Lending its name to the ever-popular Pudsey Bear, the market town of Pudsey has become a popular spot for, young professionals, first time buyers, families and everyone in-between. The easy access to the motorway links and a vast amount of amenities are drawing people to Pudsey, making it one of the most popular locations in Leeds.
Things to Do
The second most visited park in Leeds, Pudsey Park is approximately 7.5 hectares and is packed full of things to do and see. With a playground popular with the kids, a skate park for those more daring and a café for those who want to enjoy the views, Pudsey park makes for a fantastic day out for the whole family.
Fulneck Golf Course
Fancy a round of Golf? Founded in 1892, Fulneck Golf club is the oldest in Leeds. In the picturesque Fulneck Valley, prepare for an entertaining and challenging round of golf, the club welcomes visitors with open arms.
The Rainbow Factory
The Rainbow Factory is a unique experience bringing your kids favourite stories to life. Take a journey through their magical storytime, let your kids find their inner actor in their enchanted theatre and get messy in the Creative kitchen, a great day, guaranteed to be a hit with the kids.
Where to Drink
If you’re looking for traditional with a modern twist, 7 steps in Pudsey is just that. The old conservative club makes for an impressive backdrop for your midweek or weekend pint. With a wide selection of local craft beers and cutting edge cocktails, there is something for everyone.
FIND THEM AT: 9 Chapeltown, Pudsey LS28 7RZ
The Bankhouse Inn
With one of the best beer gardens in the business, Bankhouse Inn looks out over Tong Valley. Offering a range of wines, gins, lagers, crafts ales and the odd guest beer, there is no better spot to enjoy a summers afternoon!
FIND THEM AT: 40 Bankhouse Ln, Pudsey LS28 8EB
East Velvet Lounge Bar and Terrace
Velvet Lounge Bar and Terrace certainly live up to the great reputation of East. Whilst the Velvet Bar is small and intimate making for the perfect relaxed atmosphere to enjoy a glass of champagne, The Terrace offer a more vibrant feel and when the sun is shining The Terrace is the ideal place to soak up those sought after rays.
FIND THEM AT: 7 Richardshaw Ln, Pudsey LS28 6BN
Places to Eat
Feed brings a little hipster to the people of Pudsey, the all-day restaurant and bar serve some of the finest local food to be washed down by their selection of coffees, beers and cocktails. With chefs from the top of the game trained in restaurants across the world, the food in Feed is something to be experienced, whilst the relaxed vibe and quirky décor go hand in hand.
FIND THEM AT: 163 Richardshaw Ln, Leeds LS28 6AA
Gigi’s Restaurant and Pizzeria
Gigi’s is a local favourite in Pudsey, with décor echoing that of a traditional pizzeria, the food lives up to its Italian status. Serving quality interpretations of classic Italian dishes alongside contemporary plates, Gigis aims to please all pallets and since opening their doors in 2009 they have certainly succeeded.
FIND THEM AT: 63 Lidget Hill, Pudsey LS28 7LJ
Olive and Feta
Specialising in Turkish and Italian food, with a hint of Mediterranean, Olive and Feta is a must-try when in the Pudsey Region. Serving a range of meats, veggie and seafood dishes, the fantastic food and the warm friendly atmosphere is what keeps the customers returning!
FIND THEM AT: 8 Town St, Farsley, Pudsey LS28 5DB
Schools in Pudsey
Pudsey is home to a variety of good schools, within Pudsey alone there are 8 primary schools and 4 secondary schools, with many more within the surrounding areas including Farsley, Bramley and Calverley. The vast amount of good schools is an appealing factor for many families looking to move to the area.
Primary Schools include:
• Greenside Primary schools,
• Pudsey Bolton Royd Primary School
• Pudsey Primrose Hill Primary School
• Pudsey Tyersal Primary School
• Pudsey Waterloo Primary School
• Pudsey Grangefield School, Pudsey]
• Southroyd Primary School
• St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School
• Fulneck School
Secondary Schools include:
• Crawshaw Academy
• Priesthorpe School
• Pudsey Grangefield
• Fulneck School
Shopping and Amenities
The amenities in Pudsey are second to none, with a mix of high street chains, independent boutiques, restaurants and bars, Pudsey really does have it all. With a large Asda superstore, Marks and spencer and B&M situated at Pudsey Owl Coates, the easy access to a long list of amenities makes Pudsey an attractive location for many to call home. The Town Street is also home to banks, estate agents and much more, whilst Pudsey market operates on a Tuesday, Friday and Saturday and is the place to get your fresh fruit and veg and keeps a sense of tradition in the area!
Located midway between Leeds and Bradford, Pudsey proves to be the ideal spot for commuters of either city. Offering efficient links to motorway networks, including the M62 and M1, Pudsey also attracts the attention of those who work a little further afield. In terms of public transport, New Pudsey Train Station underwent refurbishment in 2013, to expand its car park facilities to almost double its original capacity. The station runs both Eastbound and Westbound trains between Leeds and Bradford as regularly as every 15 minutes, alongside further connections to Manchester and Blackpool up to twice an hour.
Properties in Pudsey
There is a range of properties available in Pudsey, the majority of sales in the previous year were on terraced properties, reaching an average sold price of £153,054. Semi-detached properties achieved an average of £185,569 and detached £313,312, making the selling price in Pudsey £182,018. The price point of properties in the area has also made Pudsey a hotspot for First Time Buyers, who are flocking to the area to venture onto the property ladder. This being said the rental market within the area remains strong, with a vast amount of schools drawing families to the area, rental properties are in high demand.
Take a look at the properties currently on the market in Pudsey here.
Things You Didn’t Know About Pudsey
- Pudsey Bear was a brainwave of Joanna Lane a BBC graphic designer, after growing up in Pudsey Joanna stayed true to her roots and named the bear after her hometown!
- Pudsey became famous in the 19th Century for its contribution to Cricket, with stars Lee Hutton, Herbert Sutcliffe, Ray Illingworth and Matthew Hoggard all learning to play in Pudsey!
- Pudsey is believed to be the first town in the country to introduce a loyalty scheme to encourage its residents to shop locally!