A BRADFORD group has revealed its best spots for a pint in the district, after announcing the winners of the Pub of the Year, the Cider Pub of the Year and the Club of the Year for 2023.

Bradford CAMRA – or the Campaign for Real Ale – which promotes real ale, cider and perry, revealed the list this morning.

Taking top spot for Pub of the Year in inner Bradford is the Corn Dolly on Bolton Road.

The multi-award-winning free house, which first opened in 1834, has been run by the same family since 1989.

It features three regular pale ales, plus a further five guests, usually from regional breweries and including a varying dark ale.

It also boasts food and a games area, and, CAMRA said, is popular with football fans before Bradford City games.

One of several runners-up in this category is the Exchange Craft Beer House, which is below the Wool Exchange.

It was re-opened in mid-November 2018 by the owner of Hebden Bridge's Nightjar brewery.

Its large seating area and brick barrel ceiling adds to its character, and it aims to provide a good variety of beer styles from light to dark.

There are ten keg taps which serve one cider plus a range of craft beers and lagers.

A jazz night is held on the third Thursday of the month, while ‘Magical Express Yourself’ events take place on the last Sunday of the month.

Another runner-up is the iconic Jacob’s Well, which is the only building – dating from 1811 – on what is left of Kent Street.

Six hand-pulls offer three regular real ales and up to three guests of varying range and style.

Three hand-pulls are used for dispensing real cider, often from Grumpy John and other local producers.

There are also numerous boxed ciders and perries, while eight keg taps offer a range of European beers and a cider.

An Irish traditional music session is held on the afternoon of the second and fourth Sunday of each month.

The Salt Cellar in Saltaire took the Outer Bradford Pub of the Year title, and also claimed the overall Pub of the Year award.

This traditional pub was built just on the edge of the World Heritage Site of Saltaire village, because Sir Titus Salt did not allow licenced premises in the area.

Previously the Victoria, it re-opened in December 2017 after a refurbishment.

It offers a varying range of real ales from local and regional breweries, and of different styles usually including at least one dark beer.

Ten keg taps offer an additional range of drinks.

There is live entertainment on Saturday evenings and an open mic night on Tuesdays.

Modern-micro pub the Cap and Collar, in Shipley, is a runner-up.

It offers up to four real ales, often from local breweries but also from further afield. Up to four beers from independent breweries are offered and dispensed using the KeyKeg system.

A book club meets on the first Tuesday of the month, a games night is held on the third Tuesday and a homebrew club on the second Wednesday of the month.

Another runner-up is Hullabaloo, which is near Shipley town centre.

Previously the Connexions café, it opened as a bar in October 2017.

Four hand-pumps serve a variety of real ales, usually from regional brewers and often different to the other pubs in the area.

A further hand pump is dedicated to cider, in addition to boxed locally produced cider. A number of artisan craft beers and a cider are also available on the six keg taps.

Children are welcome and the bar also has a Caribbean soul food menu.

The Dog and Gun, in Wibsey, took the Cider Pub of the Year accolade.

Inside, it has three distinct areas with very different feels. The bar serves the smart lounge, with another smaller room to the side. A further lounge is located to the rear.

In addition to the regular real ale, three guest beers are always available from the ‘Cellarman's Reserve’ list. Real ciders are often available, too.

A ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Bingo’ takes place on Sunday evenings, with an open mic night on the last Tuesday of each month.

The Club of The Year went to the Saltaire Bar, which is also known as the Shipley & District Social Club.

The bar in the main area has three hand-pulls serving real ale and is open to the public.

The two guest beers are constantly changing and often feature real ales from local breweries.

Live entertainment is held on Sunday evenings, and club membership is on offer for a very reasonable price, CAMRA said.