The title of oldest pub in Leeds comes with a great deal of gravitas and expectation, especially now so many other establishments have clocked the trend for traditional drinking. Built in 1715, Whitelock’s has managed to survive for almost 300 years with a single-minded devotion to sourcing and serving the best brewed beverages.
The pub has been careful to preserve reminders of its rich history, albeit a recently-added WiFi service, with beautiful fittings and fixtures, such as copper-topped tables, elaborate stained-glass windows, and shiny red Chesterfield-style seating. True to its unabashed Yorkshire pride, Whitelock’s serves many local real ale and craft beers alongside a menu of scrumptious pub grub, including a highly-recommended Sunday roast.
The historic watering hole may not be as adventurous as some of the hipper bars popping up, but sticks to a winning formula of cockle-warming brews and an atmosphere unmatched elsewhere in the city.
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