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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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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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