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Requested be closed with reason - Other: Closure reported here in February 2020. Confirmed on Retired Martin's blog and on WhatPub.

Beer Dock, Crewe

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159 Nantwich Road
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Beer Dock

Splendid little beer-only off licence and micro-pub, with a few basic wooden canteen benches in the aisle and out on the pavement. Also has a room upstairs that must double the amount of seating available (when it's open). Six interesting craft beers in a range of strengths on the back wall taps, plus Weetwood Cheshire Cat (£3.00) on handpump. Of course, a vast range of bottled beers are also available from the shelves on both sides to drink in as well as to take away.

On 12th March 2016 - rating: 8
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Malden man left this review about Beer Dock

This is a micropub and specialist bottle shop well worth the walk up the Nantwich Rd from the station if you have 40mins or so to kill between trains. The side walls have floor to ceiling shelves of bottles from around the world and the UK while at the rear is a solitary handpump and six keykeg pumps. Three rickety tables with basic benches fill the middle area, there are a couple more of the same on the pavement outside. Tiled floor, décor includes a centre spread team sheet from an old Crewe Alexandra programme as well as a number plate made up to say "BEER DOCK" and a street sign for Gresty Road, home of the aforementioned Alexandra plus an American Route 66 plate. A few beer related books sit on a shelf and various national flags hang high up on the opposite wall.
The beers are served from wall mounted pumps at the rear of the room but are paid for at a till in the front corner. The keykeg prices as usual are higher than the usual local mean but not extortionately so unlike other establishments selling the suchlike I have visited.
This visit saw Shindigger IPA, Thornbridge Jaipur, Brightside Stout, Cloudwater Farmhouse IPA and Stonehouse Kingston Flyer on the handpull. Beers served in pub branded glasses. I had a couple of the Shindigger, it was very good and apart from being slightly chilled, I couldn't have known this wasn't a cask beer if on a blind tasting, there was no noticeable carbonation.
The area close to Crewe Station is especially poor for pubs, this is a good choice if in the area if you don't want to walk for more than 10 mins or so, packed on Saturday afternoon with the more discerning fans of Crewe and Bury before the nearby match. As a traditionalist an even higher score would be given for more of a cask bias however I enjoyed what I had so must be fair.

On 23rd August 2015 - rating: 8
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Al Bundy left this review about Beer Dock

Excellent micropub with a fair selection of hand pulled cask ales and lots of bottled beers. Some benches outside and a small drinking area in.

On 11th June 2015 - rating: 10
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Alan Hurdle
Crewe, 0.44 miles, 8 min walk (show)
Nantwich, 4.56 miles, 1 hr 27 min walk (show)
Sandbach, 6.06 miles, 1 hr 57 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Beer Dock, Crewe
2nd May 2020, 22:57
Request to mark pub as closed by Will Larter approved
2nd May 2020, 22:57
Request to mark pub as closed submitted by Will Larter, with included notes: Other: Closure reported here in February 2020. Confirmed on Retired Martin's blog and on WhatPub.

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  • Micropub : Yes last updated 17 March 2015 by David McNally
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 12 October 2014 by Alan Hurdle
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