A PUB company that began in York city centre then conquered London is to open two new outlets in Yorkshire.

Elvington-based Pivovar Ltd is to renovate refreshment rooms in the old Harrogate Station and also open a pub in Leeds city centre, complete with its own brewery.

The firm began with Pivni in Patrick Pool in York in 2007 and has since won national praise for its bars at railway stations, Sheffield Tap, Euston Tap and York Tap.

Jamie Hawksworth, director of Pivovar, said the Harrogate plan would bring an historic building back into use and the Leeds one would show that the company’s recent success was not purely due to its positions on stations.

He said most of the old Harrogate Station had been knocked down in the 1960s when the new one was built, but the refreshment rooms had been neglected but not demolished.

“The old station was beautiful — a real spa town station,” he said. “It was like a mini York, with bells and whistles on.”

He said numerous plans for the area had fallen through but said Pivovar would turn the building into a welcoming pub that showed off the building’s features. He said it would have a softer feel than the York and Sheffield Taps. The exact Leeds location is yet to be revealed but Mr Hawksworth said the brewery would operate under the same name as that at the Sheffield Tap, The Tapped Brew Co.

Pivovar has won three heritage awards for its restorations of the buildings that now house Sheffield Tap and York Tap.