Category Archives: The Cross Keys

North Bar honours original Oktoberfest traditions!

Seven Bavarian breweries (5 in Munich, 2 just outside) Seven beautiful bars (5 in Leeds, 2 just outside) Oktoberfest rules In accordance with the strict rules which govern the annual celebrations in Munich, beer that is served in the official Oktoberfest tents must meet a specific set of criteria which dictates that all official Oktoberfestbier should be brewed within the […]

Atomium at Leeds International Beer Festival 07.09.17 – 10.09.17

Atomium is a sparking little bar brought to you by the team behind Leeds’ legendary North bar. Atomium is popping up again during Leeds independent beer festival  after being one of the highlights of last years festival. Situated in the atmospheric old jail cells underneath the town hall – think North bar meets Fallout meets The […]

JOB ALERT! Marketing & Events Co-ordinator

The Marketing & Events Co-ordinator is responsible for driving the visibility and credibility of our brands.  The candidate would support the team to implement the strategic objectives for all 7 North Bar venues plus the North Brewing Co brewery and tap. Joining our team would put you at the heart of a ridiculously fast-paced environment, where […]

HIRING! Deputy General Manager at The Cross Keys

Have you got what it takes to help run our largest Leeds venue? The Deputy General Manager is responsible for supporting the General Manager in maintaining and increasing the commercial success of the pub. In an increasingly competitive market, you must constantly adapt to ensure that the bar is profitable, pleasant and safe.  In the absence […]

20 Years of North Bar #NB20

July 1st marked the 20th anniversary of North Bar. Here we are, 7 bars and a brewery later. 2017 has been a fantastic year, on Monday we were voted ‘Best IPA in 2017’ in the Imbibe ‘IPA Challenge’ at Olympia, we’ve won Best Brewery Pub Company in The Publican Awards, Best New Brewery in West […]

#NB20 Fundraising Year – £20k for St Gemma’s Hospice

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the flagship North Bar in Leeds,we’ll  be using the momentous occasion to launch #NB20: Our mission to raise £20,000 for St. Gemma’s Hospice, a charity which does wonderful things for people in the Leeds community. For the following 12 months we’ll be encouraging staff and drinkers from all seven […]

Skandinavian Beer Festival 2017 01/07 – 31/07

What’s all this then!? Well, it’s a big ol’ celebration of Skandinavian beers at North Bar Leeds (and its little brother and sister bars all over town) for the whole month of July! Pop into any North Bar venue throughout the month of May and you can sample our AMAZING special menus featuring all of […]

We won “Best Brewing Pub Company” at the Publican Awards 2017!

Our minds were blown this week when the North Bar group and our sister brewery North Brewing Company won “Best Brewing Pub Company” in the Morning Advertiser Publican Awards 2017, the biggest event in the UK pub industry calendar. Following the initial nomination, the bars and brewery were visited by journalists from The Morning Advertiser, the pub […]