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The Chemic Tavern, Leeds

9 Johnston Street
Woodhouse
Postal town: Leeds
LS6 2NG
Phone: 01132457670
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Punch Taverns

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Old Boots left this review about The Chemic Tavern

Lurking in an area of almost all Victorian terraces with some redevelopment towards the city centre, it's a bit off the beaten track but fairly well known in Leeds. Nice stone built exterior with a modern (1960’s) interior with some updating. On entering there's a lounge bar one way and a function room to the other. Four pulls in each bar, probably the same beers on each but there was a party on in the function room complete with a turn so I couldn’t check. One cider and three ales, a Fullers special, Taylor’s Landlord and Hobgoblin on the stumps. Fairly full of eccentric locals on my Saturday afternoon visit. A decent locals pub but I’ve no idea what the fuss is about unless big changes have happened unnoticed by Leeds' drinking gurus. Some scoffing of fish and chips from the next door chippy was occurring. Fun fact: overheard a lady claim she couldn’t get off Facebook as her spirit guide wouldn’t let her.

On 27th October 2019 - no rating submitted
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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
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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
27th Oct 2019, 11:23
Review submitted by Old Boots
 
3rd Oct 2016, 23:16
Review submitted by Just a quick pint, then I'm off

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 23 August 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 23 August 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 23 August 2019 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 23 August 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 23 August 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 23 August 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : No last updated 23 August 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 30 October 2010 by Will Larter
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 23 August 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 23 August 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 23 August 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 23 August 2019 by ROB Camra
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