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Blonde Barrel, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Pub added by Graham Coombs
5 Times Square
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE1 4EP
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Reviews of Blonde Barrel (Average Rating: 1 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

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ROB Camra left this review about Blonde Barrel

Called in here as the local CAMRA mag said that it now had real ale. It was a Monday afternoon and the place was dead as a post. It looks a bit like a JDW or a Goose in that it's huge and has cheap food menus on all the tables. They did indeed have some real ale. The barman, who turned out to be the manager managed to pull about half a pint before it stopped pulling through. It's OK he said I'll just check what's happened in the cellar. He gave Ms CAMRA her glass of red wine and disappeared for a good 5 minutes. When he came back he finished pulling the pint and promptly went away again. What had happened in the cellar was that a perfectly good barrel of ale had been left to rot and had turned into vinegar. The brown sludge I had been poured was obviously off. I then had to go and find the idiot who was putting up Xmas decorations. "It was OK last night and there's at least half a barrel left" quoth idiot. Seems unlikely to me I said. I'll have a pint of Amstel instead please. This is probably the worst run pub I have been in all year. It gets the inevitable score of 1.

On 21st November 2018 - rating: 1
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Map location corrected by Graham Coombs
Newcastle, 0.21 miles, 4 min walk (show)
Manors, 0.91 miles, 17 min walk (show)
Dunston, 2.25 miles, 43 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Blonde Barrel, Newcastle Upon Tyne
19th Dec 2018, 20:08
Review submitted by ROB Camra
 
1st Sep 2018, 09:13
Picture submitted by peter ashworth approved

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 22 December 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 21 November 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 22 December 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 22 December 2018 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 22 December 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 22 December 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes - Until 7 p.m. - last updated 22 December 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 21 November 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 22 December 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 22 December 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 22 December 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 22 December 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : No last updated 22 December 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 22 December 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 22 December 2018 by ROB Camra
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