It was one of a series of newspapers published by Newsquest (Leeds) for the west of the city. It was an offshoot of the Bramley Advertiser, founded in 1891 and bought by Newsquest in February 2003. Newsquest took that original title and expanded it into four newspapers, of which the Horsforth Advertiser was the youngest, having been launched in July 2005. (The Armley & Wortley Advertiser and the Pudsey Advertiser were the others.)
It was published unusually early in the week for a weekly newspaper, on Mondays.
All four titles were incorporated into a single title, The Advertiser, in June 2008, with shared editorial offices in Pudsey.