The 13 best real ale bars and pubs in Leeds according to people who live here

If there’s one thing Leeds does well, it’s beer.

From the dozens of local breweries on our doorsteps to traditional pubs and more modern bars, the city is home to pioneers of the industry.

Real ale, the term coined by CAMRA, has became associated with beer served from a pub’s cellar through tall, hand-pulled pumps on the bar. CAMRA has its own Good Beer Guide – but we wanted to find out Leeds locals’ go-to haunts for real ale.

We asked our readers to suggest their favourite real ale bars and pubs in Leeds. Here are 13 of their recommendations.

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