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The Griffin, Leeds

31 Boar Lane
Leeds
LS1 5DA
Phone: 01132452803
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Greene King

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Old Boots left this review about The Griffin

Old Leeds City Centre pub now leased by Greene King, whatever it was in the past about all that remains are the Griffins holding the foot rail, further back some vestige of an older pub remain but it’s fleeting to say the least. The tiled columns are nice additions the profusion of machines perhaps less so. Beer wise you have six pulls and unusually for Greene King as they normally keep their own beers away from pubs in Yorkshire, Greene King IPA is on one, Greene King Yardbird on another, Leeds Pale, Kirkstall Dissolution, Landlord and a coming soon on the rest. There’s a large old OS map of Leeds on one wall but otherwise it’s fairly interest free in here, maybe just a venue for the stag and hen parties that frequent Leeds at the weekends. Trip to Narnia like journey to the bogs.

On 1st April 2023 - no rating submitted
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Strongers . left this review about The Griffin

The Griffin is a Greene King high street pub located in the ground floor of the former Griffin Hotel. This was a luxury hotel built in 1872 that catered for wealthy railway travellers, and there is a railway theme throughout. The building was awarded Grade II listed status in 1975. The long bar runs down the right facing benches that run between thick supporting columns down the centre from the entrance to the rear. Booths and high tables run along the left wall under the windows. There are some high benches along the mirrored and tiled rear wall and in the right rear some steps lead down to a sunken area with banquettes along the sloped white tiled walls. This area is akin to an underground station. Televisions are found throughout for airing live sports.
The bar counter supports six hand pumps, but only three were in operation drawing Greene King’s IPA and Rocking Rudolph alongside Butcombe’s Chris Moose. Premium keg is also available alongside a couple from Beavertown. GK’s food menu is in operation, the burger is £11. For a high street pub I thought this place was pretty good and I’d return.

On 11th January 2023 - rating: 6
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Will Larter left this review about The Griffin

This Greene King pub occupies the ground floor of some grand Edwardian office buildings not far from Leeds City station. It's a vertical drinking bar, to judge by the amount of furniture in the huge space. The bar counter is huge, with just six hand pumps over its generous length. As well as a cider there were Greene King IPA and a house beer, Timothy Taylor Landlord and Ossett Silver King. My half of Silver King was very good - at £2.55 it certainly should be - though in fact I got lucky as I saw a guy before me with a particularly cloudy pint of what I guessed was the GK IPA and made a point of going for something else. I was here early in the day, only just gone noon, and it was fairly quiet for a Saturday. There's no way I would even dream of coming in later in the day.

Date of visit: 30th July 2022

On 4th October 2022 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Old Boots
Leeds, 0.2 miles, 3 min walk (show)
Burley Park, 2.14 miles, 41 min walk (show)
Headingley, 2.94 miles, 56 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Griffin, Leeds
1st Apr 2023, 10:09
Review submitted by Old Boots
 
11th Jan 2023, 17:02
Review submitted by Strongers .

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 15 August 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 15 August 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 15 August 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 15 August 2018 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 20p per pint - last updated 15 August 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 15 August 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 15 August 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : No last updated 15 August 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 15 August 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Karaoke : No last updated 15 August 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 15 July 2022 by Graham Coombs
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 15 August 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 15 August 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 15 August 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : No last updated 15 August 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 15 August 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 15 August 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 15 August 2018 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 15 August 2018 by ROB Camra
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