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“Great real ale pub and welcoming landlord”
Review of The Tanners Arms

The Tanners Arms
Ranked #1 of 6 Nightlife in Alnwick
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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…
Reviewed July 1, 2013

We recently stayed in Alnwick and had seen this listed as a pub serving real ale. We were not disappointed! Good ale, and a very welcoming landlord. Heartily recommend.

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Reviewed March 23, 2013

Welcoming and interesting venue, great chioce of ale. Not in the centre of Alnwick and could easily be missed

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Reviewed February 27, 2013

Smashing pub with a great juke box and the beer was fantastic. If you are in town make sure you call in the landlord will make you feel very welcome. Its small and cosy with the fire glowing away and the real ales are excellent.

Thank broondog
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

we have been going to alnwick on and off for 10 years the tanners is my husbands favourite pub he is a fan of real ale, and he always speaks highly of the beer in the tanners

the wine is good as well

the times i have been in the first thing i have noticed is how clean it is

if ever you are in alnwick give it a try

2  Thank mj6
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Reviewed December 3, 2012

Well, I've finally found the best pub in the world - The Tanners Arms in Alnwick. Wow, what a place! Nowadays I avoid pubs like the plague, but this was something else. Just off the main road, it's a one room 'proper' pub (as opposed to one of those dreadful corporate bars which seem to be ubiquitous in every town these days, with identikit decor and horrendous dance music blasting out), with great hand-pulled beer, a tree growing in the middle of the room (!), the best jukebox you will EVER find in a pub replete with classic tunes, a cosy wood-burning stove and a really warm, welcoming ambience. The landlord is a really lovely young chap called Ben - who looked very fetching in his long black corduroy jacket! - who has by all accounts really turned this place around, with great decor, live music and well cared for beer. It's a testament to how great this place is that we arrived here at 7.30pm intending to have one drink before going back to the guesthouse, and ended up leaving at 12.30pm with very big smiles on our faces. Highly recommended - we'll definitely be visiting again.

2  Thank Shar0n_Simps0n
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