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Captains Hill, Laxey IM4 7AY
01624 861484
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • 7
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Just the place to pause while sightseeing

We went for a lunch time snack while waiting for the electric train back to Douglas. Very pleasant garden and lovely toasties. My husband appreciated the beer. Pleasant and friendly service, we were really tempted to wait for the later train in order to visit the fair.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
Lesley W
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Slough, United Kingdom
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English first
Slough, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We went for a lunch time snack while waiting for the electric train back to Douglas. Very pleasant garden and lovely toasties. My husband appreciated the beer. Pleasant and friendly service, we were really tempted to wait for the later train in order to visit the fair.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This tavern adjoins the Manx Electric Railway Laxey station .From the front pub garden you can enjoy food and drink as the Manx Electric and Snaefell Mountain tram cars go back and forth, up and down the coast or mountain. If this is not enough then the public bar counter is modelled in the shape of one side of a... More 

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midlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Well placed at the Tram Terminus, formally the Captain of the mines house - From the outside does not look inviting - real ale is available, the staff are friendly.

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UK
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The best location in Laxey, the only pub in this area, but what a missed opportunity here. Service slightly chaotic with the (I assume) manager reading a paper whilst the staff clearly struggled to take two orders on the till. On asking for a Tuna and Cheese sandwich, but without the cheese, they had to summons the chef, who then... More 

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Staines, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The Mines Tavern is in a great location by the Laxey Railway Junction and is a characterful, historic pub with a lovely garden. However when we visited the staff seemed very disinterested in serving anyone other than their regulars (who congriated at the end of the bar, blocking access to the mens toilets). The food offering was very basic 'pub... More 

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

visited Miners Tavern as we had not been for a few years, disappointed to see how run down it had become,ordered chicken burger, chicken had a funny smell,. Wont be back.Not cheap either.

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Hockley Heath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We only had half an hour to spend here one evening so did not have time to eat, but I enjoyed a fine pint of Okells MPA and a bag of crisps. The pub had a very pleasant atmosphere, with a mixture of locals and tourists. The sort of pub I would be happy to have in my village.

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York, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

I have eaten and drunk at this hostelry several times over the last few years, and for such an iconic location, I always feel short changed. This place could be so much better if they tried a little bit harder. There's nothing especially wrong with it, but it just feels so "run of the mill". When I eat out, I... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Visited as part of a large group on a Sunday lunch time.Pub was extremely quiet considering it was the Laxey 1960's day/weekend. There was 14 of us and we all ordered food and beer. Service was extremley slow as we had to order individually. Part of our food order (sandwiches and chips) arrived after a wait of over an hour... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Not the best but not the worst, tried a couple of lunches here recently. We ate outside surrounded by smokers and the trams going by. An average meal for slightly above average prices but we enjoyed it and watching the trams, with a pint and reasonable food is a pleasant way to spend a couple of hours

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Captains Hill, Laxey IM4 7AY
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Isle of Man  >  Laxey
  • Phone Number: 01624 861484

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?