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The Abbey Inn, Leeds

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99 Pollard Lane
Postal town: Leeds
LS13 1EQ
Phone: 01132581248
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Abbey Inn

This is an isolated pub in a pleasant spot between the River Aire and the Leeds-Liverpool canal, taking its name from the picturesque Kirkstall Abbey, just a short distance away. The pub has three rooms, all opened out to form a continuous U shaped layout. To enter the pub, you first pass through a fairly decent, partly covered, outdoor seating area before making your way inside where you are faced with the servery directly opposite. The bar serves the front and right hand ‘rooms’, with handpulls located on both sides, although a handy board details the full range to save having to walk from one side to the other. The pub has been carpeted throughout with lots of comfortable banquette seating and low stools as well as a few less appealing backless benches. The right hand side of the pub is slightly smaller than the left and has something of a public bar feel to it. The narrow front section merges into the left hand side which has a nice tiled fireplace and extends to the rear where there is a raised seating area in what appears to have once been a separate room. A TV screen could be found in this area, but it was turned off with a fairly quiet soundtrack playing in the background instead. Live music seems to be a staple of the pub’s entertainment roster and this was hinted at by various musical instruments on display throughout the building.
The helpful barmaid talked me through the ale range which consisted of Salamander Stroke of Luck, Leeds Midnight Bell, Ilkley Mary Jane, Collingham Journeyman and Revolutions Clash Porter – the latter costing £3.10 a pint, but sadly somewhat past its best, which was a bit disappointing for a Good Beer Guide regular.
I quite liked the feel of this place and thought the barmaid was very friendly and helpful, but the beer was a bit of a letdown and put me off staying for another pint. I certainly enjoyed the walk along the canal to get to the pub and would give the place the benefit of the doubt if I found myself out this way again.

On 2nd November 2013 - rating: 7
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Old Boots left this review about The Abbey Inn

Award winning pub lurking at the bottom of the Aire Valley next to the river, canal and railway line, it is reached by a no through road one way or over a footbridge the other, both down very steep hills.
Open plan flowing through three areas all done out in traditional style, there are two counter faces and various discreet areas giving a sort of two bar feel. At the back and up a step or two is a pool table almost in a separate room. The décor is mainly from pump clips and the odd moody photo. Eight pulls are dotted about the counter faces serving an eclectic mix of beers, mainly from smaller breweries but Spitfire was there alongside the offerings from Great Newsome, Salamander, Leeds, Cottage and Wylam, needless to say all in very good condition given the pub's long GBG record. There is a big yard cum garden at the front.

On 19th October 2011 - no rating submitted
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Kirkstall Forge, 0.57 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Bramley (West Yorks), 1.8 miles, 34 min walk (show)
Horsforth, 1.84 miles, 35 min walk (show)
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2nd Nov 2013, 01:40
Review submitted by Pub SignMan
19th Oct 2011, 09:20
Review submitted by Old Boots amended by Old Boots

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  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 02 November 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 02 November 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 02 November 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 02 November 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 02 November 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 02 November 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 02 November 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 02 November 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 02 November 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 19 October 2011 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 02 November 2013 by Pub SignMan
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