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Bar review: Lazy Lounge, Leeds

Lazy Lounge is one of those havens which has somehow managed to burrow its way into the subconscious of the city.

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Bar review: The Old Red Bus Station, Leeds

“I BET this happens to you all the time,” says Immi Cardy, co-owner of the Old Red Bus Station, as she hands me a hot pie, on the house.

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The Black Hat in Ilkley.  Picture: Tony Johnson.

Bar review: The Black Hat, Ilkley

Ilkley can lay claim to being the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales for the people of Leeds, and it is a fine destination in its own right for a bracing walk on the moor.

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Pub review: The Maltings, York

ONCE the run-down and disreputable Lendal Bridge Inn, this place has thrived for almost 25 years under the stewardship of Shaun and Maxine Collinge, who have created the very essence of a 21st century tavern.

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Game of Thrones-themed bar arrives in Leeds

Game of Thrones-themed bar arrives in Leeds

A pop-up Game of Thrones-themed bar is set to take the Christmas party season by storm in Leeds.

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Period touches of brass and dark wood in one of the bars.

Pub review: The Adelphi, Hunslet Road, Leeds

If you’re in need of a weeknight wind-down, somewhere with a bit of yesteryear elegance usually does the trick. The Adelphi on the edge of Leeds city centre has that in abundance.

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Pub review: Tapped Beer Co, Leeds

“WE NEED a buffer,” says the barman who has been given the task of polishing the chrome front of the stillage behind the bar at Tapped.

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Bar review: Angelica, Trinity Leeds

Bar review: Angelica, Trinity Leeds

In the last three years since the Trinity Centre opened with an array of bars and restaurants wider than the shops, it has always been deemed perhaps that The Alchemist was ‘the place to go’.

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The Bridge , Horsforth

Pub review: The Bridge, Horsforth, Leeds

Rachel Jenkinson first came to the Bridge to work a single shift as a favour for a friend.

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Garden Gate Pub, Hunslet....11th jan 2012

Six of the Best: Historic pubs in Leeds

Barfly is always looking for reasons to celebrate our city’s fine drinking establishments and with the clocks going back, we are also turning the clocks back in another way, to look at some of Leeds’s oldest pubs.

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Pub review: The Buck Inn, Thornton Watlass, North Yorkshire

Pub review: The Buck Inn, Thornton Watlass, North Yorkshire

IF YOU were searching for the perfect picture book example of the traditional Yorkshire village pub, the Buck Inn would surely make the shortlist.

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The Harrogate Tap offers a plethora of choice right next to the train tracks.

Bar review: The Harrogate Tap, Harrogate train station

You do not have travel far from Leeds by rail to access exceptional ale trails. Sadly, the Leeds to Harrogate line is not littered with such opportune imbibery.

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Pub review: The Black Swan, Call Lane, Leeds

IN A part of town which has come to be dominated by a thriving bar culture, the Black Swan feels like something of a throwback to the days of the traditional public house.

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Arcadia offers a range of uncommon beers, wines and spirits.

Bar review: Arcadia, Headingley, Leeds

The joy of a good tipple seems self-consciously high on the list of concerns at Arcadia – the many framed photos adorning its walls downstairs are almost exclusively inviting shots of prized golden beers.

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Bar review: The White Rabbit Bar, York Place, Leeds

Bar review: The White Rabbit Bar, York Place, Leeds

For those of you who have not ventured along the length of York Place in a while, the street is a veritable rabbit warren of bars and cafes (see the Little Oliver review above for evidence).

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Pub review: The Parkside Tavern, Merrion Street, Leeds

A PUB called the Parkside really ought to be in Hunslet, the name synonymous with the rise and fall of one of the early powerhouses of rugby league.

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Barfly: Guide to gin bars in Leeds 2016

Next week marks the sixth annual International Gin & Tonic Day (Wednesday October 19) and to celebrate we present a round-up of some of the best places in Leeds to test out the drink once known as mother’s ruin but which is now one of our favourite tipples.

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Review: The Roundhay Fox, Leeds

The colder months of the year are when places like The Roundhay Fox really come into their own. It might be blowing a gale outside but step beyond the threshold of this long established pub and it’s as though you have crossed into a different world.

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PIC: Tony Johnson

Pub review: 115, The Headrow, Leeds

CIVIC Hall was bathed in a kaleidoscope of light, the white Portland Stone transformed into a giant architectural cinema screen, as a large crowd, wrapped up against the autumn chill was treated to a spectacular performance in the public patio of Millennium Square.

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Pub review: The Halfway House, Baildon

THERE are plenty of places called the Halfway House, though for many their original purpose as a staging post between one town and the next has been rendered obsolete by urban sprawl.

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