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Leeds Heritage Beer Tour


Join 'Beer Evangelist' Mike on an award-winning, fun & immersive tour of Leeds, learning about the rich history of beer in the city, whilst sampling fine ales along the way!


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 filmed & 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 its internal decor dating to the 1890s. Explore the rich history of Whitelocks & the wider Briggate area.


A half of 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.

If you would like to enquire about a private group booking or a customised tour experience, please email mike@mikestaproom.co.uk.

A full list of terms and conditions can be found here.

*COVID-19 Update*


​Please be aware that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, short notice changes to local restrictions means the tour and itinerary may also be subject to change at short notice. However, I will endeavour to contact you as early as possible to make you aware of how this may affect your booked tour and the options available to you.

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