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The Old Bank, Bradford

69 Market Street
Bradford
BD1 1NE

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ROB Camra left this review about The Old Bank

This is a two storied pub. The downstairs area is pleasant enough and nicely decorated if a bit bland. There's a room to the rear right with comfy chairs and some interesting pictures on the walls. It's a shame Rob (below) didn't visit the upstairs as the ceiling of the main bar is a fairly recent edition as it used to be a high ceiling banking hall. The crowning glory of the pub is the excellent and ornate roof plus a stained glass window. Plenty more tables and chairs up here all in elegant surroundings. Six handpumps on the bar all serving a very safe selection of local ales. My pint of Pennine Hair Of The Dog was in decent nick though.

On 26th November 2019 - rating: 7
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Rob Hunter left this review about The Old Bank

I have been to the Old Bank a few times when in Bradford so about time I put up a review. I wasn't intending on visiting yesterday but due to train delays I escaped the station and decided to take myself for a final swift half in here before heading home. At the bar, six hand pumps with five of those in service. I had a Lemon and Ginger Bitter by Coach House (£1.65-ish for a half). Also on offer Doom Bar, Collie Wobbler by Old Spot, Gold(?) by Saltaire, and by the time I was leaving the pub the sixth pump was having Naylor's Gold pulled through, bringing that one into service.

It's hard to say that the pub is anything special but it's a good solid pub with a few real ales on. There is a main room in front of the bar and then a further room at the back to the side of the bar with more tables and chairs. Toilets are upstairs and there may be a further seating area up here but I have never investigated.

On 28th July 2018 - rating: 7
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Old Bank

The Old Bank is situated just round the corner from the Ginger Goose and is also an early opener,so handy for me before starting my proper pub crawl.
Once inside there is a decent sized l shaped room which is bare boarded,the bar is on the right side,the seating in the main area is all tall tables and high wood stools,there is a more comfortable area to the rear right which is carpeted and has comfy chairs and tables.
There were four real ales on the bar,i had a drink of Bradford Northern Soul which was a very nice drink and also quite cheap,the other beers noted were Naylors Snowstorm,Moorhouse White Witch and Coach House Toffee Ale.
Background music was playing and the pub was almost empty on a horrible wet Saturday morning.
I thought that was a decent enough city centre pub to have a few drinks in.

Pub visited 2/1/2016

On 10th January 2016 - rating: 7
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Old Bank

This pub along with the City Vaults is now managed by the Mansfield Brewing Co. There where four handpumps in operation on our visit. I went for the Sonnet IPA, which was in fine order. The upstairs lounge was the main feature here, with elaborate cornice work, arched stained glass window and some jade marble decorating parts of the walls.

On 6th November 2015 - rating: 7
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Old Boots left this review about The Old Bank

A refreshed bar with high level light wood furniture and floors, a few old bits remain by staircase and there's some deposit boxes in rear wall. It as a low ceiling of distressed ceiling tiles. Cask choice on the eight pulls was limited to four plus a cider although a Golden Salamander just came on but when served (without testing) was cloudy and not fit to drink, it was swapped for a Tetley bitter without question, but that was fairly tired. There's a few interesting kegs outside of the usual suspects. Upstairs is much more decorative with original ceilings but after the Tetley's we moved on.

On 30th March 2015 - no rating submitted
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ROB Camra left this review about The Old Bank

Good news for once. The Old Bank has been bought by the people who own the City Vaults (amongst other pubs) and is to be refurbished and reopened as a pub specialising in real ales.

On 7th March 2015 - no rating submitted
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