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Barrels Ale House

61 Bridge Street, Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 1ES, England
+44 1289 308013
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Nice pub with a great variety of attributes having nothing to do with pubbing. That's why this is a... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2017
Terneuzen, The Netherlands
via mobile
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The Barrels was once my favorite pub in Berwick, it still is for quirky charm, however for drink... read more

Reviewed 25 January 2017
Newcastle upon Tyne, 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.
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  • Very good18%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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61 Bridge Street, Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 1ES, England
+44 1289 308013
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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Nice pub with a great variety of attributes having nothing to do with pubbing. That's why this is a good pub with so many kinds of drinks that it is impossible to leave feeling unsatisfied.

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Reviewed 25 January 2017 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...More

Thank desolationangel
Reviewed 30 December 2016

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

Thank dnallot18
Reviewed 21 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...More

Thank Thomas H
Reviewed 4 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...More

Thank ianpaterson28
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...More

1  Thank JoanMcCarthy
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...More

2  Thank carol j
Reviewed 2 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.

1  Thank mexicanacheese
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...More

1  Thank Gareth S
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...More

Thank Alan C
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Warren W
Sky sports or bt sport ???
8 September 2016|
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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.