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Duck & Drake (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Timothy Taylor - LandlordExceptional1
Great Heck - Voodoo MildExcellent1
Salamander - Mildly OffensiveGood1
Two Roses - Copper BeechPoor1
Caledonian - Deuchars IPANot Tried0
Adnams - Southwold BitterNot Tried0
Salamander - Retro PorterNot Tried0
Ossett - The Hepworth Wakefield MasterpieceNot Tried0

Visits Details

12 Jan 2013 (Martin the Mildman)
Very popular pub on a Saturday afternoon with both bars buzzing.
Great Heck - Voodoo Mild4.30ExcellentBlack strong mild with a sweetish malt character with hints of liquorice and chocolate. Full bodied with hints of berry fruits in the finish. My score 16/20.
Two Roses - Copper Beech4.20PoorRather disappointing and hazy amber coloured bitter. Some sweet fruitiness but low on hop or malt character. My score 11/20 with "B" for quality.
20 May 2011 (Martin the Mildman)
A few local characters in here enjoying the 60s music being played.
Salamander - Mildly Offensive3.90GoodDark amber/red coloured mild with chocolate malt character but also some hop bitterness in the finish. My score 15/20.
Salamander - Retro Porter4.80Not Tried
Ossett - The Hepworth Wakefield Masterpiece4.60Not Tried
27 Nov 2004 (Ian)
On a Saturday afternoon the pub was reasonably busy. The main area had it's regular bunch of locals. The smaller bar with the plasma screen for sports, was much busier with Leeds Rhino fans. 7 real ales on, a mixture of regionals and micros including Tim Taylors Landlord, Caledonian Deuchars IPA, Adnams Bitter and a mild. Bit smokey though and a real locals pub.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30ExceptionalAt its best. Served using a sparkler, this gave it a creamy rich hoppy and malty taste.
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried

About the Duck & Drake

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7DR.

Leeds city centre has been heavily revised and improved over the past 10 years. This iron shaped pub is just off that in the traditional rougher working class part. Even so, it is just a stone's throw from the centre. The pub has a central bar with a larger communal area and a room dominated by a plasma screen for sports. Beers are plentiful and a mix of regionals and a couple of smaller breweries. Before the smoking ban the smokey air could be cut with a knife, but there is no mistaking both the genuineness of the beer and the people.

We have visited this pub 3 times, seen 8 different beers and tried 4 of them.

Map location

Postcode: LS2 7DR