Bare Arts
No Longer In Business

110 Rochdale Road
Todmorden, West Yorkshire England OL14 7LP
brewpub (Barearts)  5 reviews
Wed-Fri 4:00 PM-945:00 PM, Sat 1212:00 PM-945:00 PM, Sun 1:00 PM-7.30 PM

Mayor: ManVsBeer (1) | Taps: 0 | Bottles: 20
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
redders1974  (112) Rochdale, England | April 10, 2016
Great stop off point on a bike ride as it backs onto the canal getting the evening sun very pink. mainly their in beers but some eclectic bottles there was a Namibian beer on when I popped in for some take outs. Live music on sometimes. A wonderfully eccentric place
  • AMBIANCE 1/5
  • SERVICE 1/10
  • SELECTION 3/15
  • FOOD 3/10
  • VALUE 1/10
  • OVERALL 1/20
Usee  (1) , | July 11, 2015
The told us off for swearing, made us feel uncomfortable and unwelcome. They have a "no swearing" policy as if you’re at school. We were neither immoderate, nor loud, just having a chat and not bothering anyone (there was actually no one else in the room with us). Rubbish artwork and bright pink walls, floors etc. are also a major turn off. Far better places to enjoy a drink in Todmorden so give this one a wide berth.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 3/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer  (2542) Hebden Bridge, England | October 7, 2013| Updated January 20, 2019
Essentially a bottle-shop to sell the brewery’s produce (the brewery is down the road toward’s Walsden), the actual building offers the customer a little more than just a buying experience with its artwork (that is for sale), cultural entertainment or tasting sessions. They also have a license that allow you to consume your beer on the premises. Despite this probably the most striking images inside are the over-inflated prices for each bottle, they’re certainly well above the market-value for what they are. They do carry offers when buying a crates worth of beer and this should bring the price down a touch but it may still work out at around £3 a bottle. There’s a fairly large selection available too. Easily seen with its bright pink sign facing the Morrisons supermarket store. Closed in 2018.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 4/10
  • OVERALL 9/20
Fin  (1358) Attenkirchen, Germany | April 7, 2012
Loz & I visited here Friday 6th March 2012. It is certainly a friendly and welcoming and very, very pink. The art displayed around the walls is of nudes and there are some verg good paintings. The beers are all around you and I guess that there are 15 or so on offer. We had the APA which was ok but lacked crispness and hoppiness and at £5 a bottle was pricey, indeed I thought that all of the beers were quite expensive which doesn’t seem quite right when the quality would seem quite variable according to the ratings.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Boudicca  (1402) London, England | July 18, 2011| Updated July 31, 2011
No one could ever accuse Bare Arts of not being interesting! They have about 20 different beers at any one time, all in bottles and all brewed in the little shed round the corner, almost under the railway arches. Andrew the brewer obviously likes to experiment, with varying results – there have been some crackers and others which were less successful - most notably the Witches Brew which was literally undrinkable (and unpourable). The café itself is also an interesting place and definitely worth a short detour if you’re in the area. It’s in the middle of a stone terrace in a pair of double fronted shops with large picture windows on either side of the two doors. You can hardly miss it as it’s lurid pink, inside and out. Even the stools and tables, some of which are made out of small barrels, are painted pink or covered in pink velvet. There are fairy lights dotted around and a settee and two armchairs with – you guessed it - pink velvet cushions. But don’t let this put you off – it’s clean and tidy and all the beers are displayed around the room, clearly labelled, on shelves and in boxes. If you stay awhile for, say, a live guitar recital and want to share a beer, it’s decanted into a little jug. There are also snacks for eating in or taking away - cheese, bread, chutney, olives, gentleman’s relish, stuffed vine leaves, quails eggs and other delicacies. At the back there’s a small yard which backs onto the canal. In my view, it’s a gem, albeit one of eccentricity. The staff are always delightful and welcoming, as are the owners, Trevor and Kath. Kath is an artist and her works – “tasteful”, swirly pictures of nudes, hence the name Bare Arts – decorate the walls. (Last visited 24 July 2011).

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