About the Pub

We are 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, our Tap Room 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 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.

What We Offer:

Dog Friendly Pub

Well behaved dogs are always welcome at The Chemic Tavern. Many of our regulars bring their four-legged friends in for a refreshing bowl of water in our main bar area or in our outdoor beer garden.

Free WiFi

If you need a quiet and relaxing space to check your emails or get some work done, we’re happy to provide customers with access to our high-speed Wi Fi connection. Just ask the bar staff for the password when you arrive.

Beer Garden

On sunny afternoons or evenings, there’s nothing better than enjoying a refreshing pint in our outdoor beer garden, open until 11 o’clock seven days per week.

Bring Your Own Food

We offer a variety of delicious snacks behind the bar at The Chemic, but if you’re in the mood for something more substantial, you’re welcome to bring your own food in with you. Arkwrights Fish & Chip Parlour is right next door, and a number of delicious local takeaways are just a short walk away.

Free Car Park

The small car park outside our venue has capacity for up to 20 vehicles and is free to use at all hours of the day or night.

Event Room Available

Our secondary bar area is frequently utilised for a wide variety of events ranging from music and comedy gigs to private parties. There’s a small stage for performers, with a piano, plus seating capacity for up to 55 people. We also have a full backline, PA system, sound engineer, mics, lights, decks and sound system which can be included in the room hire for a fee of £50. Ask a member of staff for details if you’re interested in hiring out the room for a party or special event.