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Ye Olde Crown, Bradford Central, Bradford

Pub added by peter ashworth
23-25 Ivegate
Bradford
BD1 1SQ
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Old Boots left this review about Ye Olde Crown

Former games arcade now restored to a pub, nice Victorian exterior complemented by a faux Victorian interior, as stated there's plenty of vertical drinking space. Carpets everywhere except a dance floor type / stage area at the back and by the entrance steps. Round the walls is bench seating at wooden tables with stools. Either side of the entrance are alcoves, one being slightly raised and a bit more secluded. Nice wallpaper, ceilings and old Bradford in pictures decor - not sure about the curry house style strip light columns at the entrance. Lovely stained glass skylight at one end, less so over the stage with its added modern lighting. Three pulls with Bingley beers, mine was in good nick and it being early doors the barman pulled the line through first. Otherwise an all too ordinary keg choice. Constant music although fortunately suited to the customer age group (male 60+) at the time, screens everywhere some on a test match others on footie.

On 6th January 2020 - no rating submitted
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ROB Camra left this review about Ye Olde Crown

There's nothing Olde at all about this place apart from the impressive facade. Inside it's a ripped out barn, albeit clean and with a new carpet. There's a stage, DJ booth and a dancefloor to the rear which makes me think that this may be very different later at night than around 4:30 on a Friday when I visited, when it was peaceful with a similar clientele to the nearby Drum Winder. There are loads of TV's in here, also similar to the Drum Winder. 3 handpumps on the bar with 2 on, both serving Bingley beers. My pint was in good nick and a bit of a bargain at £2.40. I'd pop in for one if passing, but there are lots better options in Bradford.

On 9th December 2019 - rating: 6
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Rob Hunter left this review about Ye Olde Crown

I decided to give this place another try and concluded that maybe I judged it a bit harshly last time.

On my Tuesday lunch time visit there were two real ales on- Korito and Aire Gold - both by Bingley, with a third pump unclipped. There were loads of keg taps across the length of the bar but these were all for mainstream stuff. I went for the Korito, which it had a bit of a strange smell and I'm not sure if it was meant to be hazy but it was. Tasted OK though.

I'm pretty sure I recognised a couple of faces from the Drum Winder so I suspect it attracts a similar clientele.

Despite being opened out it does have the feel of two smaller rooms to the front of the pub each side of the entrance. There are several TV screens showing sports. It's nicely decorated with original plasterwork incorporated, and I noticed that the plaster coving contained roses and crowns. There is a glass panel ceiling in the centre of the pub which brings some natural light in. Towards the back is what looks like a stage or dancefloor area.

Some young lass who was in with a fella nipped out and brought a McDonalds in, and was unashamedly tucking in to it with her Strongbow Dark Fruits. Presumably this pub doesn't serve food.

I doubt this is going to become one of my go-to pubs when in Bradford, but it is not as bad as I had found it on my initial visit which can only be a good thing.

On 28th March 2019 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by peter ashworth
Bradford Forster Square, 0.3 miles, 5 min walk (show)
Bradford Interchange, 0.3 miles, 5 min walk (show)
Frizinghall, 2.33 miles, 45 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Ye Olde Crown, Bradford
6th Jan 2020, 11:39
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6th Jan 2020, 10:41
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  • Beer Garden : No - But there may be picnic tables outside on the pavement - last updated 21 April 2019 by John Yeadon
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 28 March 2019 by Rob Hunter
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 28 March 2019 by Rob Hunter
  • Real Cider : No last updated 28 March 2019 by Rob Hunter
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