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Published August 27th 2012
The Emmott Arms
The Emmott Arms: The cheapest pub in Leeds
Widely regarded as 'the cheapest pub in Leeds', the Emmott Arms in Rawdon offers much more than just underpriced, thirst-quenching ale.

Fuelled by Tadcaster's renowned independent brewery Samuel Smith, the Emmott offers a unique view of the nearby scenic location known as Rawdon Billing from the pub's "best room", as aptly referred to by regulars.

With a pint of bitter, a packet of crisps and half a cider totalling under 4, a civilised round falls well short of breaking the bank, and customers are obliged to perch up at the bay window and admire the beauty of West Yorkshire.

Such a luxury may not be available for much longer, though, as local property developers threaten to erect a sea of houses on the tree-topped hill of Rawdon Billing, a prospect widely opposed by local residents.

Students of Leeds Trinity University College, situated just 1.5 miles away on the same route, take note, as real ale is not the only brew available on draft in this intimate, welcoming public house.

Alpine Lager golden in appearance and in taste with its crisp, refreshing finish is another product of Sam Smith's brewery, and is available for an alarmingly low fee of 1.65.

Pay heed to the word 'alarmingly' as it's very difficult to stick to one's limit, such is the extraordinary value for money on this thin-headed lager (4.5% alcohol).

If it's good old fashioned pub banter you're after, the Emmott is for you there's no sport drummed into your eyes and ears, nor cheesy music to drown out the conversation.

So should you find yourself sitting down with a pint on this convivial beauty spot, take a moment to embrace that classic tavern atmosphere, for it's a rare racket these days.

The Emmott Arms can be found on Town Street, Rawdon, which is roughly 7 miles from Leeds City centre. Horsforth is just 1.7 miles away, while Guiseley is just a little further (2.8 miles). The pub is easily accessible from each surrounding village, plus the city centre, by taking the no. 97 bus.

And, should you be lucky enough to be accompanied by a designated driver, there's an adequate car park to the rear of the pub.

The Emmott Arms: A car park to the rear is of great use for designated drivers
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Why? Emmott Arms in Rawdon offers much more than just underpriced, thirst-quenching ale.
Phone: 0113 250 6036
Where: Rawdon, Leeds
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