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“no frills”
Review of Duck and Drake

Duck and Drake
Ranked #365 of 1,883 Restaurants in Leeds
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$2 - US$3
Cuisines: British, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Groups
Dining options: Outdoor Seating
Description: 15 local hand pulled cask ales, locally sourced award winning pork pies and mushy peas,food available all day,real fires, open 10am till late 7 days a week, live music Wed to Sun, parking nearby, bus station 2mins, train station 10 mins
Reviewed 4 September 2013

Top notch down to earth pub on the edge of the city centre. Great range of decent beers and bar staff who know what they are selling.

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2  Thank simonbinns54
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

Love calling here and always do when I'm in town.
Please don't change anything, a real classic boozer with fabulous real ale

5  Thank MilesHinch
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Reviewed 12 July 2013 via mobile

Excellency can't wait to visit again,, brill staff, nice beer,, nice atmosphere want to visit again, cannot wait

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3  Thank 24,078
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Reviewed 9 July 2013

The Duck and Drake has be my favourite pub in Leeds. The quality of beer (15 real ales) and service, clearly is being driven-up passionately and professionally by the management team. The standards and care that are evident in the customer experience surpass other establishments, and certainly anything in the area. The bar staff greet you with a friendly, warm smile and always recommend beers to tickle the taste buds.
We have started to use the Duck and Drake as an informal venue for business meetings as it has proved such a welcome alternative to other formal environments. It’s been a real bonus to be able to take overseas visitors out of the sterile environment of an airport or city centre hotel, and entertain them in a traditional pub environment. Americans in particular would love this place.
We’ve found that the layout of the pub is such that even when busy, there are tables where business meetings can be held in confidence, and that the culture is conducive to holding quiet conversations throughout the day. There is a beautiful beer garden being established in the back which is safe, secure and is a delight when the sun is shining or setting in the city centre.

Night time brings another dimension to this pub. Local bands from the area play every Thurs - Sun night and they even have an open mic night on Wednesdays where you are treated to a bowl of home-made vegan friendly chilli and veggie rice which is FREE!

It is also in comfortable walking distance from bus and railway links. I can not recommend this pub enough. AND..I have I mentioned the extensive real ale list??....AMAZING! ( 15 when we were last in).

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4  Thank Shevy68
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Reviewed 17 June 2013 via mobile

Loved this bar, very traditional. Will hopefully be back for some more reasonably priced drinks :-) My Irish family who also accompanied me here thought it was a gem of a place too. Keep up the great work :-)

2  Thank AC8000
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