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Review: Transpennine Ale Trail

I’M sitting in the ornate buffet bar of Stalybridge railway station, washing down a giant meat pie with a pint of a locally-brewed ruby red ale, enjoying warm company and lively conversation and wondering “Why have I never done this before?”

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The Brunswick in North Street, Leeds. PIC: James Hardisty

Leeds city centre ‘Northern Quarter’ given resurgence with new bars

The so-called ‘Northern Quarter’ of Leeds city centre has undergone a real resurgence, with new bars popping up around Merrion Street, Cross Belgrave Street and the top end of Vicar Lane.

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The Highland.

Pub review: The Highland, Burley, Leeds

DIVERSIONS between Burley Road and Wellington Road are playing havoc with the local traffic.

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Sunbridge Wells. PIC: Tony Johnson

Revisit three of the most creative bars in Leeds and Bradford

Occasionally, Barfly has to stop to catch its breath but we don’t want you to miss out.

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Mr Foley's. PIC: James Hardisty

Pub review: Mr Foley’s Taphouse, Leeds

THEY must be crying into their locally-brewed beer down at the Old Bridge in Kirkstall.

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Date: 26th July 2017.
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Barfly......53 Degrees North, Goodbard House, Infirmary Street, Leeds.

Bar review: 53 Degrees North, Leeds

IT DOESN’T MATTER how swish the bar, how cool the décor, how interesting the drinks menu or how smart the clientele, it’s the quality of the bar staff which makes or breaks a business.

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Pub review: The Castle Inn, Spofforth, Leeds

SPOFFORTH. It sounds a little like the sound you might make while hawking up something unsavoury from your chest.

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Beer festival returns to historic Leeds city centre pub

The Whitelock’s annual beer festival is back for its third year.

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Jason Allison, general manager at Foley's.

Leeds pub is best in the city, says Camra

FOLEY’S Tap House is toasting success after being named Leeds CAMRA’s Pub of The Year for 2017.

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Turk's Head.

Pub review: Turk’s Head, Leeds city centre

A year-and-a-half after opening its doors, the Turk’s Head remains a distinctive little treat of a pub.

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Pub review: Town Hall Tavern, Leeds

Pub review: Town Hall Tavern, Leeds

If you had to judge a pub by the number of hanging baskets it has outside, then Town Hall Tavern on Westgate would definitely be on your shortlist.

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PIC: James Hardisty

Bar review: Chida Cantina, Leeds

When I passed by Sandinista earlier this year and noticed it was undergoing a refit, my heart sank a little.

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Pub review: The Plum and Partridge, Husthwaite

An ancient beech tree dominates the heart of Husthwaite, its branches spread out to shelter a triangle of village green beyond the 12th century churchyard.

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PIC: Bruce Rollinson

Bar review: Wax Bar, Lower Briggate, Leeds

THERE aren’t many secret places in the middle of Leeds. Sheer numbers of visitors mean any little-known bars, for example, don’t stay that way for long. That’s probably especially so in New Briggate, one of Leeds’s most walked upon streets.

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PIC: Simon Hulme

First look: Leeds’s newest cocktail bar

The finishing touches are being made to the newest cocktail bar about to take the Leeds nightlife scene by storm.

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GREAT: Graham Davies, Stuart Andrew MP and Chris Ingram.

First Aireborough Beer Festival a success, say happy organisers

The first Aireborough Beer Festival “lived up to all expectations”, the organisers have said after the event.

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Frankie Wood and Emma Vooght enjoying the Leeds Gin Festival at Leeds Town Hall.
 PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Photo gallery: Leeds Gin Festival

Check out this gallery of images from this weekend’s Leeds Gin Festival.

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Bar review: Brewery Tap, Leeds

Brewery Tap was before its time, wasn’t it? It seems to have been a fixture of Leeds for ages and yet if memory serves it opened in 2008.

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Tony remains right at the heart of the thriving social life of the club.

Sports club review: Old Leodiensians, Alwoodley, Leeds

IT’S half eight on a Saturday morning and Tony Firth is completely run off his feet.

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Bar review: Banyan, Roundhay, Leeds

Bar review: Banyan, Roundhay, Leeds

For those who like to get away from the bustle of the city centre occasionally, it’s worth taking a trip out to Street Lane in Roundhay, where there’s a variety of bars and restaurants to choose from.

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