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Fox & Newt, Leeds

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A pub which is a couple minutes walk from the leeds city college, three seems to be some student accom nearby here so I'm assuming that's who they're aiming at. When I was in it was mostly local people having a coffee or beer but I'm sure on a Friday night it's more studenty. When I entered there were 6 handpull, 4 occupied, by Burley Street Brickyard, Burley Street Laguna Seca, Ridgeside Black Night and Wilde Child Euamokot (or something like that). I went for the Brickyard at 2.50 a pint, was okay and well kept byt i wouldnt have it again. Not a bad pub and it's interesting to see the beer clips on the walls and old alcohol posters for moretti, music was a bit loud to say it wasnt busy. It's got a bit if character to it but not sure I would rush Back, especially saying that it's about 15 minute walk from Leeds station.
Wezzielad - 6 Mar 2018 12:23
A short walk up a steep hill from my Leed's hotel the Fox & Newt was a pleasant surprise. Very quiet on a mid week mid afternoon visit; the only other customer & bar person seemed pleased to have a fresh face to talk too. A micro brewing hipster place, not that there is anything wrong with that. I had a pint of English Whippet, at 3.65 the dearest pint I had in Leeds. Not bad though & the chat was good.
Queenslander - 5 Sep 2015 22:57
Great on the price but the quality of their own beers wasn't up to standard. Although we didn't eat food looked great. Also sells beers from other local breweries.
Steamer1 - 6 Apr 2015 19:00
Good little brewpub with an "alehouse" feel to it. I quite liked their Brickyard Bitter but didn't try their other beers. The menu looked interesting with many South African dishes (Crocodile/Kudu etc) Popular with students from the college across the road but not far from the city centre to walk to for a pint or two.
mcroyal - 13 Mar 2014 12:24
Rather a student atmosphere but pleasant. Burley Street Brewery beers were good and well priced. Worth another visit sometime.
foamy - 13 Jan 2011 19:08
Studenty pub just outside the city centre ring road on the way to Headingley.
As stated, it's definitely oriented towards a younger crowd, with gaming machines, jukebox, pool table and the works, and this seems natural as it's close to the University. It's pubby but there's little of architectural merit, being a standard, opened-out affair split over two levels. The top end has board games to play, and the pub shows sport.
The strength of this pub lies in the real ale range, and I was surprised to find that a pub such as this should have it's own microbrewery. 3 of their ales were avaialable, and I plumped for the Pale which was an excellent pint and very reasonable at £1.80 a pint.
The pub also stocks ales from other micros, Leeds Brewery featuring on my visit, as well as the big boys.
All in all my expectations were low, so I was pleasantly surprised with this place, and would be happy to return.
Carlurmston - 16 Oct 2010 11:10
I am looking for a friend of mine who I am told runs a pub in Leeds but I don't know which one. I would love to surprise him with a visit so if anyone knows an Irishman named John Byrne and his wife Katherine who run a pub in Leeds could you please e mail me at and let me know I would be very happy
kilcavan - 15 Jan 2010 22:22
Went in sat 12 th dec, the pub was quiet which was a shame but its a bit of walk from civilastion so i wonder if it struggles to get custom. Dont let that put you off tho as its a great old type pub and brews its own beer, i had a pint of fox pale which went down very well. This pub used to be known as the rutland hotel until a gas explosion in the 1970s nearly flattened it. The pub has had a few revamps over the years and the lastest has been a great job done and hasnt taken any of the pubs character away. I hope this place survives these difficult times for pubs as its one of the few remaining left on the edge of the city centre that are worth visiting.
stevenlufc - 13 Dec 2009 21:57
The Fox & Newt needs closing.

They're a rude bunch of retards that can't even cope with more than 4 people's food orders and one was a cold cheese sandwich!!

Don't go in there cos it's cold, there are pikeys about and the place smells like bleach too!

Consider yourself warned!
creditcontrol1 - 25 Feb 2009 14:53
The Fox & Newt is reopen again, and has been since July!

It's been fully refurbished inside, looks so much better now - according to the manager they are brewing again from this week, they keep the 6 or 7 Cask Ales in fantastic nick anyway, so I'm looking forward to it!! :)
savagenoodles - 9 Dec 2008 20:39
Me and my dad went a few months back and sampled the excellent home brew. The landlord said they had refurbished the brewing equipment left to rot in the cellar to make the ale. Brilliant old pub feel. Sat and watched the Rugby. Told my mate about it so we went last month on a friday night to find it shut!!!? Was the boss taking a holiday? Had there been a tradgedy worse than this place closing down to explain the locked doors and no lights on? Please tell me its not closed!
PaulShaneTributeAct - 13 Jun 2008 12:59
Five minuteís walk from the Town Hall, The Fox has returned to brewing after years in the wilderness. Seven handpumps serve, obviously their own plus ales from local small brewers. The place isnít without character with its stained glass leaded panels above the bar and the upholstered upper level (almost a snug) which has as its centrepiece a cast-iron fireplace with inlaid tiling. Very pleasant indeed. 7/10
Alerover - 22 Nov 2007 15:34
Used to be my favourite.

Tip: Dont drink Guiness with Malibu in it
anonymous - 3 Oct 2007 14:40
Once had its own brewery, but there are normally three or four real ales on tap. Attracts students from Park Lane College, and has a decent pool table.
fairport79 - 16 Feb 2007 00:05
unpretentious local. cheap food
anonymous - 15 Jan 2006 16:38

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