Curving away from the train station, the industrial exterior of Brewery Tap belies an alehouse of cheer within. Unlike many other traditional ale-serving establishments, the Tap has opted for stylish and modern interior décor with exposed brickwork, silver extractor pipes criss-crossing the ceiling and uniform chairs and tables without a single hint of chesterfield or engraved mirror in sight.
The main drinking area is lined with shining microbrewery machinery, giving customers an insight into the magical process of beer production as they sample the goods for themselves. Like the nearby Tapped, the bar has opted for simple yet top-notch food, with highly-rated pizzas, pork pies and Sunday roasts making an excellent accompaniment to a silky pint of Leeds Pale or Best.
Its proximity to the station makes The Tap a great option for whiling away some time with a pint before jumping on a train – but don’t be surprised if you end up spending most of the day there trying all the ales.