Friends of Ham is a favourite among craft beer and food lovers in Leeds. Since opening a couple of years ago it's become a go-to destination for great food and drink, serving quality charcuterie and cheese alongside equally good beverages, including a wide range of craft ales and wine. Located a short walk from both Leeds train station and Boar Lane, it’s a convenient spot to duck into.
Local brews from Summer Wine and Ilkley are joined by the US’ Flying Dog and New Zealand’s Yeastie Boys on draft along with a wide-ranging bottle menu including larger bottles to share.
The menu has a section dedicated to small dishes, such as jabugo bruschetta or ploughman’s, that start from as little as £5; order them alongside meats, cheeses and bread if you’re in the mood for a more substantial feast. Or try one of the platters if you’re in the mood for sharing (from £12.50).
The space has recently been extended, and now benefits from a central bar that's twice the size of the original, as well as more upstairs seating, making it a good choice if you’re in the mood to settle in for a day of eating and drinking.