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The Golden Smog

Closed Now: 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Excellent dog-friendly pub

The Smog is a delightful, cosy, welcoming dog-friendly pub, that serves a changing selection of... read more

Reviewed December 24, 2018
engineerant
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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Cosy, quirky, friendly micropub

Everywhere I went on Teesside, people recommended The Golden Smog. In the end, I was almost... read more

Reviewed September 10, 2018
ZinzanStreet
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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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Real ales, real ciders and a HUGE selection of the world's best bottled beers. Dog friendly. Cleveland CAMRA Pub of the Year 2016.
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1 Hambletonian Yard, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 1DS, England
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Reviewed February 20, 2019

I was tempted here by the promise of my favourite beer Veltins. Slightly surprised by the logistics of the place but the atmosphere and quality of the beer made up for this, as long as there wasn't more then 20 customers its a great place

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank gjw5050
The_Golden_Smog, Owner at The Golden Smog, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2019

Thanks gjw5050 for the review. We are definitely on the micro side of micropub,..if that's what you mean regarding logistics :) Thanks again for the review, very much appreciated. Have a great week.

Reviewed December 24, 2018

The Smog is a delightful, cosy, welcoming dog-friendly pub, that serves a changing selection of cask and huge selection of bottled beers. The staff are friendly and knowledgable, able to offer drinking advise for the indecisive customer. Sunday dog walks, and a fiendishly difficult Tuesday...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank engineerant
The_Golden_Smog, Owner at The Golden Smog, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2018

Thanks so much for the lovely review. Canines and humans seem to be loving the walks so we'll definitely do more in 2019. Quiz is easy peasy - oh, yeah, that's only becausee I write it and see the answers 😊 Thanks again.

Reviewed September 10, 2018

Everywhere I went on Teesside, people recommended The Golden Smog. In the end, I was almost reluctant to go, it case it disappointed--but it was excellent. Always nice when you go somewhere as a stranger and people talk to you and are friendly--that's how it...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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The_Golden_Smog, Owner at The Golden Smog, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2018

I think this has to be one of my favourite reviews! I did laugh at the clarification that I only own The Smog and not the son 🤣 Very pleased you enjoyed your visit, we'll hopefully see you again.

Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

This pub is the most friendliest pub with the widest selection of beers and different beers every time you go. Can not recommend it enough.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 393clairet
The_Golden_Smog, Owner at The Golden Smog, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2018

Thanks so much, claire t! Very chuffed with the friendliest comment! Thanks again :)

Reviewed December 26, 2017

We struggled to get in because it was so busy on our visit. It was well worth the effort though. This place has such a great atmosphere. The beers were first class and the staff very friendly. There many pictures of old Stockton on the...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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The_Golden_Smog, Owner at The Golden Smog, responded to this reviewResponded December 28, 2017

Thanks very much, Paul C. We are a busy little pub but it has been more so over the Christmas period so hopefully next time you are in, it won't be as much as a squash. Thank you for the review, especially the 'first class...More

Reviewed May 16, 2017

I cannot believe it has been so long since I wrote a review of this magical place. It thoroughly deserves a bump up. The four hand pulled beers are kept to perfection. I don't think John would permit a bad beer being served. I have...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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The_Golden_Smog, Owner at The Golden Smog, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2017

Thanks so much, really appreciate the review, definitely captures what The Smog is about. Cheers John

Reviewed April 11, 2017

Cracking Real Ales and a great choice. Small bar snacks but who wants to fill up on food when there is great Beer to be drank. Recommended but go early!!

Date of experience: December 2016
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The_Golden_Smog, Owner at The Golden Smog, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2017

Thanks very much, Colin B. Don't get here too early, we don't open until 2! ;) Thanks again, we really appreciate it. John

Reviewed February 28, 2017 via mobile

Always very friendly always great ales very cosy place great atmosphere and staff always a good visit

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Derek M
The_Golden_Smog, Owner at The Golden Smog, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2017

Thanks very much, dekka59. Great ales and a great atmosphere are definitely two things we always aim for so really nice for you to mention them. Cheers John

Reviewed February 19, 2017

Went into this bar abut 3 wks ago been back each Saturday afternoon since. Really friendly staff & customers. Great choice of ales changed regularly so good to try different ones.

Date of experience: February 2017
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The_Golden_Smog, Owner at The Golden Smog, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2017

Thank you for the lovely review, Elly1521. It makes us really happy that you liked The Smog, thanks again. Cheers John

Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

Like the good old days, great selection of craft beers no music no tv's just friendly locals. Came up from Manchester to visit friends who'd been saying great things about this place and it didn't disappoint.

Date of experience: November 2016
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The_Golden_Smog, Owner at The Golden Smog, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2017

Thank you for the 5 star...circles, whatever ;) review. We are really grateful that people take the time and given the choice you have in Manchester, we are really chuffed with your review. Cheers strebor640 John

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Chris M
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Response from Hope_and_Union | Property representative |
Hey Chris, if the 5 year old is well behaved then children are allowed until 6pm, however, we have nothing at all for little people to do so the 5 year old may be rather bored. Thanks :)
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