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 Selected Comments in Bradford

Roger Holdroyd
This pub burnt down years ago and wasn’t rebuilt!
Sunday, January 12, 2020Rating: No rosettes

David Lerner
Shut several years ago after changing it's name
Sunday, June 16, 2019Rating: No rosettes

Nick Hooper
 No longer a public house
The premises have been in use as a halal butchers.
In 1901 the publican was Isaac Newton. In 1912 Ann Parker, beer retailer.
Wednesday, February 28, 2018Rating: No rosettes

Stephen coates
My wife & i called into this pub for some lunch. It is the first time we have been here and can i start by saying how helpful and friendly the lady who looked after us was. My wife chose the chilli from the well priced menu but asked if it could be made extra spicy. This was enthusiastically received. I had gammon and when the food arrived it was exactly as it should be. We thoroughly enjoyed our food, the portions were large and delicious bravo chef! I will definitely be back!
Friday, August 18, 2017Rating: rosettes

Jim Speed
 Traditional Pub.
It was nice to find this hidden gem of a traditional pub, as opposed to the usual large chain drinking rooms. Well worth a visit for a quiet pint in a pub that still looks like a pub.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017Rating: rosettes

David beck
 Grandad started the pile bar
I lived at 79 silk street my mum and dad worked at listers mill. Grandad lewis lightowler started the club and gained funds with the intro of a swear box. Lots of money came in. My dad Willie beck was the Secretary for many years, we had in our teens great times in the club, playing football, and many fantastic disco night's. Great, great memories.
Friday, July 28, 2017Rating: No rosettes

 Very bad atmosphere
Please avoid this pub at all costs its the kind of place where drugs are plentiful the place is dirtier than the inside of my wheelie bin there is often violence glasses could use a clean from the outside it looks like a derelict building
Friday, November 11, 2016Rating: No rosettes

John paul
 Friendly atmosphere
This is a great little pub the landlady is a star and great to talk to the regulars are a nice and talkative bunch whom you can have a good long conversation with the prices are all reasonable and on monday they do a curry night and wednesday is free pool all day
Thursday, November 10, 2016Rating: rosettes

 The Turf/The Park/The Turf
This pub started out as the Turf opposite Lister Park in Bradford. I used to drink here in the 70s & 80s and it had a good atmosphere in those days. It was a very large pub with dimly lit rooms. Served average price drinks and did food only at lunchtimes. It was then taken over by a new pub chain and the name changed to the Park and concentrated more on the food side now serving food all day and into the late evening. It was eventually re sold and the new landlord did a £150,000 refurbishment on it and re opened it as The Turf again in December 2012. It remains the Turf today...but watch this space.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015Rating: No rosettes

 The De Lacey Hotel
This was one of the roughest pubs in Bradford with a pint & a fight night every night in the 70s & 80s
Friday, September 18, 2015Rating: No rosettes

One of the roughest pubs in one of the roughest areas in Bradford.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015Rating: No rosettes

 Sadly now closed
Closed now and due to re open as an Asian restaurant
Tuesday, September 8, 2015Rating: rosettes

Tom McCollam
 Best Pub, Best Ale, Best Food at Lunch Time
Serving 8 Real Ales from the UK and 2 draught Continental Beers as well as Draught Cider and Lagers, This is a bar counter to gladden the eye. I visit frequently and have never been disappointed.
Monday, January 26, 2015Rating: rosettes

 Community Club
I lived about 40 seconds walk from the Pile Bar (real name: The Plush Silk & Textile Workers Club) in the 70s, 80s & early 90s. It was the first drinking joint to change from the 2.00pm sunday lunch finish to 3.00pm and then onto all day. A very busy club, especially weekends, bank hols and Christmas day lunch. It had a large function room with a stage where they held many concerts, bands & comidians, even Chubby Brown played a gig there. It was a free house selling Stones & Websters ales and, in its final days, got a bad reputation for fights inside and outside the club. This club was on lilycroft road and only about 50yds from the lilycroft pub. It is now an asian textile shop and did not survive because as the local demographic changed it meant that about 90% of the local population do not consume alcohol.
Sunday, July 20, 2014Rating: rosettes

Derek Fordham
Have many happy memories of the Lilycroft I and a couple of other Wagon Drivers used to park our vehicles in the pub car park then have a few pints,then a five minute walk home.to a nice evening meal. Happy days and lots of good memories!
Monday, June 2, 2014Rating: No rosettes

 The Lilycroft, Lilycroft rd, Bradford
I used to live about 40 seconds walk from this pub in the 80s & early 90s and used it regularly. It was part brick and part prefabricated, a cheap way to build, but it still had a good atmosphere, especially the tap room. It was a Tetley house and in the first few years I used it it was run by a nice landlord called Joe who sported the best beer belly I'd ever seen. The beer was well kept and cheap for the area. It had a pool table, dart board and juke box and was very well patronised especially in the evenings and bank hols. It was a true 'local' and hub of the community...pity it's gone but I would think 95% of the locals don't drink alcohol for religious reasons.
Thursday, May 22, 2014Rating: rosettes

 One of the best pubs in Bfd in it's time
I had my first pint of beer here at the age of 15 in 1975. the landlord at the time was called Edgar and was very partial to a drink (or 10) himself, hense never any age i.d. checks. It had a bar coridor, a lounge, a tap room a snug and out door toilets. After a few years it was bought by the ex landlord of the Reservoire inn, a guy called Frank Lee(Lea?) who knocked the old pub down and built a new, more modern Fountain in it's place...we now have inside toilets! The drink prices nearly doubled but as Frank once said it was to 'keep a certain elment of clientele out'. And this it did. It's now stands boarded up and probably will be either a house or offices in the near future...shame.
Saturday, March 1, 2014Rating: rosettes

i ca,me all the way from york to sample the delights of this camra victorian pub one lunchtime to find it shut what a downer very dissapointed will not be back if they dont open they wont sell any beer
Thursday, October 11, 2012Rating: No rosettes

we as a family eat here most of the weekends it is good place and clean and organised.
Friday, September 14, 2012Rating: rosettes

Youssef Mohamad
Had my Eighteenth birthday party last saturday
the pub laid on the food and music which was really good many thanks
for making my birthday special.
Friday, August 24, 2012Rating: rosettes

Nirmal Singh
Very clean pub with Pretty barmaid and good service and pub grub and snacks.
Friday, August 24, 2012Rating: rosettes

Good place to have a pint and chat up the local Bitches.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012Rating: rosettes

John Curtis
This pub/restaurant has come a lng way since the reviews below were written. The place has changed hands and now offers a reasonably priced carvery on Wednesdays and Sundays as well as an extensive menu of tempting treats.
We have had no problems with the food or the service
Wednesday, October 26, 2011Rating: rosettes

Missy Jay
 Great Pub, Great Atmosphere
Really nice family friendly pub, serving great food, we had a recent family party in their private function room, friendly staff,
hotel accommodation a real bonus when friends & family are visiting :)
Wednesday, July 20, 2011Rating: rosettes

Sunday, April 17, 2011Rating: No rosettes

David Henman
A thoroughly recommended pub and restaurant - the two trades sufficiently separated to be good for both. Staff are excellent.
Front patio lovely to sit on (in winter, ask staff to turn on heaters under large brolly).
Choice of Greene King real ales served by handpump, always kept well (though sometimes suspicious taste of blanket pressure - or rating would be 5!). Fizzy euro-fizz also available of course.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011Rating: rosettes

Russell Dawson
 Is this pub about to go bust?
It would appear that they are having to tighten the strings a bit more than the rest of us. We had roast beef Sunday lunch but there must be a world shortage of spuds as we only had one roast potato each. The rest of the meal was OK but it's obvious that something is wrong with this place as there was hardly anyone in there at a time when other pubs are turning people away almost. If anybody out there is thinking of buying the place the goodwill value is nil.
Monday, August 9, 2010Rating: No rosettes

 What a Farce
Went for lunch today, ordered food at 1:45 and it still hadn't arrived by 3:00! I demanded a refund quickly followed by 2 other couples. I wouldn't mind but there was hardly anybody in. I will never return as the staff didn't seem to give a toss.
Saturday, July 24, 2010Rating: No rosettes

Closed for some time.
Sunday, July 4, 2010Rating: No rosettes

Mrs Jeanne Chadwick
Visited on the 18 June for early evening meal. I had beef & ale pie with veg and mash, my partner had fish, chips and peas. Both meals were very good, the only disapointment was packet mash! Good value for money though, 2 meals for £9.95 from a specials menu. The waiter was nice and friendly. Tables were set out nice. Would definately go again.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010Rating: rosettes

Mrs Jeanne Chadwick
Visited on the 18 June for early evening meal. I had beef & ale pie with veg and mash, my partner had fish, chips and peas. Both meals were very good, the only disapointment was packet mash! Good value for money though, 2 meals for £9.95 from a specials menu. The waiter was nice and friendly. Tables were set out nice. Would definately go again.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010Rating: rosettes

 Christmas visit to forget
I have visited Prune Park a lot in the past, and went with the family again just after Boxing Day to find the place had simply gone down the pan ! Despite there being only 4 tables worth of diners, the wait for food was 45 minutes plus. I wouldn't mind but the menu has become very very basic, and when the food did appear, it looked very plain indeed, and could only have taken 10 minutes to cook. The poor staff must be used to this as he asked me if I still wanted the food when it finally appeared, and to make matters worse the manager stated what do you want me to do about it ... it was like something out of Falwlty Towers - only sad, not funny. Avoid like the plague.
Monday, December 28, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Roger Hanson.
Another one CLOSED UP.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Roger Hanson.
now closed up.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Roger Hanson
now closed up.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Roger Hanson
this pub is now closed up.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009Rating: No rosettes

 Pub Closed
Pub Closed and Demolished w/c 18th April 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009Rating: rosettes

Mrs J McGuinness
 very disappointing
After waiting over an hour for food (basic cheeseburger/chips) that hadn't arrived we asked for a refund. Had been told it was chef's first day and there were a few problems but there very few people in the pub and menu was a basic 'light bites' menu. One lady who had been served said their meal was 'burnt and disappointing'. Other customers were complaining as ordered food had not arrived despite a long wait. Bar staff were making embaressed jokes about it with their friends at the bar. Was told our burgers and chips were finally ready when I asked for refund but after listening to the bar staff's comments and the other customer's comments we decided not to bother. It was a shame as I had eaten in the pub about a year ago and it had been nice. Would not return now and after the comments we heard from others I don't think we will be the only ones!
Monday, April 13, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Monday, December 22, 2008Rating: rosettes

Monday, December 22, 2008Rating: rosettes

paul jannetta
Fabulous food served at reasonable prices. Very firendly atmosphere and a good selection of fine wine and beers. On a friday night they have now established themselves as a good venue for bands and have some outstanding groups on most weekends.
Thursday, July 3, 2008Rating: rosettes

i love it in there i go in fri-sun its brilliant. they really make my night. dj diane is the dj shes brilliant she always plays a mixture of music for all age types
Saturday, December 2, 2006Rating: rosettes

 very very good pub
booze very cheap. its a very warm and welcoming public house the staff are great and friendly.
Saturday, December 2, 2006Rating: rosettes

Eric Platt
Highly recommended the meat was succulant the veg was fresh and the wine was excellent - well chilled
Wednesday, September 6, 2006Rating: rosettes

Nice friendley pub,bar staff attentive and remember what your round is even when busy.
Sunday, August 20, 2006Rating: rosettes

Jack Davies
Visited The Raggalds Inn 22 july 06. Mixed grill ordered. Steak to be medium rare. In fact the steak was fit only to sole shoes. The pork chop was so tough it was only with a great deal of effort and the steak knife that I was able to make any impression on it. The liver seemed to have been flash fried, the thing was running with blood, and pre-cooked as were the chips and the battered onion rings, and then the lot reheated in a microwave. The cips were soggy and grey as were the battered onion rings. The head waitress, I assumed that is what she was, when I described the food to her, in response to her asking if everything was all right went off in a huff. She later returned to the table and said to me, I'm not asking you again. I would like to point out that I was not at any time unpleasant or rude to her. As a trained cordon bleu cook and master of wine I think I know my food and wine. The Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon was served at almost boiling temperature and when I ordered a second bottle and asked for it to be chilled before being brought to the table I was looked at as though I was some alien being from outerspace, which I can assure you I am not . It was not an experience which I would wish to repeat and, if asked, I do not think I would be able to recommend it as a gourmet paradise
Monday, July 24, 2006Rating: rosettes

John Whytell
 Excellent ale
A pub of character and full of characters!

Some fantastic ales available, highly recommend William Greenwoods Drop Kick & Blind Ref.
Thursday, June 22, 2006Rating: rosettes

 Excellent pub!!
Great pub, great atmosphere, and a very nice pint!! Well worth a visit. I go most weekends and find it very friendly and welcoming. Even Adam can be nice sometimes!! lol.
Monday, June 19, 2006Rating: rosettes

 Real Ales
The place to go if you want REAL ale. Very close to Bradford FC, this is the home of real ales in Bradford.
Tuesday, March 21, 2006Rating: rosettes

Ellie Jones
The regulars are not very inviting and the staff tend to serve them first.
For comfort and food this is good although vegetable portions tend to be on the small side.
Definitely a dress down pub as opposed to a dress up pub. Wear jeans.
Thursday, March 16, 2006Rating: rosettes

Big Dunc
Hazel does the best grub in the darts and doms league
Wednesday, March 15, 2006Rating: rosettes

 best karoke presenter in bradford
best pub on the dyke been going there 20yrs still enjoy it now
Friday, February 24, 2006Rating: rosettes

 rich or poor they dont care
ignore what you`ve heard about this place a great place to have a few beers and everyone is friendly and a great barmaid too
Friday, February 24, 2006Rating: rosettes

Adam Sausage
 Cow And Antler
Nice grub. Attractive bar staff. Good atmosphere.
Thursday, November 10, 2005Rating: rosettes

Nigel Backhouse
 Great Pub Nice Feel
Fantastic Pub hidden away in the heart of eccleshill. Great beer garden to reer with plenty to do for the kids on those long hot summer weekend. Some thing here for everyone a geniuinely nice feel to it freindly staff and land lord.
best hand pulled tetley to be found for miles around. Cheers
Wednesday, November 2, 2005Rating: rosettes

 Used to be a good pub.
I grew up in this pub whilst my Granfather & Grandmother Austin & Sheila Bergan were the Landlord & Lady. It was a really friendly and lively pub with a good trade from the hospital and the university. My grandparents are both sadly dead and I have really fond memories of the place but went in there a couple of months back and what a dissapointmet, it had been altered and made smaller the bar man? was not very friendly and the beer poor it was also very dirty inculding the toilets. I was so sad and wished I had never bothered.
Friday, October 28, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Now closed
Tuesday, October 25, 2005Rating: rosettes

 fab night out!
Absolutely fantastic night out. The club has a full cabaret show and great music, The Fabulous Miss Blanche runs the show with a team of other drag queens who are hiliarious, lots of people out celebrating, along the lines of Funny Girls in Blackpool but better, more intimate and much funnier!
Friday, October 7, 2005Rating: rosettes

H Smith
 Excellent,Friendly Pub
Brilliant pub - Caters for all ages - friendly hosts - great music -what more could you ask for.
Wednesday, October 5, 2005Rating: rosettes

peter benson
 nice friendly pub
a nice friendly pub newly taken over by cheryl and chris. they are very friendly people who seem to be there for a while. food is now being served which is all homecooked at a very reasonable price well worth a visit
Wednesday, September 21, 2005Rating: rosettes

Friday, September 16, 2005Rating: rosettes

 nice pub
nice pud, utilitarian
Friday, September 16, 2005Rating: rosettes

Peter Fell
 Cock & Bottle
Now licenced for live bands
Most Sundays after the football on the large screen, there will be a live band from about 6.30 ish to close.
Saturday, August 20, 2005Rating: rosettes

P ;)
 great pub
respectable, decent, entertaining and friendly pub.
Sunday, July 31, 2005Rating: rosettes

Peter Fell
 Cock & Bottle 93 Barkerend Road
Re-opens on Friday 15th July 2005 at 12.00 Noon.
13 Hand pulled real ales & 5 usual keg products including Guiness and Tetleys extra cold
Saturday, July 9, 2005Rating: No rosettes

 Excellent food and service
The food here is excellent, its fresh and cooked to your liking. Never has to pay for a glass of water!! Would recommed to anybody. A*.
Sunday, April 17, 2005Rating: rosettes

Michael & June
 spotted Cow
we had a meal about a month ago
it was very good with nice fresh vegs we were tod we would t have to wait abot 30mins and that is what we did I asked for water with my meal & was given a glass of iced water
we are going again tonight and will report
Saturday, April 16, 2005Rating: rosettes

Well worth a look - it has a pool table that doesn't cost the earth to play on, cool staff who don't look down at you and a sunday lunch to die for. I'd recommend it.
Friday, April 8, 2005Rating: rosettes

 I wouldn't recommend it
The landlord of this place is an arrogant git, if you're going to go in, don't complain to him, it's more hassle than it's worth. They used to do really good, cheap food but I think the kitchen must've changed hands because it's dire now. Overpriced drinks and often full of scuffers on a break from a trial at the crown court. Bradford atmosphere, Leeds prices. You have been warned...
Friday, April 8, 2005Rating: No rosettes

 Don't do it
I had the worst meal here - we waited an hour, the food was cold and they only delivered half of it. Staff have an attitude problem and the whole place needed cleaning. I don't need sterile but a place should be hygienic if you're going to eat there. Never again, if you like a decent pub and a good meal, go elsewhere but avoid this place - it's a dump.
Friday, April 8, 2005Rating: No rosettes

 A friendly atmosphere and good beer
Rafters is a cracking pub if you're after a good night out in really friendly surroundings. All are welcome - it's not the 'locals only' pub it once was! If you've not been in there since the management changed, you're in for a surprise. And the beer's good - this new management seem to actually clean the lines out and care about whether customer get a good pint or not. All in all, it's worth a visit.
Friday, April 8, 2005Rating: rosettes

 Great Night Out
Friendly, entertaining and a really welcoming atmosphere - one of the few places in Bradford that's not intimidating. They do a cracking sunday lunch and the staff are ace.
Friday, April 8, 2005Rating: rosettes

 A friendly atmosphere and good beer
Rafters is a cracking pub if you're after a good night out in really friendly surroundings. All are welcome - it's not the 'locals only' pub it once was! If you've not been in there since the management changed, you're in for a surprise. And the beer's good - this new management seem to actually clean the lines out and care about whether customer get a good pint or not. All in all, it's worth a visit.
Friday, April 8, 2005Rating: No rosettes

on sticker lane there used to be two pubs next to each other one was called prince arther does anyone know the name of the other one which was at the bottom of broad lane
thank you
Friday, April 8, 2005Rating: rosettes

 Very poor
Our meal was late ( by 1 hour ) and cold . Steak asked for rare ( had been kept warm ) and was dry as a bone . Would not recommend this place to anyone with taste buds.
Service and management terrible
management far more concernered with pounds per head than good quality food and service.
Never Again !!!!!!! will tell all our friends to avoid at all costs
Tuesday, March 29, 2005Rating: No rosettes

darren jackson
 nich place to go
it's a nice pub it's a good place to go when you need to talk to someone billy and jacke are nice poeple to get a long with
Tuesday, March 29, 2005Rating: rosettes

Rob Poulton
 Friendly local - effing great pub
although I live in Leeds whenever I am in Bradford I usually find my way to the fountain
Sunday, March 13, 2005Rating: rosettes

Howard Flinn
 quality pub
What is the other guy talking about? This is a proper pub full of character and real ale. A real favourite with the daytime shoppers in Bradford and the best pint of Tetleys in the city. If you're looking for a sterile wine bar, then this isn't the place for you.
Tuesday, March 8, 2005Rating: rosettes

Possibly the muckiest pub I've ever been in. Horrible. Used in the 1959 film Room at theTop and not swept out since.
Sunday, February 27, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Rachel Hobbs
 Best food ever!
Oh, the corn dolly is cool, you can get right good home cooked chilli (not that cheap stag rubbish!). I'm a chilli eatin guiness drinking bird, and the corn dolly is the place for me!
Yea Ha!
Monday, January 24, 2005Rating: rosettes

Alan Breese
 Origin of the name Chellow Deane
Does anyone know the origin of the name-think Deane means Vale...but what is the origin of Chellow??
Thursday, December 30, 2004Rating: rosettes

I do not know
Is this Alec from TN.NC? Looking for my roots, my former lovers, is this him?

Tuesday, December 28, 2004Rating: No rosettes

Phil McNeill
My partner and her collegues went for their christmass meal. They spent around £250 and one of them asked for a glass of water and was told she would have to buy a bottle of water. Cheapskate or what?
Saturday, December 11, 2004Rating: No rosettes

Mystery drinker
 Great pub Great people
Despite having a reputation for being rough this is a great pub with friendly staff and customers and a good pool table.
Friday, December 10, 2004Rating: rosettes

 traditional pub with excellent atmosphere
my favourite pub in the universe, full of character and charecters. good jukebox and selection of beers.
Friday, December 3, 2004Rating: rosettes

 A real Local Pub, friendly and welcoming.
This is the ultimate Local Pub; the best place for a pint of the inimitable Timothy Taylors in good company. The Barstaff are friendly the patrons are friendly. Noone can feel unwelcome.
With its eclectic unobtrusive music and a pool table this is not a complicated pub. It is place to enjoy a relaxed drink with friends. To play pool for an evening, or on the last Sunday of the month; it is a place to enjoy some very silly kareoke.
Tuesday, November 9, 2004Rating: rosettes

T Sissons
Its fabulous. Bristling with both character and Characters the good Tetleys is almost a bonus. Run by Trev and Val this pub always has customers and thus an atmosphere.
Sunday, October 17, 2004Rating: rosettes

 Perfect real ale at real prices.
Perfect real ale at real prices.
Wednesday, September 8, 2004Rating: rosettes

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