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The Packhorse, Woodhouse - pub details


Address: 208 Woodhouse Lane, Woodhouse, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 9DX [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 3046) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Burley Park (1.1 miles), Leeds (1.3 miles), Headingley (1.8 miles)

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I think this has to be one of the worst pubs I've ever been in! It may have apparently kept its character but it's a right dive
chrisnnr - 10 Feb 2008 23:06
As per 'karloff' another review based on a trip down memory lane! I used to drink here between 1986-92. It was my first visit for fifteen years.
A great surprise to see the multi-roomed lay out still intact and the old place pretty much as I remembered it, although it took me a while to work out the back room partition had gone.
Even with older, more critical eyes, the place still has a cosy, slightly tatty charm. However, the strips of duct tape on the leather benches were slightly disconcerting. A worrying sign I always think.
Also the decor is past its best and needs touching up. Having said that I'd rather the place stay as it is than have it subjected to being ripped apart and a soulless refurb.
The two female bar staff were friendly and welcoming.
There were three real ales on my visit- Deuchar's IPA, Tetley Bitter and Black Sheep. The Greene King IPA was 'off'. The Deuchar's was clean tasting and a decent temperature, although lacking that 'new barrel' freshness.
The food menu looked to cater for hungry students and was largely based on industrial stodge. I wasn't tempted.
Ideally, I'd like to return on an evening to get a true feel of the place, although I suspect I'd get slightly maudlin!
Still a gem.

aleandhearty - 20 Jul 2007 12:26
Excellent pub, although parking can be a bit of an issue. Good ale, very nice pint and very friendly staff. If I had been a student in Leeds this would have been my local. Well if I lived near it.

Loved the decor. llewyln-monkfish bloke would be proud.
DeggyT - 4 Jan 2007 19:58
I used to drink in here from 1975 to 1979. Just went back a few weekends ago for the first time in over 25 years... and amazingly the place has hardly changed! This place is real treasure, still consisting of several small, cosy rooms, and still reeking magificently of Victorian times.
The only concession to modernity is that the back room has been opened up and the partition (with its dark wood panelling and engraved glass) has been ripped out.
I pray that no one ever dares to change this great pub into one big soul-less room.
An excellent pint of hand-pump beer in here.
karloff - 16 Oct 2006 13:27
One of the most characterful pubs in Leeds. Has kept its layout of small rooms. Friendly staff and regular bands in upstairs room.
anonymous - 15 Jan 2006 16:52

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