Leeds recommends: Best place for a pint of Real Ale

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Where is the best place in Leeds for a pint of Real Ale? #leedsrecommends readers have their say. ANDREW HUTCHINSON reports.

Responses via Twitter included:

Ian Mac @Ian_Mac75. Townhouse Tavern in Horsforth.

Pauline Hodgson ‏@paulinehodgson. Kirkstall Bridge.

‏Graham Armitage @GrahamHolbeck. #TheHolbeck.

Rory Foulkes @roryffoulkes. It was The Grove.

Stick or Twist ‏@StickorTwistJDW. Stick or Twist... 12 lines to choose from, good mix of local & national breweries, Closest pub to @fdarena.

Gerry @Cruxy57. Bradford :-)

Rob Parsons @RobParsonsYP. I’m a fan of Mr Foleys on The Headrow.

AJ Pickering @ajpickering. @DucknDrakeLeeds @victoria_leeds @Mrfoleys and @GroveInnLeeds (assuming the new managers don’t spoil it!)

‏Grassroots Swim @Grassroots_Swim. Nice answer! @Cruxy57 @AndyHutchYPN

Amanda Pickering ‏@ajpickering. I’d also add @HOS_Leeds as a great new addition to Leeds city centre.

Saint Arnold ‏@StArnolds. @Cruxy57 @AndyHutchYPN Yep, this!

Joe Stenson ‏@LeedsUrbex. The Fleece in Farsley, they really seem to know how to store and serve beer well.

Darren Goodall ‏@Darren_Goodall. It has to be @thabbeyinn - great range which regularly changes, served by friendly experts.

Justin Keenan ‏@Pri6oner. @GroveInnLeeds New Landlord & exceptionally good ales as soon as the new stock arrives. #leedsrecommends #realale

Head of Steam Leeds ‏@HOS_Leeds. We have a choice of 8 real ales that change on a regular basis at least 4-5 are Yorkshire based ales others north east

Mal ‏@mal55lufc. Old Cock, Otley.

Gemma Stephenson ‏@FrogBox82. @HOS_Leeds I’d say...

Gemma Stephenson ‏@FrogBox82. Also liked @thehopleeds.

Responses via Facebook included:

Graham Daniels. This stuff is over-rated over-priced clap trap. When I had my first pint it cost 10d that was real ale Ramsdens Mild. You lot who fall for all this hype are delusional. If you like what you drink wherever and you are happy with what you pay, that is real ale.

Matthew Watson. Brewery Tap, Whitelocks and The Hop

Andrew Lunn. Tapped and The Hop

Ian Bailey. Brewery Tap; a wide range of real ales from in and around West Yorkshire, and the bar staff are friendly and seem to have a comprehensive knowledge of the Ales that are on Tap.

Liam Marriot. The Bridge Inn on Kirkstall Bridge.

In other news #leeds recommends readers have been having their say on options for afternoon tea in the city. Responses include:

Claire-Hermione ‏@missclairabella. Possible that nobody seen market for it with Betty’s up the road. Also serious gems in the Dales.

Mark Bedford ‏@markyb72. My wife recommends @The_Tetley. Haven’t been myself but my wife is never wrong... so she tells me.

Rob Greenland ‏@TheSocBiz. Lovely homemade cakes at @thearchcafe - a social enterprise too 
Raises money for @AgeUKLeeds #leedsrecommends

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