Bar, Eatery

6-8 Turks Head Yard
Leeds, England, LS1 6HB
United Kingdom

+44 (0)113 2423368 | map

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Reviewed by JohnfromDublin from Ireland

4/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4
I visited Whitelocks (just off Briggate) on a recent Tuesday evening (November 2009).

This is a classic Victorian pub, with a preservation order on it, one of the most antique in Leeds, and as Property people would say; has many period features intact! Sure, the copper counter top and copper tops to the tables are probably recent, but the bar is original, with beautiful green and brown tiling. It has a separate curtained-off bit to the right that serves as a restaurant.

They had a very good selection of hand pulled cask ales; Leeds Best (from the newish Leeds brewery that started in 2007), Theakston's Old Peculier, and guest ales Fireside, Young's Ale, Easy Rider and London Pride.

I had the Leed Best and the Old Peculier and the OP was particularly superb.

We also ate in Whitelocks. It was decent solid fare; my pal had fish and chips and I had a steak pie with mash, gravy, cauli and peas.

The toilets are located upstairs and they were spotlessly clean. they also (I believe) have another bar room upstairs that can be hired out, or opens for special occasions.

This place is an oasis in the middle of the Leeds city centre shpping district.
Nov 19, 2009
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Reviewed by aaronh from Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
A great old pub tucked in the middle of the buildings just outside Leed's Victorian section. If you didn't know it was there you may have difficulty finding it. Many nice ales on draft. The owners were very nice and willing to talk - I visited on a week night. The copper bar and tables are fantastic, and enjoying a couple pints outside in the summer evening was also very enjoyable. This pub has been here longer than the USA has been afree from British reign. Highly recommended if you're in Leeds.
Oct 22, 2009
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Reviewed by JanM from Sweden

4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4
Whitelocks is said to be the oldest pub in Leeds. It is tucked a way in a narrow back alley of Briggate Rd in the old Victorian blocks right downtown. At least it is Leeds' smallest pub. It is not much bigger than a closet. Guests have to squeeze in through the door, apologizing for stepping on people's toes all the way up the bar (which is only a couple of steps away). Along the windows are some chairs and tables. Forget about ventilation. In the summertime guests can sit in the alley outside. The bartenders work on some sort of boardwalk behind the bar which make them appear somewhat elevated when they crouch underneath the low ceiling. The selection includes some good handpulled IPAs such as Greene King and Deuchar's. The crowd appeared to be professionals stopping in for a pint on their way home from work. I suppose the pub's originality draws tourists during the season. It's convenient location is reason enough to drop in if you are in Leeds.
Dec 20, 2005
Whitelocks in Leeds, GB2, United Kingdom
Place rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 3 ratings