Beer in Leeds with 42 the Calls
Our Guide to the Best Beers and Ales in the City
51 Boar Lane (9 minute walk from 42 the Calls)
This American-style brew pub offers a wonderfully diverse menu, which features 27 draft beers; including 13 cask ales and 14 craft keg beers, as well as an extensive collection of bottled beers from around the world. Considered among the world’s best brewers, Tapped is a haven for beer connoisseurs, and a selection of their ever-changing beer menu is brewed on site. With stylish interior and a fine selection of food, including freshly made beer dough stone baked pizzas; the brew pub provides the perfect venue to relax with a cold refreshing pint. Furthermore, if that hasn’t convinced you to pop in, maybe their witty beer names will (Magnum PA, Downtown Abbaye, Weisse Weisse Baby, Normal Lager and Moor Relentless Optimism to name a few).
Marshalls Mill (15 minute walk from 42 the Calls)
These guys take their beer seriously, specialising just as much in the making of the beer as they do in the distributing; brewing 20 of the draft beers on offer below your feet! Alongside their own brews are a carefully curated selection of global beers, but if you do pay them a visit be sure to try one of the in-house specials; which are all unique in taste, colour and origin. The Northern Monk Refectory are dedicated to the art of their craft, and their service compliments that wonderfully, as all patrons of the refectory are given expert assistance as to what beer they will enjoy; making for quite the pleasant beer drinking experience! They also have an appetising menu should you get peckish after a few ales.
New Station Street (7 minute walk from 42 the Calls)
Famed for their seemingly endless ways of distributing ham, Friends of Ham are also quite the beer aficionado. On offer, they have a wide and varied array of draft and bottled beer; and their ham connoisseurs are always on hand to take care of any hunger you might acquire after a few ales. A perfect venue to enjoy a beer, with pleasant surroundings and excellent food.
Turk’s Head Yard (8 minute walk from 42 the Calls)
Built in 1715, and with its current interior dating from the 1800s, Whitelock’s is the oldest pub in Leeds; bestowing a nice bit of history to accompany their wide selection of real ale and craft beers; the majority of which are from Yorkshire breweries. With its famed Turk’s Head Yard beer garden for the summer and a real log fire for the winter, Whitelock’s has you covered in all weathers. They also have an appealing menu made up of locally sourced food, and have been featured in CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide 34 out of the 40 years that it’s been published; not bad going!
6 Mill Hill (9 minute walk from 42 the Calls)
Arguably the star of the show, Bundobust has caused quite the stir in Leeds for its award-winning array of Indian street food and craft beer. Set amongst a charming all bare-brick interior, the popular pub is kitted out with 12 craft beer taps and an extensive bottle menu of international beers. Listed in the Michelin Guide, Bundobust is a must visit if you’re in the market for good food, great beer and knowledgeable staff; and if you need convincing, check out their website which is full of the positive plaudits that have been sent their way.