Thursday, 1 March 2012

Mr Foley's Cask Alehouse, Leeds

If you are out for a drink in the centre of Leeds you could do a lot worse than calling in to Mr Foleys. Situated in the old Pearl Assurance building on the Headrow this pub, as the name suggests, is a haven for lovers of cask-conditioned ale.
The first time you call in at Mr Foleys your attention is drawn to the splendid bar to your left, with it's shelves of bottles stretching high up the wall behind.

Thirsty travellers like ourselves can then take a closer look at the wide range of beers on offer. The pub is run by York Brewery and there is a range of it's beers on tap as well as guest ales.

Having selected a pint of Terrier, a lovely session ale, I went "upstairs" to join our group in a very comfortable lounge, resplendent with leather sofas. The atmosphere here and around the whole pub was of people enjoying a quiet drink. Remarkable considering this was Leeds city centre on a Saturday night.

My fellow reviewer regularly uses this pub as a lunchtime meet-up pub with his mates and assured me that the atmosphere was equally pleasant then. As Mr Foleys is ideally situated for the fine shopping to be found in the centre of Leeds I would not hesitate to recommend it as an oasis of calm and fine ales where weary shoppers can relax over a decent glass of beer. Enjoy!

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