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City Vaults, Bradford

33 Hustlergate
Bradford
BD1 1NS
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Rob Hunter left this review about City Vaults

Visited this afternoon. It's apparently had a bit of a refurb recently so thought I would give it a try, as I last visited back in 2017.

At the bar are five hand pulls, two of which were clipped for Saltaire Blonde, the others were Naylor's Yorkshire, Tetley's Cask and TT Landlord. A fairly dull line up. The Yorkshire was £1.60 for half a pint, but I wasn't that impressed with it, don't think there was anything wrong with it per se, it was just a bland watery bitter with a slight chemical taste.

In terms of the refurb, it doesn't look wildly different to how I remembered it, same general layout except that the area where the gents toilets used to be has been opened out into another seating area, and the gents have been relocated upstairs. Other than that plenty of old features still remain, with dark wood and stained glass and a rather elegant looking staircase. It's mainly the décor and seating that have been renewed, and the bar itself may have had a makeover too.

It seems to do good value food, which I shall bear in mind for the future, but I can't see me being back here just for beer.

On 10th March 2020 - rating: 6
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Graham Coombs left this review about City Vaults

Despite being in an old building, this felt very much like a designer's recreation of an old pub, with dark wood and modern stained glass features and different seating areas scattered about on different levels. Not unpleasant however. Draught ales on offer were Tetleys, Saltaire Blonde and the ubiquitous Doom Bar, with Cask Marque listing so in fair condition.

On 14th December 2017 - rating: 7
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Real Ale Ray left this review about City Vaults

A typical inner city pub where you'll get a broad selection of inhabitants frequenting the place. This was the case on our visit after 6pm, some office workers, local builders, students and some nut jobs. There was one creepy one who was sat near the approach to the ladies toilets and made strange noises every time a lady passed.
As mentioned below, the staff are friendly and the beer is good, across their five handpumps. Wouldn't like to visit this pub late on.

On 5th November 2015 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by John Yeadon
Bradford Forster Square, 0.22 miles, 4 min walk (show)
Bradford Interchange, 0.35 miles, 6 min walk (show)
Frizinghall, 2.42 miles, 46 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for City Vaults, Bradford
6th Nov 2020, 22:53
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6th Nov 2020, 22:45
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 14 December 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 14 December 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Beer Garden : No - There are outside seats and umbrellas - last updated 01 December 2016 by John Yeadon
  • Car Park : No last updated 02 August 2013 by John Yeadon
  • Darts : No last updated 14 December 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 14 December 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Micropub : No last updated 14 December 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Pinball : No last updated 14 December 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Quiz night is on Wednesdays - last updated 01 December 2016 by John Yeadon
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 14 December 2017 by Graham Coombs
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