A POPULAR gastropub is celebrating its fourth birthday.

The Potting Shed opened four years ago in Bingley, and quickly proved to be a favourite of foodies from all over the region. It met with such success that new locations have since sprouted up in Beverley, Guiseley, Northallerton, Southport, and Halifax.

Each restaurant shares a few elements in common: exquisite homemade food; a unique indoor-to-outdoor garden atmosphere; and a beer garden filled with brightly-painted potting sheds for visitors to sit in.

Benjamin Comstive, general manager of the Bingley restaurant, said: “We didn’t know it at the time, but opening the restaurant in Bingley was the first step on a much bigger journey. We just opened a new venue in Halifax last month, and we’re already looking ahead to the next big thing. Our success is entirely thanks to our amazing staff and beloved customers, and I can’t thank them enough.

“It’s been hard work at times, but we’ve had a lot of laughs doing this, which is why we used our fourth birthday celebrations to fundraise for Comic Relief and the Red Nose Day appeal.”

The Potting Shed serves a rich variety of dishes from all over the world, everything from British pub classics to authentic crispy Italian pizzas, alongside an exhaustive range of delicious (and occasionally devilish) cocktails. Everything is made fresh in the restaurant’s open kitchen, in full view of diners, which creates a warm and immersive environment.

Mr Comstive added: “Staying in-tune with what our customers want is key. That’s why we’re proud to put just as much thought into our vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options as we do the rest of our menu.”

What’s next for The Potting Shed? The team have a few ideas up their sleeves. Mr Comstive said: “Everything we do is about providing a fantastic experience for our customers, which is why we’ve just launched a privilege card scheme. It’s completely free to sign-up, and members get a shedload of great benefits and exclusive offers.”

Customers can register for a privilege card at www.pottingshedbar.com/privilege-card. The new reward scheme joins the restaurant’s popular established deals nights, which include Pizza Mondays, Veggie Tuesdays, Burger Wednesdays, and Steak Thursdays.

You can book a table at any of The Potting Shed’s six locations by visiting www.pottingshedbar.com. Each venue is also available for private hire.