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Old Bar, Leeds University Union

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Beer festival this week, good selection of both light and dark beers - well worth a visit.
beer_finder_general - 3 Nov 2011 10:17
My son went to Uni here and I got to know the Old Bar well - I still visit when in Leeds. 6 hand pumps usually on - mainly local Leeds ales and Blacksheep but often others all in good condition, there are 2 + 2 other handpumps but hardly ever used. The staff are mainly students and are very efficient, well worth a visit if you have contacts in the Uni.
beer_finder_general - 1 Oct 2011 10:17
Been at Leeds Uni for a year now and have been very impressed with The Old Bar. During term time 6 Cask Ales are available and occasionally one or two real ciders. Three beers from Black Sheep (Best Bitter, Ale and Rigwelter) and three from local(ish) micros. All well priced - about 2.35 a pint if I remember correctly. Open till late everyday - well after midnight over the weekend. Atmosphere is certainly vibrant - as you would expect with all the students. The best student pub in leeds by far!!!
valleyofbeer - 7 Aug 2009 01:58
I loved this pub, reminded me of being at home!!! looks like an old fashioned establishment but full of young people, with a handy chippy in the corner, how could you go wrong?
froggy - 11 Jan 2006 11:30
not a bad pub... but the carling is horrible and it gets really busy sometimes. check out the cheese and chips from the servery if passing!!
brock - 13 Oct 2005 16:34
Great great great, and the best service I've ever experienced, mainly becuase there always apperas to be 3 bar staff to 1 customer....
Scarey_biscuits - 19 Aug 2005 11:33
hey the old bar is Great, though i would ay that being a Barman there lol anyway its GREAT so go there!!!! but don't make to much work for us!!!
anonymous - 15 Sep 2004 22:45
The longstanding, longsuffering Old Bar. :o) Every student of Leeds Uni has to have a drink in here, and it's a place that has seen some epic sessions.

There are three entrances to the Old Bar (plus one unofficial entrance, but we'll keep that quiet), all of which point you towards the long bar. Unusually for a student drinking den, there are some rather good real ales, including Theakston's Best and XB, amongst a couple of others. Three main seating areas are provided to cope with the masses; a large area near to the servery (to the left of the bar, serving a palatable chicken curry & chips), a section directly opposite the bar, and a non-smoking 'snug', hidden past the servery.

The amusing video jukebox has now gone, but the tunes are largely pretty good rock & indie, with a selection of hits thrown in for good measure. Beware seating during the week at lunchtime - brush the chips (and fields of spilt salt) off first!

Well, I like it, but I'm biased 'cos I spent most of my degree there. ;o)
Andy - 17 Mar 2004 14:53

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