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The Tanners Arms

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Address: 2 Hotspur Place, Alnwick NE66 1QF, England
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+44 1665 601628
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The Tanners Arms ale house features six handpulls which carry all-local...

The Tanners Arms ale house features six handpulls which carry all-local real ales, judiciously chosen, fastidiously kept and a pleasure to sup; a good selection of whiskies to warm and revive every palate; regular live music sessions of all varieties; the most eclectic jukebox in Northumberland; and most important of all, a friendly, laid-back environment full of good crack and camaraderie. A good old-fashioned English pub, and a pleasant spot to while away an evening…

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Great, "proper" pub!

Super, single bar pub with an excellent selection of real ales. Friendly landlord - my border collie was particularly appreciative of the attention he received - looking forward... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 November 2015
GazCreis
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

Super, single bar pub with an excellent selection of real ales. Friendly landlord - my border collie was particularly appreciative of the attention he received - looking forward to my next visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

Good selection of real ales, characterful pub. Have a meal round the corner at Cafe Tirreno (not a food pub here unfortunately) and then settle in for the evening by fireplace.

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York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015

old fashioned juke box, open fire, interesting beers/ciders. made our 10 yr old welcome (we were all reading loot from barter books) but prob not good for younger bouncier kids.

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Thank gill558
United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

A Great selection of ales to suit the most discerning of palates. Visitors exchange banter with locals in this friendly establishment & the bar staff certainly know their beer. If you enjoy a single malt the whisky selection is a real who's who in Scottish distilling. Definitely worth a visit when in town.

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Scotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015

Had a great night in the Tanner's Arms. Live music from a variety of musicians and singers-all very talented. Friendly atmosphere and we were well looked after by a lovely man and his collie dog.Sorry,can't remember his name. Most impressed by the standard of all those who had their spot at the mike, but especially impressed by the young guitarist... More 

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Thank anne081
Falkirk, Scotland.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

Spotlessly clean, dog friendly pub. Very good selection of well kept ales. This along with good atmosphere and friendly staff makes it a highly recommended pub to visit.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

Many of the pubs in Alnwick focus on providing meals and food. The tanners Arms is just a nice quirky traditional Pub. Welcoming, nice beer etc and with a great jukebox.

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Thank AllisonRebekka
Yorkshire
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

Walked by this pub Thursday afternoon and saw the signs for an open mike night. Went in and it was packed. A few people sung and they were very good. One lady sang and played guitar and she was very good especially her rendition of 'Lilac Wine'. Loved it. Then a band called Dagmar Mason came on and they were... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

We always pop into the Tanners when visiting family, cannot disagree with any of the comments I've read and the clincher is the "dog friendly" reference. You think it is someones house front door but don't worry, just walk in and enjoy. It's off the main road so be sure to research the location or you could miss out.

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Thank Eddie-Pam
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

Small, friendly, Great beers !!! Staff know what they are recommending. Good atmosphere, duke box and good selection. Highly recommended!!

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