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John Bull Inn

Closed Now: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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Worth finding

In a town I have never visited before I chanced upon this glorious hostelry that had amazing beers... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wayne G
Leeds, United Kingdom
via mobile
a proper pub

a proper pub, good ale and cider selection and friendly staff, allow dogs too. beer mats decorated... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“real ale”(6 reviews)
“belgian beers”(2 reviews)
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12 Howick Street, Alnwick NE66 1UY, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In a town I have never visited before I chanced upon this glorious hostelry that had amazing beers both English and Belgian over 100 whiskeys and a host of nice people Barmaid was a joy to be around as friendly as anyone I know If...More

Thank Wayne G
Reviewed 13 August 2018

a proper pub, good ale and cider selection and friendly staff, allow dogs too. beer mats decorated by visitors on wall is a nice touch

Thank whatweth0ught
Reviewed 14 July 2018

I was just talking about this place when I realised I hadn't given it a review. Called in here last month with my wife, having read about its great range of whiskies. It doesn't look much from the outside, the empty pub sign frame the...More

Thank Petalancaster
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Fabulous small pub with huge selection of beers and ciders both bottled and on draught. Nice to see unusual stuff like porter, too. Went here when visiting Alnwick last year and it was great. Back again, it was first port of call last night and...More

Thank lawdylawdy
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We recently had a short stay in Alnwick, and this pub was recommended to us by a local. And we were mightily impressed! As an avid real ale and whisky drinker, this pub ticks all my boxes! Lovely beer and warm welcome. Hidden gem!

Thank paulwilkinson2222
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Had a day/night out in Alnwick and decided to pop into this pub. As a lager drinker it was pretty clear I was in the land of the real ale boys who were quaffing pints of Gladiators old jock strap and weasel phlegm IPA. After...More

1  Thank mickeastlake
Reviewed 19 June 2017

This was just down the road from where we were staying. It's a no-frills, back street boozer with Belgian beers and an eclectic mix of draught beers. The staff and owners are great - friendly and knowledgeable. There's a nice little sitting out area at...More

Thank lawdylawdy
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

I love the JOhn Bull. This is a proper old fashioned (in the best way) pub. Five ever-changing cask ales and ciders of the highest quality, with a wide range of bottled Belgian beers if the cask offering doesn't suit. The bar staff and regulars...More

Thank Mr_Morcilla
Reviewed 6 October 2016

if you like a real ale and a good olde english pub then this is the place for you, a fine well kept selection of ales and whiskeys.

Thank victoria h
Reviewed 8 September 2016

heard about their selection of beers and went along whilst we were visiting Alnwick. It's a 6 minute walk up slight hill from the main street, but worth a visit - it is a good old fashioned local pub with a relaxed atmosphere and nothing...More

1  Thank DamLou
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