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The Turks Head, Alcester

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
4 High Street
B49 5AD
Phone: 01789765948

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Ian Mapp left this review about The Turks Head

The only Alcester entry in the 2018 Good Beer Guide.... not going to argue, my TT Landlord was in perfect condition.

Small front bar and very busy on a Friday night. Space can be found down a nicely decorated corridor.

Worth seeking out.

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On 3rd April 2018 - rating: 8
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Turks Head

We arrived just on opening at 12, along with a few like minded customers and in no time the pub was almost full, not bad for a Wednesday. Once at the bar, we had a choice of four ales on handpump. We went for the Stratford Upon Avon Stratford Gold and a Vale Brewery Pale Ale, both were in tip top condition. We had been told previously the food served here was excellent, so we decided to have lunch. Our lunch was good and the portions here were large and prices average. To me this is more of a gastro pub, as all the customers on this visit had called in for food.
The barman had an annoying habit of throwing empty bottles into the bottle bin behind the bar and with the front room being so small, it was loud. Maybe we should have eaten in the quieter lounge behind. Not really a drinkers destination this one.

On 22nd February 2015 - rating: 7
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Turks Head

The Turks Head is painted in the modern grey colour,so i was'nt that hopefull of going in a decent pub,but once inside it was better than i thought it would be.
We had a drink in a smartish room that was bare boarded and had a beamed ceiling,the bar was to the left,the seating normal tables and chairs,there was a seperate room to the rear right.
There were three real ales on the bar,i had a drink of Wye Valley Hereford Pale Ale which went down very well,the other beers were Pedigree and Otter Bitter.
The pub was very busy with a good mixed bunch in.
I quite liked this pub.

Pub visited 10/5/2014

On 10th May 2014 - rating: 7
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Roger Button left this review about The Turks Head

I found the Turks Head a bit of a mixed bag. Better than most of the other pubs in the vicinity but some way behind the Holly Bush and Three Tuns. There is no doubting that the building is very old and there appears to have been attempts to give it a more modern feel without ruining the traditional feel of the building, something the Bear a few doors down has not managed to do. The building did have a spell as an Antiques Shop until reverting back to being a pub in 1999. The main bar area is a bit cramped when busy as people tend to hang around here despite there being plenty of seating away from the bar. 2 Real Ales (Archers Autumn Mist & Hereford Pale Ale when I was there). There are still plenty of old exposed wooden beams, bare floors and brick fireplaces and the furnishings are quite basic but the music was disappointingly modern and clubby albeit not loud enough to ruin conversation. A corridor leads to the not particularly pleasant toilets and a rear non smoking dining area (apparently known as the Mirror Room). The tacky Vegas style lights are a bit out of place. I didn't notice a TV although I did not really get a chance to have a decent look around. The food is more restaurant style than pub grub with main courses around £7-9. Certainly one of the better pubs in town and worth a visit but with the Holly Bush and Three Tuns 100 yards away, I know where my preferences lie.

On 11th December 2006 - rating: 6
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