Area Guide – Pudsey

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Pudsey, located in West Yorkshire, close to Leeds City Centre lies within the Leeds LS28 postcode district. LS28 is also made up of local districts such as Farsley, Calverley and Stanningley.

Pudsey is located midway between Bradford and Leeds City Centre, and is a relatively large area of Leeds with over 32,000 inhabitants. The area has many local amenities and, shopping centre Local supermarkets include Kwik Save and Sainsbury’s.

The architecture of the town shows a mixture of workers’ stone cottages and mills, some now converted to flats in keeping with the settlement’s use as a dormitory town for Leeds and Bradford, and a few more elegant Georgian homes built for those who ran and owned the wool businesses.


Pudsey also has several outdoor attractions, the largest being Pudsey Park. Pudsey is also the location of a monthly farmer’s market, selling fresh produce.

Three notable schools are situated in the boundary of this postcode area: Pudsey Grangefield School, Priesthorpe School, and Crawshaw School. Pudsey was also known for the legendary grammar school, opened in 1911, which is one of prominent landmarks in Pudsey.

The area is also notable for its Pudsey Park which features Pets Corner, aquarium, bird houses, tropical greenhouse, a ‘Pudsey Bear’ and a large play area for children. The Pudsey Carnival is held once a year in the local Queens Park.

LS28 has a number of very good schools, including an array of Primary schools such as Calverley C of E Primary School in Calverley, Crawshaw School on Robin Lane in Pudsey, Farsley Farfield Primary School in Farsley, Farsley Springbank Junior School in Farsley, Farsley Westroyd Infant School in Farsley.

Fulneck School is a leading independent school located in Pudsey, educating children between the ages of 3 and 18. The school also accepts boarders from the age of 9. Fulneck School is a well renowned school, encouraging development of intellectual, creative, physical and spiritual qualities, leading to successful rankings and high results.

The local Owlecotes centre near New Pudsey train station, and just off the Leeds Ring Road, offers an invaluable shopping area which includes a huge 24 hour Asda, as well as a large Marks and Spencers including an M & S Simply Food, Boots and a McDonalds.

Leisure and Sports

Pudsey has two cricket clubs, one the Pudsey Congs and Pudsey St Lawrence, and a claim to fame having nurtured the cricketing talents of Herbert Sutcliffe, Len Hutton, Raymond Illingworth (surely the best England captain in living memory), and Matthew Hoggard.

Pudsey also has a Professional Football team, known as Farsley Celtic and located in the nearby town of Farsley. Pudsey is also home to two good golf courses, the Calverley Golf Club in Calverley LS28, as well as Woodhall Hills Golf Club, also in Calverley. Pudsey Pacers is one of the region’s most popular and well-known running clubs. LS28 is home to lots of fine parks and wonderful walks as well as the local Council Gym in Pudsey.


Bankhouse Inn, which is close to Fulneck School, on Bankhouse Lane in Pudsey. The Bankhouse Inn serves a number of local walkers and cyclists and is a firm local favourite, serving great food in wonderful leafy surroundings with fantastic views across Fulneck valley. The Bankhouse Inn has ample car parking and a great pub restaurant menu available all day. The Pub is actually an Eighteenth century pub, making it one of the oldest and best known pubs in the area.

Other great pubs to try out are the Black Bull pub on Manor House Street in Pudsey, the Butchers Arms, Kings Arms and the Golden Lion. There are some modern bars in Pudsey too, such as Barcode.

Pudsey also has a nice collection of restaurants to choose from such as the Stroom, a modern restaurant situated in the heart of Pudsey, offering high quality food in a relaxed and contemporary environment. The unique venue, housed in an eighteenth century building, ensures the Stroom restaurant, on Chapeltown, Pudsey, is full of charm, with a reputation for great modern cuisine, a nice take on French and British food.

Pudsey also hosts and is close to other good restaurants such as the Aagrah Indian restaurant, at the top of Bradford Rd, as well as the Dragon Inn Restaurant and North Sea serving good Chinese food. The Medcafe, on Bradford Rd, serves great freshly prepared Italian cuisine.

Another fine local restaurant is East Lounge Bar and Grill, on Richardshaw Lane in Stanningley, a nice take on Indian and modern English cuisine, and a restaurant that really does dare to be different. East serves top quality food in a fantastic dining ambiance. You can find stylish Bars at east such as the Velvet bar and Terrace Bar, making it a real local night out.

The well awarded head chef spends time developing new dishes, and has been well recognised as winners of many recent Oliver awards. Other local Indians include the famous and well respected Abids restaurant on Stanningley Road in Stanningley and the more traditional Polash Indian restaurant opposite Abids in Stanningley.

A little bit further on in LS28 is the new Deeva Indian restaurant in Farsley on Town Street. Deeva offers contemporary Indian cuisine in a stylish yet historical setting, the restaurant actually used to be the farsley Town hall. The elegant restaurant has a great atmosphere to fit the great food, as well as a Deeva having a contemporary upstairs lounge bar.

As well as all these, there are Arch 114, Tiberio, Tinos, La Diva fine Italian restaurant and Tudor restaurant, there really are some great local restaurants in LS28, negating the need to go into Leeds City Centre to enjoy a great night out.


The West Yorkshire market town of Pudsey, mentioned in the Domesday Book as Podechesai, sits between Leeds and Bradford and retained its own independence until 1974 when it was incorporated into the Leeds district. Long known as an industrial city, Leeds grew from surrounding market towns, with Pudsey being one of the main market towns.

During the Industrial Revolution, Pudsey was one of the most polluted areas of the country, as it is situated within a valley between Leeds and Bradford. As a result of this, the town was always covered in thick dust. The temperature inversion led to the soot becoming trapped, leading to dense smog in the area.

The town still to this day provides a noticeable break between Leeds and Bradford, a green lung for them thanks in part to the Moravian settlement at Fulneck, one of the villages adjoining Pudsey. The Moravians, who arrived in the area in the mid-18th century, kept their lands free of industrial development.

Pudsey itself still has plenty of reminders of its importance as a woollen cloth producing area in the industrial revolution and afterwards, and local business Hainsworths still provides specialist cloth. In the undeveloped land around the town remnants of packhorse trails unite its rural and industrial pasts.


In the LS28 area, most of the local residents are in the category of home-owning workers. Predominantly, the neighbourhood is filled by families, couples with children, and older people.

Recently, Pudsey has been an influential part of the Leeds Rental market, with lots of offerings for new young professionals searching in the area, plus a vast amount of young professionals seeking to get onto the property ladder in LS28. Pudsey is fast becoming an area of choice, with trendy bars and restaurants popping up in light of this.

The most common types of residential property in the area are apartments, refurbished Victorian buildings made into fantastic apartments, through terraced properties, some small amounts of back to back properties as well as larger semi-detached houses, terraced townhouses and finally a number of larger detached properties.

Pudsey has a good selection of Leeds letting agents and Leeds estate agents such as Homebuyers, DN Estates, Manning Stainton in the centre of Pudsey. To rent Leeds flats in Pudsey and other areas of West Leeds such as Stanningley and Farsley, would enable good savings over living in the City centre and caused a growing trend of newcomers to the area, especially young professionals searching for Leeds professional accommodation. Pudsey offers a wide choice of amenities and entertainment and has become very attractive to those wishing to rent Leeds accommodation without the heavy prices of Leeds City Centre.

Pudsey is comprised largely of areas of terraced and semi-detached traditional stone built housing with a very historically Yorkshire feel to the area. Pudsey is seen as an affluent area and is ideal for young professionals and small families. Whilst the rental market is changing rapidly, those wishing to invest in Leeds property, may find a great bargain in LS28 and be sure of a longer term let to a family. Investors or first time buyers may be interested in the least expensive areas of LS28, where small properties can be snapped up for just under £100k.

There are small parts of Pudsey being currently redeveloped, with sporadic new private Homes for sale. For further information, you may wish to call us for a chat or speak to Leeds letting agents or local Estate Agents in Pudsey. Pudsey offers a wide range of property Leeds has to offer, from lovely small stone built terraced property, New build professional flats and apartments, a mixture of Bungalows, as well as some lovely large detached properties. The most affluent areas of Pudsey are Rodley Lane and Clara Drive. These properties, with large gardens and private drives can fetch over half a million easily.

Pudsey is a wonderful historical market town, with a number of great local facilities. The Leeds rental market in Pudsey is buoyant; however Pudsey also has a large proportion of owner-occupied properties. Leeds letting agents considers Pudsey to be a highly useful rental market.

As online letting agents Pudsey, you can rent accommodation in Pudsey, as well as professional property Leeds, here there is also a good mix of family housing and DSS accommodation. To see our available property in LS28, perform a Leeds rental search, choosing ‘Pudsey’ and click To Rent Leeds.


Pudsey has good transportation links with Leeds City Centre. The area is now served by a number of First and Arriva bus services that run through to Leeds centre and other areas of the city, Bradford and other surrounding towns.

Road: Leeds Inner Ring Road, the M621 which links the M1 and M62, as well as the A647 towards Bradford and Leeds City Centre.

Bus: Town Street also offers lots of bus stops with excellent access into Leeds centre and other areas such as Bradford, Halifax and Huddersfield.

Rail: New Pudsey Train Station links to Leeds, Bradford and beyond.