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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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Pub review: Woodies, Headingley, Leeds

It’s a sunny afternoon at Woodies and drinkers have spilled out onto the patio to take advantage of this rare opportunity for some sunlit boozing.

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Preview: Clifford Beer Festival, Leeds

Next Saturday (June 24) sees the return of one of the best village beer festivals on the circuit, when no fewer than 30 cask ales will be served at Clifford Village Hall.

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The best specialist gin bars in Leeds

Take the edge off a hard day at work with a celebratory splash of mother’s ruin at one of these great Leeds venues, where gin is the top of the menu.

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Loose Goose.

Pub review: Loose Goose, Sowerby Bridge

I’m feeling pleased for Sowerby Bridge. It tends to be an overlooked town, dubbed Hebden Bridge’s slightly scruffy (and much naughtier) sister.

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Date:16th September 2015. James Hardisty.
Pub of The Year 2015.........Pictured Mr Foleys Ale House, The Headrow, Leeds.

Bar review: Foley’s Tap House, The Headrow, Leeds

The bar front at Foley’s Tap House isn’t unusually large but the number of handpulls they manage to cram on there almost beggars belief.

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No need to go out Leeds, cocktails come to you

Fancy Friday night drinks after work but still stuck in the office? Or are you after a freshly shaken cocktail but can’t be stirred from the sofa?

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Pub review: The New Inn, Otley Road, Leeds

IT’S Tuesday lunchtime at the New Inn, and I’m assaulted from all sides by big screen re-runs of the Championship Play Off Final.

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The Gin Bar in The Wrens.

Bar review: The Wrens, New Briggate, Leeds

Walking into The Wrens on what seemed to be a fairly quiet Monday night for the city centre, the first thing that struck me was how genuinely warm the welcome seemed.

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Date:22nd May 2017.
Picture James Hardisty.
Barfly....The Grove Inn, Back Row, Leeds.

Bar review: The Grove Inn, Leeds

LEEDS has changed tremendously in recent years with new buildings springing up all over the place.

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Bar review: Friends of Ham, Leeds

WHEN this place first opened as an up-market beerhouse and charcuterie, it seemed like a bold experiment in a corner of town which had some places to recommend it – the Scarbrough, the Brewery Tap – but little to suggest it might become a new centre for drinking culture.

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Eight of the best speciality rum bars in Leeds

As much as we all might love to hop on a plane and head for the Caribbean, things aren’t always that straightforward.

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Sunbridge Wells is in a series of converted underground passageways.

Review: The subterranean drinking delights of Sunbridge Wells

on the surface, spending an evening drinking underground doesn’t sound particularly appealing.

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Review: New beer book takes a jaunt through history

FROM its origins in Roman times, through the regular historic skirmishes between England and Scotland and the mailcoach travel of the 18th and 19th centuries, to today’s high-speed concrete highway, the Great North Road has remained a vital artery connecting London to the faraway towns.

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Bar review: The Liquorist, Greek Street, Leeds

There’s some talk at the moment about a resurgence of Greek Street – once one of Leeds’s most celebrated night spots.

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Cardigan Arms.

Pub review: Cardigan Arms, Kirkstall, Leeds

IT MAY not be so bloody as Balaclava, but the battle is on to save the Cardigan Arms.

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Pub review: The Coach and Horses, Harrogate

The Coach and Horses in Harrogate overlooks the Stray, which, on a sunny Friday evening is looking its best; all dressed in floral spring finery.

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The Windmill also remains a popular local drinking house.

Pub review: The Windmill, Linton

Linton Bridge has been closed since the Boxing Day floods of 2015.

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The Lost and Found in Greek Street, Leeds. Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Bar review: The Lost and Found, Greek Street, Leeds

It’s been a while since I last visited the bars of Greek Street so, having read about the plans to pedestrianise the area again this summer, I decided it was high time for a return.

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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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