The Leeds alleyway pubs

Whitelock's, Leeds The Turk's Head, Leeds Alleyway leading to the Pack Horse Inn, Leeds

Hidden away from the main thoroughfares in Leeds are numerous narrow alleyways, and in some of these can be found the city's oldest and most celebrated drinking establishments.

These include the Turk's Head and Whitelocks, the Pack Horse, the Ship and the Angel Inn, amongst others.

It is not known if any of the Brontes ever visited any of these taverns, though given Branwell Bronte's fondness for drinking and the relative convenience of visiting Leeds from Sowerby Bridge and Luddenden Foot (where Branwell was employed in station clerical work) via the newly constructed railway at the time it seems likely that he may well have done so!

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