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The Tanners Arms

2 Hotspur Place, Alnwick NE66 1QF, England
01665601628
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Ranked #1 of 7 Nightlife in Alnwick
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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… « less
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Brompton, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is a fantastic pub, great beer and so welcoming. A very unusual bar in it's decor but I liked it. When we come back to Alnwick this is where we will head. I had 5 different ales there and everyone was superb.

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london
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

Found this pub by accident. Quirky Inside, nice ambiance and good beers. We tried a couple of the local beers, which were good. It seems to be a locals place but the batman was friendly to us as tourists. Good music played too, and not too loud.

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Actors filming Downton Abbey drink here when filming at nearby Alnwick Castle - made the evening extra special!

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

This is the best pub in Alnwick by some distance. Fantastic range of beers, excellent jukebox, friendly barman, highly recommended!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
38 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We visited the Tanners whilst holidaying in Northumberland. We had a cottage in Alnwick for the week (Mid July) and by pure look our cottage was on Hotspur place, just down the road from the Tanners. I'm not sure which pub the previous reviewer visited but it certainly couldn't have been this one as it was without a doubt the... More

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alnwick
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Excellent venue. Pros Good beer Clean Civilsed company Good jukebox Knobheads tend to be asked to leaves quickly or are denied entry on sight. Cons Too enjoyable therefore gets me in trouble

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

There are three main attractions in Alnwick. The Castle, The Garden and The Tanners Arms, perhaps this pub should be at the front of the list. In an age of dreadful identikit chain pubs and bars, it's refreshing to find an independently run pub that sets its stall on crackingly well kept beer and creating a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. The... More

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Gorgeous little pub and a very friendly barman. All made for a good place to get our group 'regrouped'!

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

The best pub I've been to in many years, fantastic selection of ales. Found it by accident while looking for a CAMRA Pub. Will return time and again.

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Edinburgh
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This was our local pub during a stay in Alnwick. It has a really cosy atmosphere with local beers and cider which was a little different from the normal. I'd definitely pop in if you're in the area. Especially if you're feeling cold as you can enjoy the lovely open fire along with a tasty pint.

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