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Jolly Tap on the Arcade, Barnsley

Pub added by aleand hearty
31 The Arcade
S70 2QP

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Old Boots left this review about Jolly Tap

Located in a shopping arcade, it's a single room micro with toilets and function space upstairs. The counter is in the corner by the stairs, and there's a few seats by a pew in the window. Usual chatty atmosphere, good beers on the five pulls plus a couple of Central European kegs and boxed ciders. Four kegs on the back wall to complement.

On 6th February 2020 - no rating submitted
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Will Larter left this review about Jolly Tap

The former Arcade Alehouse has changed hands and is now the brewery tap for Jolly Boys brewery, called The Jolly Tap (with Real Ale Cafe in smaller letters) on the apparently temporary banner above the door, or Jolly Boys' Real Ale Cafe on their Facebook page. But what's in a name, as some obscure playwright once had it. Apart from the name change and consequent change in the products on the bar, I didn't spot anything remarkably different about the place, but having only been here once before, and on both occasions finding it very busy with supporters of Barnsley FC and Luton Town, perhaps I missed something. There were four beers from Jolly Boys (Jolly Rancher American Pale, Jolly Collier Porter, Jolly Yorkshire Bitter and Jolly Blonde) and a guest from Hilltop brewery of Conisbrough. I wasn't super-impressed with the beer, which was a tad murky, but I'd be happy to call back again and give it another chance.

Date of visit: 24th August 2019

On 11th October 2019 - rating: 5
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Real Ale Ray left this review about Arcade Alehouse

This micro was formally a cake decorating shop and now has a ground floor area with a small facing bar area, facing you as you enter, along with a first floor seating area. This micro was quiet on our arrival, which gave good opportunity to peruse their chalked up beer board. There was a good choice of six cask ales, so we went for the Barlow Three Valleys IPA, which was outstanding along with the Exit 33 Mosaic pale ale. The pub soon filled up when a group of eight blokes called in from the nearby Old No 7. They were all a friendly and chatty bunch, who told us they call in here every Thursday afternoon. The young barman was also friendly and chatty and when we had finished our drinks, we walked up the road with him, to check out the newly opened Tin Oyle.

On 9th May 2019 - rating: 8
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Alan Winfield left this review about Arcade Alehouse

The Arcade Alehouse is situated towards the bottom end of the arcade that it is in.
Once inside there is a small square shaped room with a small bar to the rear right,the floor looked like wood laminate,the seating is bench type to the front with small stools and tables and small stools,there is a drinking shelf on the left side,there is a similar shaped room upstairs which has pew seats and small stools,both rooms were very busy.
There was a decent choice of real ales on the bar and all priced at £2.70 a pint,i had a drink of Two Roses Heron Porter which went down a treat,the other beers noted were Bradfield Farmers Belguim Blue,Isca Staggering Santa,Geeves Naughty Elf,Cottage Night train and Jolly Sailor Jolly Blonde.
This is a good addition to Barnsley's drinking scene.

Pub visited 30/12/2016

On 5th March 2017 - rating: 7
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