Pack Horse Hyde Park

The Pack Horse – Hyde Park

Recently renovated grade II listed pub with live music, juke box and great outdoor area.

The Pack Horse

Recently renovated grade II listed pub with traditional interior, live music and DJ events upstairs; great outdoor area with street food stalls served by lovely staff.

The Pack Horse is one of the best student friendly venues in the Hyde Park area. It is also the 11th stop on Leeds Otley Run!

There are vegetarian friendly food options available.

Location Details

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The Drink

The Pack Horse serves a range of craft and cask ales – a decent number of these are sourced locally.

There is also a selection of gins and a no alcohol range. For anyone after a sweet alcohol free drink you can choose one of the premium soft drinks.

The Place

Listed interior with traditional room layout from the 1860s.

2022 Renovations

The recent renovations have reimagined a new outdoor beer garden. Booths and benches will keep punters cosy, while a brand new street food truck area will keep people well fed.

Inside the interior has had a makeover with the additions of timber clad and tiled walls. The alcove book shelves add a more studious feel to the old pub.

Upstairs at The Pack Horse

Upstairs at the Pack Horse: a live music venue in Leeds. Showcasing local theatre, comedy collectives, grassroots, and touring bands. Part of the community since 1861.

Containing a Pool table, darts, Jukebox and seating. No TV in sight. This is for proper pubbing!


The Pack Horse is a Grade II listed building built during the industrial revolution. The roads in the area had previously been the responsibility of local parishes, but turned into private property, owned and maintained by turnpike trusts. With this came toll houses which used their profits to maintain the roads and develop new, more efficient road technologies. A turnpike house was built on the site of the Pack Horse site around 1800, run by the Leeds-Otley Turnpike Trust.

However not long after that, due to the introduction of the railways, goods were no longer transported by road. This meant that turnpikes fell into decline. The turnpike house was sold and turned into a public house.

While an increasing number of much-loved pubs around the country are closing down, The Pack Horse today is owned by Heineken. While the building may be owned by an international company, the Pack Horse team believe that community-led projects, run for the benefit of the people they serve with respect to our shared history, can also be sustainable and profitable.

The Location

Woodhouse is a large residential community on the edge of the northern end of the city centre. Due to its close proximity to both the University of Leeds and Leeds Beckett, Woodhouse is a student area.

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Where to Park

The nearest parking is paid at Woodhouse Lane Parking. (Google Map Directions)


Downstairs is wheelchair accessible. Unfortunately the upstairs space is not accessible for those requiring step-free access.

What To Do Next

If you are fancying another pint after you’ve had a drink here – why not head over to the The Chemic Tavern!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you eat in at The Pack Horse – Hyde Park?

Unfortunately you are not able to eat in at The Pack Horse – Hyde Park. However there is an outside seating area so could make use of this instead on a sunny day.

Does The Pack Horse – Hyde Park have a beer garden?

Yes The Pack Horse – Hyde Park does have a beer garden.

Does The Pack Horse – Hyde Park offer takeaway?

Unfortunately The Pack Horse – Hyde Park does not offer a takeaway delivery service.


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