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PoundPub, Newark Town, Newark

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7 Castle Gate
Newark
NG24 1AZ
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Quinno _ left this review about PoundPub

Confusingly adorned with the pub’s previous name on the exterior, presumably because procuring a new sign would break the pound rule? Came in for a giggle to see whether I’d be met by toothless old men and chavs staging a dog fight whilst smashing pint glasses over each others heads, such is the hyperbolic reputation that this brand has garnered in certain quarters. Anyway, after being met by a contingent of nicotine bouncers outside (good start!), it’s fair to say it's ‘basic’ inside, a large and featureless knocked-through interior with grubby bare board flooring. Ominously the rear part of the pub was in darkness, presumably due to low customer numbers. One unused handpump at the bar. I discovered from the friendly young barman that pints are actually 2 quid a pop (I was hoping for a half for 50p – which actually cost £1.80! Though he did warn me to be fair). Bottles in the fridge were retailing at £2.10. Having procured my Guinness (which was fine), I took a wary look at those who I would be sharing the pub with for the next 15 minutes. Mainly they were of the gruntier disposition (the conversation seemed to be loosely based around the topic ‘great lock-ins I have known’ punctuated by copious swearing) - I've been in worse places with a lot worse people. I absolutely wouldn’t recommend a pint here, but it’s by no means as bad as some would have you believe.

On 18th December 2017 - rating: 4
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Alan Winfield left this review about PoundPub

PoundPub is situated quite close to Newark Castle train station.
This is an early opener and was open well before 10am,so very handy if you want an early drink.
Once inside there is a dimly lite oblong shaped room which runs to the rear,the front right area is carpeted and has normal tables and chairs,the bar is on the left side and up a few steps,this area is bare boarded,there was a TV here showing sky sports,there is a pool table to the rear which is up two more steps.
There was an handpump on the bar which was unclipped,so i had a half of Guinness which cost £1.50,so this is not a pound pub at all.
The pub seemed decent enough inside ,just a shame there was not a real ale on the bar.

Pub visited 2/6/2016

On 26th June 2016 - rating: 6
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Real Ale Ray left this review about Mayze

This large open plan pub is mainly set out as an eatery. You step up to the main bar area after walking through a window seated area. The pub goes back quite a way. On our lunchtime visit, meals were on offer from £3.50 - £4. One ale on offer Sharps Doom Bar.

On 7th April 2013 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Bucking Fastard
Newark Castle, 0.29 miles, 5 min walk (show)
Newark North Gate, 0.75 miles, 14 min walk (show)
Rolleston, 5.27 miles, 1 hr 41 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for PoundPub, Newark
10th Jul 2018, 17:45
Review submitted by Quinno _
 
3rd Feb 2018, 22:32
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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 10 July 2018 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 10 July 2018 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 10 July 2018 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 10 July 2018 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 10 July 2018 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 20 April 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 10 July 2018 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 10 July 2018 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 26 June 2016 by Alan Winfield
  • Real Ale : No - WhatPub claims Theakstons makes an occasional appearance - last updated 10 July 2018 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 10 July 2018 by Quinno _
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