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At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Garden

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.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25-26 Dec, 1 Jan
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 12-11 (Fri-Sat 12-12 Sun 12-10.30)
  • Lunch opening: Mon-Thu 12-3, Fri-Sat 12-9.30, Sun 12-5.30
  • Dinner opening: Mon-Thu 5-9.30, Fri-Sat 12-9.30

Food and drink

  • Real ales: North Brewing Co. Prototype, rotating guest ales
  • Real ciders: Cornish Orchards

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome

Children

  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu

Dogs

  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in restaurant
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

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

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