If there ever was a pub that looked like it had been airlifted into alien surroundings, it was certainly The Grove. Like the stubborn Stott Hall Farm plonked in the middle of the M62, The Grove is a traditional pub flanked by towering high rises and busy arterial roads.
Nevertheless, the place is one of the top spots for authentic folk and jazz in Leeds (it is rumoured to be the oldest folk club in the world) and a regular CAMRA meet-up point due to its selection of cask ales, homely, old-fashioned décor and a resident pooch that mills around greeting customers with a friendly sniff.
The bar serves a small but carefully-selected range of regular and guest beers on tap, meaning there’s always something new to try, with prices that generally reflect the unpretentiousness and local focus of the drinks menu. It’s absolutely old-mannish, but in the era of fruity beers, cocktails and dress codes, this is definitely something The Grove is proud of.
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