Adelphi, Leeds

3-5 Hunslet Road
West Yorkshire
LS10 1JQ
0113 245 6377

Traditional Town Pub, 3* Heritage Pub

The Adelphi is an imposing Victorian pub built in 1901 by local architect Thomas Winn close to Leeds Bridge and the former Tetley’s Brewery. The corner site is used to advantage with the sweeping curved façade, prominent gables and the clever mix of red brick, sandstone and granite (photo 1).

Inside, the original rooms and the classic West Yorkshire corridor bar are still there, all with original etched glass, wood panelling and tiled walls. The room front right (‘Smoke Room 2’) has a fine curved wood and glass screen dividing it from the corridor bar, and fixed seating around the walls (photo 4). Another smoke room, rear left, has panelled walls, armchair seating and etched glass windows (photo 3). Each of the three smoke rooms has etched door glass showing the room number (photo 2).

A room at the rear has interesting wall pictures relating to bands from Leeds including The Wedding Present, Soft Cell, Gang of Four, Chumbawumba, Alt J and Nightmares on Wax (photo 5). Upstairs is a function room, available for parties and for the occasional comedy night.

Although the interior fittings haven’t changed the pub ambience certainly has in the last few years. It now pulls in a younger after-work crowd with food as a key attraction, and the pub is pretty full most evenings. Regular cask beers are Tetley Bitter and Leeds Pale with three or four guest beers, and there is a small range of craft keg beers. Food is available most of the day with roast dinners on Sundays. There’s a quiz every Tuesday night.

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