Historically a part of the Wapentake of Skyrack within the West Riding of Yorkshire, Wetherby is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Wedrebi, thought to derive from wether- or ram-farm or else meaning "settlement on the bend of a river".

During the First World War, many Wetherby men served with either the 5th or 9th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment, which had great losses in Flanders. A war memorial designed by E. F. Roslyn was dedicated on 22 April 1922.[6]

There are four primary schools situated in Wetherby and one secondary school, Wetherby High School (formerly Wetherby Secondary Modern School). There is Crossley Street Primary School, Deighton Gates Primary School, St Josephs Primary School and St James C of E School. There is a further secondary school serving Wetherby situated in Boston Spa. The local college in Wetherby is Leeds City College.

The Angel was sold in 2010 and re-opened as Sant Angelo Italian Restaurant and Ice Cream Parlour. The pub was recreated on the first floor and has become one of the town's busiest weekend drinking venues.

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Wetherby Castlegarth Tennis Club has had a presence in the town since 1904.

Wetherby Whaler Guiseley has been honoured with an award for its family friendly service.

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Wetherby Golf Club, Linton Lane, Wetherby, LS22 4JF Telephone: 01937 580089

As a company we have been in the Render Industry for many years, our product range consists of fully BBA certified systems that includes carry / fixing systems alongside various insulation types.

Local passenger services between Leeds-Wetherby-Harrogate, and Wetherby and Church Fenton were withdrawn on 6 January 1964, involving closure of Wetherby railway station as part of the Beeching Axe.[17] The closest mainline station is Leeds railway station.

Wetherby Building Systems Limited are UK market leaders in the manufacture and distribution of a wide range of insulated render systems, brick slip systems, polymer cement renders, silicone & mineral renders.

In 1918, residents contributed to support the crew of the Racecourse class minesweeper HMS Wetherby despite hardship and shortages caused by the war.[6]

The town has its police station in North East Leeds, West Yorkshire Police division. The town's magistrates court has closed.

Having nurtured a company of widely experienced professionals, we like to consider ourselves at the forefront of insulated render system design and are constantly striving to develop new EWI systems that perfectly compliment many of the newer Modern Methods of Construction that are set to dominate the UK for many years to come.

The annual Wetherby Festival[30] is sponsored by Leeds City Council and Wetherby Town Council.[31] It promotes the arts by providing a platform for local groups to perform and to bring in other performers and art forms.

Wetherby has a manufacturing presence in the town and on the Thorp Arch Trading Estate. Many residents work in Leeds or on the Sandbeck industrial estate, major retailers in the town centre or at Thorp Arch. Large employers include the British Library, Morrisons, Goldenfry Foods and Moores Furniture.

We still have adult and Junior playing memberships available. Telephone to book a Taster round today.

With the opening of the Preparatory School in 2004, Wetherby boys have the opportunity to proceed through, or sit a competitive exam for, a London Day School. Wetherby has an excellent reputation in placing boys in top London Day Schools at both 7+ and 8+.

Wetherby has a cool, fairly moist climate with changeable weather year round. Liquid equivalent precipitation totals about 630mm per year and is fairly well distributed through the seasons.

Keppel unit is an enhanced needs unit holding up to 48 young people. This is a national resource and looks after young people who find it difficult to manage in normal accommodation due to issues ranging from learning, physical, mental health issues.

In its hey-day Wetherby had seventeen pubs in its town centre. Only eleven now remain, of which ten are still open. The town's oldest surviving pub the 'Brunswick Hotel' closed in 2003 and reopened as Harris' Bar, and in 2012 reopened again as The Brunswick after refurbishment by Enterprise Inns. The Three Legs public house closed in 2007 and became "bar Thr3" (Wetherby's first non smoking pub).[32]

In the heyday of the coaching era, Wetherby had up to forty inns and alehouses. The first recorded mail coach arrived in Wetherby in 1786.[3]

Wetherby Sports Association (WSA) came about in 1999 as the brain child of Wetherby Bulldogs and Wetherby Athletic who identified a need for a “home” they could call their own after years of playing out of concrete bunkers by the river and holding meetings in local pubs – the outcome of which was the Lottery/FA funded building on Lodge Lane which is used extensively by the local community today.

Treat yourself to our special offer of 2 courses for £13.50. Our famous Fish and Chips, mushy peas, tea, bread and butter followed by any one of delicious desserts. Also with the option to add a 3rd course for an extra £3.50.


Wetherby is a market town and civil parish within the City of Leeds metropolitan borough, in West Yorkshire, England. It stands on the River Wharfe, and has been for centuries a crossing place and staging post on the A1 Great North Road, being midway between London and Edinburgh. It has a population of 11,155.[1] The population of the Wetherby Civil Parish in 2011 was 10,772.[2]

Goldenfry, which started as a fish and chip shop but which now makes other products including own-brand gravy for every UK supermarket, is situated on Sandbeck Way.[citation needed]

The town's rugby union club plays at Grange Park sharing with the town's cricket and bowls clubs where it has a clubhouse and floodlit pitches.[21]

Summers are mild, with lows mostly 10-15 and highs 15-25, with a few hot days approaching 30.[8]

In the English Civil War in 1644, before marching to Tadcaster and on to Marston Moor, the Parliamentarians spent two days in Wetherby joining forces with the Scots.[citation needed]

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A mock news report, filmed in Wetherby about fictional pub 'The Kings Head', was broadcast by Soccer AM[when?] and claimed that the pub was being converted into a new 'American style sports bar'. Wetherby residents, all portrayed as working-class Northern stereotypes, were interviewed and were all dismayed, agreeing that "change was bad".[citation needed]

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Inspirepac has a factory on Sandbeck Lane.[citation needed]

The town is home to several sporting clubs: Wetherby Athletic AFC, Wetherby Bulldogs RLFC and Wetherby RUFC, all playing at a higher amateur level. Wetherby Athletic play in the West Yorkshire League. The club was formed in 1949, when previous club Wetherby United folded due to lack of players.[18] The club groundshare with Wetherby Bulldogs RLFC at the newly refurbished ground on Ings. Three-time English champions Leeds United's training ground is located just outside Wetherby.[19]

Cloudy weather tends to predominate, but settled, sunny spells occur at times, as well.

The School, occupying 5 floors, is housed in a freehold, double-fronted listed building of the Italian Ornate style, dating back to 1849. It overlooks the beautiful Pembridge Square Gardens, where the boys enjoy play time each day.

Wetherby School provides an environment that promotes educational excellence and tradition through a forward-thinking, holistic curriculum within which the needs of individual pupils are fostered.

If you are interested in joining one of Yorkshire's premium Golf Clubs, the process is straight forward. Visit our Membership page read our Terms and Conditions and if you are happy to proceed, download the Application Form. We look forward to hearing from you.

The Wetherby Whaler is a family owned chain of fish and chip restaurants and takeaways. The business was founded by Phillip and Janine Murphy in Tadcaster in 1969. We are located across Yorkshire in Guiseley, York, Wetherby, Wakefield and Pudsey.