wooden beamed frontage gives way to an interior that is pleasingly
dark. The trend for light and stripped wood has yet to reach this
big barrel above the door gives you a clear idea that this is indeed
an alehouse. Inside, the pub has its supporters, but the atmosphere
is harder to pin down. The pub does comes alive though for sport
on the big screen.
Woodies is much more a 'local' rather than a purely student pub
like the Original Oak, perhaps another reason why the ambience is
not perhaps quite as lively as in other hostelries closer to the
heart of the student community.
is not the same rush and push as there are in other watering holes
further into Headingley proper, which is a plus or minus point depending
on your mood and your intentions for the evening.
One definite plus point is the range of beers and the friendliness
of the staff at Woodies, both of which are certainly more than adequate.
summary, Woodies is,
perhaps, an acquired taste in some ways. But if you want a bit of
an escape which is not too far from the crowd, Woodies
is for you.
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