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The Tavern, Warrington

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25 Church Street
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Tavern

Situated right on the edge of Warrington town centre, this decent sized venue is perhaps the town’s best example of a beer exhibition-style pub. As you enter, you find a large seating area to the right and a separate, somewhat cramped bar area to the left, hidden partly behind a partitioning wall. The servery has a white wood panelled bar counter and rather plain tongue and groove bar back with some useful beer boards at one end. The floors are bare boarded throughout and the walls have been whitewashed, but the room manages to avoid feeling plain and drab by putting plenty of interesting breweriana on display, including some excellent old brewery mirrors. The large seating area was absolutely packed when I arrived, with everyone watching that evening’s big rugby league fixture on the big screen set up on the end wall, so it was difficult to get a proper look around, but there appeared to be plenty of good, comfy seating options around the perimeter and some standard tables and chairs through the centre, plus a nice fireplace at one end of the room. To the rear, beyond the end of the bar, there is a small space with drinking ledges down either side but no seating. This overspill area has a mix of tongue and groove wall panelling and some plain tiles with an embedded Tetley’s mirror. Above the ledges there are a dozen or so framed Warrington rugby league shirts from various different seasons, some of which have been signed. From here, there is access out to the beer garden which has a large sheltered section with patio heaters and another TV screen.
There was a wide selection of cask ales on the bar, and I managed to note 4T’s Panzer Pilsner and Red IPA, XT 4, Beer Brothers Stouty McStout Face, Great Heck Chopper, Magpie Pow Pow, Quirky Simcoe and Anthology Dry Hopped. Three or four interesting craft keg options are also available alongside the usual mainstream brands. I tried the Simcoe, which was in good shape and served up by one of the cheery bar team who were handling the large crowds very well. I came back here later in the evening too and sampled the Stouty McStout Face (there’s no dignity in ordering this across a crowded bar), which was also in fine fettle.
I really liked this place and thought it was the stand-out pub of the ten I visited in Warrington. The staff and locals were very friendly, the beer was plentiful and tasty and there’s a nice ambience to the place that all lends itself to an extended session here.

On 13th December 2019 - rating: 8
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Tavern

This is a proper pub with steps up the the bar situated on the left side with a small snug area infront of the window.There is a large pillar which seperated part of the bar from the right side which has flatscreens,a mix of well worn furniture and a sports bar feel.There is a decent darts throw infront of the window.
The 4T's brewery will always have produce on the bar,both their IPA and Geronimo featured on my trip.There will also be up to 6 guests ales and my Marble Manchester Bitter was on very fine form.
I enjoyed my evening here,the ale quality was sufficiently good to make this the first and last stop in Warrington.Friendly and helpful locals,the barman was also very engaging.A must visit if crawling around town.

On 10th July 2019 - rating: 8
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Rob Hunter left this review about The Tavern

I like The Tavern. It's a curious mix of sports bar and real ale pub. At the time of my visit all eight hand pumps were on, though only two were offering ales from 4T's (Espresso Stout and Tropical Trial). Other options were Nethergate GB Bitter, Totally Brewed Papa Jangles Voodoo Stout, Poynton Hoppy Daze, Tollgate Ashby Pale, Listers IPA and finally Raw Edge American Pale Ale. All around the £3 a pint mark. There was a small crowd round the bar at the time of my weekday visit. The beer was pulled through before being served, which was nice to see. I had both the stouts and they were in great condition (the 4T's Espresso Stout was exceptional). Bottles also available for sale. Definitely one not to miss.

On 21st February 2018 - rating: 8
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Map location corrected by Alan Hurdle
Warrington Central, 0.45 miles, 8 min walk (show)
Warrington Bank Quay, 0.87 miles, 16 min walk (show)
Padgate, 1.88 miles, 36 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Tavern, Warrington
13th Dec 2019, 18:51
Review submitted by Pub SignMan
10th Jul 2019, 13:15
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard amended by Bucking Fastard

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 13 December 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 13 December 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Garden : Yes - A yard with Warrington Wolves players' names written on the white-painted walls - last updated 02 October 2013 by Will Larter
  • Car Park : No last updated 13 December 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 13 December 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : Yes last updated 10 July 2019 by Bucking Fastard
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 13 December 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Function Room : No last updated 13 December 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : No last updated 13 December 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Live TV Sports : Yes - Sky Sports - last updated 10 July 2019 by Bucking Fastard
  • Micropub : No last updated 13 December 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 13 December 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 13 December 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 18 April 2009 by Moby Duck
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 02 October 2013 by Will Larter
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 13 December 2019 by Pub SignMan
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