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Grove Inn (Ei Group (formerly Enterprise Inns))

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Ilkley - BlackExcellent1
Salamander - After Dark StoutExcellent1
Ridgeside - JailbreakExcellent1
Salamander - Lunar HareExcellent1
Eastwood & Sanders - YorkshiremanExcellent1
Summer Wine (SWB) - Elbow GreaseExcellent1
Salamander - Squonk StoutExcellent1
Kirkstall - Kirkstall Pale AleExcellent1
Elland - Born To Be MildExcellent1
Salamander - TumbleweedGood1
Kirkstall - HerzbluttGood1
Ridgeside - CascadeAcceptable1
WharfeBank - Falcon Beard Brown AleAcceptable1
Leeds - Leeds PaleAcceptable1
Ridgeside - Mild & DangerousAcceptable1
Moorhouse's - Black Cat MildNot Tried0
Daleside - BlondeNot Tried0
Ilkley - Mary JaneNot Tried0
Salamander - Rock StarNot Tried0
Hop Back - Summer LightningNot Tried0
Rooster's - YankeeNot Tried0
Daleside - Old Leg OverNot Tried0
Picture 1. Grove Inn, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Visits Details

22 Aug 2015 (HSB)
11:45 to 13:45 First half of a CAMRA Pub Heritage Group meeting in the former Concert Room. Bit of a cock-up on room booking caused us to move on to another pub. This website's description of this pub does not really do it justice as it is included on CAMRA's Heritage Pub website as having regional importance. There are four separate rooms plus service from a corridor hatch. It claims to have the longest continuous running folk club in the country.
Kirkstall - Kirkstall Pale Ale4.00Excellent
Kirkstall - Herzblutt5.20GoodBizarre beer. Described as a German mild. Hints of woodruff, liquorice and Jagermeister.
Leeds - Leeds Pale3.80AcceptableBit cloudy
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not Tried
Daleside - Blonde3.90Not Tried
Rooster's - Yankee4.30Not Tried
Ilkley - Black3.70Not Tried
Daleside - Old Leg Over4.10Not Tried
12 Jan 2013 (Martin the Mildman)
Quite busy late afternoon on a Saturday.
Ilkley - Black3.70ExcellentBadged as Black Mary here, a dark ruby/brown mild with good dark chocolate malt flavours and some fruity hop in the finish. My score 16/20.
Ridgeside - Jailbreak3.80ExcellentGood balance of flavours with citrus hop just dominating over smooth maltiness. My score 16/20.
Ridgeside - Cascade4.10AcceptableYorkshire's answer to Hophead, dry citrus hop and a dry, bitter citrus hop finish. My score 14/20.
27 May 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Quiet on a Sunday lunchtime.
Elland - Born To Be Mild3.70ExcellentSpot on for a pennine light mild, sweet and malty with some fruit in the finish. My score 16/20.
16 Mar 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Getting busy with Friday after work drinkers.
Salamander - Squonk Stout4.50ExcellentBlack stout in the Irish style, that is with a pronounced dry roast malt flavour. Full bodied with a dry orast finish. My score 16/20.
WharfeBank - Falcon Beard Brown Ale4.50AcceptableLight brown ale with nutty bitterness from crystal malt and light hoppiness. My score 14/20.
24 Feb 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Getting busy with after work drinkers on a Friday afternoon.
Salamander - Lunar Hare4.80ExcellentA dark brown porter with a good malt character and also good hoppiness. Dry, hoppy finish. My score 16/20.
20 May 2011 (Martin the Mildman)
Fairly busy mid afternoon on a showery Friday.
Salamander - After Dark Stout4.50ExcellentGood roast malt flavours to this with some hop bitterness too. Full bodied mouthfeel. My score 16/20.
Ridgeside - Mild & Dangerous3.80AcceptableAmber coloured mild with an earthy taste making it rather bitter. Little hoppiness though. Finish is quite dry and bitter. My score 14/20.
Salamander - Rock Star4.00Not Tried
17 Mar 2011 (Martin the Mildman)
A few locals in late afternoon on a Thursday.
Salamander - Tumbleweed3.80GoodPale bitter as ever, with a clean, citrussy hop flavour. A little malt to give balance. Dryish, hoppy finish. My score 15/20.
Moorhouse's - Black Cat Mild3.40Not Tried
Daleside - Blonde3.90Not Tried
Ilkley - Mary Jane3.50Not Tried
29 Jul 2009 (Flying.geordie)
Late afternoon with a few customers in bar.
Eastwood & Sanders - Yorkshireman4.10Excellent
Summer Wine (SWB) - Elbow Grease3.80Excellent

About the Grove Inn

The pub sign. Grove Inn, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS11 5PL.

Small locals' house in Back Row in the Holbeck district, a pub with a good selection of guest ales. It has four rooms off a corridor. Two small side rooms host meetings for many organisations while the Concert Room to the rear is a regular music venue.

We have visited this pub 8 times, seen 22 different beers and tried 15 of them.

Map location

Postcode: LS11 5PL