A friendly local in the old part of town.
The Leeds Arms is on a steep side street leading up from the old harbour in a part of town that feels worlds away from the seaside resort. The choice of beers wasn’t huge – there are around five keg taps and three of the five hand pumps were off leaving just Copper Dragon Golden Pippin and Timothy Taylor Landlord – but what it lacks in beer choice it certainly makes up for in friendliness and cosy surroundings.
The pub has a nautical theme. It’s stuffed with fishing nets, lifebelts, oars and old black and white photographs showing the harbour in its heyday, packed with boats. There’s an interesting framed newspaper clipping about the day big game fishing returned to Scarborough alongside some photos of locally caught tuna towering over their captors. There’s also a huge stuffed lobster in a glass case and, to keep him (or her) company, an equally large crab.
Incongruously, there was heavy metal / guitar led rock playing in the background.
(Visited 24 February 2012).