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The Garden Gate, Leeds - pub details

Address: 3 Whitfield Place, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10 2QB [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 29423) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Leeds (1.3 miles), Cottingley (2.7 miles), Burley Park (3.3 miles)

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We were really looking forward to a lunchtime sesh in this classic Victorian pub which is a sole survivor in Hunslet. a decent choice of real ales from different breweries but one after the other was in poor or disgusting condition. And don't you hate it when you're told that's what it's supposed to taste like. I'd love to see the tasting notes if that were the case. Leeds Pale was the only enjoyable beer we had. This is a real tragedy and I hope we were just unlucky but in 40 years of drinking I've never taken four consecutive beers back to the bar.
Steamer1 - 6 Apr 2015 19:10
Oh what would I do to move this pub into the centre, its almost perfect....
loveleedshatebates - 28 Oct 2012 11:59
Even if you've never been in a pub and don't drink, go in here. Why aren't there more like this left? Awesome.
Five Leeds beers on the other day, the two we had were great. Hunslet's rough and the pub takes some finding (next door the the Job Centre, ironically), keep your head down if there's any sign of trouble. In fact just run for it.
Nevertheless a superb pub.
Richardhuddleston - 29 Aug 2011 22:53
If this amazing pub was closer to the city it would be packed. A half hour walk along the drab A63 and through the equally drab 70's housing estate which surrounds it only makes the interior of the Garden Gate even more glorious and impressive. And it serves a decent pint of beer too! It deserves support so go out of your way and sample something really special.
foaminghead - 27 Jan 2011 20:11
Splendid Edwardian drinking palace that now stands alone around drab 70s housing schemes. Apaprently it was due to be demolished in 1972 but was rescued, and a good job too.
Although a fine building, It was toiling along recently under Tetley's auspices doing nothing special until Leeds brewery came in last year and introduced real ale and refurbished the place.
The glazed tile exterior is a sight to behold in itself, and inside does not disappoint either. A central corridor leads to several rooms, a front and back bar room to the left, and a snug and games room to the right. All of these are tiled and furnished in an utterly traditional manner. The front bar room has a real fire and a splendid mosaic bar, as well as fine wall tiling. You can read more about this on the CAMRA National Inventory, on which this pub is justifiably featured.
Leeds Pale and Leeds Best available on my visit, 2 pints of Best were in good form. The pub also does food.
As noted, the only real drawback is the area the pub is located in, which is thoroughly uninspiring. As such, it's necessary to turn this into a destination pub in itself because there are precious few reasons to come here. I hope that this can be done. The pub is easily accessible by bus from the city centre.
In architectural terms, probably one of the best in Yorkshire if not the country. Not to be missed if in Leeds.
Carlurmston - 22 Jan 2011 10:48

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