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Pub review: The Doctor’s Orders, Sheffield

ALTHOUGH this is some way adrift of Taverner’s normal beat, I visited the Doctor’s Orders to satisfy some personal curiosity – and to get to the bottom of a mystery which a regular reader emailed to ask me to investigate.

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Pub review: Victoria Hotel, Leeds

Ten a penny, now, are the pubs which are at pains to show off their vintage credentials – the dandyish names, the moustache-and-suspenders staff, the 1920s cocktail vibe.

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Pub review: The Red Lion, Shadwell, Leeds

BESIDE the back door, a wicker basket packed with blankets is a thoughtful touch which says much about the Red Lion.

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Nathan Clark at Brudenell Social Club

Bar review: Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

I don’t want to take anything away from The Brudenell.

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The Angel.

Pub review: The Angel, Hetton, near Skipton

THEY’D been pruned right back when I visited the Angel a few weeks ago, but soon the determined vines of ivy will be once more bringing their rash of red and green to the front of this famous inn, which regularly features in lists of the very best dining pubs in the county.

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10 of the best no-frills pubs and bars in Leeds

Elaborate cocktail concoctions and glamourous décor may be in fashion, but the traditional boozer still holds timeless appeal.

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Tatt’s outrageous! Man with face tattoos left feeling ‘belittled’ after being refused entry to Leeds club

Tatt’s outrageous! Man with face tattoos left feeling ‘belittled’ after being refused entry to Leeds club

A man claims he was discriminated against by nightclub bouncers in Leeds because of his tattoos, leaving him feeling “belittled” and “embarrassed” on his visit to the city.

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Bar review: The Record Cafe, Bradford

IT COST me rather more than most albums do, and certainly more than a download, but the triple-gatefold 12-inch record in pristine heavyweight vinyl which I bought at the Record Cafe is already one of my very favourite things. I’m playing it now, as it happens.

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Old Red Bus Station opened in Vicar Lane, Leeds, last year. Pictures: James Hardisty

Bar review: Old Red Bus Station, Vicar Lane, Leeds

Travelling into work I pass this quirky Leeds venue every morning on the bus and think to myself that I really must call in one night to see what it’s like behind the dated brick exterior.

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GOING OUT: The Vesper Gate, Kirkstall ticks just about all the boxes for being a great pub.

Pub review: Vesper Gate, Kirkstall, Leeds

Now that we have emerged from the period of perpetual darkness and entered the land of eternal sunshine (notwithstanding my penchant for absolutism, you get the general drift), it’s places like Vesper Gate, Kirkstall, which really come into their own.

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Preview: North Leeds Beer Festival

THIS weekend sees one of the best beer festivals on the local scene.

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Tapped Brew Co., Boar Lane, Leeds

Bar review: Tapped Brew Co, Leeds city centre

Tapped’s enviable plot on Boar Lane in the heart of the city blesses it with short staggering distances from Leeds Station and nearby shops. So on warm days when its big windows are thrown open – causing animated conversation from within to spill out on to the pavement – it’s hard not to feel tempted into a cheeky one while going about your day.

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Pub review: The Fleece Inn, Haworth

A visit to lovely Haworth is always a treat. The legacy of the Brontes underpins the long-term survival of its cobbled streets and quintessentially Yorkshire stone buildings, insulating the community against the careless ravages of redevelopment.

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PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Bar review: Head of Steam, Headingley, Leeds

The problem is choice. No, I’m not getting all existential on you in some ill-judged Friday frisson of overexuberant introspection (although now I mention it...)

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Pub review: George and Dragon, Cowgate, Welton, HU15

Pub review: George and Dragon, Cowgate, Welton, HU15

OUR room had everything we needed – en suite bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities, plasma screen TV – oh, but no bed.

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Enjoy Pudsey Civic Hall’s last beer festival

I WAS delighted to be invited to do the official opening at Leeds Beer Festival this year, considering that perhaps the honour reflected on my status as the beer writer for Leeds’s evening newspaper, or the author of a moderately-selling book on the city’s pubs.

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Further North in Chapel Allerton. Pictures: Simon Hulme.

Bar review: Further North, Chapel Allerton, Leeds

Microbreweries and craft beers are all the rage these days but North Bar, a Leeds institution celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, was among the first to fly the flag.

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SOAP FACTORY: The new look lounge bar in the Novotel on Whitehall Road.

New Leeds bar is awash with new ideas

The newest addition to the Leeds nightlife offering opens tonight in the heart of the upcoming business district of the city centre.

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The West Riding. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Bar review: West Riding, Wellington Street, Leeds

The thing about West Riding is you can probably walk past its frontage in about two or three seconds. Most people do, as they scurry along Wellington Street, eyes resolutely forward, London-like.

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PIC: Simon Hulme

Pub review: Turk’s Head, Leeds

A beer-tasting event this week brought me back to this lovely little craft ale bar, once the weekend overspill from Whitelocks, but now restored and rediscovered as a venue in its own right.

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