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The Head of Steam, Headingley, Leeds

Pub added by peter ashworth
11-13 North Lane

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Will Larter left this review about The Head of Steam

I was here less than an hour before kick off for a Rhinos game, so it was busy but not overcrowded, though the pub was incredibly noisy. This was because loud music was being played, and the amount of distortion suggested that their sound system can't really hack it. Video screens display beer options, but there are so many bottles and cans available that it takes a couple of minutes for the screens to come around to draught beers again, and it's easier to just go to the bar, which is on the left, with a plethora of keg taps immediately apparent and a group of eight hand pumps at the far end, with one cider and five beers on. I went for Northern Monk Great Northern Bitter 4.5%, but this was a poor beer, whether because the brewery doesn't understand this type of beer or because it was badly kept or served I couldn't say. Certainly the head on the beer had disappeared by the time I'd found a table and sat down, but also the beer had no real condition to it - it was almost like a keg beer in its lack of complexity and flavour. The staff were efficient and well drilled, and I noticed how, as Rhinos fans started to make their way to the stadium, the furniture was being straightened and a small stage set up for a band that was due to appear later in the evening. Based on this experience I'll be looking at other options for future visits to Headingley, but I'm sure others will have a better time here than I did.

On 25th February 2022 - rating: 4
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Real Ale Ray left this review about Head of Steam

Another excellent Cameron's outlet, who are based in Hartlepool. I found this to be a very comfortable pub, with a decent selection of ales across their 8 pumps. The staff were friendly and welcoming and the music choice was acceptable and at a decent volume. The bar had a mahogany counter and white tiles along the front. The raised seating area had a large sized block herringbone patterned floor in oak. The tables and chairs were mixed and where we sat was very comfortable. The pub cleverly advertises 'Cask, Craft, Food and Music' across the front windows. I went for the Exit 33 Brewery One for the Road, which was a decent session ale.

On 10th November 2017 - rating: 8
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Alan Winfield left this review about Head of Steam

The Head of Steam is a pub that looks like it is housed in a modern building situated just off the Otley road.
Once inside there is a square shaped room with the bar on the left side,there are tall tables and chairs near the bar,the right side of the room is up two steps,the seating here is bench type and normal tables and chairs,there is another room upstairs which i did not look at,the pub seemed quite smart in my opinion.
There was a decent choice of real ales on the bar,i had a drink of Roosters Highway Fifty One which went down well,the other beers noted were Taylor Ram Tam,Camerons Gold Bullion,Camerons Ale copolys now and one from Sonnet that i failed to note properly.
There is another room upstairs,the background music was decent.
I quite liked this pub.

Pub visited 16/7/2016

On 4th September 2016 - rating: 7
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aleand hearty left this review about Head of Steam

The old Havana bar is no more and is now the latest addition to the Head of Steam chain . Opened 04.04.16.

On 12th April 2016 - no rating submitted
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Old Boots left this review about Voodoo

The name should tell you what to expect, uber modern in everything; white walls, exposed brick, a wall displaying victorian rain hoppers, another with garden furniture fixed to it and some big saws in a cage. Furniture is a mix of tables and chairs in dark and light wood, the tables stand on aluminium pedestals and have those numbered wooden spoons which are probably a bit dated now. Fellow customers on my saturday afternoon visit were some emaciated women and their children at one table and a group of gay men at another, a couple of gay men sat on low seats at the other end of the room. The counter is to one side at the back and hosts the usual keg range apart from something called Mahou which i've not come across before, a few bottles of Leeds Pale lurked in the fridge. Possibly it gets more interesting after sundown, and it looks like live music is on sometimes.

On 13th May 2012 - no rating submitted
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