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The Coalheavers Arms, Woodston, Peterborough

5 Park Street
Phone: 01733565664

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Will Larter left this review about The Coalheavers Arms

A back street local with a slightly run down feel to it. Eight hand pumps, serving mostly beers from the Milton brewery. Our visit was prolonged by the barman, apparently new to the pub, having difficulty getting the computerised till to work properly. Not his fault - he'd been left without adequate training or supervision - but at what turned out to be a busy time it was disappointing that someone didn't come to help him out. The beer was ok, but the landlord's evident preference for a quiet life over providing a good experience for his customers has led to a low mark from me.

Date of visit: 5th December 2015

On 14th January 2016 - rating: 5
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Gill Smith left this review about Coalheavers Arms

Another visit to Peterborough, and this pub still serving good real ale. Family friendly pub with no music and TV. Quiet when we were there. Enjoyed Camerons White Rabbit and Milton Bombers Drop. They have a table with loads of games on, and it is family friendly.

The above was in April 2010, and we visited again this week hoping to catch some beers from their beer festival which ended on Sunday, but they only had the beers left on the bar now. There were a couple of Milton beers new to us, and we enjoyed Justinian and Nike.

On 26th April 2012 - rating: 7
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Pub SignMan left this review about Coalheavers Arms

I stopped off in this very pleasant back street ale house prior to a recent game at nearby London Road. Despite being quite a compact little pub, there are three relatively distinct areas within. The entrance take you into a light, open, wooden floored area around the front window, which offers a few seats and leads to a flagstone floor section opposite the bar which has banquette seating creating a U shaped booth. Beyond the bar, at the rear of the pub there are a few more standard tables and chairs, plus a TV screen and access to the beer garden. A small table near the toilets has a selection of board games available. There is a fair amount of brewerania here and there including some nice brewery posters and the whole effect is that of a smart, clean and inviting local.
Eight handpulls lined up along the short bar counter offered Milton Justinian, Sparta, Nero and Bombers Drop (brewed especially for this pub), Dark Star Festival and Chestnut and Hereford Original Bitter with the final pump dispensing Wilcox Traditional Farmhouse Cider. I really enjoyed my pint of Sparta, sat opposite the bar leafing through the large amount of CAMRA literature provided and browsing the large pump clip collection. I also spotted what appeared to be a small banknote collection on the ceiling behind the bar.
I found this pub to be very warm and welcoming with an excellent beer choice and I regret not staying here for another pint before the match instead of moving on to a different pub. One of the highlights of a very enjoyable Peterborough pub crawl, this place will be high on my list of pubs to return to next time I'm in town.

On 20th April 2011 - rating: 8
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train man left this review about Coalheavers Arms

Potbelly Brewery Aisling, Milton Pegasus & Sparta, Icarus had gone, Edwin Taylor's Extra Stout, Potton ‘Village Bike', Nottingham Bullion, Westons Country Perry, Rathays Painted Lady Perry, Moravka (unpasteurised lager beer). Completely empty 15:00 (30May) and sadly no tv for cup final, tho I don't think we missed much? Single room pub, bar on left, wood floor on entry, then stone-effect tiles, six assorted size tables with settle/chair seating, book corner & games selection, nice big pine table at front window was ample for cards for our group of six. Narrow paved beer ‘garden' with a few picnic sets. The roll/baguettes were truly dreadful (£2.50), whats wrong with a simple ham/cheese barm/bap/cob? And don't start polishing the pumps at 5pm- that stuff makes you choke on yer beer!

On 12th June 2009 - rating: 7
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