The White Horse in Armley has recently welcomed the Leeds Lord Mayor Bob Gettings, following its £164,000 refurbishment.
Councillor Gettings was warmly welcomed by operator of the White Horse, Kendall Foulds, and the pub team, who were quick to tell him all about their successful business.
Kendall and the team first shared the venue’s recent investment by Craft Union Pub Company, which altered the interior and exterior, enhancing the pub’s offering and customer experience. The Lord Mayor also received a full tour of the venue so that he could see all the changes.
Kendall said: “The work carried out during our investment really has made it look wonderful. The new colour scheme, fixtures and fittings and additions of TV screens have been met enthusiastically by not only me and the team but all of our customers. It was also great to hear from the Lord Mayor about how impressed he was with the new look of the pub after the investment.”
As the pub is part of the multi-award-winning Craft Union Pub Company, Kendall and the team went on to discuss more about the company’s values and how it prides itself on being at the heart of pub communities.
Kendall and the team are community driven by what they do, through supporting local causes and charities and providing a space for everyone to enjoy. Kendall told the Lord Mayor about her recent fundraising activities for two gentlemen in the community, who unfortunately passed away, to help raise vital funds for their funerals.
Kendall added: “The Armley community is so important to me and the team, and we do all that we can to support them. The White Horse is a space where you can come and enjoy a drink with some great company. As well as fundraising activities, we offer weekly entertainment which everyone is welcome to join to have some fun.”
The conversation also allowed the Lord Mayor to tell Kendall and the team about his background as someone who had grown up in pubs until his 20s.
The Lord Mayor of Leeds said: “I am pleased to have been able to visit the White Horse and meet with Kendall and the team. I think the place looks brilliant and it has really benefited from its recent investment.
Kendall and the team are doing an amazing job, and I encourage them to keep up the good work as their customers had nothing but positive things to say. I look forward to my next visit to the White Horse and some future fundraising initiatives.”
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