Newly-opened micropub Against the Grain is the latest community-spirited pub to open in Leeds- and it’s championing all things local.
Grey tiled walls with intimate lighting and fresh wooden tabletops and stools: Against the Grain may have only been open for two short weeks, but their home-away-from-home atmosphere is going to provide a regular watering hole to Leeds locals for quite some time.
With a name inspired by the former buildings life as a bakery and the main ingredient in their boozy options, Against the Grain appears to be all about providing the community with quality produce.
Naturally, micropubs are all about quality over quantity and this new opening is a prime example of this. Serving up pork pies, charcuterie and other staple British small dishes, customers can pair their delectable bar snacks with a range of lagers, ales and sprits.
Of course, there’s local breweries like Northern Monk and Piglove Brewing Co. championed with a selection of their craft beers served, but the owners here have ensured that their micropub has a considered selection of all things alcoholic.
Wine has been selected by Latitude Wines, the cocktail menu from Farrand’s and Against the Grain is even rumoured to create its own gin in a collaborative project with Liquor Studio in Leeds city centre.
Sharing a love of unique flavours, experimental beer drinkers will be delighted to see the likes of Play Brew Co’s Rhubard & Custard Milkshake Pale coming in with reviews like “Based on old skool boiled sweets, treat us like a lil’ tuck shop. Nom” and available by the can inside the Bramley bar.
Open Thursday – Sunday, Against the Grain is the latest micropub to pop up in our city, and given its only a short bus journey away from the city centre on Stanningley Road, it’s going to be a popular option for all Loiners that love to test out the latest drinking hotspots.
Feature Image- Against the Grain Bramley