Beer Gardens in Leeds

As soon as the sun comes out, this city's bars and pubs come alive with summertime drinkers taking over every outdoor table and tucking into afternoon pints. With that in mind, you're going to want to make sure you know where every single outside space is, so that when the temperature's right you're not left crammed inside. From impressive riverside terraces to sky-high rooftop spots and a cutesy courtyard or two, here's our roundup of 12 of the best beer gardens in Leeds.

Last updated on 23rd September 2020

Nation Of Shopkeepers

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Bringing art, live music, craft brews and street food-style grub all under one roof, Nation Of Shopkeepers is a force to be reckoned with. A spacious outdoor terrace is also on hand with various tables, benches and booths to keep you cool as you relax with your mates.

Alfresco drinking in Leeds? Roland's has you covered. Set up shop in their secret garden-esque outside space and make your way through their stunning selection of creative cocktails and ice cold craft beers. What more could you want?

Searching for somewhere to drink in Leeds? The Midnight Bell is an obvious choice, boasting a beauty of a courtyard along with craft beers brewed onsite. Ideal for those sunny afternoons and balmy evenings when you fancy a cheeky pint and hearty dish, the brewery-run gastropub serves up a tasty menu of pub grub classics matched with cask ales from their own collection. 

This converted 19th century pub is all about great beers and good times. Not only does The Lamb and Flag's beer garden feature cute benches, wooden beams and an upstairs terrace, but it's also dog-friendly, so you can bring your little woofer along with you.

With comfy couches, a fun atmosphere and a cracking view over the river, Calls Landing is a popular spot in Leeds. But it's not just a pretty face. When it comes to sustenance, expect delicious beers and a decent wine menu to sip on, as well as all the oysters you could possibly manage.

Located away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, along Springfield Mount, The Faversham is serving up tranquil pints. Head here for unconventional beers and ales from nearby breweries, or nibble on some homemade fresh food, before making your way out to their airy terrace or gorgeous conservatory.


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Boasting some of the best views of the city, Angelica is a top choice for outdoor drinking in Leeds - literally. Make your way to Trinity where British dishes, sophisticated cocktails and a stunning rooftop terrace are found six storeys up, as well as picture-perfect sunset vistas.

Situated in Holbeck Urban Village, The Cross Keys is up there for places to drink outside in Leeds. Pouring up a selection of craft brews from its sister brewery, North Brewing Co, the watering hole also has a regularly changing roster of bottled beers, casks, and kegs, making sure you won't go thirsty.

With one of the most enviable beer gardens in Leeds, Shears Yard comes up trumps for summertime drinking. Spend a leisurely afternoon at the Wharf Street bar, tucking into their bottomless brunch menu of wild mushrooms and truffle cream on toast alongside free-flowing Aperol spritzes and prosecco.

Whilst it might not technically be a beer garden, Aire Bar's outdoor area is well worth a mention. Guaranteed to be filled with daytime drinkers at the first glimpse of sunshine, the riverside terrace is a real beauty with wooden benches dotted all the way along for optimum views.