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The Olde Tavern, Pontefract Town, Pontefract

South Baileygate
Pontefract
WF8 2JL
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Steve C left this review about The Olde Tavern

The interior of the Old Tavern consists of a left hand public bar and a larger L shaped right hand bar with seating at the rear. I popped my head into the public bar to see a dartboard and pool table, but I spent the majority of my stay in the larger bar. There were only a handful of customers at 20:00 during my recent Monday visit so there was little atmosphere. This atmosphere wasn’t added to by the airing of Coronation Street on a television that sits above a filthy fish tank. Hopefully the advertised aviary in the rear beer garden is a little cleaner! There is a weekly quiz every Sunday from 20:00.
Standard keg products were available from the bar that also supports a couple of hand pumps that were drawing Theakstons and Black Sheep. Food is available but the kitchen was closed during my visit, although I did see an advertisement for a carvery. The service was polite without being that friendly. Myself and a work colleague were looking for somewhere local to our hotel to have a few beers and we only stayed in here for a half before moving on, which I think speaks volumes.

On 2nd May 2016 - rating: 4
[User has posted 3546 recommendations about 3525 pubs]


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Alan Winfield left this review about The Olde Tavern

The Olde Tavern is a stand alone pub that is situated on a busy main road and a short walk from the town centre.
Once inside there is a small square shaped pool room to the front left,there is a small darts room behind this which has two boards.
The main drinking room is to the right and is a long oblong shaped room which runs to the rear,the room is carpeted and has comfy bench seating and chairs to the front and a nice looking tropical fish tank,the rear area looks more like a dining area with normal tables and chairs.
There was one real ale on the bar which was Theakston Black Bull bitter,this was a decent drink to start my Pontefract crawl on.
The pub also has a decent beer garden to the rear.
I quite liked this pub.

Pub visited 29/7/2015

On 29th July 2015 - rating: 7
[User has posted 6113 recommendations about 6113 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by James Joines
Pontefract Baghill, 0.35 miles, 6 min walk (show)
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Latest updates View all updates for The Olde Tavern, Pontefract
2nd May 2016, 13:38
Review submitted by Steve C
 
15th Aug 2015, 14:27
Review submitted by Alan Winfield

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 02 May 2016 by Steve C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 02 May 2016 by Steve C
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 15 August 2015 by Alan Winfield
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 02 May 2016 by Steve C
  • Darts : Yes last updated 15 August 2015 by Alan Winfield
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 09 August 2015 by Alan Winfield
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 02 May 2016 by Steve C
  • Micropub : No last updated 02 May 2016 by Steve C
  • Pinball : Yes last updated 09 August 2015 by Alan Winfield
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 15 August 2015 by Alan Winfield
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 09 May 2014 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 02 May 2016 by Steve C
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