Cosy Pubs in Leeds

Whether the temperatures have plummeted and you're layered up à la Michelin Man or you're just in need of a hit of wholesomeness, this city's got just the thing to have you feeling 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 cosy pubs in Leeds.

The Scarbrough Hotel

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Cosy pubs near Leeds train station? Just a stone's throw away from all the action, The Scarbrough Hotel touts an extensive drinks menu. But that's not all. The watering hole also cooks up a range of seasonal dishes, burgers, classic comfort food and roasts.

Head of Steam will always be one of the best winter pubs in Leeds because of its open fire and unique interiors. There's also a great selection of craft brews and hearty bar snacks on hand that are guaranteed to leave a lasting impression.

Thanks to its welcoming features, The Lamb and Flag makes you feel toasty right from the outset. But it's not just a looker; the dog-friendly haven also boasts an award-winning roast dinner, meaning you and your woofers can both spend your Sunday at this charming pub.

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 and wrap your chops around some award-winning food, such as sausage and mash, fishcakes and lamb shank.

Step inside The Midnight Bell and you'll find affordable pints and popular pub grub. Normally a big hit in the summer due to its mega beer garden, the bar also has cosy furninshings, a wood burning fire and a great range of draughts from Leeds Brewery.

Calls Landing is giving us a winning combo of fairy lights, a sofa nook and a cracking assortment of board games. The traditional riverside drinking spot also offers a quirky selection of stews, oysters and sharing platters seven days a week.

The Cross Keys is a top cosy place to drink in Leeds, serving up 19th-century charm and some of the world's best ales. If the historical interiors don't do it for you, the beer garden and delicious menu will definitely win you over.

Whilst it might not technically be a pub, this Call Lane pizza and speakeasy-esque bar still makes for a ruddy good knees-up. Featuring exposed brickwork, wood flooring and a beer garden, Roland's also has a number of local and international brews, cocktails and wine. 

Pack Horse

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The Pack Horse holds the title of one of the oldest pubs in Leeds, making it a must for those of you after a traditional boozer. Settle into a comfy banquette and enjoy a pint from their selection of cask ales whilst chomping on one of their signature pies.