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Glittering Star, Darlington

9 Stonebridge

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Graham Coombs left this review about Glittering Star

Reopened after a 14 month closure, an unmodernised Sam Smith's pub with some nice etched glass labelling the two sides as Smoke Room and Vaults. A further room at the back has two dartboards. The whole is plainly furnished with Britannia iron tables and banquettes. Sadly throughput of real ale was low so handpumps have been removed, but the usual Sam Smith's beers are available. The bans on electrical devices, music, swearing etc lead to a very traditional feel where conversation rules.

On 6th June 2019 - rating: 6
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Alan Winfield left this review about Glittering Star

The Glittering Star,glitters no more,
It is now a faded star as it has closed down,a local said,"they may have removed the pumps and lines"
It was firmly shut while i did a large pub crawl round Darlington yesterday.

Attempted visit 9/9/2017

On 10th September 2017 - no rating submitted
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Will Larter left this review about The Glittering Star

A typical Sam Smiths pub - well presented and unpretentious, with a good atmosphere and cheap prices. There's Old Brewery Bitter on hand pump, but the keg range is a bit limited, with no mild or stout. A multi-roomed traditional layout, well preserved in true Sams style. OK, the beer choice is a little underwhelming, but at 90p for a half, who's complaining?

Date of visit: 25th November 2015

On 13th January 2016 - rating: 7
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Best Pubs left this review about The Glittering Star

rather nice pub nice quiet pub like most sam smiths pubs but i like that about sam smiths pubs. but worth poping in for a few pints.

pint quality - very good.
friendliness - friendly enough .
atmosphere - nice peaceful no kids or loud mouths nice place to relax.
cleanliness - good .
toilets - clean .
prices - usual SAM smiths cheap prices.
food - none.
drink served - usual sam smiths taddy lager, brewery bitter, cider, etc etc.
serving time- quick enough.

On 16th December 2012 - rating: 9
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