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Editors Draught, Leeds Central, Leeds

Pub added by Jim Newell
88 Wellington Street
Phone: 01132424434

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Old Boots left this review about Editors Draught

Three pulls of decent beers plus Doombar, one is usually a dark, and Camra discount is offered. There are 6 keg taps on the barback with craft keg plus a selection of the nationals on two horseshoes on the counter. It has a distressed interior with mixed tile and grey woodwork plus pallet wood stuff. It provides the ubiqutous music and machines people need.

On 4th November 2019 - no rating submitted
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Phoenix

We popped in here on Friday eve and the pub was very busy. They had a guitarist playing on our visit, who was so loud you had to shout to order your pint. We quickly made our escape to an upstairs room, which turned out to be a function room, where a DJ was setting up for a party. He agreed that the volume of the music downstairs was OTT. We managed to enjoy our Bradfield Farmers Blonde in peace, before heading on.

On 1st June 2016 - rating: 6
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Central

Refurbished pub, apparently named after the original Central station (not to be confused with Leeds City station, now often called 'Central''). Dark-wood interior, with various seating areas in a generally 'L'-shaped layout. Four handpumps on the bar counter: Black Sheep bitter, two from Ilkley Brewery - Lady Jane and Joshua Jane - and Saltaire Sovereign Harvest (£3.80). Surprisingly quiet on a Friday night, so I was left wondering exactly who the target market was.

On 18th October 2013 - rating: 6
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ROB Camra left this review about The Wellington

I used to work just across the road from this pub. At the time it was a Scruffy Murphys and if you know that, it's still fairly obvious in places despite the refurb. It's now selling itself as a "Rock & Ale" bar. I don't know what the Rock is like but the Ale selection left a lot to be desired, Old Speckled Hen and that's it, although there was another pump with the clip turned round. The OSH was OK but not great. It's one large room with a raised area to the left of the door. Lots of low sofas and some high tables and stools. I couldn't come up with a reason to visit here when it was Scruffy Murphys and I'm struggling to think of a reason why I would ever call in again. If I desperately needed a beer whilst in the vicinity I'd go to the Old Steps round the corner for a pint of Leeds Pale or Best rather than drink OSH here.

On 23rd June 2011 - rating: 4
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aleand hearty left this review about The Wellington

I called in recently, having heard that The Wellington had re-opened after a refurb and could be a possible addition to the Leeds real ale circuit. Situated on the edge of the city’s financial and legal quarter and close to Holbeck Urban Village and the new riverside housing developments, it’s pretty obvious where the core clientele comes from.

Internally, its essentially one open-plan space, but with a sizeable raised area to the left and having the feel of several discernible drinking areas. Décor wise it’s a bit like an ‘emo’ version of Laura Ashley: A predominantly purple colour scheme, with dark floral wallpaper, plus lots of dark wood. It’s also one of those places that seem to have more sofas than is necessary.

The three real ales on offer during this visit were Leeds ‘Pale’, Shepherd Neame ‘Spitfire’ and Brains’ ‘Reverend James’. Opting for the latter, it was in good condition, if a little cold. The young barman that served me was friendly and welcoming.

Atmosphere wise, it was a little muted, as you’d expect mid-afternoon on a Tuesday. Drinkers were mostly ‘suits’ on extended lunch breaks, spouting the usual corporate bollocks. Unfortunately, there was also the annoying combination of piped rock music and volume-less Sky TV, showing on the two monitors. Does anyone else hate that?

The Wellington serves food between 12-8 pm and promotes live music on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights - possibly aiming at the city’s large student population.

It’s unlikely I will call again. The pub is about a third of a mile from the city’s train station, but on a road heading out of the centre, which makes it more of a destination venue, rather than somewhere to spontaneously call in, if passing. It’s an OK sort of place, but as there are much better beer led pubs, on routes to and from the station, the chances of a return visit are slim.

On 29th June 2010 - rating: 6
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