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The Old Library, Bingley - pub details

Address: Main St, Bingley, West Yorkshire, BD16 2HT [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 23972) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Bingley (0 miles), Crossflatts (0.8 miles), Saltaire (2.2 miles)

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> Current user rating: 2.6/10 (rated by 5 users)
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user reviews of the Old Library, Bingley

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This is now the Library Tap, and from the outside looks as if it would be an upmarket pub/bar, possibly even bar/bistro kind of setup. However as I approached, the scruffy middle aged chaps stood outside the door having a smoke led me to suspect all may not be quite as it seemed!

At the bar there were two ales by Moorehouses (Blond Witch and Ruby Witch) plus Hobgoblin and Hobgoblin Gold. A further two pumps were off and unclipped. I went for a half of the Ruby Witch which was an absolute bargain at £1.05 - and then the penny dropped as to the kind of clientele this attracts and it all kind of made sense.

Inside it is nice enough, though very similar to a Wetherspoons except it had music playing and sports showing on the TV at the same time, and the TV was not muted. Was getting a bit rowdy at 3pm on a Friday lunch time. In addition to the main ground floor there is a lower level and a mezzanine level with extra seating.

The ale itself was great, and certainly cheap enough, and even served in a half glass dimpled tankard which was a nice touch. Nice drink but I wasn't sad to leave. At 36 I am fairly sure I was the youngest person in the place.

It wasn't really what I was expecting, but no issues with the friendliness of service or the quality of the ale.
RealAleRobUK - 15 Nov 2016 17:02
The pub has reopened after having had a large makeover. The inside is very smart and serves a good selection of reasonably priced real ales. Unfortunately, it is trying to compete against the local Weatherspoons with low prices a key factor. This has helped attract some interesting characters to the pub!!! The afternoon we visited there were 3 (very drunk) men stood at the bar and every other (loud) word was f@ck, p@ss, f*ck, sh@t, etc.! A shame as it could be a really good pub!
bigprop99 - 28 Aug 2013 14:00
Seve1974 - 24 Aug 2010 22:49
horrible tatty place with idiot bouncers who kick off all the time, full of 16 year olds all drinking cider. avoid at all costs!!
anonymous - 5 Sep 2007 13:05

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