first_imgA friendly Yorkshire welcome is never far away in Leeds, and the city centre alone has upwards of 120 eateries, 29 nightclubs and over 180 pubs and bars to choose from.Sport and beer are big in Leeds, so there’s plenty to do for fans of all codes. Leeds Rhinos and Yorkshire Carnegie are the rugby teams in the city, but the World Cup games will be played on the hallowed turf at Elland Road, the home of Leeds United FC. Luckily Elland Road is pretty central and really easy to get to from the main train station.While you’re in Yorkshire, there’s plenty more to see and do while you’re waiting for the game to start or whiling away some hours post-match. Leeds is one of the most popular university destinations in the UK, and you know what attracts students – nightlife. Will Cooper reveals the best palces to go.1. Friends of HamFriends of Ham sits near the central station, and as the name suggests, it’s a place to indulge in all things pig. The ground floor is dedicated to drinking, but the basement is where you want to head if you’re in the mood for food. In the large floorboarded room downstairs you’ll be presented with charcuterie, cheese, bread and crunchy pickles served on hefty wooden boards. The food and drink choices are pretty spectacular, and the ever-rotating beer list is one to frown and nod over, featuring tipples from local and not-so-local suppliers and breweries. The Cross KeysHolbeck Urban Village is worth a visit even if you’re not a beer fan; the bars and restaurants are trendy but with a touch of old-time class about them, just the right side of hipster. The Cross Keys, just a short walk along from The Midnight Bell, boasts the “best Sunday lunch in Leeds” – have the Yorkshire pudding, it’s basically unforgiveable not to.Posted by Cross Keys Leeds on Wednesday, 18 February 20157. Whitelock’sThe oldest pub in Leeds, Whitelock’s, is popular with football or rugby fans and foodies alike due to the great atmosphere, timeless décor, central location and good honest grub. The best way to describe it would be “a proper pub”.Looking for a place to hide from the snow? Come and have a glass of wine in front of our lovely fire!Posted by Whitelocks on Wednesday, 28 January 20158. The Old PeacockElland Road’s most famous local pub is The Old Peacock – local fans have been getting their pre-match beer here for years. Directly opposite Elland Road’s South Stand, The Old Peacock is totally geared up for a busy match day service. The food is good too, and it has a cracking beer garden along with TVs playing sport – it’s probably the best place for a final pint before the game.Posted by The Old Peacock on Thursday, 12 September 2013Going to any other games this Rugby World Cup? 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