The Decanter
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  • Our most popular Pinot Grigio, Spee'wah 2017, Australia
Pears, apples and tropical peach.
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  • Check out our @tripadvisor  just from the last week!!! If you are a lover of The Decanter then you already know and if you haven’t been yet, well the reviews clearly speak for themselves! So what are you waiting for 🍷🍷🍷
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  • We have the perfect tasting evenings for those who love Wine & Cheese! 🍷🧀
Tickets are still available at £25pp or £40pp if you attend both evenings (must pre-buy tickets together).
For more details head straight to our events page via our website and buy your tickets! (Link in bio) 🙌🏻
For all enquiries please email
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Light and refreshing with a delightful elderflower creaminess and it is Vegan friendly! 
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  • It's time for Wine Down Wednesday! 
For all bookings please email or you can just walk in!
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  • Mother's day is tomorrow! Have you made plans yet? 
Treat your mum to a meat & cheese board and a 125ml house wine, half a lager or a soft drink. 
For Mum's they can chose a 125ml Prosecco or Bellini if they prefer!
Enjoy all of the above for £10pp anytime between 12pm-10pm.
Booking is essential -
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  • 20
  • Tuesday
  • Oct '15

Beer and Cheese Pairing Night

We are excited to announce our first beer and cheese pairing night, in collaboration with Brooklyn Brewery and Homage2Fromage!

The event will be held here at The Decanter on Tuesday 20th October at 7pm!

Rachael Weseloh the Brooklyn Brewery brand ambassador, is teaming up with Nick Copland from Homage2Fromage to match five very different beers with 10 awesome cheeses!

Come and enjoy the interesting combinations and taste and aromatic sensations of great beer with amazing cheese…

The evening will start with a few warm up drinks in the bar, before we taste two cheeses with each beer – we’ll tell you what we think, but we really want to know your opinion – everyone has different taste-buds and we are keen to hear what you think of the combinations we have put together!

After that we will kick back, finish off the cheese (there’ll be the usual bread and crakers, fruits and chutneys) and you are welcome to stay in the bar for a few more bevvies…

Please click here to buy tickets!

  • 08
  • Thursday
  • Oct '15

Independent Leeds Wine Tasting

We had the pleasure of hosting a wine tasting event for the bloggers of Leeds, which was arranged by our friends over at Independent Leeds.


We treated the event as a introduction to wine tasting for the bloggers, as we had a varied level of experience in the group when it came to wine and tasting it! The lucky bloggers got to taste our Palmer & Co Champagne to start as a palate cleanser, then we kicked off the whites with our signature Sauvignon- the Spanish Cuatro Rayas Sauvignon Blanc, which was followed by our adventurous Best’s Great Western Riesling from Australia! We paired the whites with a selection of cheeses from our food menu, which went down a treat! Then onto the reds, where we tasted the fruity French Eric Louis Pinot Noir, against the full bodied French Bastide St Dominique Chateauneuf-Du-Pape! Then we finished off with a final palate cleanser of the Palmer & Co Champagne, paired with some of our favourite ‘Champagne Cheese’!

A great afternoon was had by all and the blogs are rolling in! If you’re interested about finding out more about the event, the bloggers and of course the wines, then have a look at the links below, which will take you directly to the blogs! Enjoy!

Thank you again to Independent Leeds for introducing us to the lovely bloggers of Leeds!


  • 02
  • Friday
  • Oct '15



There can be no greater drink than wine. Throughout history the red, white and rose has travelled the world across good and evil, to continually be an important presence and significant influence. For 8000 years it has variously transcended through mystery, mythology and religion, into a symbol of joy, worship, health, wealth, and life and  death.

Now the world’s most popular alcoholic beverage produces over 30 billion bottles-worth a year, with increasing varieties, methods and styles in countless countries. However, the impressive and growing quality and complexity of wine has, by intent and by accident, created a surrounding snobbery and impenetrable elitism within. Whilst most UK households sup budget mediocrity, glasses of superiority sell for fortunes, often accompanied by wine-wiffle-waffle.

Yet for those in the know, there is a happy medium, where bottles of beauty can be enjoyed without the bank loan or bravado and Leeds has one such bar offering to share the love. The Decanter opened last year on Park Row with the intention of supplying fine wines from interesting grapes to the Leeds public, all in an elegant setting that educates and elevates but does not intimidate. Marvellous!

The Decanter was set up by Leeds couple Alex and Allison, who decided to take their passion and make it their lives. The pair had gained an expertise of quality wines, having spent three years taking affordable versions to pop-ups, markets and festivals in their mobile bar, before looking for a permanent space in their home city. “We found the perfect setting,” they say of their stylish spot in an unusual part of town for an independent venture, but one that does indeed feel just right.

In only five weeks, with the help of family favours, the pair designed and transformed an empty shell into their vision; “it turned out exactly as we imagined it!” they say, rightfully proud. That look is of relaxed sophistication, a sultry long room of reclaimed wood and brick, dimly lit, creating a cool and a warmth, all too easy to settle into with a bottle (or few).

The wine list has been masterly crafted, a plentiful but manageable choice that explains both simply and informatively. A selection of specially chosen wines from popular grapes are accentuated by suggestions of lesser-known varieties to try. “The concept is of a wine bar featured around grapes no-one knows,” they explain. “If you like Pinot, be adventurous, you might love our pick and learn more.”

Using specialist wine suppliers, The Decanter are “constantly looking for the next best drink” and source bottles from vineyards all over the world to create an annually changing menu that delights all tastes, from quaffable Chardonnays & Merlots to characterful Moscato & Grenache. Through customer recommendations and new discoveries, there are also regularly changing guest bottles and occasional focuses on specific regions to add to the array of options, plus a ‘wine club’ where people get to freely sample wines of the month at their own leisure.

In keeping with their easy-going ethos, The Decanter accepts that “not everybody wants to drink wine all the time” (really?) and so provide a handsome selection of equally eclectic other stuff. Non-alcoholics are amply catered for, cocktails are almost as extensive and inventive as the wine and beers range from local draught ales to imported bottled lagers. The venue also occasionally hosts ‘meet the brewer’ events. In October they will be launching a new winter menu to incorporate mulled wine and cider, for which the plush interior seems perfectly suited to snuggle into.

To compliment the vino and to line the belly, there is an accompanying food menu, which lists lip-licking plates and platters. Similar to the overall feel of the place, these combine down-to-earth goodness with premium refinement, as mighty pork pies marry mature cheeses and choice charcuterie, sourced from top Yorkshire farms. “It’s important for us to keep that connection with Yorkshire and to use independent farmers and producers,” they tell me. “All our food and drink has a story behind it. We want it to be quirky and different.”

The Decanter certainly succeeds in that, as a unique city bar developing its own story within Leeds. One where wine culture is celebrated, not through exclusivity and pretension, but by shared excellence and inclusive enjoyment. Try it, you might like it.