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What an exceptional little pub

This place immediately joined my list of favourite UK pubs. It is small and friendly and I felt... read more

Reviewed January 28, 2019
NB1957
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Best pub in town!

We visit every pub in town at least once a year and this has scored as our top pub for the second... read more

Reviewed January 2, 2019
Alison23lufbra
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 28, 2019

This place immediately joined my list of favourite UK pubs. It is small and friendly and I felt relaxed and comfortable there. Staff are great, and make you feel welcome, the décor is nice basic and unfussy and the beer is really superb and kept...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Sean O, Owner at The Needle and Pin, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2019

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. It really does make all the hard work worth it. Please come and say hi when you are in next so that we can say thanks in person. Cheers, Sean and the team.

Reviewed January 2, 2019 via mobile

We visit every pub in town at least once a year and this has scored as our top pub for the second tear running! Great choice of beers, spirits and wines-and a very friendly vibe that is hard to beat!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Sean O, Owner at The Needle and Pin, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2019

Thank you Alison, we love our little pub and it always delights us when we get such a great review.

Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

Great microbrewery in town, excellent beers and gins , friendly knowledgeable staff and a lovely upstairs space with games and vinyl to play-one of the best in town!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Alison23lufbra
Sean O, Owner at The Needle and Pin, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2018

Thank you Alison, very much appreciated! See you again soon hopefully.

Reviewed April 12, 2018

Popped into the Needle and Pin with my Wife and Friends. Lovely House Gin made for the Needle and Pin by Burleighs and an unusual Fudge Stout that was on Tap which satisfied my sweet tooth. This wonderful cosy Pub specialises in Craft Beers but...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Sean O, Owner at The Needle and Pin, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2018

Thanks a million for such a great review. It means the world to us when we get such great feedback. Cheers!!

Reviewed March 27, 2018 via mobile

Hi. I have been visiting The Needle & Pin "Almost" since it first opened. I wrote a brief review some 9 months ago, and and seeing so many 5 star reviews since. Sean and Rebecca have continued to deliver knowledgeable, consistent high standards, and a...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Adam K
Sean O, Owner at The Needle and Pin, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2018

That's a great review, thank you.It makes all the hard work worth it!

Reviewed January 12, 2018

Craft beers and many nice gins and a negroni made. What a nice place in which to unwind . Jethro and Sean behind the bar had this place humming when we visited, An intimate space which made everyone seem like family, We loved it.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank KimandCheryl
Sean O, Owner at The Needle and Pin, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2018

Thank you so much for a lovely kind review. We love our little micropub, and it always puts a spring in our step when we get such great feedback. Sean and Jethro.

Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

We visit every pub in loughborough every year and this one is consistently up there at the top.. good location , great staff and fabulous choice of drinks !! Games and vinyl upstairs too make a great chilled atmosphere-highly recommend!

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Alison23lufbra
Sean O, Owner at The Needle and Pin, responded to this reviewResponded January 1, 2018

Thank you Alison. Very much appreciated.

Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

We have been regulars at the Needle and Pin since it opened and have seen it blossom into the fantastic place it is today. This is due, in no small part, to the very friendly and extremely knowledgeable staff who are passionate about the beer...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Sean O, Owner at The Needle and Pin, responded to this reviewResponded January 1, 2018

Thank you for such a wonderful review. It has made our day!

Reviewed December 5, 2017 via mobile

Tiny but perfectly formed! A must for both real and craft ale fanatics and real cider nuts. Convivial and intelligent conversation and so friendly with it. The finest wateting hole in the town.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Ian W
Sean O, Owner at The Needle and Pin, responded to this reviewResponded January 1, 2018

Thank you so much Ian. Your review is very much appreciated.

Reviewed November 19, 2017

Can a pub get any better with time, yes if its the Needle and Pin. Since it opened nearly 2 years ago, this small micro pub has gone from strength to strength. The beer are kept in tip top condition, occasionally beers are rejected by...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Sean O, Owner at The Needle and Pin, responded to this reviewResponded January 1, 2018

Thank you Richard for a very fulsome review. We work hard to serve beer of the highest standard and condition, so it is always great when we get a review like yours. We understand the crowded bar is an issue at times, we are victims...More

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