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Fox & Newt, Leeds

9 Burley Street
Phone: 01132454527
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Will Larter left this review about Fox & Newt

Just outside the city centre, the former Rutland Hotel is the home of the Burley Street Brewhouse, which is situated in the cellar. At the time of my visit there were two of their own beers and two guests (see photos). I went for the Brickyard Bitter, which was disappointingly stale - not undrinkable, just not vibrant or enticing.

The bar is to the left on entering, with seating in front and also in a raised area by the right hand window. I was expecting a bigger pub, somehow: it felt almost cramped. I'll give this one another go next time I'm in Leeds - it's almost on the way to the rugby league at Headingley - and hope to find the beer in better nick.

Date of visit: 8th March 2018

On 3rd April 2018 - rating: 6
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Mark Davey left this review about Fox & Newt

Another little brew pub that is well worth the walk out of the city centre. Three locally brewed beers on the bar, two of them from the pub itself, named after motor racing circuits. I opted for Brickyard as a golden beer over the paler Laguna Seca.

Nice chatty staff, clean toilets, not to busy around 5pm on a Saturday.

On 17th January 2018 - rating: 8
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Pub SignMan left this review about Fox & Newt

A relatively short walk to the west of the city centre, the Fox and Newt is a warm and welcoming brewpub, housing the Burley Street Brewery in its cellars. The pub is a fairly straightforward affair with the main bar in the mid section, opposite the front door. The servery runs along the back wall with a stained glass canopy and a brewery sign on the bar back designed to look like a road name sign. There are a couple of tables with low stools opposite the bar, but the room opens out a lot to the left where more comfortable seating options, mostly tub chairs, can be found. There was also a large projector screen at this end, a juke box and a TV screen which was showing rolling news on my late Saturday evening visit. A few reproduction adverts for various drinks are dotted around the walls and the beams have been decorated with a fine collection of pump clips, carefully ordered by brewery. The right hand side of the pub is raised and has more comfy seating focussed around an attractive fireplace. A large board details the pub's bottled beer options and I noticed boards elsewhere listing food which included 'exotic' burgers using unusual meats such as crocodile, llama, springbok and kangaroo. Another seating area can be found upstairs in a room that seems to have a separate performance area, perhaps used for the live music I noticed promoted throughout the pub. A decent indie soundtrack was playing at quite a loud volume throughout my stay, but it wasn't loud enough to prevent conversation with the friendly locals.
There were three Burley Street beers on handpull - The Brickyard, Laguna Seca and Spa Francorchamps - supported by Acorn Golden Embers and Fox Glove Slightly Foxed, with Hop Studio Porter not quite ready to come on. One real cider was also available. I gave the Laguna Seca a try, which I enjoyed very much and was also able to squeeze in a pint of the Spa Francorchamps before time was called, which turned out to be even better. The staff were a friendly bunch, considering the late hour, and didn't rush us out as we polished off the last of our drinks.
This is a great pub that really should be included on any crawl around Leeds. It's position outside the ring road makes it seem a bit isolated, but it's only a five or so minute walk from the likes of Veritas, so is easily incorporated into a walking tour of the city. Thoroughly recommended and a fitting end to a day filled with excellent pub visits.

On 15th January 2014 - rating: 9
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Map location corrected by James Joines
Leeds, 0.93 miles, 17 min walk (show)
Burley Park, 1.41 miles, 27 min walk (show)
Headingley, 2.22 miles, 42 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Fox & Newt, Leeds
3rd Apr 2018, 17:33
Review submitted by Will Larter
3rd Apr 2018, 17:27
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  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 15 January 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 15 January 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 15 January 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 15 January 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 15 January 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 15 January 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 15 January 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 15 January 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 15 January 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 27 February 2011 by Alan Hurdle
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 15 January 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 15 January 2014 by Pub SignMan
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 11pm
Monday12noon - 11pm
Tuesday12noon - 11pm
Wednesday12noon - 11pm
Thursday12noon - 11pm
Friday12noon - Midnight
Saturday12noon - Midnight
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