User name:



Sign in with Facebook

Not already a member?
Join our community and - Rate & review pubs - Upload pictures - Add events JOIN for free NOW

Chat about:
pubs galore bar with Bucking Fastard on the Pub Forum

Picture of Little Three
Image posted by Rob Hunter
Submitted on Wednesday, 15th August 2018
With picture contributions to 237 other pubs
View all this pub's pictures (15 more images)
Only members may add pictures, click to receive free membership

Little Three, Thirsk

Finkle Street
Correct details

Served areas

Tweets by Little Three
View the full twitter feed for Little3

Reviews of Little Three (Average Rating: of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

Please Note: This review is over a year old.

Rob Hunter left this review about Little Three

Visited last Thursday afternoon. At the time of my visit only three of the five hand pumps were in use. The ales available at that time were South2North by Pennine, Striding The Riding by Helmsley and 1863 by Isaac Poad.

As Mr Larter has noted on his review the interior is old fashioned with artificially yellowed walls and ceiling with dark wood beams which, in the wall at least, appear to be artificial - unless they are actually present and happen to have been plastered over.

I usually find the Little 3 is dead so was pleased to find it a little busier on my most recent visit (around 4pm).

One of the barmen did not look thrilled to be there.

I found the ale was all bit samey, just bitters and pale ales. I had the South2North and the Striding The Riding, both at £1.50 a half, so OK price wise but it would be lie to suggest those ales were anything special. There used to be individual chalk boards over the fireplace listing the ales on offer, but these have now gone. There was a beer festival advertised which was due to have over 20 local beers so they must still have an interest in real ale, but it didn't seem quite as good as it used to be for me.

Just to add a bit of trivia - I have read somewhere that this place used to be called Ye Olde Three Tuns or The Little Three Tuns but when Wetherspoons took over the actual Three Tuns on Market Place this place decided to change its name.

On 16th August 2018 - rating: 7
[User has posted 540 recommendations about 481 pubs]

Please Note: This review is over a year old.

Will Larter left this review about Little Three

The pub sign and everything else about this pub gives its name as "Little 3", though I've not seen anything yet that explains the name. They're big on Yorkshire beers, though the beer I went for (Thelonious Punk) was brewed by Three Brothers of Stockton on Tees, which is not in Yorkshire (though doubtless would prefer it if possible). Above the bar is a plug for BAD Co Brewery, though none of their beers were available. Those that were: Theakston Best Bitter, GreyHawk (former Copper Dragon) Pippin, Pennine Festival Fuel and the aforementioned Three Brothers beer. I was surprised how bland this beer was: a 4.5% IPA with very little malty flavour and not much from the hops apart from a little residual bitterness (a bit like the Theakstons, then). The most interesting thing about this beer was the name, the second was the pump clip (see photo).

The pub has been done up inside to look as though it has not changed one iota since the 17th century, though my guess would be that the building was not here in the 17th century. The ceiling has been painted that colour that white ceilings used to go when smoking was allowed in pubs. My notes made at the time say "faux old": you get the picture. The floor is unmistakably modern wood, and so is the rather handsome bar counter (which has hooks!). There was background music playing which was above average for quality and interest. There's no mistaking the enthusiasm of the people running this pub, but I'm surprised, as I said before, that there's nothing on the beer front out of left field. Perhaps bland is what sells in Thirsk.

On 1st September 2017 - rating: 6
[User has posted 2649 recommendations about 2497 pubs]

Please Note: This review is over a year old.

custodian 42 left this review about Little Three

One dimly lit room with the bar to the left hand side. Four or five hand pumps but nothing of any strength. Would be a lot better with some decent ale on sale.

On 6th August 2017 - rating: 4
[User has posted 1673 recommendations about 1671 pubs]

View more reviews of Little Three (9)
External web links for Little Three

Pubs Galore is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.

Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by hondo .
Thirsk, 1.48 miles, 28 min walk (show)
Northallerton, 9.58 miles, 3 hr 4 min walk (show)
Cattal, 20.52 miles, 6 hr 36 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Little Three, Thirsk
16th Aug 2018, 15:29
Review submitted by Rob Hunter amended by Rob Hunter
16th Aug 2018, 15:25
Review submitted by Rob Hunter

Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 16 August 2018 by Rob Hunter
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 16 August 2018 by Rob Hunter
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 21 February 2015 by David McNally
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 16 February 2010 by hondo .
  • Function Room : Yes - According to Twitter - last updated 21 July 2015 by Dave McNally
  • Hot Food : Yes - Bistro upstairs - last updated 16 August 2018 by Rob Hunter
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 16 August 2018 by Rob Hunter
  • Micropub : No last updated 16 August 2018 by Rob Hunter
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 24 May 2010 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 30 October 2009 by Moby Duck
Local pubs

Icon Key: Picture Recommendation Rating Closed