The first pictures have been released of a new pub in the centre of Bradford which is set to open on Saturday.

The Drum Winder has been created in the former Poundworld premises on Ivegate and will be opening on Saturday at 10am.

Manager Phil Barkley said Amber Taverns had spared no expense in fitting out the venue.

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He said: “The aim is to improve the area and have a bit of a circuit.

“We’ve got some last minute bits to do but I’m confident and happy ahead of the opening.

“It’s a fantastic venue and I’m hoping the staff will be proud to work in the new venue and the customers will be proud to come in.”

He said he had talked to people at Sunbridge Wells and emphasised that The Drum Winder would be complementing other pubs and bars in the area.

The pub has been decorated with old pictures of Bradford’s textile industry, after which The Drum Winder has been named, and two original cast iron pillars have been spruced up.

Adding to the smart decor are stylish chairs and banquette seating, textile-themed bric-a-brac, and light fittings made from bicycle wheels and cogs.

Mr Barkley said the pub’s frontage fits in better to the local streetscape and improves the burgeoning Ivegate area.

“It looks better than Poundworld and fits into the square,” he said.

The improvements also include a made-to-measure bar and a state-of-the-art entertainment system boasting four Sky boxes.

Mr Barkley said anyone watching one of the nine screens from their favourite seat will be able to ask the staff to change channels at the pub’s ‘mission control’ computer to get up the sports event they want to watch.

“It’s a pub for 2019 and millennials. Like a smart home it’s a ‘smart pub’,” he said.

“We will be catering for a broad range.”

Mr Barkley said the builders, technicians and new staff had been fantastic with the builders often working from 7am to 8pm to get the work finished in time.

As well as the usual beers on offer, the pub will be serving cocktails and staff have been trained up to serve customers’ favourites.

And with a loyalty card, drinkers will get 5p in the pound back to save up for a special occasion. So for a £2.10 pint of Fosters, say, the customer will get 11p on their card.

Mr Barkley says the pub staff are looking forward to events during the year kicking off with St Patrick’s Day and the Cheltenham races.