Who says pub crawls have to be expensive? These seven pubs make it surprisingly affordable.
What if we told you that you could go on a seven-stop pub crawl without spending more than £25? It’s true! This tried and tested pub crawl will take you from the university district to the waterfront, stopping at seven cheap and cheerful pubs along the way. You can get a pint for less than £3.50 in all of them, with prices going as low as £1.40 in some bars. Turns out you can go out the day before payday.
You’ll start off at the top of the city centre at The Fenton – an old-style pub kitted out with classic wood-panelling, a pool table and jukebox. Locally sourced beer is the order of the day here, so treat yourself to a pint of Fenton Ale for just £2.20 or Tetley’s for £2.70 a pint. Want lager? Carlsberg comes in at a mere £2.20.
The Fenton, 161-165 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 3ED.
The Dry Dock
Ever had a pint in a landlocked barge? Continue down Woodhouse Lane to The Dry Dock and you can. This is a truly unique venue with a glass roof that lets the light in and an outdoor area above deck. You can get a pint of Doom Bar for £3.60 and a Carlsberg for £3.10, with craft beer cans for £3 on a Monday – and whichever you choose, you can drink it in an actual boat.
The Dry Dock, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 3AX.
The Hedley Verity
Now, veer back onto Woodhouse Lane and nip into The Hedley Verity. It’s a Wetherspoon’s pub, so you know it’s cheap here. If you’re keeping a tight rein on your purse strings, a pint of Ruddles is just £1.99, but you can also get Doom Bar for £2.39 or Shipyard American Pale for £2.69. Want lager? Bud Light is just £2.59, with a pint of San Miguel for £3.39. Bargain!
The Hedley Verity, 43a Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 3HQ.
Next, nip down Merrion Street to reach Parkside Tavern, a popular spot for pool, darts and live sport. Their cask ales are around £3 throughout the week, but if you go on a Wednesday, you can get one for just £2.50 from the likes of Saltaire and Ilkley Brewery. The deals don’t stop there. Happy hour runs all day on Thursdays and Sundays, so you can get your mitts on £3.50 bottles of Corona and medium glasses of wine too.
Parkside Tavern, Merrion Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 8JE.
You’re off to Briggate next to visit a Leeds institution. North Bar has an unparalleled selection of beer, but not all of it will blow the budget. Grab yourself a seat, soak up the art on the walls and get yourself a Session Pale for £3.40. Fancy a Kirkstall Pale instead? It’ll set you back £3.70. You can even capture some blurry memories in the photo booth.
North Bar, 24 New Briggate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6NU.
The Angel Inn
Next up is The Angel Inn. This famous Sam Smith pub is tucked away just off Briggate and it’s got a huge outdoor space for those sunny summer days. For just £1.34, you can pick up a pint of mild, but why not take it up a notch with Alpine Lager for £1.40 or bitter for £2.00? The most expensive draught pint at The Angel Inn is £3.00, so you’ll always get change from a fiver.
The Angel Inn, Angel Inn Yard, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6LN.
And finally, you’ll end your adventures at The Hop, an alehouse with a lively atmosphere and a constant flow of gigs. You can grab a cask ale for £3.20 or a lager for £3.90. If you play your cards right, you can even couple your pint with a pie for just £6. Tucked away under the arches, this atmospheric venue is right next to the station, ready for your trip home.
The Hop, Granary Wharf, Neville Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4BR.