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Submitted on Sunday, 10th January 2016
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The Old Bank, Bradford Central, Bradford

69 Market Street
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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
[User has posted 372 recommendations about 346 pubs]

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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
[User has posted 6113 recommendations about 6113 pubs]

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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
[User has posted 2770 recommendations about 2770 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Alan Winfield
Bradford Interchange, 0.24 miles, 4 min walk (show)
Bradford Forster Square, 0.29 miles, 5 min walk (show)
Frizinghall, 2.4 miles, 46 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Old Bank, Bradford
19th Mar 2019, 20:29
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19th Mar 2019, 20:28
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  • Car Park : No last updated 31 March 2015 by John Yeadon
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 28 July 2018 by Rob Hunter
  • Micropub : No last updated 28 July 2018 by Rob Hunter
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 28 July 2018 by Rob Hunter
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