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The Castle Barge, Newark Town, Newark

The Wharf
Newark
NG24 1DU
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Quinno _ left this review about The Castle Barge

A boat pub (converted from a grain barge in 1980), like an upmarket Charters in Peterborough. Down the stairs to the comfortable main bar with wood panelling and nautical ephemera, discrete bench booth seating and lots of dark varnish. Upstairs there is a lounge room and also deck seating for sunny days. Friendly barman behind the counter with two ales on over four pumps; Lincoln Green Marion and Stapleford Full Mash (fair). I quite liked it here and it’s well-worth doing as something a bit unusual. Newark has a good variety of pubs. 7.5

On 18th December 2017 - rating: 8
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Thuck Phat left this review about The Castle Barge

Well described already, this is an unusual and comfortable place for a pint.
The loos are nautical, the bar cosy and there's plenty of outside seating for sunny days.
A brief glance at the menu showed standard pub fare at standard pub prices.
Beers on were: Pheasantry Best Bitter, Dancing Dragon and Pale Ale alongside Lincoln Green Spring Green. Both reasonably local breweries but not the most inspiring range.
Another of Newark's finest which is well worth a visit but may not be my first stop.

On 19th May 2017 - rating: 7
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Castle Barge

An iconic place to drink,the former grain barge has been lovingly converted with a dining area at deck level ,while down in the hold is a very atmospheric bar area with lots of wood panelling.Right in the stern there is an alcove with bench seating and a large table,while further along the seating is in red velour.Opposite the bar there are a rank of pews and interesting photos of olden days in Newark are dotted about,along with some nautical ephemera.In good weather the many bench seats on the quayside are a great place to soak up the sun and watch the passing boating traffic.
The barge opens at 10am for coffee and breakfast,pub grub meals everyday from noon,while I grabbed a pint at 11.30am but you could drink in here early doors from 10am !There is a community feel about the downstairs bar,with a quiz night,occasional live music,dog friendly but no children in the bar.
The ale selection was fine without being spectacular featuring a lot from Pheasantry ,my Dancing Dragonfly IPA was on good form.
This pub is well worth a visit if you are in Newark,and would fit into any real ale crawl.

On 12th May 2017 - rating: 8
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Bucking Fastard
Newark Castle, 0.23 miles, 4 min walk (show)
Newark North Gate, 0.84 miles, 16 min walk (show)
Rolleston, 5.22 miles, 1 hr 40 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Castle Barge, Newark
10th Jul 2018, 17:50
Review submitted by Quinno _
 
3rd Feb 2018, 22:34
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Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 10 July 2018 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 10 July 2018 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 10 July 2018 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 10 July 2018 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 30p per pint Newark CAMRA Beer Gutter September 2016 - last updated 09 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 10 July 2018 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes - Top Deck Only - last updated 14 September 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Darts : No last updated 10 July 2018 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 14 September 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Function Room : No last updated 10 July 2018 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 10 July 2018 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 10 July 2018 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 10 July 2018 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 10 July 2018 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 10 July 2018 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 10 July 2018 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 10 July 2018 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 10 July 2018 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 14 September 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 10 July 2018 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 10 July 2018 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 10 July 2018 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 10 July 2018 by Quinno _
Opening Hours
Sunday10am - 11pm
Monday10am - 11pm
Tuesday10am - 11pm
Wednesday10am - 11pm
Thursday10am - Midnight
Friday10am - Midnight
Saturday10am - Midnight
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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