These Leeds pubs have been loved and lost over the years

25 Leeds pubs which have been loved and lost over the years

Many of us have a favourite watering hole that we are especially fond of.

And while new pubs and bars may crop up all the time, seeing your local boozer close its doors for good can be a bit gutting. So if you want to reminisce on the good old days and stir up a bit of nostalgia, here are some memorable Leeds pubs which have been loved and lost over the years.

Occupying the spot of the former St Alban's vicarage, this York Road boozer was a favourite among locals for more than 70 years, before it was demolished around 2008.

1. The Shaftesbury

Occupying the spot of the former St Alban's vicarage, this York Road boozer was a favourite among locals for more than 70 years, before it was demolished around 2008.
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Formerly known as The Sphinx, The Cottingley Arms served as a location in the film Tina Goes Shopping in the mid 1990s, and was later demolished after Leeds City Council won a legal battle to repossess it.

2. The Cottingley Arms

Formerly known as The Sphinx, The Cottingley Arms served as a location in the film Tina Goes Shopping in the mid 1990s, and was later demolished after Leeds City Council won a legal battle to repossess it.
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Famed for its large curved bar and local brews, this pub on Eastgate shut down in 1984 and was later transformed into offices.

3. The Marquis of Granby

Famed for its large curved bar and local brews, this pub on Eastgate shut down in 1984 and was later transformed into offices.
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Best known for its live music, The Duchess of York on Vicar Lane also famously housed a settee on which Nirvana's Kurt Cobain allegedly slept on.

4. The Duchess of York

Best known for its live music, The Duchess of York on Vicar Lane also famously housed a settee on which Nirvana's Kurt Cobain allegedly slept on.
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