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Sir Norman Rae

Victoria House, Market Place
BD18 3QB

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Opening Times

Monday8.00 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday8.00 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday8.00 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday8.00 am - 11.00 pm
Friday8.00 am - 11.00 pm
Saturday8.00 am - 11.00 pm
Sunday8.00 am - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

8am - 11pm Mon - Sun



About the Pub

A typical conversion by Wetherspoon from a previous use. Formerly a Co-op department store, it originally opened as a Lloyds No.1 but then changed to the standard Wetherspoon format. The guest real ale choice usually focuses on local breweries. As with other pubs in the group, Greene King products are also present on the bar. "Meet the Brewer" nights are occasionally held. The good-value food on offer is from the usual Wetherspoon menu. The pub is conveniently located next to Shipley bus interchange, giving rise to its nickname of "The Waiting Room", and close to the railway station.

Historic Interest

Sir Norman Rae is something of an unsung hero in Shipley. He made his fortune from the woollen trade and was elected the town’s MP (1918–1923). His wealth enabled him to purchase a large area of land which he presented to Shipley Council as playing fields (Northcliffe Park). He also encouraged university study by providing scholarships and established Shipley Nursing Home. On his death, in 1928, it was reported, in the Shipley Council minutes, that he was the greatest benefactor to the district since Sir Titus Salt.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • Elland 1872 Porter
  • Greene King Abbot
  • Ruddles Best Bitter

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 7 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Goose Eye --varies--
  • Wychwood --varies--

Beer range varies.

Source: National

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Sir Norman Rae, Shipley


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • CamraVoucherScheme CAMRA Voucher Scheme
  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme

    CAMRA vouchers accepted.

  • LocAle LocAle Accredited
  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • SportsTV Sports TV
  • WiFi Wifi


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Sir Norman Rae

Victoria House, Market Place
BD18 3QB

Sat Nav Reference

53.833943, -1.776942


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  • <Station Close to Railway Station

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

Nearby Station (250m)

Shipley (Yorks)

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