86 Thornton Road,
The ViewBradford Review
A very friendly and well-maintained Irish pub which is just off the beaten track.
On the corner of Thornton Road and, appropriately enough, Tetley Street, this Irish pub sits almost on its tod in this rather desolate part of town which is awaiting an upgrade. But inside it’s anything but desolate with its well-kept, smart appearance and loyal, sociable clientele.
It’s been newly painted and has a blue exterior, and inside a shiny green banquette hugs the wall, the lower half of which is all wood clad with a ledge running along it.
There’s a patterned red carpet and tiling around the bar area for those spilled drinks, the ceiling is dark pink and there are mirrored pillars.
The slatted wood bar has a brass footrail and a row of sparkling glasses on the narrow shelf above, and spotlights above that. It’s got three plasma screens and a pool area to the right.
There’s even a bijou beer garden out the back with white-washed walls, electric heaters and two benches.
With its friendly bar staff, this is a very popular place with an over-25 local crowd. It’s a great place to be on St Paddy’s Day and there are new flats going up here, which should be good for trade.
The Food and Drink
You’ve got Tetley’s, Stella, Beck’s, Carlsberg, Stella Guinness, Boddington’s, Strongbow and Castlemaine XXXX on draught. And in bottles there’s Magners, Budweiser, Holsten Pils, Newcastle Brown Ale, Carlsberg and Beck’s. It’s just £1.44 for a glass of Stowell’s wine.
There’s no food, but a guy who helps out here runs a sandwich shop and supplies the pub with whatever he doesn’t sell—free of charge. What a nice man.
The Last Word
A friendly, comfortable pub in a bit of an out-of-the-way location, which suits it just fine. Well worth checking out for a relaxed drink.
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