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The Twisted Lip, Middlesbrough

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11-13 Baker Street
Middlesbrough
TS1 2LF
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Will Larter left this review about The Twisted Lip

This is one of three micropubs in a mini-cluster on Baker Street; this accounts for them having names linked to Arthur Conan-Doyle's famous detective. The Twisted Lip (taken from the title of a Sherlock Holmes short story) has been converted from a terraced house in a way that makes it feel like being in someone's house, while at the same time feeling very pub-like. The front room looks just that: someone's front room. (Though to be fair, none of my friends and family have half a dozen foxes' heads and numerous other dead animals pinned to the walls of their living rooms.) The wall between this and the back room has been taken out, and this is where the bar counter is situated, with four hand pumps: one for Old Rosie cider, plus three beers. There was a stout (one had just expired, and the replacement was being pulled through), a best bitter (Colchester Brewery's Sweeney Todd) and a beer called Tangerine Dream (but I didn't note the name of the brewery). We went for the bitter, which was pretty good without making it onto the beer of the day list. This is an interesting street, especially after dark when the fairy lights strung from house to house form a canopy over the whole street which makes for a feel good atmosphere.

On 17th February 2020 - rating: 6
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Twisted Lip

We enjoyed our Saturday afternoon visit here and found this multi-room pub quite interesting, as it is two terraced houses knocked through into one and the snug at the rear also added another feature to the place. The young barmaid was very welcoming and chatty along with a couple of the customers at the small bar area. The bar had five handpumps serving a choice of three ales and two ciders. We went for the Wishbone Blonde again, having had the same beer in Dr Phil's, the condition in here was also just as good. The pub was also busy with table served food on our visit delivered to the table by the chef. The main meals I saw going out were burgers and bowls of mussels. A decent pub this one and well worth a visit.

On 28th July 2017 - rating: 8
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Aqualung . left this review about The Twisted Lip

This one has been well described below.
The commonest misconception with micropubs is that the premises can be "too large" to be a micropub. The original few are very small single rooms but there is nothing to say that they all have to be like that. Of course the disadvantage of a larger one is that on quieter nights all the extra space is wasted. this was certainly the case on my Tuesday night visit here when this was the only one of the cluster of five micropubs with no music and no TVs so no guideline infringements. It's certainly the only one I've been to with several rooms. However, the candlelit tables included a wine list, not something I've seen before in a micropub.
The five hand pumps here had two ciders, Sonnet 43 Aurora & Abduction and Titanic Plum Porter. I went for the Titanic beer (£3.20) which was in good nick. The keg offerings here looked more interesting than the others and included Jaipur but at £4.60 I passed on it.
This is certainly an unusual and interesting micropub.

On 13th February 2017 - rating: 6
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Middlesbrough, 0.48 miles, 9 min walk (show)
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17th Feb 2020, 14:47
Review submitted by Will Larter amended by Will Larter
 
17th Feb 2020, 14:44
Review submitted by Will Larter amended by Will Larter

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