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The Cross Keys

107 Water Lane, LEEDS, LS11 5WD

Built in 1802, The Cross Keys was a watering hole for local foundry workers and it's where steam engine inventor James Watt reputedly hired a room to spy on his competitor Matthew Murray. To learn Murray's trade secrets Watt bought drinks for foundry workers relaxing here after work. This city centre pub has a country pub atmosphere, with hand-pulled pints from local microbreweries complementing food recreated from long lost recipes for traditional British dishes. The best seasonal produce goes into dishes such as braised pig's cheek, mash, braised fennel and cider sauce, which might precede a main course of lamb belly with celeriac purée, celeriac fondant and roasted shallots.

Further information

Tel: 0113 243 3711
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Principal beers

North Brewing Co. Prototype, rotating guest ales


All day all week
12-11 (Fri-Sat 12-12 Sun 12-10.30)


25-26 Dec, 1 Jan


Children welcome.
Dog friendly.
Coach parties catered.



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0.5m from Leeds Station: right into Neville St, right into Water Ln. Pass Globe Rd, pub on left

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