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PIC: Simon Hulme

Bar review: Leeds Postal Service

We don’t need to shop, we have to be enticed to ‘want’ to shop – and that means understanding the changing needs of today’s shopper, including hours of opening and much improved customer service.

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Bar review: Locus, Cross Gates, Leeds

DON’T even go there,” says owner Gerti Masllavica, batting back my question about just how much it cost him to turn a disused fish and chip restaurant into the luxurious Locus bar, a storey above the busy heart of Cross Gates.

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Pub review: The Thomas Osborne, Roundhay, Leeds

IT’S early on Tuesday afternoon in the Thomas Osborne, where a faint antiseptic sourness hangs on the air, as though this cavern of a pub has been deep-cleaned to erase the memories of a frantic Bank Holiday weekend.

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The London Bridge Hotel underneath The Shard

REVIEW: London Bridge Hotel

THE PROBLEM with having a city break in an elegant hotel is sometimes, well... you just don’t want to leave said hotel to explore the actual city.

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Pub review: Boot and Rally, Meanwood, Leeds

AN old chap in Sheffield gave us a pound to take all of those away,” says Johnny Piercey, pointing out the concrete gardening blocks which hold up the heavy wooden counter at Boot and Rally, the latest addition to Meanwood’s thriving drinking scene.

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Bar review: Be At One, Boar Lane, Leeds

This Barfly loves a good cocktail and would happily drink nothing else but, let’s be honest, at some places in the city centre that means a hefty tab, overly serious staff or pretentious customers.

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Pub review: The Fox, Briggate, Shipley

IT DOESN’T really look like this on Google Maps.” We are only minutes into our Saturday afternoon pub crawl of Shipley and Saltaire and self-appointed navigator Diane is already staring at her phone and looking confused.

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Pub review: Lamb & Flag, Leeds

One of the beauties of Leeds is the broad range of pubs, from high quality fine dining establishments to proper spit-and-sawdust establishments.

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