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#61 Wolford6

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 02:05 PM

I've never liked Landlord it's too sweet.

Bradford city centre now has several really good proper-beer pubs.

On the other hand, in my long-term stomping ground, Wibsey pubs used to sell terrific proper beer. Now there's only the Dog & Gun and Upper George where I can rely on getting a good pint.

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 02:15 PM

I was never that much of a fan until I tried something other than Landlord, which I'm still not that fussed for. I have grown quite attached to my usual pint of Golden Best, though I wouldn't say it's my favourite beer.

A few years ago they did an aniversary version of Landlord that was stronger than normal - I remember having a pint in the Farrands in Bingley - it was ok. Ram Tam is also a great drink. I'm also fond of Ossett Excelsior and Leeds Best. I never drink Tetleys these days on principal so I've no idea what it taste like. Sam Smiths is a bit of an aquired taste - but I quite like it and it is cheap. The New Inn at Gildersome serves an excellent pint in a classic art deco reproduction pub.

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 02:20 PM

The Cross Keys, Siddal, Halifax newly (re) opened as a real ale pub, lots of interesting and varied beers. Live music on sunday afternoons and always an interesting and varied topic of conversation to be had.
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Posted 28 March 2013 - 02:20 PM

I've never liked Landlord it's too sweet.

Bradford city centre now has several really good proper-beer pubs.

On the other hand, in my long-term stomping ground, Wibsey pubs used to sell terrific proper beer. Now there's only the Dog & Gun and Upper George where I can rely on getting a good pint.

Miserable pub is the Upper George.

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 02:21 PM

A few years ago they did an aniversary version of Landlord that was stronger than normal - I remember having a pint in the Farrands in Bingley - it was ok. Ram Tam is also a great drink. I'm also fond of Ossett Excelsior and Leeds Best. I never drink Tetleys these days on principal so I've no idea what it taste like. Sam Smiths is a bit of an aquired taste - but I quite like it and it is cheap. The New Inn at Gildersome serves an excellent pint in a classic art deco reproduction pub.


I like Ram Tam as an odd pint now and again, but couldn't drink many of them, whereas I can (and do!) drink Golden all night.

I'm quite a fan of Copper Dragon's beers, and also like most of the Masham sourced ales, from either of the brewerys. I always like to try different beers when I get a chance, so it's good that there are a few pubs in Hebden that have regular changes of guest ales from all across the country.

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#66 Wolford6

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 02:32 PM

Miserable pub is the Upper George.


You presumably haven't been in on a Sunday evening straight after a game at Odsal. Misery is in short supply.
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Posted 28 March 2013 - 02:39 PM

You presumably haven't been in on a Sunday evening straight after a game at Odsal. Misery is in short supply.
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Nah, the wrong way for me these days, don't live in Wibsey anymore.

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 02:47 PM

There's a real ale day on tomorrow in the Coral stand at Odsal.

Beers on draft - Saltaire Blonde, Saltaire cascadian black, Saltaire pride. Beers in bottles include; Timothy taylors Landlord, Kelham Island pale rider, Copper dragon brewers choice, copper dragon golden pippin, Goose eye Wonkey donkey, Felinofel Double dragon, Croptons Honey Gold, Roosters Londinium, Roosters Fort Smith, Saltaire Raspberry Blonde, Saltaire Hazelnut porter, dark star espresso stout, moorhouses pendle with RCH Pitchfork, havieston schiehallion, Black sheep monty python, Black sheep Riggwelter, Oakham Inferno, Ossett Excelsior


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Posted 28 March 2013 - 02:55 PM

I like Ram Tam as an odd pint now and again, but couldn't drink many of them, whereas I can (and do!) drink Golden all night.

I'm quite a fan of Copper Dragon's beers, and also like most of the Masham sourced ales, from either of the brewerys. I always like to try different beers when I get a chance, so it's good that there are a few pubs in Hebden that have regular changes of guest ales from all across the country.


Ram Tam and Golden Best in good condition are quality brews. Modern trend to not call a mild a mild has been in force with Taylors for years. Best most people supping them would not realise they are milds.

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 03:07 PM

In Wigan we have had The Silver Tally (formerly The Foresters) , The Raven and Bird I'Th Hand (T'Hen 'ole) re-open in the last 12 months or so. Common to all locally sourced real ale and a simple but effective menu.

The Ring-O-Bells a bit further out near Burscough has re-opened as has The Stocks Tavern at Parbold. The RoB was a dreadful pub before it closed, never been in since it re-opened though someone elsewhere on this thread has given it a glowing report.

We once got lost in Wigan,early days of the DW,and my mate was driving and kept stopping at pubs to ask directions Some of the pubs were great looking traditiolnal pubs and I had half in a fewI cant remember there names.
Leeds well there are still pubs with goodbeer and I also wont drink tetley's on principle.In town I like the Templar because its kept its identity and hardly changed its interior at all,My favourite local is the Westend house in Kirkstall great beers,although I am told the nearby old Bridge inn has been taken over by Kirkstall brewery so I am looking forward to calling in there
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Posted 28 March 2013 - 03:17 PM

One big difference between Leeds and Bradford is that so many Leeds pubs are enormous. It must have been quite an experience in the 50's and 60's to be in such big packed atmospheres.

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 03:36 PM

Ram Tam and Golden Best in good condition are quality brews. Modern trend to not call a mild a mild has been in force with Taylors for years. Best most people supping them would not realise they are milds.


Gold Best is certainly a pale mild. It's quite like a weaker IPA. Ram Tam is a darker version of either Best or Landlord... I can't remember which off the top of my head, but the only difference is Ram Tam has molasses added.

Taylor's Dark Mild is what they brew as, well, a dark mild. :D

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 03:58 PM

And there I was muddling my Ram Tam and Dark Mild - need to get out more often. ;)

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 04:16 PM

I have a few favourite pubs, not all to do do with RL though

I learnt my drinking in the White Horse in Irlam

But never really had a favourite Manchester pub, " The Widows" on the corner of Cemetry Rd was my usual Friday night haunt until I moved out of Salford

In Uxbridge The 3 Tuns was the place to drink for real ale, and had quite a few in there

Although the Turks Head & The Heath Tavern were local to me and friendly enough in Hillingdon

In Hastings, Real ale round the corner in the North Star, and 4 types of Lager for those who like it, Old Town I like the Old Pumphouse, or The Dolphin (Both Shepherd Neame), TC I like Modo, as they will put Rugby League on the TV when asked, as will The Cutter in Old Town, live music at The Carlisle most weekends, and a few other pubs around the TC
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Posted 28 March 2013 - 04:19 PM

And there I was muddling my Ram Tam and Dark Mild - need to get out more often. ;)


Maybe less! ;)

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 04:33 PM

I was in Wainwrights in the Langdales a couple of weeks ago, thats worth a visit for the shoulder of lamb and choice of ales, they do a beer paddle which holds three 1/3 pints meaning you can have a taste of everything they've got and still walk in a straight line!

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 04:44 PM

Leeds:- Used to like drinking in The Roscoe in Leeds as a young man before it was flattened;The Roscoe that is. Always liked The Grove too and the music sessions and The Adelphi in its glory days. The Garden Gate, the Victoria, Duke and Drake, The Wrens, The Whip, Whitelocks, The Fenton were other favourites. I have an occasional pint in Mr Foley's these days.

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 04:48 PM

We once got lost in Wigan,early days of the DW,and my mate was driving and kept stopping at pubs to ask directions Some of the pubs were great looking traditiolnal pubs and I had half in a fewI cant remember there names.
Leeds well there are still pubs with goodbeer and I also wont drink tetley's on principle.In town I like the Templar because its kept its identity and hardly changed its interior at all,My favourite local is the Westend house in Kirkstall great beers,although I am told the nearby old Bridge inn has been taken over by Kirkstall brewery so I am looking forward to calling in there

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 05:53 PM

I was in Wainwrights in the Langdales a couple of weeks ago, thats worth a visit for the shoulder of lamb and choice of ales, they do a beer paddle which holds three 1/3 pints meaning you can have a taste of everything they've got and still walk in a straight line!


Been a while since I was last in there, but the shoulder of lamb is a must. Lots of places to the beer paddle thing, though I've never seen the point myself; sampling all on offer and NOT being able to walk in a straight line is much more fun. :D
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Posted 28 March 2013 - 09:28 PM

Leeds:- Used to like drinking in The Roscoe in Leeds as a young man before it was flattened;The Roscoe that is. Always liked The Grove too and the music sessions and The Adelphi in its glory days. The Garden Gate, the Victoria, Duke and Drake, The Wrens, The Whip, Whitelocks, The Fenton were other favourites. I have an occasional pint in Mr Foley's these days.

Used to have a regular gig in the grove on blues nights: they used to sell some great examples of the products of deuchars amongst others
The roscoe lives in a nearby former working men's club: decent beer and lots of live bands including an Asian punk band call the sex patels and lots of local acts

There are some good modern pubs in Leeds
Arcadia in headingley and its sisters east of Arcadia in meanwood and the town street tavern in horsforth great beers including European lagers and a good ambience no machines canned music just people talking supping and eating
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