Cosy Pubs in Leeds

Whether the temperatures have plummeted and you're wrapped up in more layers than a fajita, or you're just looking for a hit of wholesomeness, this city's got the boozer for you. Boasting roaring fires, hearty food and craft beer to keep your cheeks warm all year round, some have even been pulling pints for centuries. Check out these historic gems and more of the best cosy pubs in Leeds that'll have you feeling snug as a bug. 

The Scarbrough Hotel

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Just a stone's throw away from the station you'll find The Scarbrough Hotel. Steeped in history, this watering hole is a go-to for its handy location, mega back bar of spirits and brews and its plethora of menus to choose from. We're talking breakfast, buffet, dinner and one solely dedicated to pies.

The Adelphi

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Victorian architecture, artisan spirits and all-round favourites such as steak and ale pies, Beyond Meat burgers and sticky pork belly all come together to make The Adelphi the Leeds institution it is. Join them on a Tuesday for their weekly quiz night or hit up one of their regular live music evenings.

The Cross Keys is a proper old boozer 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 of locally-sourced produce will win you over.

Head to The Midnight Bell and you'll find affordable pints and popular pub grub. Normally a big hit in the summer thanks to its mega beer garden, the bar also stocks a great range of draughts from Leeds Brewery for a tasty and local sip.

A sofa nook, the occasional smattering of fairy lights and a cracking choice of board games are all up for grabs at Calls Landing. The riverside pub also serves up a quirky selection of stews, oysters and sharing platters seven days a week.

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

The Town Hall Tavern dates back to 1900s - a little bit before central heating - so they know a thing or two about how to get cosy. Take your pick between their sofas or the more formal dining area and wrap your chops around some award-winning food, washed down with award-winning cask ales.

Thanks to their traditional features, The Lamb and Flag makes you feel toastie right from the outset. But they're not just a looker - they also boast an award-winning roast dinner and are dog-friendly, meaning you and your woofers can both spend your Sunday at this charming spot.

Head of Steam will always be one of the cosiest pubs in Leeds thanks to its open fire and unique interiors, guaranteed to leave a lasting impression. There's also a great selection of craft beer and hearty bar snacks on hand to keep you fuelled up.