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The Organ Grinder, Newark Town, Newark

21 Portland Street
Newark
NG24 4XF
Phone: 01636671768
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Quinno _ left this review about The Organ Grinder

A Blue Monkey pub situated in a not-quite-so-lovely bit of Newark town centre. A small and straightforward L shaped interior, the left side is a pseudo lounge with the main bar area more basic with some bench seating. Blue and mushroom shades as is their usual colour scheme. Board games spotted. Six Blue Monkey beers on, my Infinity was probably towards the end as it was a bit flat, as was the atmosphere, which seemed pretty sombre compared to a number of the other places I did in Newark (it was towards the fag-end of Sunday afternoon I suppose). Like the Blue Monkey pub in Beeston I felt that whilst it ticks the boxes for beer, there’s something that seems to missing…some sort of inner joy…it's fine and you'll want to include it on the crawl itinerary but it's not an intrinsic draw in the same way that the Fox & Crown or Just Beer are.

On 18th December 2017 - rating: 7
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Thuck Phat left this review about The Organ Grinder

The Organ Grinder is tucked away on a back street separated from the town centre by a new and large Asda.
Blue Monkey bring a certain style to their pubs which is now tried and tested and this one fits the style and has been done in a clever way to make the most of the space and create a comfortable and easy place to drink.
The bar canopy and middle beam is held up by an impressive stanchion stamped Newark Ironworks.
As with all the other Blue Monkey pubs I've been in, the welcome from the youthful bar staff was friendly and they were very happy to chat about Blue Monkey beers both available and not.
Beers on were all Blue Monkey: Battle Cry, Marmoset, Guerilla, Monkey Puzzle, BG Sips, Funky Gibbon and Infinity. We stuck to the Infinity this time which was, as always, excellent.
Newark is now well served for decent pubs and good ale but the Organ Grinder would be my first port of call.

On 17th May 2017 - rating: 9
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Organ Grinder

Another winner from Blue Monkey ,the small interior has been well designed and fitted out ,maximising the seating and creating a traditional feel and community vibe.Fitted benches run around most walls,there is an alcove with a small library and a real fireplace ,while at the rear more seating exists,some in unplaned wood surrounds.The bar sports 7 handpumps serving just Blue Monkey ales and my Infinity was spot on and great value at £3.10.
Great to see a closed pub revived by fabulous ale,this will always demand a visit from me when in Newark,which then normally extends into a lengthy session.Rightly in the GBG ,a must visit.

On 12th May 2017 - rating: 9
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Map location corrected by Will Larter
Newark Castle, 0.71 miles, 13 min walk (show)
Newark North Gate, 0.81 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Rolleston, 5.69 miles, 1 hr 49 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Organ Grinder, Newark
10th Jul 2018, 17:36
Review submitted by Quinno _
 
3rd Feb 2018, 22:31
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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 20 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 10 July 2018 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 10 July 2018 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 10 July 2018 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 10 July 2018 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 10 July 2018 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 10 July 2018 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : No 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 - Some Wednesdays - last updated 12 May 2017 by Bucking Fastard
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 10 July 2018 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 10 July 2018 by Quinno _
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