The New Netflix film Bank of Dave is topping the streaming service’s charts. Set in Burnley, the feel-good film had to pop across the Pennines to find a decent boozer using Leeds pub the Duck & Drake as a filming location.
The story is based on the true story of Dave Fiswick, who is a self-made millionaire from Burnley who fights to set up a community bank to help local businesses in the town after the financial crisis back in 2008.
The film which features actor Rory Kinnear from Southcliffe and James Bond‘s No Time To Die follows Dave as he takes on the financial elite in a bid to receive the first new banking license issue in over 100 years.
Leeds’ iconic Duck and Drake pub is used as Dave’s local boozer where he belts out some classic karaoke tunes with friends and family in order to help the film achieve that sense of community that makes Bank of Dave an instant classic.
The Duck & Drake pub that’s used in Netflix’s Bank of Dave has been in place for over 200 years and is a great example of Victorian architecture.
The popular Leeds pub can be found on Kirkgate and is a photo-worthy opportunity for many people watching the new Netflix film.
The pub has some great original features and is drenched in history. It wasn’t named the Duck & Drake until 1985 with previous names being The Horse & Groom and The Brougham’s Arms.
The Bank of Dave can be found on Netflix, and having watched it ourselves can say it is well worth the watch. It’s thinly based on Dave’s life with some movie embellishments that we’ll let you guess which is real or not.
Also found on Kirkgate is the amazing cafe and bar Wapentake, which is home to the Yorkshire pudding burger, which me managed to try on our last visit to Leeds and it was magnificent.