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The Bingley Arms

Bardsey European, British £££ +100
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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 Hours

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 21:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 21:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 21:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 21:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 21:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 18:00
The Bingley Arms, 37 Church Lane, LS17 9DR Leeds

Further Information

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.

CHEF'S CHOICE

127 Reviews

5.1 /6 Excellent 127 Reviews
Service: friendly
Food: heavenly
Waiting Time: short
Quality/Price: great value
Noise: quiet
Atmosphere: excellent
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1 review so far 6
01.08.2016 10:52

A warm welcome and excellent food and service in pleasant surroundings. The pub has a lovely, tiered garden, which is very peaceful and spacoius. Would definitely recommend this establishment.

2 reviews so far 6
23.07.2016 08:11

Great service, friendly staff and amazing hearty food. Would definitely recommend it. The sun was shining when we visited so we got to sit in the beer garden too.

1 review so far 6
04.07.2016 12:26

Sunday lunch was extremely good. Staff attentive and very pleasant. We will return. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience as did our guests. The inn has a very interesting history too.

1 review so far 6
13.06.2016 07:28

Went here for Sunday dinner, lovely atmosphere, attentive staff, fantastic food - very oldy worldy pub with original features. Would highly recommend for either Sunday dinner or evening meal.

11 reviews so far 6
01.06.2016 15:01

Excellent afternoon tea - we had to eat absolutely everything! Staff very busy but we were not waiting too long. This is very popular and I can understand why.

1 review so far 6
21.05.2016 09:36

All three diners were impressed with the service and food. We were made to feel welcome and the attention throughout the meal was excellent. Thank you will come again.

2 reviews so far 6
16.02.2017 08:30

It had a Lovely environment with lots of character. The Food was delicious although the portions were a bit on the large side for us! The Service excellent.

1 review so far 6
21.05.2017 18:34

Super friendly and efficient staff. Food was fresh and very tasty. Nothing was too much trouble and the service was brilliant. Looking forward to visiting again. Highly recommended.

11 reviews so far 6
31.05.2016 17:34

Lovely afternoon tea. Very busy but staff managed to serve everyone quickly and efficiently. We were seated upstairs, which was comfortable, and enjoyed the view onto the garden.

1 review so far 5
04.06.2017 17:05

The food and service were very good. We shared a nachos dish with BBQ pulled pork, and opted for a small fish and chips. Good decision, and we hope to visit again soon.

11 reviews so far 6
04.06.2016 08:42

Always good food, good service, good atmosphere. The staff are helpful, efficient and friendly with Ryan at the helm making sure everything runs smoothly at all times.

1 review so far 6
04.07.2016 07:13

a lovely pub setting in a quiet idyllic place great food and excellent staff. The quality of the food and portions that are served are excellent. 10/10

1 review so far 6
28.12.2015 10:35

Lovely old historic setting and food absolutely fantastic. Best steak pie and lamb been served ever!! Staff very polite and friendly and very relaxed. Definitely recommend A+++++.

1 review so far 5
24.04.2016 21:44

A nice comfortable pub with very substantial and enjoyable food - you don't need a starter if you are having the steak and ale pie! Good wines by the glass and bottle.

1 review so far 5
30.05.2016 11:58

the whole experience was excellent from start to finish. food is all freshly presented and is delicious. staff are very attentive and polite. we have booked for Fathers day, can't wait. yummy.

2 reviews so far 2
04.05.2016 08:47

VERY slow service. When the food finally arrived, one steak ordered medium rare arrived well done. All 4 steaks were dry, tasteless and of very poor quality. Their 2 for one offer on a Tuesday is obviously only possible by serviing low grade food. Other tables were complaining about the service (or lack of it). It's a great shame as this is a local pub with a lot going for it, but we will now go elsewhere for food.

1 review so far 6
12.11.2015 20:45

Atmospheric pub with the most delicious food. Portions are enormous and the gravy is out of this world. Really helpful friendly staff. We will be back!!

4 reviews so far 6
26.07.2017 10:27

Absolutely gorgeous food and fantastic service. Great on a Tuesday night as it's 2 for 1 on main meals. Can't get a better deal than that!

1 review so far 6
21.08.2016 08:13

Excellent all round good food polite and helpful staff all our party of four enjoyed the experience of an evening at the Bingley arms in bardsey

1 review so far 6
07.07.2016 09:42

Very nice meals , excellent friendly service we will defiantly return , when in area ., beautiful garden we have yet to explore , thank you