Monday, 21 January 2013
#099 The Shipley Pride, Shipley, West Yorkshire : 1937 to 2012
Obviously I didn't visit this place in 1937, in fact my only visit was in 2012 on our canal trip along the Leeds & Liverpool Canal. However, hanging in the pub were pictures from bygone days, so I took advantage of this and photographed them.
Back in 1937 it was called the Beehive Hotel.
The next picture was a night-time shot taken in 1994.
From this picture I can't make out the name of the brewery, but a Google search confirms that it was Tetley (no surprise there!).
Finally, to the modern day. We visited the pub on the evening of Tuesday 16th October 2012 on a bit of a pub crawl around Shipley.
From the outside, The Shipley Pride looks quite imposing, but inside it is a cosy and welcoming place with separate rooms. It was fairly quiet as it was a Tuesday night. We actually went in twice, before and after eating and caught the end of the Tuesday night quiz. Although it prides itself as a real ale pub, there was proper lager (Carling) on offer so we were happy!
The Shipley Pride website outlines what they are all about and I must concur that it is well worth a visit!