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Market Tavern

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Alan Winfield left this review about The Market Tavern

The Market Tavern is a nice looking white painted pub.
Once inside there is an oblong shaped room to the front with the bar facing,the room is bare boarded and the seating normal tables and chairs,there was a real fire on the go which is always nice to see,there is a separate room to the rear.
There were four real ales on the bar that i noted,i had a drink of Clarks Westgate Gold which went down well in a nice pub,the other beers were Warwickshire Lady Godiva / Golden Best and Hobgoblin.
There was some quiet background music playing,there is a TV to the front.
The pub was very busy on my latish Saturday afternoon visit,i quite liked this pub.

Pub visited 25/10/2014

On 25th October 2014 - rating: 8
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Thuck Phat left this review about The Market Tavern

This is a great pub with a real problem. The atmosphere is cosy, it's wood clad, floor, ceilings and beams, no muzak and no machines. The staff are friendly and knowledgable.
The problem is that it's a Warwickshire Beer Company tied house. When we visited they had on 5 WBC ales and a guest from the Shardlow Brewery. We tried each of the Warwickshire ales, except the Best, and couldn't face a second pint of any of them. They all appeared well kept and were clean and crisp but they all had a heavy woody flavour and an unpleasant sour tang as an aftertaste. The WBC brewer needs to taste some of his own ales.
So if you want a great pub in Atherstone then this is it as long as you don't want to drink real ale.

UPDATE November 2012

The Market Tavern has been significantly spruced up since my last visit with fresh paint, new pictures and new furniture. The layout remains the same but there's now a real fire, lit on our visit, in the updated fire place and a couple of large settles against the right hand wall.
It remains a warm, friendly and very pleasant place to be while watching the world pass by in the market square.
The beer issue mentioned before is still very much a problem. On our visit Warwickshire Beer Co Lady Godiva, Golden Bear and Churchyard Bob were on along with Hobgoblin and 2 of the handpumps were unused. Although marginally better than previously, everything we tried from WBC was sweet, tangy and very difficult to drink to be honest.
A huge shame as it's a great pub and well run but the beer really does seem to be putting people off and I won't be returning in the near future.

On 12th November 2012 - rating: 4
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Market Tavern

Soupy describes the interior very well,it was pleasant to see a real fire in the Victorian fireplace in the front room on a cold evening.Several of the handpumps were not in use,with Hobgoblin the only guest.The Warwickshire Beer Co. brews have a house style which is fine if you like sweet ale with a strong caramel flavouring and minimal hop character but that's not for me.The pub was noticeably quiet despite hosting a quiz night,compared to the days when it was a free house.The loud muzak failed to lift the atmosphere.Despite an authentic interior and good refurb,this was a one pint visit before departing for better options in town.

On 10th November 2012 - rating: 5
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4th Nov 2016, 20:55
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4th Nov 2016, 20:55
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  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 16 June 2014 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 20p per pint - last updated 16 June 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 10 November 2012 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 12 November 2012 by moby duck
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