Leeds is great for a lot of reasons, but there’s one that puts it above all other cities in England: the quality of its bars and pubs.
Even if you don’t know the city, you won’t have to stroll very far to find a great place to enjoy a drink. And that’s without consulting Google Maps or Yelp!
Allow us to take you on a tour of the city’s finest establishments for refreshments.
With its own micro-brewery, this pub could pass as a permanent beer festival. It’s a real favourite amongst ale fans. It’s only been open for a few years, but it has enough beer on offer to help it last forever.
Boasting over 120 beers at any one time, Tapped is the closest you’re going to get to beer heaven in Leeds. They do cracking pizza, too.
Whitelock’s Ale House
Established in 1715, Whitelock’s is over 300 years old and consequently one of Leeds’ oldest pubs. It started life as The Turk’s Head, but was purchased in the late 19th century by the Whitelocks and remains open to this day.
It’s located in the heart of the city centre, as if the whole city was built around it, but it’s tucked away up a ginnel so you’d never guess that you’re surrounded by thousands of shoppers. It’s great.
Located in the northern suburb of Meanwood, this North Bar-owned spot is one of the homeliest, friendliest pubs in Leeds. It’s perfectly placed up the road from Meanwood Park, so many a day’s walk with the dog and/or the family ends up with a pint of the locally brewed ale here.
It’s tiny, so don’t expect any wide-open spaces, but that’s exactly what makes it so cosy.
ShuffleDog is one of the newest bars in the city, but don’t let that fool you. It’s the second instalment of BrewDog in Leeds with an added twist: it has three 22ft shuffleboards downstairs.
There’s nowhere else like it in Leeds and, as you would expect from BrewDog, the craft beer is top notch, too. You’re guaranteed to have a blast.
If it’s charmingly British you’re after, the Vic is the one and only choice. On Great George Street lies a pub that still has bar lamps to light up the night and stained glass partitions between booths.
The choice of drinks is endless and the pub grub will fill you up for hours. It’s fit for a Queen, if you ask us.
The Roundhay Fox
This gastro pub is another favourite from the suburbs of the great city of Leeds. The establishment in Roundhay has got a brilliant reputation and there’s good reason for it.
It’s home to one of the best roast dinners in the city, a great selection of drinks and even a log fire to keep you warm in the winter. Cheers to that!
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