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John Bull Inn

12 Howick Street, Alnwick NE66 1UY, England
+44 1665 602055
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a proper pub

a proper pub, good ale and cider selection and friendly staff, allow dogs too. beer mats decorated... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
whatweth0ught
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
It is what it is ....

I was just talking about this place when I realised I hadn't given it a review. Called in here last... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2018
Petalancaster
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Lancaster
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  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
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“real ale” (6 reviews)
“belgian beers” (2 reviews)
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Hours
Hours Today: 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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12 Howick Street, Alnwick NE66 1UY, England
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+44 1665 602055
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Reviewed 1 week ago

a proper pub, good ale and cider selection and friendly staff, allow dogs too. beer mats decorated by visitors on wall is a nice touch

Thank whatweth0ught
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Reviewed 14 July 2018

I was just talking about this place when I realised I hadn't given it a review. Called in here last month with my wife, having read about its great range of whiskies. It doesn't look much from the outside, the empty pub sign frame the...More

Thank Petalancaster
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Fabulous small pub with huge selection of beers and ciders both bottled and on draught. Nice to see unusual stuff like porter, too. Went here when visiting Alnwick last year and it was great. Back again, it was first port of call last night and...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We recently had a short stay in Alnwick, and this pub was recommended to us by a local. And we were mightily impressed! As an avid real ale and whisky drinker, this pub ticks all my boxes! Lovely beer and warm welcome. Hidden gem!

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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Had a day/night out in Alnwick and decided to pop into this pub. As a lager drinker it was pretty clear I was in the land of the real ale boys who were quaffing pints of Gladiators old jock strap and weasel phlegm IPA. After...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2017

This was just down the road from where we were staying. It's a no-frills, back street boozer with Belgian beers and an eclectic mix of draught beers. The staff and owners are great - friendly and knowledgeable. There's a nice little sitting out area at...More

Thank lawdylawdy
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Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

I love the JOhn Bull. This is a proper old fashioned (in the best way) pub. Five ever-changing cask ales and ciders of the highest quality, with a wide range of bottled Belgian beers if the cask offering doesn't suit. The bar staff and regulars...More

Thank Mr_Morcilla
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Reviewed 6 October 2016

if you like a real ale and a good olde english pub then this is the place for you, a fine well kept selection of ales and whiskeys.

Thank victoria h
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

heard about their selection of beers and went along whilst we were visiting Alnwick. It's a 6 minute walk up slight hill from the main street, but worth a visit - it is a good old fashioned local pub with a relaxed atmosphere and nothing...More

1  Thank DamLou
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

Very traditional pub - a proper drinking pub with none of the distractions modern pubs offer. Range of well-kept real ales and a range of whiskeys - over 200! They are not all on display but the two-sided list on A4 is there for you...More

Thank cheezoid
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