Pubs in Leeds
Struggling to choose which of the many pubs in Leeds is right for you? Never fear, we'll have you nestled into a cosy arm chair or tucked under a polished wooden table, armed with knife and fork, in no time. Find your traditional public houses, your affordable student hot spots, your quirky interiors and your fancy foodie venues here. The faster you get through this list of our favourite Leeds pubs, the faster you can get on those beverages, folks.
Last updated on 29th November 2017
Just around the corner from the station you’ll find your favourite kind of waiting room. This craft beer pub in Leeds has a wide stock of locally brewed Yorkshire beer, as well as a mean selection from around the country and imported. Also great if you want to catch some of the sporting action.
The Bierkeller is your one stop shop for all things German. This Bavarian bar offers authentic beer in steins, served up by waitresses in traditional dress, all while an Oompah band gets you up on your feet and dancing.
Looking for a bar or pub in Leeds with some extra character? Veritas doesn't just promise a selection of craft ales and tasty wines, it's also a contender for some of the best food in the city, promising hearty plates and locally-sourced ingredients.
This cosy gastropub in Leeds was built over two centuries ago, and in that time they’ve learned a thing or two about being a great pub. Spread across two floors, there's a dining area upstairs where you can feast on a selection of traditional pub dishes (including an award-winning Sunday roast), and the downstairs is a toasty pub complete with its own fireplace.
This quirky pub in Leeds is also one of the most fun live music venues around. Head here for some craft, cask and world beers, bask in the off-kilter interiors, and tap your toes away to the music, all while fill your belly with a number of bar snacks.
Not only does this modern-meets-traditional Leeds pub have onsite brewing facilities mean that can guarantee quality, refreshing pints, their seasonal ingredients means the food is bound to be fresh and delicious too. Nestle into a cosy corner and relax with your favourite people in this contemporary pub in Leeds.
This traditional pub in Leeds has been around for nearly 300 years, so expect antique furniture and classic British dishes, including a delicious gravy-soaked Sunday roasts. Stained glass windows transform the cosy space into a stunning tribute to historic times, and with an adorable courtyard to boot, you can soak up the relaxed atmosphere and the sun all at once.
Calls Landing is a modern pub in Leeds, serving up beers and oysters. Settle in for an environment of exposed brickwork and casual furnishings – as well as a cracking beer garden – that’s ideal for settling in for their craft beers and ales. But their oysters are the main event, which are perfect to eat on the river.
This modern Leeds pub is focused on two things: great beers and great food. They offer the full range of Leeds Brewery beers, as well as a plethora of other draught lagers, wines, spirits and soft drinks, perfect for washing down their gastropub food. They also have a killer outside area too.
This affordable little haven will keep you fed, watered and merry without attacking the bank so students, savers, or anyone who is stretching their overdraft those few painful days before payday, head on down for a kind price list and don't sacrifice the quality. Keeping things simple and traditional, get your pub grub straight up, your battered fish, your pulled pork burgers, and enjoy the best in booze, from peach cocktails to quality craft beers at one of the best student pubs in Leeds.
Uniting trendy with traditional public house, this quirky pub in Leeds conforms to those charming old antique chairs and polished wooden floors ,but splashes the walls with blue tiling, hangs fun posters in gilt frames and cases its light bulbs in teapots and mugs. Soak up the quirky relaxed vibes as you wrap your taste buds around traditional gastro goodies, from scampi to Yorkshire sausages and make sure you cleanse your palate with some refreshing bottled beers, ales, fine wines and cheeky cocktails.
The oldest pubs in Leeds are some of the oldest in the country, but The New Penny has a special kind of heritage. Open since 1953, it’s the oldest gay bar still open in the city, providing a safe space for LGBT community for decades. Pub by day, it transforms into a late night-cum-club at night, with one of the latest closing times around.
You come to Tapped for beer and pizza, and you leave happy. A lot of their beer is brewed in house, with 27 beers on draft, and they have over 100 bottled beers from around the world too. As for pizza, their dough is cooked with the beer to give it that extra special taste, and comes with a variety of toppings.
Alfresco drinking is at its best at this classic pub in Leeds. The star of this show is the huge beer garden, packed out all summer long with the most tanned of sun-soakers and the merriest of tomato-faced bathers. Sipping a refreshing pint in the grand outdoors with your favourite people - you'd be hard pushed to beat that. And if it's raining, never fear, get yourself immersed in an interior graced with rustic brickwork, vintage wooden tables and an extensive bar.
Rinsed in old fashioned charm, this snug pub sits on the River Aire with its vintage leather sofas, antique chairs, and ornate decorative touches etched into glass or painted onto the tiling. Sit back and put your feet up by the fire or grab a dark corner to have those deep intimate chats in the dim lighting. Either way, you're sure to find a relaxing little nest in this classic old-fashioned pub in Leeds.