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Fanny's Ale and Cider House, Shipley

63 Saltaire Road
Saltaire
Postal town: Shipley
BD18 3JN
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Aqualung . left this review about Fanny's Ale and Cider House

This shop conversion has been extended into a house behind it and also upstairs. The back room now has a disabled toilet and I assume there is an entrance that avoids the steep front steps. The downstairs area here has wooden floors, is rather dark and is something of a labyrinth of small rooms and areas. Upstairs is brighter and looks more comfortable as well as having a jukebox.
The bar is on the left and has hand pumps on three sides. I noticed six beers Taylor's Landlord & Golden Best, Naylors Mosaic, Kelham Island I Tried So Hard, RAT Ratastrophic and Bosun's Arctic Myst. I went for the Mosaic, The Kelham Island beer and the Ratastrophic. Prices were around the £3.50 mark but the 6.5% Ratastrophic was over £4.00. All beers were in good nick and I don't recall the barman looking like Harry Potter or his girlfriend resembling Hermione Granger! My only minor gripe was the cider in the pub name as the only ones I could see were mainstream keg although the barman says they normally have Old Rosie. However, West Yorkshire isn't a County normally associated with cider.
I liked this rather quirky place.

On 11th November 2019 - rating: 8
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ROB Camra left this review about Fanny's Ale and Cider House

This is a multi-roomed, atmospheric ale house. Well worn floorboards, a piano, chandeliers and loads of b & w pictures around the walls. 7 handpumps with 6 beers available. Now for the bad news. There was a Harry Potter lookalike, personality free, lazy git behind the bar. Glasses and bottles on many of the tables, but Harry was much too busy playing on his phone to do anything as mundane as work. He didn't even bother to reply when I said goodbye as I left. Get rid of him and it'll be worth an extra point.

On 4th February 2019 - rating: 7
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Steve of N21 left this review about Fanny's Ale and Cider House

Despite it appearances of age this has only been a pub since 1997 when it as converted from a pet shop, but they did such a good job it’s hard to tell. Plenty of period and brewery memorabilia clutter the various rooms including some impressive brewery mirrors, but for me as a tourist the more modern aerial photograph of Saltaire was equally interesting as it was only on seeing this I fully appreciated how bloody big Salt Mill actually is.
We visited twice whilst staying nearby, the first time of an early Thursday afternoon when it was virtually empty and we could have a relaxing pint in one of the small rooms, and then the Friday evening the day after when initially, due to the large crowd assembled on the pavement outside, I initially thought there must have been a fight in the pub to clear it out. But no, it was due to the pub being packed inside and the pavement was more comfortable for vertical drinking.
I thoroughly enjoyed this pub and the only quibble I had was that the beer availability was mainly all the same Blonde style. Alongside the regular TT Landlord and Golden Best there was Copper Dragon Golden Pippin, Saltaire Blonde, Stancil Brewery Blonde and Don Valley Brewery Atomic Blonde.
But I guess as we’re in the middle of one of the best hot summers for many a year it’s the style that was selling and after traipsing around Saltaire I really appreciated the Stancil Brewery Blonde and Don Valley Brewery Atomic Blonde, both of which were in very good nick.

On 10th July 2018 - rating: 8
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Map location corrected by Alan Winfield
Saltaire, 0.29 miles, 5 min walk (show)
Shipley, 0.71 miles, 13 min walk (show)
Frizinghall, 1.73 miles, 33 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Fanny's Ale and Cider House, Saltaire
11th Nov 2019, 13:07
Review submitted by Aqualung .
 
4th Feb 2019, 19:17
Review submitted by ROB Camra

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 10 November 2019 by Aqualung .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 10 November 2019 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Festivals : Yes - February - last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 10 November 2019 by Aqualung .
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 10 November 2019 by Aqualung .
  • Car Park : No last updated 10 November 2019 by Aqualung .
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 10 November 2019 by Aqualung .
  • Darts : No last updated 10 November 2019 by Aqualung .
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 10 November 2019 by Aqualung .
  • Function Room : No last updated 10 November 2019 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : No last updated 10 November 2019 by Aqualung .
  • Jukebox : Yes - upstairs - last updated 10 November 2019 by Aqualung .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 10 November 2019 by Aqualung .
  • Live Music : No last updated 10 November 2019 by Aqualung .
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 10 November 2019 by Aqualung .
  • Micropub : No last updated 10 November 2019 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 10 November 2019 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 10 November 2019 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 10 November 2019 by Aqualung .
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 10 November 2019 by Aqualung .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 10 November 2019 by Aqualung .
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