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The Scarbrough Hotel

#50 of 1,494 Restaurants in Leeds
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Bishopgate Street | Leeds, Leeds LS1 5DY, England
+44 113 243 4590
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stayed over in Leeds for the night after a concert. Stayed in hotel around corner from Scarborough & decided to have the £5 breakfast there. Breakfast lovely, plenty in including hash browns & black podding & cup of coffee. Josh young man who served us, really nice & helpful. Great value for £5. Will call again when returning to Leeds.... More 

Thank Dawn L
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were visiting from USA staying in Leeds nearby. After traveling all day we wanted to relax a bit - Josh the bartender was very helpful suggesting beers on tap. He was very friendly as were all other staff. Very clean, efficient and welcoming!

Thank 552272mary
General Manager A, Manager at The Scarbrough Hotel, responded to this review

Dear 552272mary, We are glad to hear that we were able to help you relax after your day's travelling. I hope you also enjoyed the rest of your stay in Leeds. Thanks very much for taking the time to give us your 5* tripadvisor, it is much appreciated. Josh is a great asset to this business and it is always... More 

London, United Kingdom
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226 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As I said last year we meet here every year and its always a pleasure the manager knows were coming so has extra staff in for the weekend. Breakfast is served at 1000 hrs and its 2 for a tenner cant be bad. Easy to find just opposite the station.

Thank Matthew P
General Manager A, Manager at The Scarbrough Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Matthew P, A big thanks to you and all the rugby veterans for coming in again this year. It is always nice to see you all. Thanks again for your review. I have to say though you are a tough nut to crack! This year we made sure the diary was up to date so we had extra staff... More 

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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my fiancé visited here after a heavy night out. We was hoping for breakfast but ended up getting a steak Sandwich which was delicious. I'd definitely go back and possibly try a pie next time.

Thank MissChloeCc
General Manager A, Manager at The Scarbrough Hotel, responded to this review

Dear MissChloeCc, Thanks for coming in and giving us your great feedback, we really appreciated it. The chefs are always happy to know their efforts are appreciated. Make sure you come back for the breakfast! Two full English for £10 is very popular. It's tasty and sets you up well for the day ahead! The free tea and coffee goes... More 

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239 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This traditional pub is located just round the corner from Leeds railway station and is a well worth a visit... The building dates from 1765 but first became a pub (The Kings Arms) in 1826, before finally becoming The Scarborough Hotel in the 1890s... it is now part of the Nicholson pub chain... The pub is full of character and... More 

Thank Phil07Manchester
General Manager A, Manager at The Scarbrough Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Phil07Manchester, What a great review! Thanks for taking the time to read all about us and give your recommendation. We started focussing on our ale long before most others thought it was a good idea - long before many others even opened - so it is obviously pleasing to read that it brings you back. Did you know Nicholson's... More 

Heckmondwike, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

We met at the Scarborough Hotel (scabby taps) for a work re-union after 20 years. The atmosphere was great, the service was great and the food was great. The Manager was attentive and came to speak to us and explained he had been there for 16 years. It was great to reminisce with him how we remembered the "scabby taps"... More 

Thank hardylaburnum
General Manager A, Manager at The Scarbrough Hotel, responded to this review

Dear hardylaburnum, It really was great talking to you and your friends the other day. I am incredibly proud to be running such a great, traditional and historic venue and it is always good to talk to people who have know us for a long time. It's even better still to read that you thought we were great. I've 'only'... More 

Mirfield, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very busy central Leeds pub.it is situated directly opposite the station so gets packed at certain times. Usually before Leeds home matches. Its a great starting off point when heading to Leeds for the day!

Thank GJM65
General Manager A, Manager at The Scarbrough Hotel, responded to this review

Dear GJM, It is very kind of you to recommend us as a good starting point. We do get a lot of travellers who choose us for exactly that reason - they also come back at the end of the day if we get it right! I would say, however, that your great comments are not reflected in your 3*... More 

Gloucester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Magic beers , all well kept , great pub and atmosphere , food choices good although a bit heavy on the pies !!!!! Good pre Leeds home games , no bovver

Thank kevin w
General Manager A, Manager at The Scarbrough Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kevin w, Thanks for taking the time to give us your great review, it is much appreciated. We work really hard to keep the ale in tip-top condition so for this effort to be appreciated makes it all worthwhile! Pies are our 'speciality' and, therefore, having a good selection is deliberate on our part. Give one a go, you... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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593 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 420 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Taps is one of my favourite pubs no just in Leeds but anywhere. No visit to the cricket would be complete without a pint here. Good beer at reasonable prices and a guaranteed Yorkshire welcome make this such a great place to go, much better than anywhere else within close proximity of the station.

Thank PhilB505
General Manager A, Manager at The Scarbrough Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Phil, It's really nice to read that we are one of your favourite pubs. There are so many fantastic places in this world so to be so highly valued is great. I hope that the cricket went your way this time! Thanks for taking the time to review us again, I look forward to your next one. Cheers Toby More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my friend came in for lunch, we had such a good time! Maddie behind the bar was lovely and so helpful. We went for the lunch meal deal but as I'm vegan there wasn't an option on there for me. It wasn't any trouble when I asked, and they made me a lovely sandwich. I really appreciate it... More 

1 Thank RikiLew
General Manager A, Manager at The Scarbrough Hotel, responded to this review

Dear RikiLew, Thank you very much for your great feedback. It is great to hear that we were able to satisfy your particular dietry requirements with no major problems. Maddie is sitting here as I type this message and has a big smile on her face (eating a vegan-friendly banana!) Her message back to you is, 'Thanks, love you too!'... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$18
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bishopgate Street | Leeds, Leeds LS1 5DY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Leeds
  • Phone Number: +44 113 243 4590
You will find The Scarbrough Hotel in Bishopsgate Street Leeds within a short stroll of Leeds Railway Station, Neville Street and Boar Lane - however you won't find another like it.Step in to discover a traditional pub of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales and its quality pub food, which are served, as they should be, with a generous measure of famous British hospitality.The Scarbrough Hotel is one of many rare gems in the Nicholson's collection of great British pubs, reputed for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.

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