Words: John Baron
Council licensing chiefs will consider a police application to officially review the licence of the Barley Mow pub in Bramley.
West Yorkshire Police have highlighted two unrelated serious incidents of grievous bodily harm in June and other complaints relating to anti-social behaviour at the pub. The police have made an application under the Licensing Act 2003 for the summary review of the premises licence.
Members of Leeds City Council’s licensing committee first met behind closed doors to originally suspended the pub’s licence to sell alcohol on 22 July, pending the formal review.
A further hearing on Tuesday, 3 August saw members reinstate the licence following representations from owner Kelly Shaw and agent Woods Whur.
The licence was reinstated subject to a further 12 licensing conditions being imposed. These included improved CCTV, two door supervisors operating from 8pm on Fridays and weekend, and a Challenge 25 policy being adopted.
The pub currently remains open ahead of the full licence review on Monday, 16 August at Leeds Civic Hall (10am).
Three local residents have also objected to the licence, following concerns about anti-social behaviour and noise.
The historic pub, which is a Grade II Listed building, reopened last year under the ownership of Mrs Shaw after being closed for several years. Mrs Shaw owns a number of venues in Leeds and Bradford, including the World’s End in Pudsey.
A council report and all related documents to the licensing committee hearing can be found here.
The pub had been the subject of an unsuccessful community takeover bid in 2019. The building went up for auction with a guide price of £350,000 in February 2020.