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Barrels Ale House

Closed Now: 12:00 - 01:00
Open today: 12:00 - 01:00
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Fascinating pub

This pub is also one of our favourites. The beer is always excellent and very well kept. It's a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Proper Pub

It’s a proper drinkers pub in Berwick. Small with outstanding beer. What more is there. And we can... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Shirley, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good21%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“great pub”(20 reviews)
“cellar bar”(4 reviews)
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...more
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61 Bridge Street, Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 1ES, England
+44 1289 308013
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

This is a great little pub that looks "not much" from the outside but is great inside. There are lots of ales to choose from, the decor is curious and quirky and the staff are very helpful. The only down-side I found was the ladies...More

9  Thank Soo C
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 9 April 2012

Small pub,busy with locals and tourists.Went in on Easter friday and there was a good atmosphere. A 21st was on downstairs so the pub was really busy.Barman who seemed to be in charge was really freindly. My night was spoiled by a younger barman who...More

13  Thank andy m
Barrels_12, Owner at Barrels Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2012

I am sorry you felt your visit was spoilt by this incident. Mistakes can happen sometimes when working behind a busy bar. It sounds to me like you raised the mistake immediately and it was rectified immediately. I have to dispute the part of your...More

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All reviews great pub interesting interior cellar bar local pub quick drink locals and tourists main bar regular live music memorabilia on the walls traditional bar interesting photos beers on tap friendly staff old fashioned pub great selection of beers crisps curry
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Reviewed yesterday

This pub is also one of our favourites. The beer is always excellent and very well kept. It's a fascinating place with all sorts of memrobillia including a dentist's chair, which we both took in turns to sit in. Staff very friendly & polite. Definitely...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a proper drinkers pub in Berwick. Small with outstanding beer. What more is there. And we can take the dog in The Dark n Cloudy stout is one of the beat beers I’ve drunk in years. If in Berwick or within an hours drive,...More

Thank pipmcnugget
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Visit here whenever in Berwick, lovely quaint little pub, always good ale on offer and staff very polite, definitely recommend a visit to this little establishment if you in the area

Thank bovLincoln
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Love popping in here for a pint at the weekend, really good selection of real ales and popular brands, friendly helpful staff and most importantly dog friendly.

Thank jambogaz1011
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Decor has changed in 20 years but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Great atmosphere and a wonderful little cave in the cellar for live music. Best pub in Berwick

Thank Solidskave
Reviewed 28 September 2018

Great traditional pub. Good selection of drinks and an interesting interior. If you like dogs, or want to bring your own for a pint, look no further.

Thank LCDarlo
Reviewed 26 September 2018

Stopped in on a very blowy day. Made to feel welcome, couple of very nice pints and some interesting memorabilia on the walls to look at.

Thank Jeanette37
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Wonderful pre and post theatre ( Maltings) pint. Sorry we missed the music on Saturday past, but in our defence we were at recent Blues Band concert. Look forward to next visit on a music night. PS Thankfully it wasn't on, but is the telly...More

Thank James P
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

We popped in for quick drink (2 pints each) after looking at the camera app for good pubs in Berrick...and were not disappointed ...the "landlady" offered samples of any bitter before deciding ...2 great pints 2 Half's 2 packets of crisp £10.70 ..the pub is...More

Thank thewedclub
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Great real ale pub Friendly staff and locals - best pub in Berwick-upon-Tweed Shame the outside space is so small but can’t be helped

Thank Harris0n2
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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.