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Barrels Ale House

61 Bridge Street, Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 1ES, England
+44 1289 308013
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Great traditional pub

Barrels has always been regarded as best pub in Berwick and it’s well deserved. Excellent... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tony B
via mobile
Interesting pub

We always come here when visiting Berwick-upon-Tweed. It's one our our favourite places. The beer... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2017
Kas B
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good18%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“local pub” (6 reviews)
“great beer” (7 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
61 Bridge Street, Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 1ES, England
+44 1289 308013
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Barrels has always been regarded as best pub in Berwick and it’s well deserved. Excellent traditional pub with good range of real ales in cosy, warm environment. Ales in top condition. Search it out.

Thank Tony B
Reviewed 1 October 2017

We always come here when visiting Berwick-upon-Tweed. It's one our our favourite places. The beer is always very good and the bar staff are always pleasant. The pub in furnished with all sorts of memorabilia and gimmicks which makes it a very interesting place besides...More

Thank Kas B
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

A really good pub with a cosy, relaxed atmosphere. The drinks selection was good and I liked the somewhat quirky paraphernalia. The only downside was that no food was available.

1  Thank David O
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

We visited here twice during a three day visit to Berwick and this pub was probably our favourite of the lot. It's a proper old style pub with great character, great locals and a real decent choice of beers. The atmosphere is thriving yet chilled...More

1  Thank Dan H
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Barrels has so much character probably one of the best pubs I've been too! Had the pleasure of hearing singer/songwriter Toni Sidgwick downstairs in one of the most intimate gigs ever. Great hosts, super choice of drinks and great vibe! So few places like this!

1  Thank PippiCoDurham
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

As you walk up to the bar you are immediately greeted by Martin the barman - who is the life and soul of the place. Good range of local Ales and bitters. The decorations have retained an old quirky style which adds to the charm...More

Thank CharlesX
Reviewed 6 August 2017

In addition to the main bar there is a comfortable lounge to one side, decorated with old travel posters. A very wide choice of real ales, including dark beers. Staff helpful and knowledgeable.

1  Thank Tricia M
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Great pub,Good selection of drinks what ever you fancy! Top staff,friendly and engaging. 1 of the best in Berwick for real ale.

1  Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Good cask beer selection that appears to rotate for interest. (I'd like an extra bitter and could do without the mild and lagers, but that's personal taste.) Very good atmosphere with small seating areas in an historic pub with lots of interesting posters and photos...More

1  Thank jmaxwellb
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Wonderful draft beers but even better atmosphere. Traditional British pub with very friendly people.

1  Thank amyAtlantaGA
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Warren W
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Response from Zoe-Millis | Reviewed this property |
They have a telly but it is rarely on. They usually show rugby 6 nations and not much else.