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The Beartown Tap, Congleton

18 Willow Street
Congleton
CW12 1RL
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Rob Hunter left this review about The Beartown Tap

Pleasant pub slightly out of the town centre, but well worth the effort to cross the main road. At the time of my visit in March, six hand pulls offering Beartown beers (Kodiak, Literate, Peach Melbear, Glacier and Creme Bearlee, with one pump off). The Creme Bearlee set me back £1.75 for a half. There was also a separate pull offering Lilley's mango cider. I also spotted 9 keg taps on the back wall behind the bar. Pizzas are available on Tuesdays, but I am unsure of the offerings on other days. Dogs are welcome, a beer garden was signed, and children are permitted until 8pm. There is a wood burning stove. Overall a friendly feeling place and one I would be happy to return to.

On 2nd May 2022 - rating: 8
[User has posted 678 recommendations about 560 pubs]


Old Boots left this review about The Beartown Tap

In common with many places the unweilding hand of town planning has dumped a dual carriageway between the town centre and the less central bits resulting in a shiteey wall of tarmac between the middle and outer bits of the town centre. It’s a monumental pain in the arse for people who walk but not as bad as some examples of the ridiculous thinking of the 1950s & 60s that some places are blighted by. Anyhoo, once you navigate the shite dual carriageway it’s a brewery tap but in what could be an old pub but probably isn’t. Personally I don’t think Beartown beers are much to write home about and a visit to their brewery tap didn’t change but rather reinforced that view. As a pub? Well yeah it’s better than ok , bland decor, over-weaning but well meaning staff, mediocre beer, noisy music but hell some people love that, I’ll leave ‘em to it.

On 10th April 2022 - no rating submitted
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Beartown Tap

A proper traditional pub that seems to attract mainly beer drinkers. No big Gin or Prosecco promotions in here, just a good line up of 6 Beartown ales and one cider. They most probably did have a good selection of premium lagers, but I didn't take much notice of that. Apart from the bar and lounge area situated on the left, there was also a couple of rooms upstairs. The front room upstairs had some settees and a large flat screen TV. The smaller room at the back had another flat screen TV and a gaming console with a selection of games to hand. Beerwise, we went for the Beartown Kodiak and Beartown Pit, both of which were in top condition and reasonably priced.

On 24th July 2019 - rating: 8
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Alan Hurdle
Congleton, 0.97 miles, 18 min walk (show)
Goostrey, 7.76 miles, 2 hr 29 min walk (show)
Alsager, 7.83 miles, 2 hr 31 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Beartown Tap, Congleton
2nd May 2022, 13:41
Review submitted by Rob Hunter
 
10th Apr 2022, 18:52
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 03 April 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 03 April 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 03 April 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Patio - last updated 03 April 2017 by Aqualung .
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 03 April 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Car Park : No last updated 03 April 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Child Friendly : Yes - Until 8pm - last updated 02 May 2022 by Rob Hunter
  • Darts : No last updated 03 April 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 02 October 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • Function Room : Yes - Small room upstairs - last updated 03 April 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 02 May 2022 by Rob Hunter
  • Jukebox : No last updated 03 April 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 03 April 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Live Music : No last updated 03 April 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Live TV Sports : Yes - Upstairs - last updated 03 April 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Micropub : No last updated 03 April 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 03 April 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 03 April 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 09 February 2010 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 02 October 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 03 April 2017 by Aqualung .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 03 April 2017 by Aqualung .
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