Converted mill complex now hosts a new bar and restaurant

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An all-day bar and restaurant has opened at Sunny Bank Mills in Farsley, near Leeds.

The venue, called “Saint Jude”, is a sister establishment to Grumpy’s pizzeria at Sunny Bank, which opened four years ago.

Saint Jude and Grumpys are run by Farsley-based sisters Alex and Cassie Rogerson.

Alex Rogerson said: “We wanted to create a venue that complimented Grumpy’s and the other surrounding eateries, including our brilliant neighbours Mill Kitchen.

“Saint Jude opens at 10am for brunch and offers tables to walk-in customers all the way through to evening food and late night cocktails.

“The decor is cosier and darker than Grumpy’s, giving it a more grown-up feel. No booking is needed.

“With five draught lines, including cask, there’s more local and craft beer on offer at Saint Jude and our wine and cocktail list is also more varied.

“Our food menu utilises the skills our chefs have developed at Grumpy’s over the last four years and we’re really proud of our freshly made bagels which are handmade and baked in Grumpy’s wood fired oven each morning, giving them a unique, smokey taste. We also make our own burger patties, condiments and jams.

“We couldn’t imagine opening our second place anywhere other than Farsley. It is a really wonderful community that encourages us to do our best.”

John Gaunt, joint managing director of Edwin Woodhouse Ltd, the owners of Sunny Bank Mills, said: “We are absolutely delighted that Alex and Cassie have decided to open a new restaurant at Sunny Bank in the wake of the success of Grumpy’s.

“Saint Jude is a fantastic addition to our ever-growing community and will be a real asset for everyone who works and visits here. We are proud to be a part of Alex and Cassie’s exciting journey.

“Saint Jude is the final part of the jigsaw for this part of the mill with Mill Kitchen, Grumpys, Saint Jude, Anahata Yoga and of course Jackaboos play gym working together to create a really vibrant street scene and atmosphere.”

William Gaunt, joint managing director, added: “Sunny Bank now has a rich array of retail and leisure facilities, alongside our refurbished offices.

“We have beauticians, hair salons, cafes, restaurants, a yoga studio, an art gallery, a brewery, a concert venue and a massage studio, all providing a variety of services for the many companies who are now based here.”