We Have Pub. Meanwood’s East of Arcadia

Residents of Meanwood rejoice. We have a pub. It’s nice. The staff are friendly and they sell good beer. Bloody good news indeed.

I’ve lived in Meanwood for around 14 months now, and while I love my street, my neighbours, the park, and having a rather swanky new Waitrose (complete with some awesome bottled beers – Worthington White Shield, Fullers Bengal Lancer? Yes please), there was always something missing.

A decent local.

If me and my wife fancied a pint, we’d take the long trek up to The Stables in Weetwood, or the uphill slog into Headingley for Arcadia. Beyond that, we were lost.

Soon, we’re going to be spoilt for choice. North Bar’s new bar (which I’m still convinced should be called North Ba’ North West [it won’t]) will be opening early in the new year, but already open in East of Arcadia.

I’ll be doing a full review of the pub over at Leeds Guide soon, and will post it up here too, but for now, I’ll give you a brief summary.

It’s owned by the excellent Market Town Taverns

 

MTT themselves may have underestimated just how much we wanted a good bar round these parts. The queues were huge, the punters thirsty and waiting times were quite long. It was a teething problem of sort, but a good one, really. I never knew there were so many people living nearby.

We’ll be back. Many, many times.

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2 Responses

  1. Been there twice now, will be bak many, many times.

    Indeed the queues are long at times. The bottleneck (bad pun, sorry) seems to be the rather complicated till. Should be easy to fix.

    I’m a bit worried about viability of North Bar. It does seem a very small unit they are moving into (don’t pubs have to offer good food if they want to survive in the suburbs?), and opening at a time when most of us will be skint in the early New Year, dealing with an extra 2.5% VAT 😦

  2. Its ok, but the lights are way to bright! Needs some atmosphere, its a bit like an airport lounge at the moment.

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