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The Lantern, Halifax

Pub added by ROB Camra
13 - 15 Alexandra Street
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ROB Camra left this review about The Lantern

Dark, atmospheric bar with a music venue upstairs. Musical adverts and murals all over the walls. There's a couple of comfy seats and lots of high stools. Sadly there's also stools at the bar to attract the annoying bar blockers. 6 handpumps, all on. but I couldn't see the pumpclips because of the blockers and the list on the wall was almost illegible. Despite this I rather liked the place. Half of Roosters, the only beer I could see, was a£1.75.

New bar and music venue opened on 10th November. Free entry to pub area, entrance charge to see the live bands.

On 3rd January 2020 - rating: 7
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Old Boots left this review about The Lantern

Modern bar next to Alexandra with a cellar bar vibe. 6 pulls and 8 kegs of extremely interesting beers including the cask ones, the most mainstream beer was a Paulaner Dunkel. Old board floor, modern bench seating, metal framed tables, couple of posing tables, one wall decorated with gig posters another with BRIAN BLESSED punching a tiger. There’s a piano, constant background music and books appearing to perform a structural function. I’m told there’s a roof garden but I’m not doing that during a Yorkshire autumn. Probably something to do with the Alexandra as their menu was on the tables and you can bring one of their takeaways in here to eat. Put it on your Halifax to do list.

On 29th September 2019 - no rating submitted
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Will Larter left this review about The Lantern

There was a decent crowd in here on my return from the Shay having watched the Rhinos play Halifax for the first time in 15 years (the first time we've played, that is, not the first time I've watched them). Servcice was pretty quick though, and I found myself a spot from which to observe the pub. It's a fairly ordinary oblong room and at first glance there's nothing special about the decor. Except for the charts of the Tyrrhenian Sea on the front wall, the 1980s racing bicycle on the left hand wall and the accordion suspended above the piano. Shelves at ceiling level contain books that seem to have been bought for their sound proofing value rather than any literary merit. More pertinently, the bar features four hand pumps and there are also a number of keg taps. A good publike atmosphere.

On 24th September 2018 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Alan Hurdle
Halifax, 0.43 miles, 8 min walk (show)
Sowerby Bridge, 2.64 miles, 51 min walk (show)
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Latest updates View all updates for The Lantern, Halifax
25th May 2020, 08:33
Picture submitted by Alan Hurdle approved
25th May 2020, 08:33
Picture submitted by Alan Hurdle approved

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  • Live Music : Yes last updated 24 September 2018 by Will Larter
  • Micropub : No last updated 24 September 2018 by Will Larter
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 24 September 2018 by Will Larter
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