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Barrels Ale House

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Address: 61 Bridge Street, Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 1ES, England
Phone Number:
+44 1289 308013
12:00 - 23:30
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Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 01:00

The Barrels Ale House is a CAMRA award winning real ale and live music pub...

The Barrels Ale House is a CAMRA award winning real ale and live music pub tucked away on the corner of Bridge St and Bridge End close to the tweed bridge.We pride ourselves on offering a warm welcome to locals and visitors alike. Check out or website and facebook page for up to date information about entertainment bookings in our cellar bar venue and about the most recent guest ales available. We have beer from all over the UK but some of our favourites are Stewarts, Fyne Ales, Wylam, Tempest, Hadrian & Border, Highland Brewing, Houston......We welcome all feedback and look forward to welcoming you to our unique little pub.

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Really great pub

Great beers, good music, great chat and dog friendly too. An absolute asset to the town. Highly recommended.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 December 2016
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Barrels was once my favorite pub in Berwick, it still is for quirky charm, however for drink it's dropped way down below the excellent Curfew and the vastly improved Brown Bear. So the thing that's given this place a bit of a bashing is the quality of the drink itself; I've no qualms with the ales on offer or... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Great beers, good music, great chat and dog friendly too. An absolute asset to the town. Highly recommended.

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Lossiemouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Been drinking in Barrels since I was 18 I'm 33 now and whenever I return to Berwick Barrels is always my first port of call. Great pub not as good as it was back in the early 2000's but still the best pub in Berwick by a country mile.

Thank Thomas H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

If you hanker for a decent pub with a decent choice of ales then look no further. The pub has character by the bucket load and a wonderful atmosphere. No 'Sky Sports Banner' outside and there was plenty to look at on the walls (and ceilings) rather than the giant TV screens that have invaded most other pubs these days.... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Husband and I popped in most days during our recent stay. Authentic pub with fantastic memorabilia on the walls. Photos of Berwick through the ages, elvis, rugby stars. An eclectic mix which sums up the vibe here. Locals friendly and easy to chat. Popular in the evening as well. One of our favourite places

1 Thank JoanMcCarthy
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We came to the Barrels after dropping our stuff at the hotel we were staying at in Newcastle. It is a real ale pub and the gentleman that served us made us very welcome. There were at least half a dozen beers on tap which suited us down to the ground. Well worth a visit. We also chatted to one... More 

1 Thank carol j
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We popped in for a quick drink after catching Rich Hall at The Maltings. Lively & busy atmosphere with quick service & several quality real ales on tap. Good, traditional boozer which we'll return to when next visiting Berwick.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Down a steep hill from the town, this lovely place is one of two great places in Berwick to sample proper Real Ale (the other is The Curfew around the corner). Nice ambience with a proper pub feel to it. Well stocked fridge of cans to take-away.

1 Thank Gareth S
Berwick-upon-Tweed, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Barrels has built its reputation for locals and tourists for its cask beers from local and unusual breweries in the area. It is also a warm friendly pub for locals who prefer the bar as their local . It also awaits its musical connection being renewed by the council The town needs a music venue and Barrels has been successful... More 

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Berwick-upon-Tweed, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

An ever changing selection of well kept beers Well worth a trip. Only basic bar nibbles (crisps etc) though

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