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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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Cheers! It’s nearly opening time for new Leeds pub

Final preparations are under way ahead of the opening of a new JD Wetherspoon pub in Garforth.

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Pub review: Alfred, Meanwood, Leeds

PERHAPS Alfred tells us just how far we have come.

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Pina Colada  the ultimate, refreshing and icy-cold summer drink.

Bar review: Guide to bars in Leeds

A quick guide to bars in Leeds...

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PIC: Tony Johnson

Pub review: The Woods, Chapel Allerton, Leeds

SATURDAY afternoon live music is a recent addition to the attractions offered by this bar which has endured numerous changes of ownership, direction and nomenclature – but finally seems to be getting things right.

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PIC: James Hardisty

Bar review: The Brotherhood of Purists and Pastimes, New Biggate, Leeds

I like the Brotherhood of Purists and Pastimes on New Briggate in Leeds, not least because of its title. And I like the title for two reasons...

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12 of the best cocktail bars in Leeds

From fruity infusions, to smoky spirits, Leeds has it all when it comes to cocktails.

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Pub review: The Mitre, Knaresborough

THOUGH I’ve never written about The Mitre before, I’ve often sung the praises of Market Town Taverns.

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Northern Monk Refectory.  Pictures: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Bar review: Northern Monk Refectory, Holbeck

Unless you live and work in this neck of the woods, or you are something of a craft beer geek, the chances are this first floor tap room will have slipped your notice.

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The Buffers. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Pub review: The Buffers, Scholes, Leeds

THE LAST train trundled out of Scholes early in 1964 as this whole branch line to Wetherby fell victim of Beeching’s Axe.

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PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Bar review: Smokestack, Leeds

Smokestack on Lower Briggate is not short of custom, as we discovered when we visited on a busy Saturday night. It was gone midnight when we reached the bar, which is renowned for its cocktails and understated sense of style.

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Review: Quirky Ales, Leeds

ON AN industrial estate on the edge of Garforth, hidden away behind low-rise workshops and warehouses, something truly remarkable is taking place.

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