Exploring the bars, pubs and shops that sell gluten-free beer in Leeds in 2019
Its no secret that I love a gluten free beer. Before I realised that gluten was causing my health problems, and gave it up in mid-2015, I was a massive beer-drinker. and to be honest, I still am. So, coeliacs and gluten-intolerant people of Leeds and Yorkshire, do not despair! You can still get a decent pint (or, more often, a decent can or bottle) in Leeds. And it isn’t all lager!
This is, by no means, a complete list! If you know anywhere else to drink gluten free beer in Leeds, make sure to let me know in the comments or email me at email@example.com – I’m regularly updating this list as an essential resource for gluten free beer drinkers in and around Leeds.
I sometimes write about places to eat and drink in Leeds, however, the Leeds food scene is a dynamic and ever-expanding one. While I make every effort to update these lists as things change, I just don’t have the time to keep them 100% up-to-date. Please check the date the post was published, and contact the venue if you’re at all unsure. If you notice any out-of-date information or know of a Leeds venue that should be added to a list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know.
Where to Buy Gluten Free Beer in Leeds
Indies (Venues that started locally and/or have fewer than 5 venues)
3-5 Hunslet Road, Leeds, LS10 1QJ
This Victorian pub near the canal is spread across three floors and offers gluten free lager Estrella Daura Damm as a permanent bottle line.
34 Arndale Centre, Headingley LS6 2UE
When I lived in Meanwood and Headingley, I adopted Arcadia as my local, even though I walked past at least two other bars to get there. Arcadia has a really knowledgeable team, a friendly pub atmosphere and a range of gluten-free beers from First Chop, including Pip, their refreshing grapefruit
42 Call Ln, Leeds LS1 6DT
Arts Cafe on Call Lane stock Peroni Nastro
14 Weetwood Lane, Headingley, LS16 5LX
Beer Ritz is a great little beer shop in Headingley, stocking a massive range of beers from around the world. Beer Ritz currently stocks a wide selection of gluten-free beers from the likes ofFirst Chop Brewing Arm, Brass Castle, Magic Rock, Northern Monk & Wold Top.
1-1A Cross Belgrave Street, Leeds, LS2 8JP
Set in a high-ceilinged, three-story building, and with a gorgeous roof garden, Belgrave is a great drinking spot for big groups – coeliacs can enjoy Mongozo’s Pilsner in bottles, as well as a range of three gluten-free canned beers from First Chop.
Criterion Place, Sovereign Street, Leeds LS1 4AG
Alongside their gluten-free food menu, Bibi’s offer Peroni’s gluten-free beer, so you can enjoy an Italian beer in the opulent surrounds of their art-deco 1920’s dining room.
33 Queen’s Rd, Leeds, LS6 1NY
Traditional haunt of students and music lovers, The
82 North St, Leeds, LS2 7PN
This little bar at the top of North Street offers Mikkeller’s gluten-free Peter, Pale and Mary in bottles. White walls and pine furniture give The Brunswick a Scandinavian feel, and the third-floor art space can usually be relied on to have an interesting exhibition in place.
6 Mill Hill, Leeds LS1 5DQ
The kings of vegetarian Indian street food usually have a really good range of gluten-free beers in stock.
Park Lane, Roundhay, Leeds LS8 2EJ
Del Verde, an Italian restaurant near Roundhay Park, offer Celia’s gluten-free lager or dark beers.
4-8 New Station Street, Leeds, LS1 5DL
Friends of Ham used to be a tiny corridor of a bar, but the premesis was expanded in 2014. Serving up beer, wine, cheese and charcuterie with table service, Friends of Ham also stock cans of Brass Castle’s gluten-free Helles Lager and Hoptical Illusion, a
1-13 North Lane, Headingley, LS6 3HG and 12 Mill Hill, Leeds, LS1 5DQ
Head of Steam have upped their
19 The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 6PU
Boasting a roof garden second only to
Granary Wharf, Leeds LS1 4BR & Cloth Hall Street, Leeds LS1 2HD
Now with a second venue by the Corn Exchange, Livin’ Italy is another great place to head for a taste of Italy (even without the weather). You can sup on a bottle of Peroni Nastro Azzurro Gluten Free.
24 New Briggate, Leeds LS1 6NU
3 Sovereign Square, Sovereign Street, Leeds LS1 4BA
North Bar is one of my favourite places to drink in Leeds, and a craft beer pioneer in the
102-104 Vicar Lane, Leeds LS2 7NL
This quirky bar & event space used to be an actual bus station, back in the day. Now they serve up a range of drinks (including Celia gluten-free beer in bottles) alongside a fully vegan food menu.
14-16 Raynville Road, Leeds, LS12 2TF
This off-licence/convenience shop in Armley specialises in craft beer, and gluten-free beer drinkers won’t be disappointed, with a full range from First Chop, Mongozo, Mikkeller & more.
3 Sheaf Street, Leeds, LS10 1HD
As well as a mean brunch from Grub & Grog, Sheaf Street offer a gluten-free lager.
51 Boar Lane, Leeds, LS1 5EL
Tapped is Leeds’ favourite American-style brew-bar and pizza kitchen. You can get a range of gluten-free beers in bottles & cans, to sip with your gluten-free pizza.
115 & 107 Otley Road, Headingley, Leeds LS6 3PX
For some of the best Italian food in Leeds, head to Headingley the Dammone family have been running
21 Merrion Street, Leeds, LS2 8JG
This spacious bar on Merrion Street usually has a gluten-free beer in stock, to enjoy in a casual atmosphere. From Mikkeller I Wish to Estrella
92 Kirkgate, Leeds, LS2 7DJ
This little cafe-bar opened just last year on Leeds’ oldest street, Kirkgate. As well as homemade gluten free bread, they offer Brass Castle’s Helles Lager, Sunshine IPA and Hoptical Illusion, as well as gluten free US brewery Omission’s Pale Ale.
27 Wellington St, Leeds LS1 4EA
Along with their gluten-free pizza bases, The Wellington offer Peroni Nastro Azzurro Gluten Free.
Briggate, Leeds, LS1 6HB
These partner bars share outside space in Turk’s Head Yard, a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it alley off Briggate. Whitelock’s is a low-ceilinged traditional pub, apparently among the oldest in Leeds, whilst The Turk’s Head is a revamped cocktail space which opened last year. Both offer the unusual Black Isle Brewery’s Goldfinch to gluten-free beer drinkers.
Based a little out of the city centre, The Woods is worth the visit. A great bar, with really friendly staff and offering Mikkeller’s gluten-free Peter, Pale and Mary in bottles, an American-style IPA brewed in Copenhagen.
Chains (national restaurants with 5+ venues)
27 East Parade, Leeds LS1 5BN
The Electric Press, Leeds LS2 3AD
Leeds has two branches of All Bar One, on Millennium Square and Greek Street. Both stock Peroni Nastro Azzurro Gluten Free as a gluten-free lager option.
Crown Street, Leeds, LS2 7DA
New York Road, Leeds, LS2 7PF
Both BrewDog’s original little bar, tucked into a corner behind the Corn Exchange; and ShuffleDog, which opened last year on North Street, stock their own gluten-free pale ale, Vagabond, on tap or in bottles.
9A Lands Lane, Leeds LS1 6AW
On the corner of Land’s Lane & Albion Place, Byron Burger serve up a gluten-free burger bun, as well as Magic Rock’s Fantasma gluten-free IPA.
53 Albion St, Leeds LS1 5AA
Cosy Club’s kitschy bar & restaurant serves upmarket pub-food to suit every palette. As well as dedicated gluten-free and vegan menus, Cosy Club offer Daura Damm gluten-free lager to drink.
Trinity Leeds, Leeds LS1 5ER
Alongside their Coeliac UK-approved gluten-free burger menu Handmade Burger Co. in the Trinity offer BrewDog’s gluten-free Vagabond IPA.
35 Park Row, Leeds LS1 5JL
Alongside Jamie’s classic Italian-style food menu, Jamie’s Italian offer Bellfield Brewery’s gluten-free Lawless IPA.
Unit 3, Cloth Hall Street, Leeds LS1 2HD
Offering Duara Damm gluten-free bottled lager, you can enjoy a totally gluten-free Latin American meal at Las Iguanas, by the Corn Exchange.
4 Albion Place, Leeds LS1 6JL
Park House, Park Square West, Leeds LS1 2PS
The White Cloth Hall, Crown Street, Leeds LS2 7DA
Unit 1, Block H, Leeds Dock, Leeds LS10 1LU
Unit 9-10 Arndale Centre, Headingley, Leeds LS6 2UJ
All five of Pizza Express’ Leeds restaurants offer Peroni Nastro Azzurro Gluten Free for coeliacs to enjoy alongside their gluten-free
48 Call Lane, Leeds LS1 6DT
41 Cookridge St., Millennium Square, Leeds LS2 3AW
With two venues in Leeds, you can always grab a gluten-free Peroni at Vodka Revs on Call Lane on Millennium Square.
14 Park Row, Leeds LS1 5HU
Slug & Lettuce’s recently revamped Leeds venue offers two gluten-free beers: Peroni Nastro Azzurro gluten-free for the lager drinkers, as well as Old Speckled Hen gluten-free for the beer traditionalists.
The Light, The Headrow, Leeds LS1 8TL
Zizzi have a dedicated and extensive gluten-free Italian food menu, and also offer Peroni’s gluten-free Nastro Azzuro lager.
Anyone fancy a drink?
This is just the start of a great list of coeliac-friendly places to buy gluten free beer in Leeds. I want this list to be an up-to-date guide for gluten-free beer drinkers in Leeds, so give me a shout if anything you see here is incorrect and I’ll apologise profusely and endeavour to make it right. If you know of anywhere else selling a great range of gluten free beer in Leeds,do let me know – I’m always looking for new places to drink add to the list. Do you have a venue selling gluten free beer in Leeds? If you’re not on the list, or your info is out-of-date, let me know so I can fix that sharpish!