A BRADFORD city centre bar has announced its closure after three years.

Crafted Bradford, located on North Parade, has shut its door for the last time.

The bar and kitchen - which offered hand-crafted burgers, premium spirits and world wines and beers - opened in August 2020.

It was situated in the former premises of The Beer House.

Bosses have thanked customers for their support over the years and said Crafted Bradford was "more than just a business".

A post on the bar's social media read: "It is with a heavy heart that we announce the closure of Crafted Bradford.

"After three incredible years, we have made the difficult decision to shut our doors for the last time.

"We want to take a moment to express our deepest gratitude to each and every one of you who has supported us on this incredible journey.

"Your loyalty, friendship, and patronage have meant the world to us.

"Crafted Bradford was more than just a business; it was a community, a place where creativity thrived, and friendships blossomed.

"We will forever cherish the memories we've created together.

"Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being a part of our Crafted Bradford family."

In recent months, North Parade has seen the completion of £2 million works, which included widening the pavements and reducing car parking on the street, and numerous additions to its bar scene.

The Brass Owl opened in July taking up the unit where Plonk once stood.

The bar is owned by two familiar Bradford faces - Jamie Hill and Laura Wigglesworth.

In the same month, Indie music bar Rewired sprung up replacing Sally Brown's.

Tunes from the likes of Oasis and the Arctic Monkeys are regularly played at the venue, with a DJ performing every Friday.

Unfortunately at the other end of the scale, popular long-standing bar The Sparrow shut its doors in June.

It became one of the first real ale destinations in the city when it opened over a decade ago - paving the way for successful independent bars, real ale and beer at the top of town.