England > West Yorkshire > Leeds - Burley
McNeillR (4) , Scotland | January 28, 2014
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
A wee red brick corner pub a fair walk away from the main gauntlet of pubs, but not a bad place to start in a really quiet area of Leeds. (My girlfriend lives a few minutes away on Hanover Square so Iíve popped in a number of times).
The pub itself is simple wood littered with a few shiny elements of a Jukebox and some ill placed macro brewery branding. The bar is fairly small, directly in front of the kitchen and in front of you when you step in. A few neat seating areas tucked away. The pub is three stories with the brewery out of sight downstairs and a functiony room rarely open upstairs. The main floor is fairly big and Iíve never struggled for a seat.
Selection wise the taps usually have at least 3 or 4 Burley Street beers on offer. The rest of the selection isnít mind blowing, but it is very reasonable. Mostly Yorkshire/Midlands sizeable breweries (Saltaire and the like) that you canít miss if youíre in a nearby JDW but not for much cheaper. Nothing from Leeds Brewery, Ilkley or Kirkstall that Iíve seen, sadly.
Thereís a levelling amount of macro Keg pumps in the middle of the bar, but the fridge is eaten up mostly by sugary Ciders and ícontinentalí lagers. There have been a few odd Yorkshire hand bottled numbers now and again. Sadly thereís bery little return visit appeal, even for me popping in every other month.
The food is actually pretty impressive. They have an exotic selection of íSafarií burgers - Kangaroo and Springbok have both gone down handsomely with chips ín that for less than a tenner. The main reason Iíve popped down is they show live football (and occasionally films and live bands).
All in all not a bad boozer to have in your neighbourhood, but steadfastly keeping their regulars happy and not very likely to change.
Rune (360) TromsÝ, Norway | August 9, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Iím glad to report that this is now The Fox & Newt Brewpub being the home of The Burley Street microbrewery. I had three brews, all of them in excellent condition, fresh and tasty. Improved service (visited 11.07.2012).
The pub is located in the outskirts of the city centre, but less than 15 minutes walk from the railway station. The most relevant information should be that they do not brew their own beers on the site at the moment, as I was politely informed by the barman. But the pub has other qualities; it has got a cozy and inviting atmosphere with an array of eight cask ales, among which I chose a Saltaire Blond and a XB from Theakston, both in fine condition. Visited early on a Sunday afternoon as the first stop on my pub crawl in Leeds, 11.07.2010.
Fin (465) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | March 21, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 13/20
We (me, dad & Barry) visited here on Friday 16th March 2012 after a curry at the Corner Cafe just a 5 minute walk up the road. We were made to feel really welcome, staff (female manager I guess?) spoke about how this pub had changed over the years and that the beers were now brewed downstairs in the on site brewery. There were three beers on offer, all were absolutely fine, the pub was clean and tidy. However why they were showing a rather strange film on the projector I really donít know, I think I was told that it was called íKangaroo Jackí
Gazza (160) Worcester, England | March 31, 2009
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
Out-of-the-way Pub heading out of town to the west, to reach it involves crossing a hazardous medley of roads, made worse when this is your last call on a crawl! A long pub with opened-out rooms now all freshly spruced up and redecorated to a pretty decent standard, they have apparently started brewing again (although some of their beer comes from elsewhere) but they always have a good range of Yorkshire brews on sale. Worth the walk out and only ten minutes from the Headrow pubs.
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