One of the UK s largest cities, Leeds is a major commercial, financial and cultural centre in West Yorkshire. Leeds Pubs by Paul Chrystal is like a good pub: accessible, friendly and rewarding. It is an engaging guide to the best of pubs in the city of Leeds and its surrounding suburbs, including Headingley. The book describes in detail, and illustrates, fifty or so of the city s pubs, inns and bars, including some which no longer exist or which have changed their use. Each pub has a unique story to tell, so the history and development of these pubs is described with information on origins, the clientele they were built to cater for, significant events and how the pubs got their names or what the names signify. The pubs include the world famous Whitelock s and Live at Leeds in the university union bar, the wonderful Griffin and the Scarbrough Hotel, and the many pubs run by the local breweries Leeds Brewery, Tetleys, Kirkstall Brewery, Timothy Taylor and others.
Leeds Pubs is an informative and fascinating practical guide for anyone strolling in and around Leeds or visiting one of England s most historical and diverse of cities, who wants to learn some local history in the most convivial of ways.