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Scarbrough Hotel (Nicholson's (Mitchells & Butlers))

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Sunny Republic - Huna RedExcellent1
Cottage - GoldrushGood1
Vocation - Cooler ShakerGood1
Cairngorm - Nessie's Monster Mash (superseded by 4.1% version)Good1
Eastwood & Sanders - Born To Be MildGood1
Cropton (see also Great Yorkshire) - Rydale BestGood1
Rudgate - Viking Bitter (superseded by 3.8% version)Good1
Greene King - St Edmund'sGood1
Leeds - Leeds BestGood2
Batemans - Falling LeavesAcceptable1
Eastwood & Sanders - Anniversary AleAcceptable1
Coach House - Blueberry Classic BitterPoor1
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Tetley - BitterNot Tried0
Marston's - PedigreeNot Tried0
Leeds - Midnight BellNot Tried0
Timothy Taylor - LandlordNot Tried0
Harviestoun - SchiehallionNot Tried0
Morrissey Fox - Aussie IPANot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Brian Turner Amber AleNot Tried0
Oakham - White DwarfNot Tried0
Batemans - Victory AleNot Tried0
Vale - SpecialNot Tried0
Rudgate - Ruby MildNot Tried0
St Peter's - Organic AleNot Tried0
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Umbel Ale (aka Special Coriander Ale)Not Tried0
White Horse - Saracen IPANot Tried0
Brains - The Young Rev.Not Tried0
St Austell - Nicholson's Pale AleNot Tried0
Banks's - Tetley BitterNot Tried0
Wild Beer Co. - MillionaireNot Tried0
Black Sheep - Monty Python's Flying CircusNot Tried0
Picture 1. Scarbrough Hotel, Leeds, West Yorkshire
Picture 2. Scarbrough Hotel, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Visits Details

26 Sep 2019 (ChrisE)
Morning visit. The steps down from the railway station are closed so I had to walk the long way round. Leeds is much more expensive than it used to be in my youth. The pub was quiet when I arrived but was filling up nicely by the time that I left. Enthusiastic bar staff.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Vocation - Cooler Shaker6.60Good
St Austell - Nicholson's Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Banks's - Tetley Bitter3.70Not Tried
Wild Beer Co. - Millionaire4.70Not Tried
Black Sheep - Monty Python's Flying Circus4.50Not Tried
13 Dec 2012 (HSB)
Went here looking for a seat. Busy but not too crowded.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Sunny Republic - Huna Red4.20Excellent
24 Jul 2011 (davidg83)
Lively for sunday midday. Few lads getting full english breakfasts before rugby.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Leeds - Leeds Best4.30GoodCloudy amber colour. Full of hops. Thick head but sessionable. Decent.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Tetley - Bitter3.70Not Tried
Rudgate - Ruby Mild4.40Not Tried
St Peter's - Organic Ale4.50Not Tried
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Umbel Ale (aka Special Coriander Ale)3.80Not Tried
White Horse - Saracen IPA4.50Not Tried
Brains - The Young Rev.3.70Not Tried
10 Apr 2011 (Andrew)
Although only about 20m from the Leeds Brewery Tavern as the crow flies, it's about a 10 minute walk around the houses to get to the Scarborough Hotel. I've actually been here before but I didn't realise it until the next day. Big old boozer with a lived in feel to it.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Leeds - Leeds Best4.30GoodLike liquefied Cadbury's Caramel
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Tetley - Bitter3.70Not Tried
Oakham - White Dwarf4.30Not Tried
Batemans - Victory Ale5.90Not Tried
Vale - Special4.50Not Tried
19 Sep 2010 (pavorossi)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - St Edmund's4.20Good
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Tetley - Bitter3.70Not Tried
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Harviestoun - Schiehallion4.80Not Tried
Morrissey Fox - Aussie IPA5.00Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Brian Turner Amber Ale4.20Not Tried
29 Jul 2009 (Flying.geordie)
Quite busy but poor service from staff.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cropton (see also Great Yorkshire) - Rydale Best4.20Good
01 Jan 2009 (Leigh)
Handy for the train station, can get packed at office chucking out time. Food served, small beer festivals with The Grove on occasion.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cairngorm - Nessie's Monster Mash (superseded by 4.1% version)4.40GoodIn ok condition, this ruby-red beer has a decent malt profile and a slight warmth on the way down. Worth a try.
02 Oct 2008 (Ian)
After my seminar finished around lunchtime, I had half an hour before my train went back to King's Cross, so I stopped off here and at the Wetherspoons in the station.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Batemans - Falling Leaves4.20AcceptableMahogany, slight haze, bit earthy, muddy. But malt and fruit are fine. OK.
01 Oct 2008 (Ian)
It really is ridiculously close to Leeds railway station and only a 5 minute walk from Bewley's Hotel which I seem to end up staying at when I have to visit Leeds for work. I was even called "Sir" at the bar. This is Yorkshire!!! yep still a great interior and exterior, good location, but maybe I've had better beer selections before.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Coach House - Blueberry Classic Bitter5.00PoorGold, thin off white head from the sparkler. Blueberry fruit hits you up front. Not sure the mix of obvious fruit and a bitter works, like the Westerham kriek. You can't mix sweet fruit and bitter. It's like your mouth wants to go in 2 opposite directions at the same time. Good bluberry aroma and an ok bitter underneath, but the 2 just don't meld well. Not even as good as a Belgian fruit lambic.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Tetley - Bitter3.70Not Tried
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Not Tried
Leeds - Midnight Bell4.80Not Tried
Batemans - Falling Leaves4.20Not Tried
07 Jun 2006 (Ian)
Around 10 in the evening when we got here. I was in Leeds on work, but persuaded my colleagues to stop off here on the way back to our hotel. Friendly staff and good beer in good condition. Beers on handpull are displayed on a blackboard behind the bar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cottage - Goldrush5.00GoodNice US style hops on this golden bitter.
Eastwood & Sanders - Born To Be Mild3.70GoodDeep ruby with lasting beige head. Really nice mild, plenty of choc/coffee malt, choc/coffee on aroma. Bit fo bite on end. Dry roasted malt is suberb. Good flavour for its strength.
Rudgate - Viking Bitter (superseded by 3.8% version)3.90GoodOh what a wonderful evening. Real beer in a northern city. Gold/copper with lasting white head. Golden hoppy session bitter. Earthy hop, drinkable, subtle bitterness. Bit like Youngs Ordinary. Enough to keep you interested especially on the finish. Citric hop. Good beer.
Eastwood & Sanders - Anniversary Ale4.10AcceptableGood to have E&S beers in the heart of Leeds. Gold colour with lasting white head. Sweaty sox hop aroma and flavour. Some citric hop, bit of tea flavour. Smooth, creamy in mouth, but probably as an affect of the sparkler. Got quite a good bite on the end. Bit like Deuchars IPA. Fine. Finish is nice.

About the Scarbrough Hotel

The pub sign. Scarbrough Hotel, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent1
Good9
Acceptable2
Poor1

Website.

The pub is found in Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5DY.

2004 and 2005 CAMRA local branch Pub of the Year. Conveniently sited near the railway station, this curved shaped building has interesting tiling on the outside. The longish bar serves an ever changing list of real ales. There is plenty of seating and an area near the fire with leather sofas and seats. A solid pub to go to if in Leeds. Commonly known as the Scarbrough Taps.

We have visited this pub 10 times, seen 32 different beers and tried 12 of them.

Map location

Postcode: LS1 5DY