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· Food and Drink · Turks Head Yard, Leeds, LS1 6HB

Whitelock’s, one of the oldest ale houses in Leeds, has been serving the fine people of Leeds with the finest booze and pub grub for nearly 300 years and for any pub to last that long in Leeds, they must be doing something right.

Since new owners took the pub over in 2012, they’ve concentrated on keeping the history and heritage of the pub alive. The Edwardian décor, including the famous marble bar, has stood in place for 200 years and ever since Whitelock’s has attracted varied clientele – stars of the stage and screen, the odd food and drink critic, local students and even royalty – Prince George hosted a private party in a cordoned off section of the restaurant.

At the bar, there’s a selection of locally brewed ales from Kirkstall, Ossett, Leeds and Elland. There’s also a popular choice of craft beers, including the ever faithful Brooklyn and Goose Island.

If you’re feeling peckish, Whitelock’s offer some of the best pub grub available in Leeds. With the ingredients sourced from Leeds Kirkgate Market, you’ll be able to tuck into a classic steak and ale pie or a filling Sunday roast.

With three centuries under its belt, we hope that Whitelock’s sticks around for another 300 years, along with the flying cars and whatever else is about then…