Scuzzy but fun student hangout, serving decent enough pub grub and terrible wine
Don’t order the wine – there should be warnings against the cheap and acidic bottles of plonk that always seem like a good idea during the ‘Otley Run’ crawl. This aside, though, the large student boozer, which virtually turns into a nightclub at the weekend, is the essential bar crawl midpoint stop-off, serving all the standard bottles, spirits and draught lagers. Don’t let the mock-Tudor exterior convince you otherwise – the Hyde Park is dirt cheap and frequented by either skaters from the park opposite, or students dressed as superheroes, Disney characters or the ‘Breaking Bad’ duo.
Situated at the heart of its student namesake, the welcoming establishment caters to the community’s needs, whether it’s a Tinder date, an icebreaker for new housemates, a post-exams slap-up lunch, or a birthday party launchpad before the nightclubs in town. There’s loads of seating indoors and out, as well as a pool table and large sports screens. A menu of tasty pub food includes full English breakfasts, steaks, tikka masala and sandwiches and offers honest, contemporary grub ranging between £5 and £10 for a main course, or two for £7.45 in the special deal.
|Venue name:||Hyde Park Pub|
Hyde Park Hotel
2 Headingley Lane
|Opening hours:||Sun-Thu noon-11pm; Fri-Sat noon-midnight|