City Buzz: The best cosy pubs in Leeds

The Cross Keys, Leeds.
The Cross Keys, Leeds.
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In case you haven’t noticed, it’s SNOWING!

If you’re stuck at work, why not nip out and get all warm and cosy in one of these city centre pubs?

Whitelock’s, 4 Turk’s Head Yard, Leeds

Dating back to 1715, Whitelock’s is the oldest pub in Leeds but it’s lovable charm hasn’t been lost.

Snuggle up by the fire with a real ale or craft beer – from Yorkshire, of course – or tuck into some fresh, locally-sourced food.

Free wi-fi also means you might just get away with the ‘working out of the office’ excuse.

The Adelphi, 3-5 Hunslet Lane, Leeds

An oldie, but a goodie. The Adelphi is a popular haunt that offers that traditional pub feel, whilst still keeping its street cred.

Get yourself a beer, an ale, or fill up with some proper pub grub such as fish and chips or sausage and mash.

Cross Keys, 107 Water Lane, Leeds

A little bit further afield, past Bridgewater Place, lies the Cross Keys.

It’s a firm favourite for the locals workers but if you’re brave enough to trek to this end of town in the cold, there are cosy little alcoves waiting for you, plus roaring fires and even a courtyard for the smokers out there.

There’s decent pub grub too, albeit with a more sophisticated twist.

Midnight Bell, 101, Water Lane, Leeds

Nestled just a few doors up from the Cross Keys, the Midnight Bell is Leeds Brewery’s flagship pub.

Offering a mix of traditional and contemporary features, including oak beams and ancient brickwork, it’s the perfect mini hideaway from the city’s hustle and bustle.