Readers react to historic Leeds pub’s 300th birthday

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One of Leeds’s oldest pubs has celebrated 300 years of pulling pints.

Customers and staff at Whitelock’s, off Briggate, marked the milestone for the pub which is described as “the heart of Leeds”.

And Yorkshire Evening Post readers have taken to Facebook to share their favourite memories of the pub.

Tracey Baxter said:”Lovely pub friendly atmosphere and of course the first pub off the bus and the start of one of many pub crawls in Leeds (back in the day).”

Kenneth Rosenoern added: “I love this place.

“A clear favourite.

“Always good decent beer which is a rare thing now a days.

“People say it is expensive but I think you get what your pay for.”

Kevin Jones said: “Great historic pub can remember the joints of ham and beef hanging from the ceiling behind the bar and the bar staff dressed up with dickie bows.”

Gayda Jackson commented: “A crowd of us would always meet there on a Friday after work. It’s still the first place I go to when I come home to Leeds.”

Anna Ginnaw said: “Love the old fashioned loos but still can’t quite believe that after all the beers I enjoyed there I have never fallen/slipped down what is surely the narrowest and steepest staircase in Leeds!”

Terry Petanque added: “When I lived in Leeds this was a favourite place for lunch and a drink.”

David Anthony Martin said: “Good memories of the pub in the 1960’s when I supped draught bitter at 1 and 8p a pint.”