The Victoria Quarter in Leeds

Find a pub in Leeds

As the heartbeat of Yorkshire and a cornerstone of Northern culture, Leeds is a city that simply must be visited. Whether you're off to a match at Elland Road, bar-hopping around the buzzing centre or off to a gig at Brudenell Social Club, there is something for everyone here. Luckily, Leeds boasts a fantastic selection of Greene King pubs where you can tuck into delicious pub grub and relax with an ice-cold pint after exploring.

Best pubs in Leeds

As you explore Leeds’ bustling streets and immerse yourself in its rich culture, you'll stumble upon several Greene King pubs, each with its own distinct character. From traditional pubs with centuries of history to sleek, contemporary bars, here are a few of our standout favourites:

Find your local Leeds pub

The interior of The Skyrack

A Headingley staple for pub crawlers & footie fans

A go-to watering hole for many in Headingley, The Skyrack offers a buzzing vibe in a striking 19th century Grade II listed building. This popular pub is a checkpoint on the legendary Otley Run pub crawl and always delivers an electric atmosphere. With live music, quiz nights, karaoke sing alongs and live sports, The Skyrack has entertainment covered. Refuel on delicious pub classics between singing your favourite hits, relax in the heated beer garden or get competitive over a game of pool.

The interior of The Griffin

Industrial chic & crisp pints in a landmark setting

Soak up the atmosphere at The Griffin, set within the imposing former Griffin Hotel on Boar Lane. Sample some standout beers and delicious pub fare while admiring the Victorian grandeur of this iconic 1872 city centre building. With a beautiful beer garden, mouthwatering food menu and live sports showing on giant screens, The Griffin invites you to unwind in style right in the centre of Leeds.

A pint of beer

Traditional charm & city centre convenience

The Templar Hotel's friendly, laid-back vibe makes it a favourite for drinks, tasty pub grub, and live sports viewing both for visitors and Yorkshire residents venturing into the city. Conveniently located right in Leeds city centre, it's the ideal spot for a pint before checking out a play at the theatre or heading to see some live music. With a fantastic range of real ales, a great food menu and sizeable beer garden, The Templar Hotel is a cracking little spot to wile away an afternoon with mates.

The interior of the New Inn in Leeds

Vintage vibes with a buzzing beer garden

Just outside Headingley, The New Inn combines heritage and lively spirit. Catch the big match with the locals and feel the anticipation build, or sit back with a perfectly poured pint in the beer garden when the sun’s shining in Yorkshire. Located just across the road from Cottage Road Cinema, the oldest active cinema in Leeds, The New Inn is a great choice for tasty, hearty food before heading over to see a movie in style.

More about Leeds

Leeds is perhaps the best place to experience the adaptable and passionate spirit of Yorkshire. This city effortlessly fuses gritty, industrial heritage with forward-thinking creative vision.

For history lovers, the majestic 12th-century Kirkstall Abbey and grandiose Temple Newsam House provide windows into Yorkshire’ past. The striking 19th-century Corn Exchange and vibrant Victoria Quarter showcase great adaptations that preserved Leeds' architectural gems.

Culture vultures flock to the internationally renowned opera and ballet at Leeds Grand Theatre and experimental theatre at the Playhouse. Trailblazing galleries like the Henry Moore Institute and The Tetley exhibit contemporary art that combines many different styles and disciplines.

Sports are taken quite seriously here in Yorkshire. Footie fans relish Elland Road's electrifying matchday atmosphere, while Leeds Rhinos Rugby Union Club and Yorkshire County Cricket Club are right next door to each other in Headingley. Shoppers indulge at the luxurious Victoria Quarter, quirky Thornton's Arcade, and the bustling Kirkgate Market before relaxing at nearby Greene King spots. Foodies delight in Leeds' exciting restaurant scene, ranging from classic fine dining to tasty, generously portioned pub fare.

With acclaimed museums, galleries, shops, attractions and events complementing its proud Northern spirit, there’s no shortage of things for visitors to see, do and experience in Leeds. Soak up the energy of this buzzing Yorkshire metropolis and kick back with a trip to one of the city’s Greene King pubs.

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