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The Pennyweight, Darlington Central, Darlington

Bakehouse Hill
Darlington
DL1 5QA
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Reviews of The Pennyweight (Average Rating: 4 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

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Will Larter left this review about The Pennyweight

The physical attributes of this pub have been well described by Roger, though the clock above the door is no longer there. Fortunately for me, the beer quality seems to have improved since his visit. Of the six hand pumps only two had beers available, and these were Caledonian Duechars IPA and Camerons Strongarm. I seldom come across the latter, and when I do I always go for it. If I had read the previous reviews I would have approached my half with trepidation, but the beer was in fact in very good condition and if it was just for beer quality I would have no problem with returning here for another. The thing that would put me off would be the local radio station blaring out some nonsense quiz or competition, which I found intrusive and annoying.

On 30th October 2012 - rating: 5
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Roger Button left this review about The Pennyweight

From the outside the Pennyweight has all the blandness of a certain chain pub with its dull livery not really making the place as appealing as its location warrants although the large clock over the door acts as a neat centerpiece. The interior is equally dull, a clash of exposed but obviously new brickwork and modern trendiness. The bar area is a bit faceless with tatty floors, rugs that have seen better days and pew seating that just didn’t seem to fit in with the surroundings. The modern bar has 6 metallic beer pumps, one of which produced a barely drinkable pint of Black Sheep. The other options were Cameron Strongarm (which I had already had in the pub opposite) or Deuchers which was off with 3 other pumps unbadged.although if my first (and only) pint was an indication of beer quality, I wouldn’t want to try any more. I didn’t get too many glimpses of the far end of the pub as people were gathered to watch the World Cup on the TV at the end but it looked a bit more welcoming with a brace of fireplaces and a more homely look. There is seating out in the square (plastic glasses) but the beer quality alone was sufficient for me not to hang around too long to worry about any more of the pub’s other attributes.

On 5th July 2010 - rating: 3
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Old Boots left this review about The Pennyweight

Bit of a chavy dump really, but no worse than other central Darlington pubs and better than some. Badly handled refurb' of a decent old building comprising a big U shaped room with pine furniture, screens and machines, and the standard range of lagers and smooths. There are also 6 handpumps but the beer quality wasn't up to much when I tried it, as the ¾ pint of dire John Smith's Magnet I left behind will testify. The barmaid though was excellent and probably wasted in this kind of place.

On 9th November 2009 - no rating submitted
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by James Joines
Darlington, 0.55 miles, 10 min walk (show)
North Road, 0.86 miles, 16 min walk (show)
Dinsdale, 4.23 miles, 1 hr 21 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Pennyweight, Darlington
28th Jan 2018, 17:06
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28th Jan 2018, 17:04
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Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : No last updated 05 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 05 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 05 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - Discount amount not stated by Darlington CAMRA - last updated 05 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 05 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 05 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 05 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes - Lunchtime only - last updated 05 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 05 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Tuesday & Thursday - last updated 05 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 05 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 05 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 05 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 05 July 2017 by ROB Camra
Opening Hours
Sunday10am - 10pm
Monday9:30am - 11pm
Tuesday9:30am - 11pm
Wednesday9:30am - 11pm
Thursday9:30am - 11pm
Friday9:30am - 11pm
Saturday9:30am - 11pm
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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Last inspected: January 13th 2017
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Events at The Pennyweight
7pm, Wed 17th Jan - 9pm, Wed 26th Dec
8pm, Fri 19th Jan - 11pm, Fri 28th Dec
8pm, Tue 23rd Jan - 11pm, Tue 1st Jan
9pm, Sat 3rd Feb - 11pm, Sat 29th Dec
8pm, Thu 22nd Feb - 11pm, Thu 27th Dec