Your Questers have now reviewed this particular location three times, which is happening more and more as the Quest continues. (A Leeds-City-Centre-Beer-Lover’s work is never done!) Out of the ashes of The Central rose the Phoenix, and now out of those ashes rises Editor’s Draught, under the umbrella of Stonegate pubs.
While the basic layout has remained, the interior has had a full overhaul and there’s a completely new look. (Though almost identical to Bower’s Tap, Stonegate’s other recent city centre acquisition.) Wooden crates, white tiling and other hipster chic motifs adorn the space. Televisions on most of the walls and even in some of the booths mean sports lovers will have no trouble getting a good view of the game.
Oh. And a drawing of Admiral Ackbar draws attention to the coffee menu exclaiming, “It’s a frappe!”
The bar hosts 4 rotating kegs (plus Punk and Camden permanently) and 4 casks: three Yorkshire selections and their own Editor’s Draught. The bottle selection is free of duds, with some of our favourites like Einstock and 13 Guns. The kitchen serves up typical pub food; not the best and not the worst you’ll find at these prices.
A quiz and live acoustic music round out their repertoire of amenities, so there are plenty of reasons to visit. And as one of the few spots in our part of town that actually serves food on a Sunday, we may find ourselves here more often than we used to.
With the heavy-hitting support of a large chain and a successfully done refurb, we suspect this Draught might just be the final one.