After cosy traditional pubs in Leeds city centre? With 300 years of experience under its belt, Whitelock's Ale House has everything you need to weather a rainy afternoon. We're talking squishy booths, a crackling fire, stained-glass windows and a bar filled with a choice of beer or wine. What more could you want?
Cosy Pubs In Leeds
Whether the temperatures have plummeted and you're layered up à la Michelin Man or you just need a hit of wholesomeness, this city's got what you want to feel all warm inside: a snug boozer, of course. Get your fix of roaring fires, hearty food and plenty of craft beer with our guide to the best cosy pubs in Leeds.
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Last updated on 19th February 2024
The best of cosy pubs in Leeds for food? Chapel Allerton's Beck & Call is one that should spring to mind. From in front of the crackling fireplace to being settled down on plush sofas or in the orangery, there's plenty of places to tuck into your British grub too.
Up there vowing for the spot of oldest pub in Leeds is Palace, a cosy boozer that started out life as a timber merchant's house in 1741, before becoming an inn about a century later. There's a fireplace, gorgeous high ceilings and quirky additions, like the huge iron clock, with real ale as the menu stand-out.
Crowd Of Favours is a stunning pick of cosy pubs in Leeds city centre, decked out with dimmed lighting and exposed brick near the famous Kirkgate Market. Whether you fancy a craft beer in one of the many nooks and crannies or Schnitfaced burgers washed down by cocktails, this is the place.
Fancy a few pints inside a boat? Don't worry, you won't have to wear your swimming gear at this Leeds boozer, as The Dry Dock is permanently anchored on Woodhouse Lane. Here, you can find all sorts of events, with regular live sport, affordable eats and some fantastic drinks deals.
Hunker down at The Three Swords in Leeds for some fantastic drinks courtesy of Kirkstall Brewery and top-notch Indian small plates thanks to Dastaan. Among low-hanging, golden lights, feast on the likes of Masala chips, Karobar chicken wings with Tikhi chutney and fragrant paneer bread pakora.
Leeds' oldest and most favourite boozer, The New Conservatory, is a unique mix of old-world grandeur, lounge-bar cool, and continental chic. Offering something for everyone, their homemade menu includes goodies like delish 12'' stone-baked sourdough pizzas and plenty of globe-trotting tipples. From the starters to the mains, they're serving up deliciousness with each bite. Come one, come all.
Dating back to the 1900s - a little before central heating - The Town Hall Tavern knows a thing or two about keeping you snug as a bug. Grab a table with your nearest and dearest, wrapping your chops around some award-winning food, such as sausage 'n' mash, fishcakes and lamb shank.
Step inside The Midnight Bell to find affordable pints and popular pub grub - an ideal pick of cosy first date bars in Leeds. Normally a big hit in the summer due to its mega beer garden, the bar also has cosy furninshings, a wood burning fire come winter and a great range of draughts from Leeds Brewery too.
The Pack Horse holds the title of one of the best cosy pubs in Leeds for couples and has a historic building, making it a must for those of you after a traditional boozer. Settle into a comfy corner and enjoy a pint from their selection of cask ales, all whole chomping on one of their signature pies.