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Revealed: The West Yorkshire pubs that are wifi hotspots

If you’re looking for a wifi hotspot over this winter you will find yourself spoilt for choice in West Yorkshire.

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Pub review: The Queen’s Arms, Chapel Allerton, Leeds

THE barman looks rather disapproving.

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Bar review: D.O.C., Leeds

Wellington Street in the city centre has changed quite a bit since the completion of Central Square and the ongoing developments at Wellington Place and it’s fair to say there have been winners and losers.

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Pub review: The Corn Dolly, Bradford

LET’S meet for a pint at the Corn Dolly. The tweet fizzes its way around our small Twitter group of Leeds-based Oxford United supporters and no-one seems to disagree.

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PIC: Simon Hulme

Review: Outskirts Leeds city centre bar that needs to play to its strengths

Shuffledog has been open for more than two years now but its awkward position on the outskirts of the city centre and my other half’s fairly intense dislike of the Brewdog empire mean I’ve never ventured in.

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Pub review: The Roundhay Fox, Leeds

Pub review: The Roundhay Fox, Leeds

On a cold midweek evening, a friend and I needed a cosy corner and a warm drink to chase away the winter blues and calm the pre-Christmas craziness.

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PIC: James Hardisty

The historic Leeds pub trumpets the ancient virtues of Tetley

AT ONE end of the bar at the Horse And Trumpet is an old black and white photograph of the Tetley shire horses beside a dray delivering barrels of beer outside.

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RABBIT HOLE: The Liquorists interior is magical, its food delicious, its range of drinks extensive.

Bar review: The Liquorist, Greek Street, Leeds

What a delightful rabbit warren of a place, full of quirkiness and wonder, mismatched furniture and all sorts of different textures, with enough crevices in which to secrete oneself for an hour or so while you escape from the grey rivers of banality which flow endlessly beyond its windows.

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DECADENT: A dram in Whiskey Down.

Party like Hugh Hefner at new Leeds club

It was a Halloween party at the actual Playboy Mansion that inspired the latest bar to open in Leeds.

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Yorkshire’s Best Pub? It’s a piece of living history

SKIPTON’S Market Square slopes gently upward towards the town’s magnificent 14th century castle, Yorkshire’s last Royalist stronghold during the English Civil War, when it was under siege for three years.

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Sylva Cafe and Bar. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Four splendid Leeds bars to savour ahead of Christmas

Here are four stylish, contemporary bars to try out in the run up to Christmas, all of which offer sumptuous surroundings and good food and drink.

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Pub review: The Fox & Rabbit, Lockton, Pickering

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve sped past this low, old stone-built pub on my way to Whitby. Last week I broke my journey and I’m glad I did.

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Pub review: Mother Shipton Inn, Knaresborough

WISE woman, prophetess, soothsayer and witch are all descriptions ascribed to Ursula Sontheil, the famously hideous 16th century recluse said to have predicted The Great Fire of London and the defeat of the Spanish Armada among other things.

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LONG HISTORY: The George pub on George Street, which has a wonderful sense of the historic.

Pub review: The George, George Street, Leeds

ON MAY 19, 1869, there would have been few better places in Leeds to have enjoyed a pint than the George pub on the aptly named Great George Street in the city centre.

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PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Bar review: The Wardrobe, St Peter’s Square, Leeds

It was a gig which brought us to The Wardrobe, a venue on the outskirts of the city centre that could easily be overlooked because of its location.

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Pub review: The Cardigan Arms, Kirkstall Road, Leeds

I think his wife was quite glad to see the back of it,” says Matty Logan, showing off the array of brewery memorabilia on display at the new-look Cardigan Arms.

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PIC: Simon Hulme

Bar review: 166 Bar and Bistro, Horsforth, Leeds

Girls just wanna have fun, and on a quiet Wednesday evening, two girls in Pudsey were looking to brighten up their thus-far dull week.

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Pub review: The Lord Darcy, Moortown, Leeds

CAN you just wait a minute?” asks the barman, in between serving one chap and then turning to me.

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CHEERS: North Brewing Co can now double its capacity.

Leeds bar’s brewery offshoot is King in the North

One of Leeds’s best known craft breweries is doubling capacity after securing a tranche of European Union funding.

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Original Oak, Headingley.

Guide to ‘traditional’ Leeds pubs with lots of character

Check out our at-a-glance guide to ‘traditional’ Leeds pubs with bags of character.

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