A DISUSED bank has been given a new lease of life as a garden-themed pub - complete with a retractable lawned roof terrace.

After months of work to convert Guiseley's former HSBC, The Potting Shed Bar and Gardens in Guiseley opened last week ( Friday, December 15).

The terrace -which has a retractable roof allowing it to be used all year round - is one of the major features, along with a first floor feature gin bar and a large brightly-coloured outdoor shed for booth seating.

The company which owns the bar, Ormsborough Ltd, has added a three-level extension to the rear of the building on Oxford Road, giving more space in the basement, ground floor and first floor.

It has also excavated the existing basement to create space for cellar storage and toilets, adjoining the original bank vault with its huge heavy metal doors.

The pub will serve homemade food such as wood-fired pizzas and stacked burgers, as well as craft beers, cocktails and artisan spirits.

Rebecca Eastwood, operations director, says the trademark garden theme is designed to be quirky and fun with unique features.

She said: "The retractable roof on the terrace means we can use it all year - we can pull that back and have it open in the summer so people can make the most of the sun, then in the winter it’ll be fully heated so they can sit out there any time.

"In our other Potting Sheds we have small individual sheds outside, but in Guiseley the space is to the side rather than the rear so we’ve made one big open shed, like a large summer house, which has partition seating in and that will be fully heated too.

"Creating the extension has given us much more space on the ground and first floors, so we can now seat around 100 downstairs and 50 upstairs. When customers walk upstairs they’ll find the main bar area, with a feature gin bar serving speciality gins, and then they can walk out onto the roof terrace.

"We have green touches right through the bar, lots of hanging baskets and plant pots, but especially the roof terrace – it has artificial grass and hedging so you really get that garden feeling out there."