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Jacobs Beer House, Bradford

14 Kent Street
Bradford
BD1 5RL

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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Jacobs Beer House

Well-known alehouse with a fairly rustic bar, seating area and side room that looks the part (even if the surroundings certainly don't). Also has a few wooden benches out front, although these are rather dominated by the intrusive road infrastructure. Six of the nine handpumps were in use when I stopped by, with real ales in a wide range of styles on offer. Went for the Half Moon Dark Masquerade mild (£3.20), and I noted that six ciders were on available too.

On 16th February 2019 - rating: 7
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Rob Hunter left this review about Jacobs Beer House

Have been to Jacobs Beer House once before, but managed a return visit on my way back to the train station a few weeks ago, early on a Tuesday evening. I spotted 7 or 8 hand pumps, some of these I think were off - was a bit hard to see properly as there was a bit of a crowd at the bar. One or two of these may have been ciders. I went for the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Half Moon which was a pretty decent chocolate stout, 4.4% and priced at £1.80 per half / £3.60 a pint. Next I went for Black Mass by Abbeydale, 6.66% and £2.00 for a half. This was also a good stout. Overall a nice pub with good ales, and rather handy for Bradford Interchange.

On 23rd March 2018 - rating: 8
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Real Ale Ray left this review about Jacobs Beer House

No smelly drains on our visit thankfully. The pub is on the main ring road island and can be difficult to see as it is hidden behind a row of trees. The pub interior is traditional in décor with a snug over on the left of entrance, which had a tiled floor and a traditional main lounge. There where 9 handpumps with 7 in use, so we went for the Slightly Foxed Howlin Fox. Nothing else caught our attention beerwise, still a fairly decent pub to finish on before heading for the train.

On 6th November 2015 - rating: 7
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ROB Camra left this review about Jacobs Beer House

Pub is as described by OB below. A bit smelly on my visit, the drains probably need some TLC. Initially I couldn't get to the bar for a bunch of bar blockers who had just been visiting the nearby Crown Court, probably supporting one of their mates, they certainly wern't barristers. There was also a useless barman on who didn't seem to notice that there were people waiting to be served just behind a wall of dipsticks. 3 beers from Stancill on the bar along with several others and my pint of Black Gold was excellent. So, it's smelly, has crap barstaff and is full of idiots. I'll still call in next time for a beer though as it was top notch.

On 17th March 2015 - rating: 5
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Old Boots left this review about Jacobs Beer House

Smallish and low, basically open plan but with a small snug to the left on entering. The servery is to the left with nine hand pumps mainly serving local beers, Salamander, Copper Dragon and Saltaire are the regulars, Stafford and Newcastle on Tyne were both represented on my visit, all the beers were excellent. There were also three or four ciders and three "craft" kegs. Furnishing is traditional with benches and cast iron based tables, a couple of casks are used as tables. The floor is boards in the main bar and tiled in the snug, the main bar has a curved ceiling in white wood and the decor is a mix of posters and pump clips. As noted before just round the corner from Interchange station. Rescued from closure by the owners of the New Beehive in Bradford and the Shakespere in Sheffield.

On 29th September 2014 - no rating submitted
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Jonathan Crewdson left this review about Jacobs Well

Nice real ale pub bang next door to the Interchange so good for public transport. Always has a couple of real ales on. Friendly staff and good atmosphere.

On 13th September 2011 - rating: 7
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