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The Salt Cellar, Saltaire, Shipley

192 Saltaire Road
BD18 3JF

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Aqualung . left this review about The Salt Cellar

This is something of a contrast from Fanny's as it is an original two bar pub with a very well maintained and comfy interior. The public bar has become a gin bar and looked empty on my Friday afternoon visit. The Lounge bar was fairly busy, well lit with comfy furnishings. There was a table of shrieking harridans near where I sat and I felt sorry for the solitary young male in the group who clearly wasn't equipped with ear plugs. I was told later that the group were all teachers, I just hope that none of their pupils were present!
The bar has six hand pumps which had Oscar's Werewolf Dark Mild, Bingley Salt Cellar (house beer), Blonde & Easy Peasy Tangerine plus Settle Ernie's Milk Stout and Blonde. I went for the Mild (£3.30 discounted) and the Milk Stout (£3.33 discounted) both of which were in good nick. I liked it here and would return but somehow the more shambolic Fanny's appealed more. It's GBG 2020 listed.

On 11th November 2019 - rating: 7
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ROB Camra left this review about The Salt Cellar

Refurbished and renamed since the previous reviews, but sympathetically done to a high standard. There are two rooms served from an island bar, one of these can be used as a function room. It's very nicely decorated with several areas all separated by dividers. There were a few "ladies who lunch" in, but they weren't advertising food. After a while I realised that these were "ladies who drank quite a lot of cider" :-)) There's a small beer patio at the rear, in reality this is 3 tables in a car park. 6 handpumps with 5 on and my pint of Kirkby Lonsdale Tiffin was in good nick, although it turned out to be quite an insipid beer, which wasn't the pubs fault. A pleasant pub that I'd happily bring Ms CAMRA to.

On 27th January 2019 - rating: 7
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Victoria

Fine-looking pub on the eastern outskirts of Saltaire, presumably just beyond the original restrictions of Sir Titus's planned township. Retains a twin-bar layout, with comfortable furniture and decor in the lounge (although the last refurbishment must have been some time ago as parts are starting to look a bit threadbare). Pool table in the public bar. Four of six handpumps were on, offering Wainwright, Hobgoblin, Flying Scotsman and TT Golden Best (£2.60). Overall, despite it being (perhaps unsurprisingly) very quite mid-afternoon on a Monday, you get the impression that it is a decent sort of place.

On 9th December 2012 - rating: 7
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Old Boots left this review about The Victoria

Seems to be aiming at the ale-house market, probably to compete with Fanny's across the road. The décor is plain rather than quaint and the choice of beers is a bit pedestrian, being biased towards nationals and regionals, for the ale house market. Having said that it's not a bad place for a drink but I think as part of a crawl rather than a destination, it was late afternoon but the atmosphere was a bit stilted and the service sluggish. It's open plan with lots of old pine stained wood and some nice stained glass, probably a later addition. The right hand bar has a pool table.

On 27th September 2012 - no rating submitted
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Quinno _ left this review about The Victoria

Traditional two-room pub (lounge to left, public to right) that may well have been quite plush a few years ago but looks rather worn round the edges now and quite scruffy in places, the attractive bar an honourable exception. Six ales on - Copper Dragon, Harvest Pale, Guzzler, GK IPA Gold, TT Golden Best, Hobgoblin – the quality wasn’t much to write home about, both the usually-reliable Castle Rock and Copper Dragon beers were both out-of-condition. Reading other reviews it seems like this place has an issue with retaining licensees (the friendly chap in here had only been in situ a few weeks) and attracting customers (I was the only one at 3.30pm). It’s in the GBG but, much like the nearby Fanny’s, I began to wonder just how much the local branch get out. Still, there’s a lot of potential here. But are there enough customers to go round?

On 31st August 2012 - rating: 6
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Nic Hill left this review about The Victoria Hotel

Good selection of Hand pulled Ales, Camra Pub of the season.
Relaxed friendly atmosphere with fantastic staff!

Every Tuesday - Acoustic Folk Night
Every Wedneday - Quiz night with cash prizes & free supper
Every Thursday - Popular Jam session

All of the above starting at 9pm

Last Thursday of every month; Live band

On 28th June 2007 - rating: 8
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