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Barrels Ale House

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Address: 61 Bridge Street, Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 1ES, England
Phone Number:
+44 1289 308013
12:00 - 23:30
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Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 01:00

The Barrels Ale House is a CAMRA award winning real ale and live music pub...

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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A pub with some character

Proper pub! Proper selection of ales and craft lager! Friendly atmosphere! Cheaper than drinking in Sheffield!!Went several times..... Say no more!!

Reviewed 1 week ago
Darren F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Proper pub! Proper selection of ales and craft lager! Friendly atmosphere! Cheaper than drinking in Sheffield!!Went several times..... Say no more!!

Thank Darren F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent range of well kept real cask ales. Very friendly staff. Dog friendly pub, the staff offered water for the dog. Several good pubs nearby but we made this our local whilst staying in Berwick, even though it was quite a long walk for us. Other patrons were all very friendly too.

Thank Paul F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must have been for all Berwick visitors. Brillant ales, regular changed. Perfect to explore the world of ales if you stay long enough in the area. Pub with great athmospere and nice and friendly staff. My local when I m here.

Thank MaxFrieder
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good choice of beers - six tasty, mouth-watering options, a bit more than I could sample fully at lunchtime. Friendly, helpful staff and amazing decor. I'd call it baroque in inspiration, with walls crowded with paraphernalia, highly decorated bevelling and mirrors. Prices, at £3 a pint, were very fair, too. If I lived in Berwick, I'd go regularly.

Thank David P
Terneuzen, The Netherlands
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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.

Thank fredlandsbergen
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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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 the quality of the drink itself; I've no qualms with the ales on offer or... More 

Thank desolationangel
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

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

Thank dnallot18
Lossiemouth, United Kingdom
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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 by a country mile.

Thank Thomas H
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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 ceilings) rather than the giant TV screens that have invaded most other pubs these days.... More 

Thank ianpaterson28
Derby, United Kingdom
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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 the evening as well. One of our favourite places

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