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Cha Lounge, Leeds

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24 Dock Street
LS10 1JF
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Old Boots left this review about Pin

A single room bar, in fact the smallest pub owned by Leeds Brewery, a typical example of the newer type of beer bar. The front wall is all window, another exposed brick, with a laminate and industrially carpeted floor, functional tables and plasticy chairs along with the almost obligatory sofas. The barcounter is at the back with a couple of handpumps for well kept Leeds beers and there's also a selection of interesting US and European beers on keg plus loads of lovely bottles. The bottles are listed by country of origin on blackboards along one wall, next to another with instructions for the pie and mash experience offered here. There's a big screen on one wall and the décor is completed by some large photos of the immediate area. Certainly worth a visit as there should be a beer for all tastes here.

On 11th February 2013 - no rating submitted
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aleand hearty left this review about Pin

A small, one-roomed bar owned by Leeds Brewery, the second of their stable to be opened. Tucked away down a side street, just south of the river, it’s aimed primarily at uber-trendy riverside dwellers and post-work professionals.

The interior is pretty much everyone’s take on a modern bar: An exposed brick wall, one that is mirror lined, blackboard menus, a variety of chairs and tables, high stools and sofas. Plus, the almost inevitable, halogen-spot lighting.

As a Leeds Brewery venue, it’s no surprise to see their core range of ‘Best’, ‘Pale’ and ‘Midnight Bell’ on the counter, plus a guest ale. On my visit it was Lancaster ‘Blonde’. Also available were Pilsner Urquell, Bamberger, Erdinger, Peroni, Carling Extra Cold, Guinness, Addlestones’ Cloudy Cider and a reasonable list of world bottled beers. I tried the ‘Blonde’ and it was so woefully over-chilled it was bordering on the pointless. Surprising indeed, considering the brewery’s real ale ethos.

The barman was friendly and welcoming and willing to engage in a bit of chat with customers. Calling at 5.30 on a Thursday evening, the place soon had a dozen or so punters to give a reasonable early evening atmosphere. Piped music appeared to be the norm, but fortunately it wasn’t too intrusive.

Food is obviously important at PIN. As well as the usual lunchtime and evening menus, there are also various themed nights mid-week. At the weekend, late breakfasts and Sunday roasts are offered. These would appear to play on the ‘community local’ side of the place, for would be regulars. I rather suspect such promotions are needed, as there was little that appealed to me, as an outsider, to return again. All a bit too bland and generic I’m afraid.

In short, it’s an OK venue if you live or work in the area- possibly as a quieter, cheaper alternative to the undeniably more expensive Adelphi, nearby. However, if you were a casual visitor to this part of Leeds, I’d choose the latter every time.

On 19th February 2010 - rating: 5
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Map location corrected by Will Larter
Leeds, 0.49 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Burley Park, 2.57 miles, 49 min walk (show)
Cottingley, 3.07 miles, 59 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Cha Lounge, Leeds
19th Jan 2016, 23:00
Request to mark pub as open by aleand hearty approved
19th Jan 2016, 23:00
Request to mark pub as open submitted by aleand hearty, with included notes: Pin has re-opened as Cha Lounge.

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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 19 February 2010 by Alan Hurdle
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