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Sherlock's, Middlesbrough

Pub added by Old Boots
7 Baker Street
Phone: 07789277364

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Will Larter left this review about Sherlock's

One of a triumvirate of pubs that owe their names to the famous but fictional detective, this one was rocking when we arrived an hour after the end of the match. Condensation was fogging the windows, and I counted at least four screens showing the evening football match. The bar was in the far left corner, with beers from Harviestoun and Brass Castle, the latter with one of those pump clips that are well nigh illegible. The third beer was under a hand drawn pump clip, an Amber Bitter 4.2% with no brewer's name. I queried this and was offered a taste, but the barman said he was not allowed to disclose the brewer's name as it was a new beer on trial. Very odd. The beer itself was ok, though nothing to write home about. This pub makes an easy triple-header with the other two Sherlockian pubs. Even in a downpour you would hardly get wet dashing between the three - watch out for traffic though. (It's a very quiet street, but the overhead fairy lights could easily lull an unaware pedestrian into a false sense of being indoors.)

On 17th February 2020 - rating: 6
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Real Ale Ray left this review about Sherlock's

l enjoyed my visit here as my pint of Ossett Hop Rocket was outstanding, also the owner and a couple of locals at the bar were all friendly and chatty. Luckily for us on our Saturday afternoon visit the TV volume was low. I don't see the point of having a TV at all playing the music channels as this micro is good enough without. Who wants to listen to the miserable and whining Ed Sheerans and James Arthurs, I certainly don't, and if I heard Adele I'd walk out. Maybe it's to attract the younger crowd to the pub, but I didn't see any of the youth in here. This micro also had a good range of locally sourced pies and sausage rolls available on the bar.

On 29th July 2017 - rating: 8
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Aqualung . left this review about Sherlock's

Once again this one has been more than well described below. Although my favourite of the five micropubs near here was the Infant Hercules this was the only one I returned to as I knew it was open until 23:00 and the toilets were not up a flight of stairs. On my first visit the two TVs were playing a countdown of Chart Hits, possibly for the benefit of the barmaid. The only act I had heard of was the ginger nut Ed Shearan. On the second visit there was no music and the TVs were off.
The three beers on here were Hanlon's Firefly, TAP Best Bitter and Bad Seed Azacca Pale. I went for the Azacca Pale. On my return the night after Dark Star Hophead had replaced it so I went for that. Both were the usual £3.00 a pint.
I have to say I preferred this one without the TVs on.

On 13th February 2017 - rating: 6
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Pub SignMan left this review about Sherlock's

Located at Number 7, Baker Street (not 221B as the name might suggest!), Sherlock's is a very simple single room micro pub set in what looks like a converted residential property. This is easily the smallest of the three Baker Street micros, having a narrow, if rather deep, single room layout. There are dark wooden floorboards throughout whilst the walls are painted in lighter neutral shades with a few sections of weird looking wallpaper to the front. A row of regular tables and chairs run down one side of the room, whilst there is just enough space for a drinking ledge and some high stools along the opposite side. The room narrows even more when you reach the bar area, where the reasonable sized servery runs down the left hand wall with its dark wood counter and bare brick bar back. A few pump clips and other beer related items have been displayed around the room and almost inevitably there is a London Baker Street sign on one wall, but aside from that, the decor is fairly restrained. Unusually, there were a couple of TV's in the room, both showing the evening's programming from Channel 4, which seemed a bit pointless, as no-one was paying attention. Opposite the bar, a door opens out to a tiny walled garden that functions as a smoking area but doesn't have enough room for any seating.
The bar supports three handpulls which were dispensing Titanic Plum Porter, Ossett Mellow Yellow and Allendale American Brown Ale. I tried a pint of the latter, which was very good but it was impossible to settle down with, due to the fact that the place was absolutely packed and I had to keep shuffling around the room to get out of people's way. Keg options included Addlestone's cider, Sharps Pilsner and two Belgian beers.
It was a shame that this place was so busy that I had to knock back my pint quicker than I would've liked, as I thought this pub had a lot going for it. The beer was top quality, there was a great ambience with friendly staff and customers and I can imagine as the place beds in over time, it will become more characterful. A good example of the micro pub movement and a no brainer to include on a crawl around town.

On 6th December 2016 - rating: 8
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Old Boots left this review about Sherlocks

A long thin room a couple of doors away from the Twisted Lip in a converted terrace house. Seating at tall tables and stools or a biggish kitchen table with settles or at three round tables with pub type chairs. With an old barrel and some stools at a drinking shelf on the other side of the narrow room it's all a bit cramped; with very subdued lighting to boot. There's a wood burning stove in one corner. Rear left is the counter with three pulls, serving only beers from Yorkshire micros this time, Trufitt, Rat and Saltaire being represented. There's also four keg fonts with a cider, a beer from Irish brewer Franscian Well (who supplied the beer mats) Sharps Pilsner and Fruli fruit beer, there's also a shelf of spirits and a fridge of soft drinks and wine. There's some nice panelling on one wall and oddly for a micro pub two tellys showing footy. The barman was holding forth on politics with a regular so the ancient art of talking balls down the pub has been revived here. The default glass appears to be the mug but you are given the choice - straight or handle?

On 3rd May 2015 - no rating submitted
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