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The Junction

1 Baildon Road
Baildon
Postal town: Shipley
BD17 6AB
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Junction

The Junction is a decent sized pub that is on the apex of two busy roads,the entrance is from the baildon road side.
Once inside there is a small bar in the main drinking room,the seating here is bench type and small stools,there is a pool table in a separate room in the apex on the pub and one other room to the rear which is square shaped,the seating in this room is comfy bench type and small stools,i had to have my drink in this room because the main bar room was full on my Saturday afternoon visit.
There was a very good choice of real ales on the bar,i had a drink of Trawler Boys best bitter which went down very well,the other beers noted were Saltaire Blonde,Tetley Cask,Oakham JHB and Fullers ESB,there were more real ales on that i failed to note as it was so busy.
This is a pub well worth visiting,i was surprised how good it was has i had no idea what it would be like before entering.

Pub visited 28/11/2015

On 28th November 2015 - rating: 9
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aleand hearty left this review about The Junction

Lovely old, stone built, pub, a few minutes walk from Shipley town centre. Situated at the acutely angled junction of Baildon Road and Otley Road, its distinctive wedge shape, over several levels, gives it real presence. Formerly a coach house, the building is thought to date from around 1840. Inside, there are three rooms, all very traditional in style. The lounge, opposite the bar, has that wonderful cosy familiarity, so beloved by fans of old style pubs. There are wall benches, cast iron tables and stools, a fine old ornate fireplace and an upright piano by the door. Lots of old steins and bottles line the shelves, with various bits of breweriana dotted here and there.

The open space, in front of the bar, is essentially a room in its own right and has a cosy corner bench, several high stools and an overhead TV. The front games room is decidedly wedge shaped and quite plain with its bare floor boards. Benches again line the walls and there is a clock collection, plus more breweriana. A pool table largely dominates the space.

At the bar there are seven hand pumps, six of which were in use during our visit. On trying the Oakham JHB and Boggart Hole Rum Porter, they were both in good nick and a decent temperature. Service from the bar staff was friendly and attentive. On asking about the history of the pub we were introduced to Tommy the landlord and he took some time out to tell us about his plans for the Junction as a brewpub. Taking us down to the cellar, he proudly showed us his impressive looking, state of the art, four barrel plant. He currently has two regular brews on the go, although more are planned. He kindly gave us a pint of his Blonde to try, which proved to be very distinctive, indeed. With it being such a pale beer, I was expecting a blast of floral and citrus aromas from New World hops; instead there was the unmistakable whiff of the Midlands, with sulphur on the nose. The Burton-ised water and the exclusive use of Fuggles meant that it looked like a golden ale, but drank like a traditional brown bitter. In truth, it did mess with my mind a little bit!

Food is available weekday lunchtimes and from what we saw, looks to be good value pub grub.

The pub has won numerous local CAMRA awards and has a GBG listing for 2013. Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our visit, and will definitely call again, when in the area.

On 25th September 2012 - rating: 8
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James Joines left this review about The Junction

7 Real Ales and 2 Real Ciders plus a large range of foreign bottled beers.
Food available lunchtimes and evenings.

Bradford CAMRA Pub of the Year 2009

On 28th December 2009 - no rating submitted
[User has posted 841 recommendations about 835 pubs]

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Latest updates View all updates for The Junction, Baildon
13th Dec 2015, 17:27
Review submitted by Alan Winfield amended by Alan Winfield
 
13th Dec 2015, 16:25
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  • Beer Festivals : Yes - February - last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 25 September 2012 by hondo .
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Last inspected: May 23rd 2017
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