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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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This is a proper pub with no gimmicks, Just a couple of little quirks ' sliding doors for the loos to save on standing room ,and a plastic tree central to the pub , it's mainly... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2017
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51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

This is a proper pub with no gimmicks, Just a couple of little quirks ' sliding doors for the loos to save on standing room ,and a plastic tree central to the pub , it's mainly walkers and locals enjoying a good ale or three it's also dog friendly no food being served here just good honest beer , I... More 

Thank Peteredlfc
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36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Fantastic little pub, the real McCoy! Friendly landlord, well stocked quirky juke box, great ales, nice atmosphere. Really could not ask for more in a traditional English pub.

Thank Munchyguts
Dundee, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

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
Reviewed 22 February 2017 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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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

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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125 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
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
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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 45 helpful votes
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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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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

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