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The Galway Arms, Retford

64 Bridgegate
DN22 7UZ
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Lester Ford left this review about The Galway Arms

This was the very last pub of a very long day in Gainsborough and Retford.

It was my last tick from the 2017 GBG and by the time I arrived I was shattered and slightly drunk so this review is short due to my hazy memory.

A couple of ales on but I went for the safe option which was Black Sheep best, it was decent and enjoyed in pleasant surroundings. The pub from memory was fairly quiet (7.45pm on a Saturday) save for the band warming up in the back area.

Carpeted throughout with friendly bar staff and doorman who had nothing to do during this short visit. Nice enough pub and good ale, maybe I should of come here earlier to fully experience it.

On 13th April 2017 - rating: 7
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Galway Arms

The Galway Arms is a lot bigger inside that it looks from the outside,once inside there was a very smart area close to the door this area was carpeted and had comfortable bench seating,the bar was round the corner from the first area,there was a pool table in a small area opposite the bar and there was what looked like a large seperate dining room to the rear left which was up a couple of steps,there was an unused area to the rear right which looked a bit messy.
There were four pumps on the bar but only one in use this was Black Sheep bitter which came from one of those new fangled pumps this drink was far too warm so probably the first pulled of the day even though it was around 2.00,the pub was empty on my visit which was a shame as this is quite a smart and comfortable pub to sit and have a drink in.

Pub visited 2/6/2012

On 2nd June 2012 - rating: 7
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Will Larter left this review about The Galway Arms

We included this on a recent pub crawl on the strength of its appearance in the Good Beer Guide 2010, though we discovered from talking to people in the Rum Runner later that it had only recently reopened. This may be why there was only one ale on hand pump when we visited. It's an old-fashioned pub with an interesting snug, separated from the rest of the pub by wooden partitions.

On 23rd September 2010 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Alan Winfield
Retford, 1.02 miles, 19 min walk (show)
Retford Low Level, 1.02 miles, 19 min walk (show)
Worksop, 8.46 miles, 2 hr 43 min walk (show)
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