Home to one of the best Sunday roasts in Leeds, The Cross Keys has stood in the same spot since 1802, when it was home to local foundry workers. Run by the same guys behind North Bar and Further North, you can expect the same attention to detail when it comes to the drinks behind the bar.
With a pump dedicated to Kirkstall Brewery, alongside a cask stout or porter and two other guest ales it’s quality over quantity at The Cross Keys. This passion crosses over to wines and spirits as well – from malt whiskeys to craft gins and rums.
But, no matter what you’re drinking, The Cross Keys is more like a second home to many of its customers. With an open fire and comfortable sofas, it’s a truly traditional pub. The food menu is also very traditional, with the aforementioned Sunday roast alongside pub grub staples like beer-battered fish and chips and bangers and mash.
Of course, everything is locally sourced, because why wouldn’t you make the most of Yorkshire’s incredible resources…
Far enough away from the bustle of the city centre, The Cross Keys is the perfect place for a quiet pint after work or a Sunday afternoon. Five minutes walk from the train station; it’s a great pub to head to if you’ve had ‘one of those days’ at work. Settle down with a pint and a plate full of bangers and mash and you’ll be a world away from your troubles.
Just don’t get too comfortable and fall asleep in front of the fire…it’s happened before.