern General Manager Mat Atkinson, Nick Ord of Fluid Dynamics and Liam Gregg, Town Hall Tavern Assistant Manager

  • Mat Atkinson and Marc Craddock are available for further comment

  • Contact details: Town Hall Tavern, 17 Westgate, Leeds, LS1 2RA, 0113 244 0765

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