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Bear & Bottle, Warrington

90 Mersey Street
Warrington
WA1 2BP
Phone: 01925635893
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Ken Morley left this review about Bear & Bottle

Will re-open once Lock-down has been lifted
new Facebook page please follow @bearandbottle2020
will be serving 4 real Ales
Our aim is back to a traditional pub -
good beers
House Doubles incl:pink gin available
good conversation
Background music from the 60s to 90s others on request
Darts/Doms & Quiz Nights and Live entertainment on Sunday Afternoon
Just the one main room now
Camra Discount
Tea and coffee and sandwiches will be available
Applying for Childrens Licence

On 23rd May 2020 - no rating submitted
[User has posted 1 recommendations about 1 pubs]


Pub SignMan left this review about Bear & Bottle

This is a large pub on one of the main roads skirting around the town centre, that’s been given a modern refit which seems to have robbed the place of its identity. The left half of the building was operating as a pub on my Saturday evening visit, with tile flooring and plain coloured walls and ceiling through a large open-plan space. The bar is over to the right and has a plain wooden counter and rustic looking bar back, with a large space opposite partially filled with a mix of high tables and stools and some standard tables and chairs. The room opens out beyond this, as you take a single step up to the left-hand side of the room which has been left pretty much empty and acts as a dancefloor of sorts, with the seating dotted sparingly around the room under dark painted walls and some interesting brewery paintings. This side of the room was being used for karaoke when I visited, with TV screens showing live footage of the ‘performers’, just in case you’re desperate to view the action whilst facing the other way. More seating can be found in a space to the rear of the bar and there was loads more through into the right-hand half of the building, in what looked to be a deserted dining room – whether this ever gets opened up, I could not say.
As in the previous pub I’d visited, there were four handpulls here, none of which were operational, so I once again found myself with a Guinness Extra Cold, which was the best of a very bad bunch of global keg brands. There was a very strange vibe in here and at one point I found myself the only person at the bar not wearing fancy dress, so I downed my drink, cursed my poor judgement in coming here, and headed off as quick as I could.
I’ve no idea who this pub is aimed at – on approach, it looks like it’s going to be a modern dining pub, and a glance through the window to the dining room reinforces this idea, but once inside, it was a soulless, tacky party venue with no decent beer and no real redeeming features. A blot on my crawl around Warrington – stick to the nearby Tavern or Bull’s Head instead.

On 13th December 2019 - rating: 3
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Al Bundy left this review about Bear & Bottle

This place has improved immensely. Where it used to be a totally nondescript place this seems to have had a name change and new life thrust upon it. There are now 6 very welcome handpulls, so your beer choice is not just the universal fizzcrap of old. I was informed that the lot that own the 9 Gallon place also have here now. I'm not particularly enamored with Warrington town centre so this is one of the better places.

7/1/15:
Not good. Not Bad. Just... there.

On 10th December 2018 - rating: 8
[User has posted 3381 recommendations about 3299 pubs]


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Map location corrected by Alan Hurdle
Warrington Central, 0.6 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Warrington Bank Quay, 0.76 miles, 14 min walk (show)
Padgate, 1.99 miles, 38 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Bear & Bottle, Warrington
23rd May 2020, 16:24
Review submitted by Ken Morley amended by Ken Morley
 
29th Apr 2020, 07:12
Review submitted by Ken Morley amended by Ken Morley

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 13 December 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 13 December 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 13 December 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 13 December 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 20p per pint - last updated 29 April 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 13 December 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 13 December 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 13 December 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 13 December 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 13 December 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 13 December 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 13 December 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Micropub : No last updated 15 November 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 13 December 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 13 December 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : No last updated 13 December 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Cider : No last updated 15 November 2016 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 13 December 2019 by Pub SignMan
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