Leeds Real Ale Pubs

Hunslet Road
AdelphiA fantastically appointed original interior and a CAMRA Heritage pub, just over the river.
Angel Inn
Angel Inn One of four pubs down alleys off Briggate. This one is a Samuel Smith's outlet with the cheapest pint in town, if you can put up with the limited choice. It's popular with pensioners on an afternoon.
The Hop
Granary Wharf
The Hop You need to go through a tunnel under the station to get to this one. It has about a dozen taps, including several Osset beers. It is a two storey pub, and they have bands on the balcony upstairs on some evenings, it is popular with young people then. Highly recommended. They have outside tables for during the day.
Leeds Brewery Tap
New Station Street
Leeds Brewery TapA smallish place where you can get the full range of Leeds Brewery beers, plus others. The brewing equipment is upstairs, but I'm not sure exactly how much of the brewing actually gets done here.
The New Conservatory
Albion Place
Conservatory Sort of like a hotel bar, but they have a few real ales on and live music at weekends.
North Bar
New Briggate
North Bar This is a fantastic place. It is a long narrow bar, a bit modern but okay. They only have about half a dozen real ales on but they have a huge range of foreign bottled beers in the cellar.
Scarborough Hotel
Bishopgate Street
Scarborough Hotel The best bit about this one is the exterior, the building has been there for years. It is handy for the station so gets quite busy. They have a few real ales but it's a bit like a chain pub. Worth a visit though.
The Ship
The Ship One of four pubs down alleys off Briggate. This one has a nautical theme with ships wheels etc. It's all a bit new looking but okay, just not as good as Whitelocks (below). They have a good range of real ales.
Victoria Family & Commercial Hotel
Great George Street
Victoria Family & Commercial Hotel This one has a fantastically appointed interior, like a gin palace. They also have about a dozen hand pumps. It's a bit out of the centre but worth the walk.
Whitelocks This is another pub down an alley off Briggate, and this is the best one. It has been there for years and has an original interior and bar counter, like a Spanish tapas bar. You can at the tacbles in the alley if you want to smoke. The steps to the toilets are quite steep. (If you're wondering about the fourth bar, it's The Pack Horse, It's like a modern chain pub with 3 real ales so I didn't stay. It is a music venue though).
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