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Old No 7, Barnsley Central, Barnsley

7 Market Hill
S70 2PX
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Real Ale Ray left this review about Old No 7

An excellent traditional pub with a choice of eight cask ales and one cider on handpump. Five of which are from Acorn Brewery and three guest. We went for the Acorn Barnsley Gold and the Revolutions Final Countdown, both of which were in excellent condition and priced at £2.69 a pint. The pub was busy on our Thursday afternoon visit, mostly ale drinkers. The pubs main features was the front arched windows and the traditional dark timber bar, with barley twist columns along the back bar. The pub also had a jolly atmosphere, so be prepared to spend some time here as the beers are top notch.

On 6th May 2019 - rating: 9
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Alan Winfield left this review about Old No 7

Old No 7 is situated in the midle of Barnsley and is just up from the Joseph Bramah.
Once inside there is a single long narrow room which runs to the rear,the floor is bare boarded and the bar is on the left side,there area a few tall tables and stools to the front,there is a drinking shelf opposite the bar and normal tables and chairs and tables with small stools on the right side,the rear area is up a few steps.
This is a Acorn Brewery tied house,so there was a very good choice of their beers on the bar,i had a drink of Acorn Old Moor Porter,which was on top form,the other Acorn beers noted were Barnsley Bitter,Blonde,Barnsley Gold and Olicano IPA,the gust beers noter were Yeovil Star Gazer,Redemption Urban Dusk and Abbeydale Bootlegger.
The background music was really good.
I was the first customer in just after 11am but the pub soon started filling up.
I really liked this pub.

Pub visited 30/12/2016

On 19th February 2017 - rating: 9
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Pub SignMan left this review about Old No 7

This town centre pub, opened by the local Acorn Brewery in 2011, has quickly established itself as Barnsley's top real ale outlet and was recently crowned CAMRA's Yorkshire Pub of the Year for 2013. You enter into a porch area with stairs directly opposite which lead down to a lower floor bar which I didn't get around to exploring on this visit, but which seems to host frequent live music. A door to the right takes you into the main, ground floor bar - a long, narrow room with the bar situated towards the rear, along the left hand wall. Some large, arched windows on the front wall, partly frosted with the pub's name picked out, create a fairly bright seating space in the lower front half of the room. There are some comfy seating options down on this level and the décor includes a nice large picture of the pub. A few steps lead up to the bare boarded bar area with a dark wood servery beneath a stained glass, Yorkshire rose motif canopy. A drinking ledge with high stools runs along the wall opposite the bar and some standard tables and chairs have been squeezed into a compact space before the bar counter starts. There are plenty of blackboards around the room detailing all sorts of things from the beer range to the names of all the bar staff. The rest of the décor is mostly enamel beer adverts and other such bits of breweriana. The bar back is dominated by a large 'Old No 7' mirror, but you can also check out old newspaper clippings singing the pub's praises and view the many CAMRA awards they've already scooped. You can also purchase various Acorn Brewery T-shirts and hooded tops, should the mood take you. Music was playing in the background, but this was drowned out by the noise generated by a bustling pre-match Saturday afternoon crowd.
Acorn beers rightly dominated the bar, with Conqueror, Barnsley Bitter, Blonde and 1887 Red available on handpull alongside guests of Growler Old Growler and Augustinian, Bristol Beer Factory Southville Hop and Lilley's Pig Swill Cider. Other ciders were listed on a board, but I couldn't see where they were being dispensed from. The keg range looked pretty good and included Moor Radiance and Brooklyn Sorachi Ace as well as numerous other 'craft' beers and a few well known foreign options. My pint of Conqueror was in good shape, if not quite to my liking.
I thought this was a pretty decent pub with a good mix of customers and some interesting beers to work through. It sets the benchmark for good beer in Barnsley and has apparently forced other pubs around town to up their game in order to compete, which can only be a good thing. If you only do one pub when in Barnsley, you shouldn't have to think too long about which one you pick.

On 27th April 2014 - rating: 8
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Map location corrected by James Joines
Barnsley, 0.41 miles, 7 min walk (show)
Dodworth, 2.37 miles, 45 min walk (show)
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8th Nov 2019, 21:18
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8th Nov 2019, 21:18
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 27 April 2014 by Pub SignMan
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  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 27 April 2014 by Pub SignMan
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  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 27 April 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 27 April 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : No last updated 27 April 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 27 April 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 27 April 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 27 April 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 06 July 2011 by Moby Duck
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 27 April 2014 by Pub SignMan
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