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The Chemic Tavern, Leeds

9 Johnston Street
Postal town: Leeds
Phone: 01132457670
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Punch Taverns

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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Chemic Tavern

One of the few backstreet pubs left in the area, but a bit of a gem in its own - understated - way. Retains a two-bar layout, with a pleasantly traditional main front room full of good-natured conversation and it looked like a folk music sing-song had just finished as I arrived. Several groups of various ages were unselfconsciously playing chess and other board games, and the smaller rear room was also being set up for a louder kind of music later on. Decent selection of five real ales and a cider split between six handpumps on the two counters, and my pint of Leeds Summer Ale was spot on.

On 3rd October 2016 - rating: 8
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Spinko Spinko left this review about The Chemic Tavern

Well worth a visit. Several real ales on and no music or TVs, plus plenty of copies of newspapers dotted about. In this area of Leeds it is a real surprise to find somewhere that looks like it has been relocated from 20 away in the Dales. Two rooms - the bar is a narrow, almost corridor like room with a bench of seating. The back room plays host to Open Mic nights, with all sorts of entertainment once a week (Thursdays). There are also gigs. Outdoor seating is useful for the couple of weeks when Yorkshire weather relents, otherwise a very cosy venue that deserves a trip out from Leeds.

On 30th October 2010 - rating: 9
[User has posted 38 recommendations about 38 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by peter ashworth
Burley Park, 1.22 miles, 23 min walk (show)
Leeds, 1.74 miles, 33 min walk (show)
Headingley, 2.1 miles, 40 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Chemic Tavern, Woodhouse
3rd Oct 2016, 23:16
Review submitted by Just a quick pint, then I'm off
16th Apr 2015, 10:38
Web Link submitted by aleand hearty approved

Pub Details

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  • Live Music : Yes last updated 30 October 2010 by Will Larter
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 30 October 2010 by Will Larter
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 11:30pm
Monday12noon - 0:30am
Tuesday12noon - 0:30am
Wednesday12noon - 0:30am
Thursday12noon - 0:30am
Friday12noon - 1am
Saturday12noon - 1am
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