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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

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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Top, top pub...

Popped in on a Saturday evening for pre-dinner drink and was very impressed. Staff and regulars friendly and there was a very good selection of well kept real ale. Really nice... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Dundee, United Kingdom
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Popped in on a Saturday evening for pre-dinner drink and was very impressed. Staff and regulars friendly and there was a very good selection of well kept real ale. Really nice atmosphere and smart but traditional decor.

Thank richardholme
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lagers never heard of BUT great. Wood burning stove so warm. Lovely atmosphere, FREE. Juke box. Or pay for choice. Open plan Imaginative decorations ( tree in bar) Near hotspur tower up side street. Asked boss his name (Ben)

Thank eric c
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of those pubs that make you feel right at home straight away. Knowledgeable staff recommended a good pint Red Kite, apparently an excellent choice and very well kept. Plenty of variety and an offer of a taster before purchasing a full drink was really appreciated. We visited on open mic night, a nice mix of local talent,with... More 

Thank Dawn B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

I was recommended this pub by a knowledgeable local. Great idea. It was quiet when I was there - warm, spotless, and the dogs were very laid back. I enjoyed the beer - no food but the nuts were OK. Wi Fi helped.

Thank Kuching1309
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

From the moment we entered the door we were welcomed by the bar lady who was full of craic and quality advice on drinks. We were immediately impressed by the variety of ales and single malts available in a relatively small bar. The warm, wood-burning stove made the place cozy and homely on a cold, wet, autumnal afternoon. We settled... More 

Thank Felix A
Alnwick, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

A small, well stocked traditional Pub, with a fantastic selection of music to suit all tastes in the Juke Box. Warm real log burner keeps the place snug in the Autumn, Winter and Spring. Well kept real ale. Look for the 'piggy corner' .

Thank A M
Stirling, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

This is what all pubs should be like, coal fire, dog friendly and six real ales all from local breweries. Comfortable surroundings and warm on what was a miserable night. Make the effort to find this place.

Thank robkitchuk
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Poped in for a glass and to get out of the rain. Quirky little pub with a good choice of well kept craft ales and a log fire. Dogs and children welcome. Well worth a vist short walk from the town centre

Thank Harriet h
Sleepy Suffolk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

No food here other than crisps, nuts, etc. but good cask ales (according to my husband) varying in strength and types of beer from multiple breweries. They serve spirits and wines too (and probably soft drinks). Great prices. The main part of the lovely stone building was originally a tannery, and then became the tannery pub when that moved next... More 

Thank LoonyLoo
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The promise of a range of real ales justified the uphill walk to reach the Tanners. On arrival folk night was in full swing and proved to be great entertainment - thoroughly recommended. The range singers, songs and instruments seemed to be endless, and the locals were happy for their visitors to join in whatever they may have thought of... More 

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