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The Old Yard, Darlington

Pub added by James Joines
98 Bondgate
Darlington
DL3 7JY

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Graham Coombs left this review about The Old Yard Tapas Bar

Despite the tapas bar name and odd bits of Spanish decoration this isn't a bad pub. It has two separate side with their own bars but only one was in use at time of visit. There is a large outdoor area on the pavement. A good range of beers included Pennine North 2 South, St Austell Proper Job, Graphite Black IPA, Ringwood 49er and John Smiths Cask, plus a few fizzy craft.

On 8th June 2019 - rating: 7
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custodian 42 left this review about The Old Yard Tapas Bar

Not sure why this is called a Tapas Bar. It has two rooms and two bars and was very busy and very good. Ringwood 49er on Hand Pump. Would revisit.

On 28th April 2017 - rating: 8
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Aqualung . left this review about The Old Yard Tapas Bar

I was in two minds whether to include this place on my Darlington visit but was glad I did as the reality is that it hardly any different to any other shop conversion pub that does food. It's a long narrow room with beams and a tiled floor. There are tall tables and a rather obtrusive TV screen at the front with the bar in the middle and the rear area set out for food.
The bar had six hand pumps which had three Theakston beers, John Smith's bitter, Schoolhouse Abacus and Rudgate Bicycale. I went for the Abacus which was a light beer in good nick at around the three quid mark.
I would normally find the idea of visitng a Tapas Bar something of a nightmare but quite enjoyed this visit although the beer choice isn't as good as other places in town.

On 11th May 2015 - rating: 7
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Old Yard Tapas Bar

A popular venue in the middle of town. This is a small and homely well run bar and we might have stayed a little longer only the beer choice across their five handpumps were all nationals and not to my taste.

On 22nd March 2015 - rating: 7
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Gill Smith left this review about The Old Yard Tapas Bar

Had a grand evening here with friends for a Tapas meal, and enjoyed the meal and the beers. Wychwood Regal and Caledonian Highland Fling went very well with the excellent food. Lively clientelle in the evening and a good atmosphere.

On 28th September 2010 - rating: 8
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Old Boots left this review about The Old Yard Tapas Bar

Finished in a Mediterranean style, naturally I guess for a tapas bar, it also offers well kept real ales from small and micro breweries from the six handpumps as well as a pedestrian choice of UK kegs. There is a large outside area especially popular for warm lunchtimes and afternoons but sadly only plastic glasses are allowed outside.

On 9th November 2009 - no rating submitted
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James Joines left this review about The Old Yard Tapas Bar

Real Ales from Theakston's Old Peculier and John's Magnet plus a range of guests.
As the name suggests Tapas are available with a selection of 50 to choose from.

On 3rd May 2008 - no rating submitted
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