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The Fighting Cock, Listerhills, Bradford

23 Preston Street
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Fighting Cock

A good destination pub and well worth a visit. Even on approach, observing the outside, I had a feeling this was going to be good one, with the large Hand Pulled Ales sign and old wall mounted pub sign and an array of numerous empty casks stacked up against the wall.
Another feature I liked was the corner entrance, with its two worn sandstone steps. The interior was basic, with worn timber boards throughout and a long timber bar running from the front room into the two side rooms. 12 handpumps, all in use, we went for the Magic Rock High Wire and the Glentworth Calypso, both were excellent. Friendly and helpful staff. Only we were on a crawl, I would have spent more time in here.
The pub has also recently added a beer garden area, with bench seating and an aluminium frame set up stillage, for future beer fests.

On 31st October 2015 - rating: 9
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ROB Camra left this review about The Fighting Cock

It's quite a long walk through an old industrialised area to get here. Once you've negotiated the numerous car washes (are Bradford's cars really that dirty) and the multiple scrap yards (probably caused by over cleaning), you arrive at this gem of a pub. This has to be a destination pub, there's nothing else to come out here for. A real survivor. The pub is as described by OB below. 12 handpumps on the bar and all 12 were on. Both the beers I tried were in excellent condition and served to me by a friendly barman. It was fairly quiet on my Friday afternoon visit but I'm guessing it gets busier later on. I'll definitely be making my way out here again.

On 16th January 2015 - rating: 9
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Old Boots left this review about The Fighting Cock

A super, unspoiled boozer in a run down area a bit out of the city centre but well worth the walk and it's not that far from the New Beehive. A long thin bar is split into three rooms by partial dividing walls. Entering from the diagonally placed corner door you come into a basically furnished sitting room with an unusual double sided fireplace. The walls here have a selection of the many CAMRA awards won over the years and over the fireplace a board listing the beers available. The middle section of the pub is formed from a square alcove decorated with old photos of Bradford, pictures of guide dogs the pub has funded and some drawings of cocks, other pubs with cock in the name that is. The third section is similar in style being plain with wooden benches built in and round tables on a wooden board floor. The plain counter with its footrest shelf serves all three areas and is home to twelve pulls plus one for cider, six regular beers, three from Taylors, Copper Dragon Golden Pippin and Greene King Abbot, the other six are changing guests from northern micros in the main. There are three ciders and three "Speciality" lagers listed, there are plenty of bottles too including emptys on display all round the plate rack in each room. Remarkably, and deservedly, busy early doors on a Saturday morning I was told it was quiet because City weren't at home otherwise it would have been rammed.

On 17th March 2013 - no rating submitted
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This pub features in the following crawls:
Bradford City Centre Real Ale Crawl by Jonathan Crewdson
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by John Yeadon
Bradford Forster Square, 0.88 miles, 16 min walk (show)
Bradford Interchange, 1.02 miles, 19 min walk (show)
Frizinghall, 2.16 miles, 41 min walk (show)
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31st Oct 2015, 15:28
Review submitted by Real Ale Ray amended by Real Ale Ray
31st Oct 2015, 14:47
Review submitted by Real Ale Ray

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  • Beer Festivals : Yes - February - last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 02 August 2013 by John Yeadon
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 02 May 2010 by Will Larter
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