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Quick pint on a wet Saturday evening

I had 50 minutes to spare whilst waiting for a train on a very wet Saturday evening. I picked this... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2018
Warm welcome but not likely to visit again

My heart sank as we climbed the stairs as the place smelled very dank. Cute, large puppy was weeing... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2016
Jan S
Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
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15 Mar 2018
“Quick pint on a wet Saturday evening”
7 Nov 2016
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95A Victoria Road, Darlington DL1 5JQ, England
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

I had 50 minutes to spare whilst waiting for a train on a very wet Saturday evening. I picked this place from the CAMRA whatpub website. It's basically a run down former social club. The bar is upstairs and accessed from the side street. Nothing...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

The beer was good - they advertised four guests but only had two although they were in good order. On the otherhand, the place stank dirty and fusty and there was a dog behind the bar that was continually jumping and putting its paws on...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

My heart sank as we climbed the stairs as the place smelled very dank. Cute, large puppy was weeing everywhere, including on my foot plus, inexplicably, the place smelled of stale cigarettes. The people were friendly though and from what they said, the place is...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Jan S
Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Stumbled across this hidden gem of a pub whilst out with friends on the beers. Can't say it's the cleanest or luxurious of places, but the atmosphere is great. Friendly staff & locals, I even had a go on the karaoke! A cool pub that...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank noubydarlo
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

Real ale and real cider are the specialities of this somewhat retro 'diner' bar. What it lacks in decor is more than made up for in friendly atmosphere, which makes the long climb up the stairs worthwhile. Barstaff are approachable and accommodating, and happy to...More

Date of experience: December 2015
1  Thank MartinG933
Reviewed 17 June 2015

Warm welcome from the owner. A unique selection of real ales and hosts some great groups. I Particularly like the history of the town nights where they show old photos of the town

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Sam F
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