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Pub Of The Month - November 2021 with Thuck Phat on the Pub Forum

The Clarence, Bury

2 Silver Street
Phone: 01614647404

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Steve C left this review about The Clarence

Adjacent to the entrance at the Clarence is an island bar that supports a premium keg range and six hand pumps. During a recent early Wednesday afternoon visit two of these hand pumps were unused and a third was off which left Cross Bay’s the EPA Halo and Simplicity Pale Ale alongside Moorhouse’s Black Cat. This is a gastro pub so there were a few diners sitting in the seating that runs the length of the right-hand wall and in the left rear. A garden is advertised but I did not investigate. There are no televisions, but there was some background music playing. This is the sort of place I would use if my missus is in tow.

On 29th February 2020 - rating: 6
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Clarence

An upmarket Gastro pub, where we were welcomed to just pop in for a couple of beers without dining, on our lunchtime visit. The interior was interesting and I did like the layout. The bar area was a central island bar, positioned near the entrance. The pub had a selection of six hand pulled ales, three from their own brewery, Silver Street, brewed at Britannia Mill in Bury and three guests. These were Tiny Rebel Cwtch, Inveralmond Brewery Bard and Rooster's Yankee. We went for the Silver Street Fire Island and the Ruby, both were very good and priced at £3.50 a pint. We took our beers into a small side room off the bar, which had a very impressive Victorian tiled floor. I would call again as the beer choice was good and the service excellent.

On 8th March 2019 - rating: 7
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Aqualung . left this review about The Clarence

As mentioned below, this place is rather geared up for serving food despite having a brewery. On my visit the area to the right of the bar was full of diners but the area at the rear seemed set for people having a drink.
The central bar has six hand pumps which had three from their own Silver Street Brewery, an Eagles Crag beer, Naylor's Autumn Ale and Milk Street Beer Blonde. I went for the Silver Street Fire Island (£3.50) which was in good nick but not cheap. Sadly I hadn't noticed the CAMRA discount which would have made the price quite reasonable.
It's worth a look for the home brewed ales and is GBG 2019 listed.

On 22nd October 2018 - rating: 7
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Steven Holt left this review about The Clarence

Been in twice, beer nice but expensive, £3.25 for a session beer that's brewed on the premises. 50 yards away is a Wetherspoons at £1 cheaper for better beer. This pub is aimed at a certain clientele. Plenty of folk in & all tables occupied with people eating. Nowhere for us to sit, just had to stand holding our pints. Lighting in the place very dim, couldn't read the pump clips. nothing wrong with the place, just not my kind of pub.

On 2nd August 2015 - rating: 5
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Al Bundy left this review about The Clarence

A strange place this. Very good real ale selection but the layout isn't the best. The food and drinks menu is in the form of a newspaper. A bit arty farty but as I said a good ale selection so it gets decent marks for that.

On 24th July 2015 - rating: 8
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Will Larter left this review about The Clarence

A very nice building which has been modernised to within an inch of its life. Six hand pumps with two from the on-premises brewery, others from Spitting Feathers and Pennine at the time of my visit. Service was impersonal and the beer expensive (£3.50 a pint compared to a range from £2.50 to £3.10 in others I tried). Disappointing for me that all the beers were pale and grapefruity, except for one which was brown and grapefruity.

On 30th March 2015 - rating: 5
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ROB Camra left this review about The Clarence

One main room with 2 distinct areas, the smaller area has a log burner in it. There's a brasserie upstairs and a brewery (Silver Street) in the cellar. On the top floor is a lounge and a cocktail bar. Outside is a covered smokers area with seating. No electronic machines of any kind. 6 handpumps on the bar with 2 from their own brewery. Silver Street Session was in decent nick if a bit on the expensive side. It's a bit sterile at the moment, but let's see how it settles in.

On 26th March 2015 - rating: 6
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Peter Rydings left this review about The Clarence

Now open and what a transformation walls been knocked down bar moved to the middle of the room very up market what Bury needed with its own brewing plant down stairs. Had a good pint of good Measure from the one chop brewing arm 3.9% its pale amber well worth a visit

On 12th December 2014 - rating: 10
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