Pubs in Leeds

Bars are great and all, but sometimes you just can't beat a pint in a cosy watering hole. And, lucky for you, this city's got a keg-worth of them. Whether you're on the hunt for heartwarming grub, a boozer to catch some live gigs, or you just fancy relaxing in a plush armchair, these pubs in Leeds are sure to please.

Last updated on 3rd August 2021




Editor's Draught

30 user reviews 5

A lively pub in Leeds, Editor's Draught is a great spot for game day, boasting numerous HD TVs that screen BT and Sky Sports. The Wellington Street watering hole also has real ales and a mega menu of comfort food bites available.

Headrow House

3 user reviews 4

Headrow House is definitely one of the quirkiest pubs in Leeds, taking up residency in a former 1900's textile mill and offering not one, but two roof terraces for alfresco sips. That's not all though, as the resident kitchen comes occupied by the Michelin Guide recommended Ox Club.

The Scarbrough Hotel

135 user reviews 5

A fan of the more traditional pubs in Leeds? Make your way to Bishopgate Street where The Scarbrough Hotel is offering up a menu of classic British dishes and beers on tap. It's also got outdoor seating for those summertime sips.

Water Lane Boathouse

160 user reviews 4

A hidden gem, Water Lane Boathouse is the canalside pub that comes top for freshly-baked pizza, craft beer and gorgeous views. Head here in the winter to cosy up with a hearty feast, or enjoy the sprawling outdoor terrace when the sun decides to shine.

Nation Of Shopkeepers

35 user reviews 4

Situated in the hub of all the action, Nation of Shopkeepers is a master at delivering wicked live music nights, refreshing pints and quirky bites. Next time you're wondering where to drink in Leeds, pay a visit to this watering hole and you won't regret it.

The Library, Leeds

11 user reviews 4

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.

Tapped Leeds

0 user reviews 4

As well as stocking over 200 beers, Tapped also creates a range of mouthwatering slices from authentic Italian dough. Choose between popular toppings, such as pepperoni and jalapenos, or opt for one of the more unusual pizzas, along the lines of seitan doner and chicken tikka.

Wrap your taste buds around classic gastro nosh at Town Hall Tavern. From steak and burgers to baked camembert and scotch eggs, the menu has something to keep everyone happy, whilst its drinks include beers, ales, fine wines and cheeky cocktails.

Calls Landing is a quirky haunt specialising in beer, oysters and stew. Grab a table in the laidback spot or out in their cracking riverside beer garden and try some of their craft brews whilst chomping on a hearty beef brisket. 

A pub, kitchen and music venue all in one, The Faversham is an award-winning watering hole and a must for music lovers. When you're not watching a live gig, be sure to check out some of their first-rate fare - think smoked haddock crumble and butternut squash risotto.

Not only do The Brewery Tap make their own craft beers onsite, meaning you're in for some of the freshest pints around, but they also cook up a host of pub grub classics. Nestle into a comfortable corner and tuck into fish and chips, sausage and mash, burgers and steak pie.

If you're searching for places to drink in Leeds with live music, Head of Steam is for you. Order yourself one of their craft, cask or world beers, bask in the off-kilter interiors and tap your toes to the music, all whilst filling your belly on comfort food.

Having originally opened in 1802, The Cross Keys is a stalwart on Leeds' pub scene. Whether you're here for an after-work drink in their beer garden or one of their award-winning Sunday roasts by the fire, this Water Lane boozer has got you covered.

The Lamb and Flag focuses on two things: great beers and delicious food. They pour up a whole roster of locally brewed beers, draught lagers, wines and spirits to accompany their gastropub food and also have a killer outside area.

Pack Horse

79 user reviews 5

Pubs in Leeds city centre don't get much better than Pack Horse, a historic boozer just tucked away from Briggate Street. Not only is it one of the area's oldest boozers but it also whips up award-winning pies, using some of the country's freshest ingredients.

When it comes to outdoor drinking, The Midnight Bell is up there as one of the best Leeds pubs. Touting a huge beer garden and strong booze selection, the spot's also got a number of meat-laden, veggie-friendly and vegan dishes if you get peckish.