Pub returns after £300,000 sports bar makeover

One of Bradford’s most historic pubs is set to return as a modern sports bar tomorrow – 3 December.

Ye Old Crown on Ivegate closed its doors at the end of October to undergo a £300,000 refurbishment, which involved knocking through to the former Brickbox venue and office next door.

The result is a larger and more contemporary 200-capacity space designed to be a sports lovers’ paradise.

Renamed The Crown in a nod to the pub’s heritage, the sports bar will feature 15 large LED TVs as well as a 4m x 2m king size screen, showing national and international sports matches and events.

The bar will offer competitive socialising, with darts games and a pool hall featuring three competition standard pool tables once refurbishment is complete.

The Crown will also have a six-tap beer wall, arriving in early 2023, which allows customers to beat the queues and pour their own pints.

General manager, Andrew Ingham, said: “Given the amount of history and fond memories Bradford locals have with Ye Old Crown, we wanted to make sure its reinvention as a sports bar did not disappoint.

“We’re confident customers both old and new will love The Crown, as we truly believe it’s going to be the very best place to enjoy sport in Bradford and cheer on England in the World Cup.

“Interactive darts is also something we’re extremely proud to bring to The Crown and the self-pour beer wall is another feature that makes our offering unique.

“Ivegate is undoubtedly one of the city’s liveliest areas and we’re thrilled to be sitting alongside some of the best bars and pubs in Bradford.”