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The Rover's Return

11 Church Street, Douglas IM1 2AG
+44 1624 676459
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Great real ale house

This is a great proper drinking house if you like real ale this place is a must 7 real ales and... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2017
Graham D
Burford, England, United Kingdom
via mobile
Proper Pub with Exceptional Beer

If you like Real Ale, well served at fantastic prices this is the place for you. It takes a little... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2016
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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“proper pub” (5 reviews)
“real ale” (3 reviews)
11 Church Street, Douglas IM1 2AG
+44 1624 676459
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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

This is a great proper drinking house if you like real ale this place is a must 7 real ales and it's cheap food is basic but why would you need gourmet food in a proper boozer off the beaten track of the tourist trap...More

Thank Graham D
Reviewed 3 October 2016

If you like Real Ale, well served at fantastic prices this is the place for you. It takes a little finding but its well worth a visit.

Thank JohnNewellIOM
Reviewed 22 May 2016

If old fashioned pubs are your thing, this is the one. An Isle of man institution. Friendly and local, probably time to ditch the faux brick wallpaper though....

Thank Jack R
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

I came across this pub just in time, I was in Douglas for the beer festival and it was great. The night before the festival I tried a couple of pubs and the choice of beer was very poor as was the beer it self!!...More

Thank chippy9044
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

A traditional pub. No posh cocktails, no fancy drinks, no gimmicks, just good old fashioned ale served in a good old fashioned pub enjoyed by good old (and young!) beer drinkers!

1  Thank MD-FatDonkey
Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

Friendly staff, very good Bushy's beer. Lots of rooms. Lively atmosphere and Rory Gallagher on the great rock juke box!

1  Thank sheffieldeats
Reviewed 29 July 2015

A local pub that keeps an excellent beers brewed on the isle of man, Bushy's bitter, Busy's old tail. They are the drinks I had in the pub, but do not go dressed up it is a down to earth pub. The staff are helpful...More

1  Thank John W
Reviewed 17 June 2015

Was taken here by a friend at work. Was a little reluctant to be honest but i had a great night. Was a little studenty for my liking but it had a great atmosphere, good beer and I have been back since.

1  Thank pauljbManchester
Reviewed 3 February 2015

One of the very few proper pubs left on the Island now that Okells have nearly finished their 'modernisation' roll out, but it seems no matter how much the brewery want to spend tarting up their establishments, they will never be able to equal the...More

3  Thank 3LegsEverywhere
Reviewed 7 October 2014

This is a great local pub with loads of character. Excellent local ale at a very reasonable price. The pub has five rooms all great for enjoying a pint of the local brew. It has an unusual room dedicated to Blackburn Rovers, they need all...More

2  Thank Andy W
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