The Bingley Arms

BardseyBritish, European££££
134 Reviews
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About The Bingley Arms

Renowned among Leeds, York, and Wetherby locals and indeed seekers after the classic British pub from across Yorkshire and the UK, The Bingley Arms never fails to impress with its handsome aspect, great selection of ales and wines, and peerless gastropub food. Located down Church Lane in the picturesque village of Bardsey, The Bingley Arms boasts some serious pedigree, with a strong claim to the title of Britain’s oldest pub. Fancy a pint and some award-winning grub in a thousand-year-old public house notable enough to be recorded in the Domesday Book? You’ve found your venerable local here, less than half an hour from Leeds city centre.

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm


The Bingley Arms
37 Church Lane, Bardsey
Leeds LS17 9DR

Menu Highlights



Chef’s Homemade Soup Of The Day

Served with warm Roll & Butter

Fillet Of Peppered Smoked Mackerel

With a Horseradish Coulis

Black Pudding & Bacon Salad

With Poached Egg

More about The Bingley Arms, Leeds

The first known brewer to keep patrons in merry mead at The Bingley Arms’ was Samson Ellis, back in 953 AD. He must have been doing something right, as it appears that The Bingley Arms found its way into the definitive bureaucratic chronicle of Anglo-Saxon public life, The Domesday Book, helping put the particularly historic Yorkshire village of Bardsey on the map. The Bingley Arms continues to be firmly affixed to the map of the UK’s best gastropubs, with its Church Lane premises easily reachable from Leeds, Wetherby, and York. And handsome premises they are, with the solid stone public house’s beer garden centred on a yew tree that is reputedly older than the pub itself.

Chef Carl Shewan is responsible for the rustic, British tradition-led dishes created in The Bingley Arms’ kitchens. Shewan and his team scour the Yorkshire countryside for the best produce and ingredients, and it’s this fresh and locally-sourced approach that contributes to the memorable taste of dishes such as the smoked haddock and spring onion fishcakes and the chicken liver pate. The signature Bingley steak burger is an ever-popular option, along with the hearty steak and ale pie. Naturally, this all requires a long pint of real ale – and with the Bingley Arms regularly changing up their roster of guest ales there’s more than enough reason for dedicated CAMRA members to keep coming back for more. For those who prefer a glass of wine, The Bingley Arms has a well-stocked cellar with everything from robust Spanish reds to crisp Australasian whites and classic continental vintages in between. Perennially popular among daytrippers and families from Leeds out to catch this classic Yorkshire pub’s Sunday Lunch, it’s always best to book for Bardsey’s beloved Bingley Arms.

134 The Bingley Arms Reviews

134 Reviews
Waiting time:Very good
Noise levels:Pleasant
Value for money:Great value
Vickie M.a year ago · 1 review

We had great food (the pie is amazing,) Great Gin!! Great service. The whole night was good and we would definitely recommend this lovely pub.

Tony T.a year ago · 1 review

Fantastic night out. We received a warm and friendly greeting from the owner. There was excellent menu to choose from and the food was fabulous. There is a great choice of drinks and the service from all the staff was spot on. We are definitely returning to this quality find.

victoria s.a year ago · 1 review

excellent service, delicious food at such a high standard and they even helped me surprise my fiancé with a cake for his birthday! will definitely be returning soon