With seven bars and restaurants to choose from, it’s a selection that will satisfy even the choosiest of souls and after welcoming its first customers back in April 2017, The Rose and Crown is the latest watering hole to open its doors at our Sunbridgewells complex. The Inns interior is Middle Age decor at its finest and a true hidden gem, is proving to be one of our most popular bars to visit. Set over three floors and with an excellent selection of drinks on offer, here are 3 great reasons to visit The Rose and Crown at Sunbridgewells.
History and Mystery
Everybody loves a bit of history and the backdrop for the original Rose and Crown pub certainly does not disappoint. May is also Local and Community History month across the UK and so what better way to raise historical awareness than with the remarkable stories of the oldest pub in Bradford? This long-established Inn was originally opened by the son of the landlord who had the Old Crown pub on Ivegate. Access to the pub used to be via an old alleyway, however, this has since been blocked off and The Rose and Crown has lain empty and landlocked for around 90 years.
In 1906, it was the original location of the Priestley luncheon rooms and during the modern-day renovations, developers found 2 actual tickets to the luncheon in an old beam. The old tickets are now proudly on display at The Rose and Crown and celebrate the pub’s great heritage and colourful past. Other curious features of the Inn are an 8.4-metre long beam that originally came from a 500-year-old-tree and more fascinatingly, the oldest sign in Bradford. Dating back to 1870, this authentic sign was hand-painted by local artist, Thomas Forester and was discovered once again during the redevelopment of the tunnels. The iconic swing sign now takes pride of place in the main atrium of the complex and can be seen on your next visit to Sunbridgewells.
The Rose and Crown Beer Garden
Yep, that’s right, The Rose and Crown Inn has it’s very own beer garden. Described as a fine addition to the best bar in Bradford, our laid-back outdoor area is perfect for enjoying your beer outside on the benches. Because even good beer tastes better with sunshine of course.
A Warm Welcome at The Rose and Crown
The Rose and Crown Inn is a traditional ale pub that boasts an excellent drink selection in the heart of Sunbridgewells. Set across three levels and with a viewable beer cellar, this medieval-styled tavern also features original church pews and an impressive full suit of armour. And because we can’t always rely on British weather anymore, The Rose and Crown provides the perfect social setting come rain, snow or shine. Blending history with a wholesome atmosphere, the pub also offers the warmest welcome in Bradford. For a good pint in traditional surroundings, come and say hello at The Rose and Crown Inn, Sunbridgewells.
Written and published by Hannah King