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St Johns Head, Great Yarmouth

58 North Quay
Great Yarmouth
NR30 1JB

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Danny O'Revey left this review about St Johns Head

On busy street, there is an old fashioned interior including an old time juke box. 6 real ales kept well.

On 15th June 2016 - rating: 6
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Steve of N21 left this review about St Johns Head

Situated on North Bank of the Quay the St Johns Head Real Ale House, to give its full name from the large name plate on the front of the pub, advertises itself as having been in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide longer than any other pub in Great Yarmouth. However, from our brief visit to Yarmouth there doesn’t seem to be a vast amount of competition to make this an astounding feat.
But that should not take away from the fact that this is a good, ale orientated pub and with the nearby Mariners Tavern, make a good double if you do not want to stray far from the North or South bank.
The building itself is a 400 year old, grade 2 listed building with a welcoming double aspect brick frontage.
Inside it is a two area space either side of the main bar with a pool table and juke box in one section and then comfortable seating in the other. There are also two teles for the sport and then a large projection screen which is pulled down for the live games.
The bar supports five handpumps with Elgood Cambridge Bitter and Addlestones Cider always available and then a regularly changing ale choice on the rest. Damson Porter from the Burton Bridge Brewery and Cottage Brewing Tornado were on for our visit.
There is a smoking shed outside at the back which has an interesting feature of a meter that takes 20p coins for the outside heater.
A decent friendly pub with well kept beers.

On 28th March 2012 - rating: 8
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