“ Address: Bristol St, Leeds, Yorkshire LS7 1DH, United Kingdom / Tel: +44 113 246 0778 „
The New Roscoe is situated at Bristol Street, Sheepscar, Leeds, you can telephone them on 0113 246 0778, also you can check out their website at: http://www.newroscoe.co.uk/home.asp.
The roscoe is run by Joyce and Noel, Joyce you will see a lot of around the bar, and is always friendly and has a smile and a chat for most people, Noel is usually around the other side of the bar (best place in my opinion lol), although he does help out when needed. The main other Member of their staff is Trevor, who is also very friendly and always up for a laugh. They all make you feel very welcome, and relaxed.
The bars and prices
The Roscoe has two bars, one in the concert room and then one in the pool room, both have enough staff on so that you are not usually waiting ages to get the round in. The beer can also be cheap in there too for certain things. You can get a pint of Roscoe bitter for £1.50 but you must state it's the Roscoe you want or they might give you the more expensive bitter. Then they do pints of San Miguel for £2 a pint, but you are warned that's like drinking Stella, they do other Lagers too but as I am not a lager drinker then I am not too sure on all the prices. For Cider they sell bottles of Gaymers for £1.90 which is very similar to Magners maybe just a little bit more bitter, but you do get used to the taste, although they do also sell Strongbow for £2.70 a pint. Shorts are usually around £3.30 for a double. So as you can see its not too expensive.
The concert room
The concert room is where all the entertainment happens, it's the biggest of the 2 bars for obvious reasons. They have live bands every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. The bands vary in their type of music they play, they have rock, blues, punk, a real variety for all music lovers. They have top local bands such as styckleback (who can be found at styckleback.co.uk) This is my favorite band who I always make sure I go see, and always have a full house when they are playing. The other regular bands include: The prowlers, Motus, Blackout, The JD Band plus many more. The gig guide is available from their website for all upcoming bands. The entry is free on a Friday and Saturday night, although an entry fee is required on a Thursday night of £6 which sometimes varies and a fee of £7 on a Sunday night which can also vary. But you are guaranteed to have a fun filled night in this room if it is the type of music you like, they also have a dance floor just in front of the stage for when you have had a few and feel brave enough to try a few moves. This room does not open until 8pm though and the bands don't go on stage until 9:30 but play till usually after midnight which is when last orders are.
The pool room
This is where to go if you want a little bit of fun before you go watch the bands, with 3 pool tables at only 30p a game you can afford to play a good few games of pool. The bar is slightly smaller but this room does not get a right lot in so still no long waiting times at the bar. Or if you don't like loud music then you can also just sit in this room, for a good old natter and a catch up. I myself prefer the atmosphere of the concert room, and a good old laugh and dance but its not everyones cup of tea so its good they have a separate room for those who just want a quiet night.
The ladies have 2 lots of toilets one in the concert room and one in the pool room, they are kept pretty clean, and usually have no big queues when your really busting lol. The gents have as far as i know just one toilet near the main entrance although i have never been in lol, i wonder if they based it there as the mens toilets usually smell so much ;-) i will await for the mens comments on this lol.
Well i have a mother who is in a wheelchair and if i am honest this is not a pub i would take her to, also i have never seen a wheelchair user in there either. There is a step at the entrance to get in which is not a good start and also there is no disabled toilet. So i would definitely not recommend this for a wheelchair user.
My overall opinion
Well as The Roscoe is one of my main drinking pubs there is not really anything bad I can say about it, well maybe the fact that when the concert room doors first open at 8pm the room is really cold, but it soon warms up. I don't always go here though as there are some bands that play there who I don't like their type of music, but they do cater for all different types, so it wont appeal to everyone all the time. The pub also has some pub benches just across the carpark for those who want to go out for a cigarette, although a lot of people just stand by the door as its closer and a little warmer as the smoking area has no electric heaters there. But all in all I would say that this is a pub worthy of visiting and I am sure you will like it just as much as I do. Friendly staff. Cheap beer. Good music and cheap games of pool, really what more do you need than that.