The Original Oak
Without doubt, The Original Oak has the best beer garden in Leeds. With a huge television showing the sport and endless rows of tables, it’s the ideal place to go to if you wish to sit in the sun and enjoy a beer before or after the match.
It also sells a fine selection of gins, whiskeys, rums, wines, cocktails and lagers. If you’re a craft beer fan, you can get two for £6.50 between Monday and Thursday. Beavertown, Brewdog, Goose – all the best craft brands are available at the Oak! Food is also available.
2 Otley Road,
Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 2DG
The Skyrack is a classic pub situated on the edge of Headingley. Although it only has a small beer garden, it does have a pool table and shows all the sport – so if you’re needing to escape the inevitable Headingley showers, this is the ideal place to go.
There are various drink offers available at the Skyrack. All cocktails are two for one everyday from 5pm, and you can buy two bottles of Budweiser, Peroni, Kopparberg and various other brands for just a fiver. The latter offer – known as ‘the £5 round’ – also allows you to get two glasses of prosecco, three shots (tequila, sambuca, Jägermeister, etc.) two bombs, or six Sours. Food is also available.
2 St Michael’s Road,
Headingley, Leeds, LS6 3AW
The Headingley Taps
If you go to Headingley, you must go to the Taps. Perhaps the closest boozer to the stadium, it is synonymous with the area and you can always see punters standing outside the entrance with a beer or two.
Unlike the other pubs, you won’t have a 10-minute walk to contend with once you finish your beverage. When you’re done in the Taps, simply turn left at the entrance and you will see the Carnegie Pavilion right there in front of you. Is there a better sight in English cricket? Food is also available.
Bennett Road Car Park,
Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 3HN
If you’re feeling a bit more upmarket, then The Box is for you. It’s one of the more expensive pubs in the area, with pints costing between £3.50 and £4.50. For London folk, this may seem a bargain – but if you’re wanting something a bit cheaper, then maybe head to the Taps or Skyrack. However, there are various drink offers and food is available.
8 Otley Road,
Headingley, Leeds, LS6 2AD
The Head of Steam
One of the newest places in the area, the Head of Steam – a chain with 15 bars across the country – specialises in keg beer and cask ale. From Motorhead Road Crew to Brooklyn Lager, you’ll be able to find a whole variety of premium drinks here. Yet because they offer quality drinks, the Head of Steam is expensive – priced between £3.50 and £6 a pint.
An upmarket place for the mature punter, the Head of Steam will be the best option for many fans attending one of the four Headingley clashes. Food and drink offers are available.
11-13 North Lane,
Headingley, Leeds, LS6 3HG