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Requested be closed with reason - Other: Closed according to my mate Dave who lives in Worksop.

The Grafton Hotel, Worksop

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157-159 Gateford Road
Worksop
S80 1UQ
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Will Larter left this review about The Grafton Hotel

The pub is well described by Alan below, and I must agree with OB's assessment too. There was a friendly welcome from staff and customers alike, and this felt like a great pub to be in - and that's before we'd even looked at the beers. There are now 11 hand pumps - two banks of five on the bar counters, facing and just around the corner, with a cider on the corner itself. Although this is the Grafton Brewery's tap, their beers do not dominate; there were interesting (i.e. never heard of before) breweries from Scotland to Cornwall represented at the time of our visit.

Faced with such a range, it's difficult to know where to start, so we went for the house beers. Each hand pump has a description of the beers on a plastic-covered card leant up against it, and a small sealed jar of a sample to give an idea of colour. Tasters are enthusiastically offered, but we just decided to jump right in. I had the two 5% beers - Dark Lady, an aniseed flavoured porter, and Black Abbots, another porter with strong roasted barley in the after taste. Both were just £1.80 a pint, and that's before taking off the 10p Camra members' discount. The aniseed was a novelty and I wouldn't want to drink that regularly, but the Abbots had me thinking I'd died and gone to heaven - and I'm a lifelong atheist. Later we tried Holly Green, a winter warmer from Lincoln Green Brewery of Nottingham, which was also very good.

Landlady Susan Hale told us that they get a lot of their guest beers fairly cheap because people who know them pick up a barrel if they happen to be passing. Their own beers are from recipes that she devises herself, with husband Richard doing the brewing. They test the beers on the lucky punters in this pub before making them available elsewhere. Worksop is a half hour train ride from Sheffield where I live, but this is going to be one that I'll be coming back to again and again.

On 10th November 2013 - rating: 10
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Old Boots left this review about The Grafton Hotel

My favourite of the Worksop pubs I visited on a short pub crawl, décor is as described by Alan W and the atmosphere is welcoming and friendly. It is the brewery tap for Grafton. There is a good choice of well kept beers including on my visit, two from the Grafton brewery itself, the legendary Sarah Hughes Ruby Mild and a couple from the excellent Blue Monkey Brewery.

On 13th January 2013 - no rating submitted
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Grafton Hotel

The Grafton Hotel is a short walk from Worksop train station,the pub does'nt look that appealing from the outside but things are a lot better once inside.
The main bar area is L shaped and is carpeted with normal tables and chairs,there is a larger room to the right which looks more like a working mens club room and there is a small pool room to the rear all of these rooms have been opened out slightly.
There was a very good choice of real aels on the bar with 7 real ales being on,i had a drink of Grafton Iron Man and this was a very nice drink the other beers were Country Life Pot Wallop,Nottingham Supreme,Nottingham Centurian mild,Teignworthy Beachcomber and Wentworth Oatmeal Stout.
All beers were lisetd on a board and dark beers were listed seperatly.
When i asked for a drink i was offered a taster which i thought was nice of them,the pub was very busy with a good mix of age groups and i thought it had a good lively atmosphere.
This pub is well worth the short walk from Worksop train station.

Pub visited 2/6/2012

On 2nd June 2012 - rating: 8
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Map location corrected by Alan Winfield
Worksop, 0.24 miles, 4 min walk (show)
Shireoaks, 2.25 miles, 43 min walk (show)
Whitwell (Derbys), 4.83 miles, 1 hr 33 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Grafton Hotel, Worksop
13th Sep 2019, 18:01
Request to mark pub as closed by Old Boots approved
 
13th Sep 2019, 18:01
Request to mark pub as closed submitted by Old Boots, with included notes: Other: Closed according to my mate Dave who lives in Worksop.

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 18 April 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 18 April 2017 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10p per pint, 5p per half - last updated 18 April 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 18 April 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 18 April 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 18 April 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 18 April 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 18 April 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 18 April 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 18 April 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 18 April 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 18 April 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 18 April 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 18 April 2017 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 18 April 2017 by ROB Camra
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