Leeds pub honours Olympic stars15th October, 2013 by Andy Young
A new pub has opened in Horsforth, just outside of Leeds, which honours London 2012 Olympic stars Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee.
The pair, who picked up the gold and bronze triathlon medals respectively at last year’s Games, grew up in the town and enterprising twins Nick and Chris Green have named their new pub after the pair.
The Brownlee brothers both have a personalised tankard behind the bar for any time they decide to take a break from training and pop in for a pint.
Chris, who opened the pub last week, told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “The pub had a chequered history but has had a £500,000 investment into its development.
“We decided it needed to change names so we thought long and hard about what to call it.
“We decided to name it after the Brownlee brothers because they are from Horsforth.
“It’s a legacy we wanted to carry on from the Olympics.
“The Brownlees are proper Yorkshire lads who work really hard and support the community.
“We have even got two beer tankards for them with their names on behind the bar for a free pint whenever they visit.”
He added that the brothers are happy with the honour and that he is hopeful he’ll see them for a pint soon. “We spoke to their agent and the brothers are quite honoured and think it’s funny actually,” he said.