The Soap Factory is one of Leeds newest cocktail bars, part of Novotel, in the prime location of Whitehall Quay (just down past the train station). A few Fridays ago I paid a visit for the first time. I was in town anyway and in desperate need of some post-work drinks. I was pleasantly surprised to say the least. When you think hotel bar, you think: no personality, expensive and probably corporate. But The Soap Factory is none of these things. It’s relaxed, friendly, stylish and fair priced. The décor is also really nice, they’ve definitely played on the soap…