The Scarbrough Hotel
Bishopsgate Street
(0113) 243 4590


Mon-Sat 11-11, Sun closed  



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The Scarbrough Hotel  

A curving city centre hostelry, perfectly placed for both commuters and football fans. Built on the site of an 18th-century manor house, the Scarborough's seedy appearance belies its tasteful country house-style interior and its very debonaire clientele.

Lunchtimes are bustling with well-heeled local workers supping sneaky pints in their suits. Slap bang in front of the train station.

The olde-worlde windows afford a charming view of belching vehicles clogging up the major traffic arteries of Neville Street and Swinegate.

A good place to stop for a drink when your train's been delayed. Perfectly pleasant pub grub (served Mon to Sat 11.30-5pm) such as chicken and bacon salad and steak pie at impressively, low prices.

Visit before 5pm and you can get two mains for a fiver. Alternatively just help yourself to the free bowls of crinkly crisps on the bar - remember, the seventh generation urine rule doesn't apply if you scoff the whole bowl before anyone else can touch it.

A selection of fine ales with silly names, my personal favourite was the York Brewery's Wet 'n' Wild at just under two quid a pint.

Those with no sense of adventure can content themselves with Guinness, Grolsch, Calsberg and Tetley?s, while sophisticates should try a glass (or even a bottle) of Hardy's Stamp or Blossom Hill wine.



The Scarbrough is named after some important chap, not the town. If you want a pub that does B&B and great beer in Leeds, try The Prince of Wales (just over the road from the Scarbrough on Mill Hill (0113 245 2434) - a Leeds CAMRA Pub of the Season winner, sells Barnsley brewery products and is a proper pub. By the way, the Scarbrough is one of a few Yorks. pubs to sell real cider. 





beer, food, real cider, train 


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Hotel Metropole
King Street, Leeds, LS1 2HQ
(0113) 245 0841
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Prince of Wales
Mill Hill, Leeds
(0113) 245 2434.