Eddie Geater has added to his emporium as well as scaling it down.
Now having around 12 pubs under his care, he has taken on the Duke of York at Shelf and, after a good sort out, it is open for business as of this week.
“We are back with a bang to start the new year, and I will be at the pub but it is my partner Lisa Tordoff who is the landlady,” confirmed Eddie.
The re-launch has begun as of Monday this week, and Eddie has drafted in top chef Paul Fusco, who has worked at many a high class establishment and has a superb reputation for his food.
“We are serving good traditional pub food but also there will be daily specials based on seasonal food,” confirmed Eddie.
The pub is open Mondays from 3pm until 11pm, Tuesday to Thursday from noon until 11pm, Friday and Saturday from noon until midnight, and Sundays from noon until 10.30pm.
“We are closed for food on Mondays as that has been the tradition of this pub for years,” continued Eddie.
Food serving times are Tuesday to Friday, noon until 2pm and 5-8pm; Saturday from noon until 8pm; and Sunday is the traditional roast day, serving from noon until 5pm.
“This pub was also known for its entertainment and once we have settled in the live music will start again,” he said.
In the Echo readership area, Eddie still has The Red Rooster at Brookfoot and the Barge and Barrel at Elland Bridge. As reported in Good Times last year, Marsha Jones purchased the Old Ship Inn, on Bethel Street, from Eddie.