Leeds – The Cuthbert Brodrick

I’m still on a little pub crawl of Good Beer Guide pubs in Leeds, I’ve popped into the JD Wetherspoon operated Cuthbert Brodrick pub. It’s not in the Good Beer Guide, but I was running out of power for my laptop and I guessed (correctly) that Wetherspoons could help with that. Incidentally, the pub is name after the architect who designed Leeds Town Hall and Corn Exchange, it’s positive that Wetherspoons have chosen this as it’s a reminder of his work.

The pub’s interior, all functional but it’s a relatively small outlet from the chain, although there’s a fair amount of outdoors seating.

This is under-poured by some margin and the staff really shouldn’t have either served that or let that out. However, the beer was cheap and I couldn’t much be bothered to complain about a small amount of beer, but it’s a shoddy approach from the pub’s management. It’s half a pint (well, not quite) of the Triple Chocoholic from the Saltaire Brewery in Shipley, West Yorkshire. I haven’t had this beer since I visited the Horse & Plough pub in Bingham a couple of years ago, en route to a little adventure in Sheffield.

The staff were friendly, but the atmosphere was a little sterile in the pub, although it was quite quiet. The choice of beers wasn’t actually bad though, they had a choice of six including the guests of the Daleside Bitter and the Leeds Pale.

The staff really shouldn’t have let out lime looking like that either, but there we go, I won’t concern myself about it.

I thought I’d get a quick snack whilst I was in the pub and this was cheap and perfectly acceptable. The pub has run out of tomato sauce (apparently I found the last two sachets) because of delivery problems. There’s something slightly amusing that Wetherspoons is having problems with supply due to what is realistically Brexit, but I won’t veer further into politics here. It would be a cheap point to suggest that the pub could easily source (excuse the near pun) tomato ketchup from local shops as others in the chain have managed to do. It might be against the national policy, but realistically it’s perhaps the sensible solution.

I have no issues with JD Wetherspoons, especially since I’ve visited so many of them, but this one all felt a bit basic. The staff were though friendly, the various glasses and my plate were collected promptly and I was able to charge my devices which was the main reason that I’d gone in. The cleanliness in the pub was though a bit lax and the under-pouring is very rare from any pub I’m pleased to say. All really quite average, and in places, pretty inadequate and I’m pleased that this is one of the Wetherspoons not in the Good Beer Guide.