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The Palace, Leeds Central, Leeds

Kirkgate
Leeds
LS2 7DJ
Phone: 01132445882
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Nicholsons (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Palace

We found this to be a very comfortable pub with great service from the friendly staff. I had a very well kept pint of London Pride, plus the prices were cheaper than their other Nicholson's pub the Scarborough Hotel. There were ten ales and one cider to choose from. The features I liked here was the glazed Victorian tile work in cream and turquoise, the cornice work with the detailed dental moulding, the cast iron streetlamp clock, match strike plates and coat hangers along the front of the bar counter. The wall mounted flat screen TV in the main lounge had an ornate picture frame surrounding it, which I thought was quirky. Mrs A enjoyed the Wharfedale Fair Dinkum.

On 3rd December 2013 - rating: 8
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Palace

Large Nicholsons pub close to Leeds parish church (but a fair walk from the modern city centre). Elongated 'L'-shaped bar, with one end on a slightly lower level. Some benches out front. Usually has Tetley Cask and Leeds Pale on, plus a decent selection of other real ales and a cider from the 11 handpumps. Overall, worth popping in if in the area.

On 19th October 2013 - rating: 7
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Palace

The Palace is a historic former timber merchant’s house, built in 1741 and converted into a pub a century later. Nowadays it is run by Nicholson’s, taking the form a of a single, elongated U-shaped room, although it’s not too tricky to imagine how the former multiple room layout, that was sadly scrapped in the early 90’s, might have looked. The main bar area has bare floorboards and a limited supply of seating under the large front windows. There is plenty of wood panelling, including much of the bar back, whilst a large, train station style clock hangs above the servery. On either side of the bar there are decent sized seating areas with banquettes and standard chairs around the perimeter and some entrance porches with stained glass inserts. I noted one TV over the front porch was turned off, whilst a second, to the rear of the flagstone floored right hand side of the pub, was showing some dismal daytime TV programmes. The large pavement at the front allows room for a few outdoor benches and there is a patio out the back, although this area doesn’t compare to the pub’s original gardens which apparently extended as far as the Aire and Calder Navigation, allowing one former landlord to indulge in a spot of boat building, constructing a tunnel from the pub to the canal from which he could launch his vessels.
On the bar, the usual Nicholson’s mix of the familiar and obscure occupied the row of hand pumps. I noted Fullers London Pride, Tetley’s Cask, Bass, Woodfordes Wherry, Ilkley Norseman, War Lord IPA, Leeds Gathering Storm, Orkney Dragonhead and Weston’s Old Rosie cider. Intrigued by the War Lord IPA, I gave it a try but was a little disappointed with the quality which seemed past its best.
This is clearly a place with an interesting history, but I didn’t get much of a feel for it whilst sat in here and I thought, unusually for a historic Nicholson’s pub, that the place had been neglected a bit. The usual decent ale range compensated somewhat, but I wasn’t quite as impressed with this place as I’d hoped to be. Certainly still worth a look, but I’m not sure it ranks alongside the city’s finest ale houses.

On 12th October 2013 - rating: 7
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Leeds, 0.69 miles, 13 min walk (show)
Burley Park, 2.59 miles, 50 min walk (show)
Cottingley, 3.36 miles, 1 hr 4 min walk (show)
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26th Jul 2019, 20:24
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  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 12 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 12 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 12 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
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