About the Pub

The Chemic Tavern is a historic real ale pub situated in the heart of the Woodhouse residential area, just over a mile north of Leeds City Centre.

Established in the early 1840s, The Chemic is named after Johnstons Chemical Works, a local factory that produced Vitriol – also known as Sulphuric Acid. The factory was demolished in the 1890s, but the pub has endured as a popular community hub, welcoming creatives, musicians and local residents for decades.

Community spirit is at the heart of everything we do here at The Chemic. In addition to a spacious main bar area featuring an ever-changing lineup of real ales, ciders, wines and spirits, We also have a special function room which is often used for community meetings, live performances and private hire events.

Open seven nights a week, with regular events including folk night, open mic and the ever-popular Monday Night Quiz, The Chemic guarantees you a friendly welcome and a truly authentic local experience. In 2015, we were proud to be listed as an Asset of Community Value by Leeds City Council – helping to secure our place as a cornerstone of the local social scene for many years to come.