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The Briggate (JD Wetherspoon), Leeds

Pub added by Aqualung .
37 Main Street
Garforth
Postal town: Leeds
LS25 1DS

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J D Wetherspoon

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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Briggate (JD Wetherspoon)

Modern 'spoons, set back from the road a bit by a front patio garden, but the narrow frontage belies a vastly bigger drinking / dining emporium behind. Very busy early in the evening, although the bar in the rear hall was operating very efficiently. Standard furniture and decor throughout, but with a fair sprinkling of local history photographs, etc. Good selection of real ales, ciders and a perry from the two banks of six handpumps, but I went for the 'new' Joshua Tetley No 3 Pale Ale (£ 2.15) which proved to be a splendid accompaniment to the Friday fish and chips offer.

On 16th February 2019 - rating: 7
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Aqualung . left this review about The Briggate (JD Wetherspoon)

West Yorkshire's newest Spoons opened during the Spring of 2017 in the old Liberal club. As noted below the small looking exterior leads to a huge open plan room that zigzags its way to the bar and as is the fashion with newer Spoons, the open kitchen. The room has a low ceiling and is rather dark. There are also lots of tables and chairs outside on a paved patio. It was very busy on my early Tuesday evening visit but there were enough staff to make the service quick.
Although the bar has twelve hand pumps the choice was average as there were three ciders and the JDW Trio Of Doom was doubled up. This left Ossett Sorachi Sunset, Acorn Gorlovka and the International Hook Norton Cathcarts Xtra Pale Ale. I went for the Gorlovka (£2.49) which was excellent.
It's not a bad Spoons, it's a shame the beer choice wasn't wider.

On 2nd October 2017 - rating: 6
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Briggate (JD Wetherspoon)

Unimpressive entrance onto Main Street, but this Wetherspoon's opens into a very large building behind, with a long bar down one wall and a kitchen servery across the end. Also a side entrance from car park, and many outdoor tables. Seemed to have a general air of being well-run, which it needed on a Friday lunchtime which was pretty busy, although still not difficult to find space. Usual 'Spoon's facilities, ales etc.

On 16th September 2017 - rating: 8
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peter ashworth left this review about The Briggate (JD Wetherspoon)

As the previous reviewer points out this was the Garforth Liberal Club which has stood there for 128 years and finally closed in 2014.This is a very large Wethys with a long and tall bar positioned on the far right of the room.There are a great deal of tables and chairs plus a few booth type seats and a fair amount of old photos and history of the area adorning the walls.There are 2 outdoor areas,one just before you enter and another to the left.

On 14th September 2017 - no rating submitted
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custodian 42 left this review about The Briggate (JD Wetherspoon)

Apparently this was a liberal club before. It doesn't look that big from the front but it opens out a lot to the right with the bar to the far right. A good selection of local real ales of offer - Acorn, Ilkley and Great Heck breweries along with the usual suspects. It was absolutely packed on May Day, including the outside seating areas - God knows where people would have gone prior to the Spoons being there. A decent Spoons, all in all.

On 2nd May 2017 - rating: 7
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