6-8 Turks Head Yard, Leeds
Leeds's oldest ale house, it also serves up some decent pub grub and in spite of its 300 years of history, it still keeps pace with modern times. In terms of atmosphere, it's a palace of polished brass and copper, gleaming mirrors and sculpted tiles. It's right at the heart of the city, so is often very busy but there are plenty of places to sit and staff are amazingly efficient, meaning it shouldn't take long to get served. With a superb selection of real ales, ciders and traditional pub food, they have a large beer garden, log fires in the winter, Sunday papers to peruse of a weekend and as if that wasn't enough, they are child and dog friendly.