A NEW pub has reopened inside a much-loved Bradford city centre underground arcade.

After a year vacant, The Rose and Crown inside Sunbridgewells opened its doors once again on Friday evening.

The traditional pub is now being run by the owner of the complex Harry Hall and his team, consisting of Karen Hall, Rebecca Dakin, and Kayley Stanger.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Rose and Crown signageThe Rose and Crown signage (Image: Newsquest)Having operated as a bar previously, Mr Hall is glad to return The Rose and Crown to its roots.

"This has always been a traditional pub," he told the Telegraph & Argus.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: One of the seating areasOne of the seating areas (Image: Newsquest)"You look at the furniture and the fittings, we have got a knight on the wall. There is so much history in this building alone.

"This has to be a pub. It is not a cocktail or jazz bar. People know it as a pub and that is what they want."

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Some of the ales on sale at the pubSome of the ales on sale at the pub (Image: Newsquest)Thought to date back to the 1870s, the pub is spread across three levels with its own courtyard.

It offers a wide range of alcoholic beverages for punters to enjoy while they soak in the old-school feel.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A knight's armour can be seen draped on a wallA knight's armour can be seen draped on a wall (Image: Newsquest)Televisions are also set to don the walls once the venue is up and running.

Mr Hall added: "People may have not seen it before or want to relive a few memories.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The pub reopened on Friday eveningThe pub reopened on Friday evening (Image: Newsquest)"My biggest thing is you have got to use the places before you lose the places.

"It has been shut for a year so we thought we would run it ourselves.

"We are giving it a go and hopefully it turns into a success."

The Telegraph & Argus also spoke to Mr Hall in-depth about running Sunbridgewells on the ground now that he has returned to Bradford from Australia.

Stay tuned to the T&A website to read that next week.