Leeds Heritage Pub and Beer Tour

£28.00

Discover Leeds’ rich beer heritage on this 3 hour walking tour around the city. Learn about the history of brewing beer and visit historic pubs on the route. There’s a total of 5 pubs, with beers included along the way.

Description

Embark on a 3-hour walking tour exploring Leeds’ rich beer heritage. Learn about the history of beer, brewing, and pubs in Leeds and see a variety of notable sites in the city. Visit a total of 5 pubs, with beers included.

Duration: 3 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Language: English

Highlights

  • Learn more about Leeds’ Victorian heritage
  • Visit some of Leeds’ finest historic pubs
  • Sample traditionally-brewed local ales

Full description

Begin your tour at The Tetley, which was the Headquarters for Leeds’ most famous brewery, Joshua Tetley and Sons. Here, learn about the history of the brewery and take a look around the site. Then, make your way to The Adelphi, Tetley Brewery’s flagship pub built in the late Victorian period. Learn about the history of the pub, other old breweries in the city, and how it compares to the modern brewing scene.

From here, make your way to the Duck & Drake via other sites of historical interest. These include the location where one of the first-ever moving pictures was recorded by Louis Le Prince at Leeds Bridge, and Leeds Minster church. Find out why the railway embankment is covered in gravestones.

Stop at the Duck & Drake on Kirkgate, Leeds’ oldest street. Learn about the dark past of this pub as well as Kirkgate’s reputation. Continue towards the fourth stop, the Pack Horse on Briggate. Find out more about the pub that claims to be the oldest in Leeds. Here, you will also learn about the brewing process on-site, as told through the operation of a Leeds-based brewery in the mid-1900s.

Finally, the tour ends at Whitelocks Ale House, also on Briggate. This is arguably Leeds’ most iconic pub, with it’s internal decor dating to the 1890s. Discover the rich history of Whitelocks and the wider Briggate area as your tour comes to an end.

Includes

✔ Guided tour
✔ Five half-pints of traditionally brewed beer (or equivalent for non-beer drinkers)

Meeting Point
Whitelocks Ale House. Arrive 10 minutes before the tour is due to start. Enter through the main entrance and head left towards the main bar. The tour guide will have a sign saying “Leeds Heritage Beer Tours” The tour guide will be wearing a blue t-shirt with the slogan “Made in Leeds”.

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Sportswear

Know before you go

  • Some venues on the tour do not have step-free access
  • A half-pint of traditionally brewed beer (or equivalent drink for non-beer drinkers) is provided at each pub stop and is included in the price of the tour

Cancellation / Return / Exchange Policy

Ticket Terms

1. The ticket holder voluntarily assumes all risks and danger incidental to the event for which the ticket is issued, whether occurring prior, during or after the event. The ticket holder voluntarily agrees that the management, venue, event participants, UK Brewery Tours and all of their respective agents, officers, directors, owners and employers are expressly released by the ticket holder from any claims arising from such causes.
2. Tickets are issued subject to the rules and regulations of the venue visited and UK Brewery Tours.
3. Please check your tickets, as mistakes cannot always be rectified.
4. Occasionally, events are cancelled or postponed (including due to pandemics) by the promoter, team, performer or venue for a variety of reasons. If the event is cancelled, please contact us for information on receiving a refund. If the event was postponed, moved or rescheduled, a new date will be provided as soon as it is reasonable to offer one. It is your responsibility to ascertain the date and time of any rearranged event.
5. UK Brewery Tours and venues visited reserves the right to refuse admission and may on occasion have to conduct security searches to ensure the safety of the patrons.
6. Every effort to admit latecomers will be made at a suitable break in the event, but admission cannot always be guaranteed.
7. We regret that tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded after purchase unless it's within 48 hours of purchase (but not within 14 days of the event).
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10. The venue may operate a No Smoking Policy.
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12. The event listed on the purchased ticket is strictly for ticket holders who are over 18 years of age. Identification may be required.
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15. UK Brewery Tours does not allow fancy dress at any event and entry will be refused to the tour and venues should anyone arrive in fancy dress.
16. UK Brewery Tours reserves the right to vary these terms and they will apply retrospectively. 
17. A refund will not be granted should you fail to attend and event for any reason. This includes but is not limited to travel or health issues. It is recommended that you consider separate ticket insurance, travel insurance, health insurance or appropriate cover should you be unable to attend the event. 


Gift Vouchers

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