The latest addition to the rejuvenated Boar Lane, The Griffin is a piece of Leeds history that’s finally being done right by. The former home of Bar Censsa and the birthplace of Leeds United, the building was acquired for the very first Taylor Walker pub in Leeds.
A traditional pub through and through, what it perhaps lacks in originality, it soon makes up for in familiarity. Feeling straight at home as soon as you set eyes on their glistening brass and mahogany swathed bar, they serve unique real ales and what they boast as one of the biggest selections of gin in Leeds.
Alongside that is their emphasis on food, with a menu full of classic British pub grub favourites – think fish & chips, bangers & mash and the obligatory selection of pies. If nothing else, The Griffin welcomes their customers with open arms, and a food and drink offering that you’ll struggle not to be impressed by.
The Griffin might not be a game changer compared to many pubs in Leeds, but it’s a traditional venue, finished off with a bit of finesse – something Leeds city centre has needed for a while and that’s reason enough to sink a pint or two at the bar after work.