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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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Pub review: The Railway Inn, Calverley Bridge, Leeds

THERE used to be a sign close to the Rodley roundabout, directing traffic down to this famous old canalside pub.

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Date:6th April 2011.
Bierkeller, Park Row, Leeds.

Bid to get Leeds Bierkeller a sporty re-brand

The owners of The Bierkeller Entertainment Complex are planning to team up two bars to create a new sports-themed venue.

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Pub review: The Fox and Grapes, York Road, Leeds

THIS was not our intended destination. We had headed east from Leeds to Thorner, a few miles beyond the ring road, to check out the Beehive, a pub with a strong reputation for its food, and a long-time dining favourite of those who live that side of the city.

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Further North in Chapel Allerton.

Five of the most interesting bars across Leeds

From the uber cool to style and swagger Leeds boasts some interesting bars across our fair city.

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Dirty drinks at Leeds martini bar

Dirty drinks at Leeds martini bar

A chain which is bringing its London-based bars up north has created a very Yorkshire cocktail ahead of its opening in Leeds later this month.

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Pub review: The Black Prince, City Square, Leeds

Pub review: The Black Prince, City Square, Leeds

The Black Prince pub, which gazes out over City Square, has been many things over the years. Indeed, this is a building of some history, being the former headquarters of the Yorkshire Banking Company (sometimes called Yorkshire District Bank), dating to 1899.

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EASTERN PROMISE: The rooftop terrace at the Kori bar, Victoria Gate.

Bar review; Kori, Victoria Gate, Leeds

Sometimes you just want to go where the beautiful people go, and so we found ourselves at Kori, one of the city’s hottest, newest cocktail spots.

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The White Swan, Yeadon.

Pub review: The White Swan, Yeadon, Leeds

IT doesn’t start until tomorrow, but I half wondered if the White Swan’s beer festival was already in full swing when I popped in for a pint on Tuesday evening and found a row of six Yorkshire ales all lined up and competing for my attention.

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Pub review: The Hungry Bear, Stonegate Road, Leeds

DO YOU make any ordinary beers? I ask brewer Phil Marsh when he joins us for an early evening pint at the Hungry Bear.

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