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John Bull Inn

12 Howick Street, Alnwick NE66 1UY, England
+44 1665 602055
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Still there, still great, still friendly

Fabulous small pub with huge selection of beers and ciders both bottled and on draught. Nice to see... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lawdylawdy
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
via mobile
Tremendous Pub

We recently had a short stay in Alnwick, and this pub was recommended to us by a local. And we were... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
paulwilkinson2222
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“real ale” (7 reviews)
“belgian beers” (2 reviews)
“on display” (2 reviews)
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12 Howick Street, Alnwick NE66 1UY, England
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+44 1665 602055
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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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!

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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

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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
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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

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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
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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

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Reviewed 29 August 2016

Very traditional pub - a proper drinking pub with none of the distractions modern pubs offer. Range of well-kept real ales and a range of whiskeys - over 200! They are not all on display but the two-sided list on A4 is there for you...More

Thank cheezoid
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

Friendly Barman knowledgeable about the great range of real ales/beer/ciders /whiskey etc served in this hidden gem away from the town centre. Discovered it by talking to locals.Loved the landlords artistic design in his smoking area. We dont smoke but had to admire his creativity...More

Thank caroltouchin
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

This pub is on the back streets it had 4 guest beers and over 200 different whiskeys, it has an outdoor area with flowers only open 5 till 11 weekdays and 12 till 11 weekends

Thank puwer98
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