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Submitted on Thursday, 15th August 2013
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Requested be closed with reason - Gone away: Now an Italian restaurant.
Reviews of The Norden Arms (Average Rating: 6 of 10) see review guidelines
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ROB Camra left this review about The Norden Arms
This used to be The Blue Ball and it was a bit olde worlde and chintzy. Something needed to be done to make a go of it, but it's been designered to within an inch of its life. It claims to be "A traditional English Pub", it just isn't. As you enter there are some pine dining table and chairs to the left and sofa's and tables to the right. The far end wall has wallpaper of bookshelves rather than bookshelves themselves and a TV with one of those stupid fire effects on the screen. There's also an upstairs restaurant that I didn't get a look at. The saving grace is that they had 3 handpumps on the go with Marston's Pedigree on one and 2 beers from Irwell Works on the others. The beers appear to be rebadged for the pub rather than brewed specially as my pint of a 5.5% IPA tasted just like Mad Dogs & Englishmen, one of Irwell Works's standard range. To be fair the beer was in decent nick and at £3.30 (I think) wasn't too expensive for the area. The pub needed to be refurbished, but it's all a bit IKEA for me. Lets' see what it looks like after a bit of wear and tear.
On 14th May 2013
- rating: 6
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- Hot Food : Yes last updated 07 August 2013 by David McNally
- Real Ale : Yes last updated 07 August 2013 by David McNally
Last inspected: January 21st 2016