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Address: 2 Hotspur Place, Alnwick NE66 1QF, England
Phone Number: 01665601628
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The Tanners Arms ale house features six handpulls which carry all-local...

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…

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Traditional drinkers pub

It's not huge and it's a bit like being in someone's front room with all the seating round the edges but it feels very cosy and friendly. Range of real ales and a wood burning... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
cheezoid
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's not huge and it's a bit like being in someone's front room with all the seating round the edges but it feels very cosy and friendly. Range of real ales and a wood burning stove for winter. Juke box has a range including rock and metal but volume not loud so everyone can hear conversations. One toilet for the... More 

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Thank cheezoid
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A cosy pub serving a selection of real ales from six hand pumps. All the beers are from local breweries. Fantastic juke box, nice people.

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Thank irgy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Regular reviewers should be allowed an extra star or a 'golden buzzer'. This place deserves a 'golden extra star buzzer'. Good pub crack. Comfortable feel to the place- quite happy sitting and drinking perfect beer with my family. Worth seeking out. Photo to follow.

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Thank Harveychant
East Midlands
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Its quite small, it has a fake tree in the middle, but its fab! Excellent vibe, good ale, decent wine, popular with locals and great live music on occasion too. Try it!

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Thank JoEastMidlands
Colne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

If you like real ale in a traditional pub, then come here. 6 hand-pumps were on & beers is very well kept. Best pub in Alnwich & being the former Chair of East Lancs CAMRA I know a good pub that keeps good beer!

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Thank Mark C
Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

We loved our visits to the Tanners Arms while in Alnwick. The staff was so kind - they even let us taste the beers so that we would be happy with our choices. The space is smallish, but quaint and clearly popular with locals.

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Thank sactraveler2014
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Have just had a few days in Alnwick and was generally under whelmed by the pubs. The Tanners was the exception which we visited several times. Some good local hand pulled beers friendly service and nice atmosphere.

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Thank Martin C
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

What a find, pubs like the Tanners are far too rare nowadays, quirky doesn't begin to describe it. There is a great selection of well kept ale from obscure breweries and a juke box that plays decent music at a respectable volume so that conversation is not disturbed. If you want loud pop music and mass produced lager in a... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Small but quaint, traditional type of pub. Good choice of ales available and appeared to be well kept. Plenty of locals supporting the place which was a good sign. Cannot comment on food etc but this is not an eating place it appears.

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Thank RonG646
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

We are locals and can highly recommmend the music nights. The beer is great , service good and the music and atmosphere welcoming. What a gem.

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