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The Norden Arms

539 Edenfield Road
Norden
Rochdale
OL11 5XH
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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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29th Mar 2015, 11:35
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29th Mar 2015, 11:35
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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
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Last inspected: May 9th 2013
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