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.
At over 300 years old, Whitelocks takes the title as Leeds' oldest pub and beer garden. Head out to their Turk's Head Yard for some real ale and craft beer from the finest breweries in Yorkshire and catch some rays as you tuck into home-cooked and locally sourced food.
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.
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.
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.
With three eclectic floors, it's easy enough to see why people would flock to The Belgrave Music Hall. But if you aren't here for the live gigs, art exhibitions and film screenings, then you must be there for their amazing roof terrace, perfect for sipping on craft beers or frozen cocktails.
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.