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The Regent Pub (Leeds)

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Address: 109 Kirkgate / Leeds LS1 6DP

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      06.12.2011 13:05
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      Where its based
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      109 Kirkgate,
      LEEDS,
      LS1 6DP

      This is based just next to the corn exchange and Leeds Kirkgate Market which has a lot of buses that will stop just near here, or just around the corner so it is a very accessible pub from most areas of Leeds.

      On walking into the pub
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      The pub does look quite small from the outside, and the inside is no different, when you walk in you have a small area that usually have a few people stood around chatting, then you have the stairs that lead up to the rest of the pub including the bar area. The bar is not that large but usually enough room to get a good place in the bar to get served. then you have another large standing area that could also be used to have a little dance, however I do not think this is the pub for that.

      You do have seating area's around the outside of the pub so it is not all standing room, but there would be plenty more room for more chairs if they sorted the pub out better. To the back of the pub are the toilets and also a fire door that they use to go out for a cigarette.

      The entertainment
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      Each time I have been in here they have not had any entertainment on apart from a jukebox playing and that is not played too loud so if you want to have a dance and want loud music then this is not the place for you. They also have a tendency to close early, usually around 8pm weekdays. I think this is due to the fact that they get most of their customers in through the day, and they do get very busy as it is close to the big market. Usually around 7pmish people usually are ready to move on somewhere else for more entertainment.

      The staff
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      The staff have always seemed pretty friendly in there, however I have never had a proper conversation with them but they do seem to try to serve you as quick as they can and are always polite when they do serve you.

      Prices
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      For a pint of cider it costs £2.80 and for a pint of lager its £2.75 other drinks I have never bought so do not take notice of all prices.

      Toilets
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      The toilets are not that great, they are quite small and stuffy, with toilet seats hanging off, it is usually stocked up with toilet roll, but to be honest with all the graffiti and the look of the toilets I do try not to use the toilets in here and try to wait till I go somewhere else.

      Suitable for disabled
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      No they have steps leading into the pub, then steps to get up to the bar and also they have no disabled toilets so I would not recommend this for a wheelchair user.

      Why you may like it
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      * Nice quiet drink
      * Close to shopping places
      * Cheap prices

      Why you may not like it
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      * The toilets
      * No real entertainment

      My overall opinion
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      The pub is somewhere I would just pop in for a quick drink before moving on to somewhere else, they usually close early have no entertainment apart from the jukebox. I won't go into the toilets there because they look disgusting, I suppose it is ok just to pop in for a quick pint but apart from that it is not a place I would visit for a proper night out.

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