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 23rd September 2020

Pack Horse

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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.

The Scarbrough Hotel

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

Tapped Leeds

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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.

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.

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.