Award-winning three-hour walking tour exploring Leeds’ rich beer heritage. As well as learning about beer, brewing and pubs in an era of forgotten Leeds, you will also get to see some of Leeds’ iconic heritage sites. Visit five pubs, with beers included in the fee!
The tour begins at The Tetley, which was the Headquarters for Leeds’ most famous brewery, Joshua Tetley and Sons. Here, learn about the history of the brewery & look around the site.
The second stop is The Adelphi, Tetley Brewery’s flagship pub built in the late Victorian period. Here, you learn about the history of the pub, other old breweries in the city & how it compares to the modern brewing scene.
From the Adelphi, the tour walks to the Duck & Drake via other sites of historical interest. These include the location where the first ever moving picture was recorded & Leeds Minster church. Find out why the railway embankment is covered in gravestones!
The Duck & Drake is on Kirkgate, Leeds’ oldest street with a dark past. Learn about the history of the Duck & Drake, plus more about Kirkgate’s reputation.
Stop four is the Pack Horse on Briggate. Find out about the pub that claims to be the oldest in Leeds. Here you will also learn about the brewing process, as told through the eyes 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. Explore the rich history of Whitelocks & the wider Briggate area.
A half of traditionally brewed beer (or equivalent drink for non-beer drinkers) is provided at each pub stop (five in total) & is included in the price of the tour.
A half a pint of beer, or equivalent, is included at each stop of the tour.
Unfortunately, not all venues have step-free access and one section of the tour does include walking up two flights of stairs.
The tour is for over-18s only. Many of the venues operate a Challenge 25 policy, which means if you’re fortunate to look younger than 25, please make sure you have ID with you.
The tour includes periods of walking between venues. The longest walk is approx. 15 minutes.
What do I need to bring?
As a section of the tour involves outdoor walking, please check the weather and dress appropriately!
A public tour runs twice a month on a Saturday, 13:00-16:00. Tour frequency is increased during Summer months.
Private tours are also welcome and these can be booked for any day and time, subject to venue and tour guide availability.
£28 per person
Included half a pint at each venue
Gift vouchers are also available to purchase