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Sir Norman Rae, Shipley

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user reviews of Sir Norman Rae, Shipley

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Looks like it has impoved since the last visitor for although it a barn of a place and still feels like an old department store my beer was good and the barmaid was very pleasant and told me not to use my CAMRA vouchers as the ales were on special offer that day so at £1.59 a pint I wasn't complaining.
mcroyal - 24 Mar 2014 10:08
Less a pub than an aircraft hangar (actually it was a co-op department store once upon a time.) Carpets smell of sick and its the low end of the Wetherspoons market. Bacardi Breezer on tap.
nogginthenogg - 29 Aug 2012 16:21
Avoid. Cheap real ale is the only plus. Lots of negatives as like a typical Wetherspoons it attracts the loutish element. Punters drunk and staggering around at lunchtimes. Prams with screaming kids. Not good.
wooly2708 - 11 Sep 2011 21:20
Had a pint of Empress IPA in here - though I'm not sure it was an IPA! Maybe it was wired up wrong. Still as a earlier commeter has said this is a typical Wetherspoons, full of old soaks but I visited early enough that it hadn't taken on the usual Wethers' tang the air seems to get after a while.
LeedsStew - 2 Aug 2009 11:29
Totally typical Wetherspoons / Lloyds No. 1 so you know what to expect. As usual, the pub is trying to be nicer than the clientele attracted by the cheap booze and food allow it to be. Fine for a quick pint (and they do have real ales) or a cheap and decent meal but steer well clear on a Friday / Saturday night.
Ginsoakedboy - 4 Jan 2009 23:11
i like this pub cos it serves lots of different ciders and perrys at competitive prices but the amount of families/kids eating rather spoils it 4 me not much going on either used to have quiz night that was brilliant but alas no more they do have quiz machine when its working
porshacat - 6 Jan 2007 14:38
dingy barn sized pub created from former department store. ale quality varies. 5 mile subterranean walk to toilets
anonymous - 28 Mar 2006 23:10
One of the least appetising of the Wetherspoon/Lloyds No1 chain. The availability of real ale is very hit and miss, and the quality is often poor.

On asaturday morning recently, I was pleased to see 4 taps still had their pumpclips facing forward. Having ordered a stout, I got a pale brown beer (probably Grainstore Ten Fifty, and drinkable). When I pointed out to the sole barmaid that it was possible the lines were connected to the wrong casks, She stared at me insolently and said something unintelligible. The 'duty manager' appeared only after 10 minutes to tell me that the barmaid doesn't speak much English. No time left for me to wait whilst this 'manager' lokked at the casks - this was 2 hours AFTER they had opened!

The no-smoking area has been extended. There is nothing to stop the smoke entering it however, and neither the smoke nor the smokers obey the signs.
TonyTaff - 3 Feb 2006 15:17

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