The Leeds city centre yard pubs you must visit

Part of the allure of Leeds comes from its alleyways, yards and ginnels.

Friday, 8th February 2019, 09:47 am
Updated Friday, 8th February 2019, 09:52 am
Pics: YPN

Many in the city centre hide time-honoured drinking dens:

Whitelock's celebrated its 300th anniversary in 2015 and is today as vibrant as it ever was.
Like something from a Sherlock Holmes novel, this slip of a Leeds pub is deceptive in appearance. The yard out the back manages to squeeze in plenty of tables
An ongoing success story for Leeds. Ever since its rejuvenation, businesses have almost fallen over themselves to secure a tenure in what has to be one of the most exciting areas of the city.

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The Packhorse can trace its history back to 1615, which by most counts makes it the oldest pub in Leeds city centre, eclipsing Whitelock's by a not insignificant 100 years (even though the latter often claims to be the oldest).
Dating back all the way to 1755, this popular pub - also one of the city's oldest - is about as traditional as you can get in terms of layout and outlook.
The Fenton might not technically be in an yard but it has one out the back and once the sun is out, we're sure you'll appreciate the location even more.