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The Young Pretender

30-34 Lawton Street, Congleton CW12 1RS, England
01260273277
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Ranked #13 of 69 Restaurants in Congleton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $12
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Went on a Friday night, was busy but was enough space to get a table with my friends. Was suitable for all age groups. Was really impressed with the selection of beers, ales and ciders. What made it even better was that you can try them before you buy a pint!

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BNJR, Owner at The Young Pretender, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review! We do always encourage customers to try before they buy, sometimes our selections are not well known and we want you to buy your drink with confidence and enjoy it! More 

Cheshire, GB
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

In the days of pubs closing down every 5 minutes who would have thought converting an old toy shop into a brand new one would work. The YP has a great atmosphere, unusual decor, but most importantly great ales, whether you are a beer or lager person. The draughts are constantly changing, meaning no two visits are the same and... More 

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BNJR, Owner at The Young Pretender, responded to this review

Aw... Thanks! It's always great to see positive feedback. Kind regards More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Okay, I'm going to show my age.....I found The Young Pretender a bit of a bombsite, stark and uncomfortable, knackered chairs, but my kids (eldest 30) really like it for it's "different" atmosphere good choice of beers and easy food, general informality and varied entertainments (which I have not sampled). For me....I think its got considerable potential if it was... More 

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BNJR, Owner at The Young Pretender, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to give feedback about our decor. We are intrigued as to whether you enjoyed your choice of food and drinks! Liking decor is of course subjective. We believe our style is without pretension, graffiti isn't really our thing. We tried to keep as many original features as possible in the conversion from a toyshop (the... More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

Great starting place for a night and a great place to end up! Food isn't restaraunt it's more bar food and puds, but I love it here! My fella loves the beer selection and the range of entertainment throughout the month is exceptional. A great place for friends!! .. Only one comment dissrrano and Malibu should be on your drinks... More 

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BNJR, Owner at The Young Pretender, responded to this review

Thanks for such a great review, we are really pleased you enjoy the various things that go on here. As for Disaronno and Malibu... We have chosen some much nicer drinks for you, come and try them ;) More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I love it here, choice of beers, surroundings, atmosphere & live music! I think the whole concept is brilliant and how most pubs are in decline this one always seems busy, as it deserves to. A real treat whenever we go!

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BNJR, Owner at The Young Pretender, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the positive review, it's lovely to hear we are your favourite! More 

Congleton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Have been to pub on many occasions since my last review. Judgement was based on it's coming under restaurants on trip advisor & I agree with the response that I may have been harsh on judging it as such. The beers continue to be excellent (& coffee still good for those who are driving). The staff continue to be friendly... More 

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BNJR, Owner at The Young Pretender, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to review us again, and give us double the amount of stars! It means a lot. Glad you enjoy the quiz, too, we do put a lot into it. See you again. More 

Shanghang County, China
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

If you are after a pint in or around Congleton this is the place. Easy to find on the high street. CAMRA local pub of the year 2014. I was only passing through and had an excellent beetroout and cheese pie with mash pees and gravy. Excellent! There seems to be a programme of themed nights with film and talk... More 

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BNJR, Owner at The Young Pretender, responded to this review

Thank you for the 5 star review! It's great to have the team's efforts appreciated. More 

Cheshire, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Had been going here for a few months, lunchtimes for a quiet drink, and on an evening for a bit of atmosphere. Have stopped going as it seemed to be going a bit too 'CAMRA' and less of a place to go with the missus/family. While the drinks are great, especially the cider, the prices are just too far on... More 

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BNJR, Owner at The Young Pretender, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are sorry that you feel the prices are steep and that we are a bit too CAMRA oriented. The only thing that has changed in recent months is that we won a CAMRA award for being best pub in Cheshire, so we put up a banner because we are really... More 

Cheshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

There's about 5 cask beers at any one time (all change, none there permanently, and always well kept) plus a number of "craft keg" beers and a wide range of foreign beers on keg or in bottle. The food available is very basic, essentially pies or deli platters (the latter, sadly, are nowhere near as good as they used to... More 

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BNJR, Owner at The Young Pretender, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! Glad you enjoy the beers and decor. The food hasn't changed, we have added a few more platters but the original ones are still on there. If you have any suggestions you'd like us to make when we tweak the menu for the autumn (salads will give way to soups) then we would love to... More 

stoke on trent
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The Young Pretender is just so relaxed even I fell off my chair. The range of beers cannot be matched by anyone in the area. Its not just that the beer is good there is a huge different variety on every visit. If I could award a gold medal for the quality of the real ales it would be to... More 

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BNJR, Owner at The Young Pretender, responded to this review

Thanks very much for the great review! We do rotate the beer constantly, so it is a bit like a beer festival every week in here! More 

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Additional Information about The Young Pretender

Address: 30-34 Lawton Street, Congleton CW12 1RS, England
Phone Number: 01260273277
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Congleton
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 8 - 12
Cuisine: British

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