8 : Whitelocks First City Luncheon Bar, Leeds

6 Turks Head Yard, Leeds, LS1 6HB

Not so much a pub, more an institution. Set just off the busy city centre streets, down a narrow alley, Whitelocks is a tourist destination in itself. A long narrow marble bar lines a long narrow room panelled in mirrors and glass. It tends to be busy most of the time so you need to plan your visit carefully if you want to be certain of a seat. It's not particularly comfortable but neither is visiting Stonehenge. It's the kind of place you would take your American Cousin Floyd to. 

There is a wide choice of drinks available with regular real ales and guest beers featuring prominently. If you look around you see other people drinking beer which is a bit of a rarity these days. I had a pint of Milestone's Loxley Ale. It's a Newark brewery and - according to the books - Loxley Ale is supposed to contain a hint of local honey. I did note down that it had a lasting taste so perhaps that was it. 

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