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The King's Ditch, Tamworth Central, Tamworth

Pub added by aleand hearty
51 Lower Gungate
B79 7AS
Phone: 07989805828
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Ian Mapp left this review about The King's Ditch

Most micro of micros. Six tables. All in use when I come in. You can't just walk out can you :-)

So I ordered a decent Yeovil Ales Harlequin and managed to perch on a stool in front of the curtain that hides the passage way to the gents.

Everyone stares into the middle of the room. No music to break the tension. If there was a clock, it would be an old one that ticks slowly. A tv is tuned to the beer room, which offers mild entertainment when ever someone orders a pint. Recongnised locals in the street generate some chat to guess where they have been/going/having for tea.

I just don't get micros.

On 8th March 2020 - rating: 4
[User has posted 641 recommendations about 635 pubs]

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Aqualung . left this review about The King's Ditch

This micropub is something of a veteran having opened in early 2015. It's a small room as noted below and there is another room up some stairs where the second one is rather steep.
There is a bar counter but everything is served from the cold room. Four beers were available Green Duck Duck Blonde, Furnace Reprezent, Tollgate Ashby Pale and Magpie Cheery Raven. I went for the Duck Blonde (£3.30) which was OK but a bit lifeless. As the other three beers were all roughly the same strength I went for a Nottingham cider (£3.50) which I thought was slightly on the warm side despite coming from the cellar. Looking through their menu I noticed they stocked a few speciality gins which is fine but then discovered they also sell four rubbish mainstream spirits probably sourced from the local supermarket. For me this is as bad as them having a font with John Smith's Smooth Crap on the bar.
Overall I thought this one was a bit of a let down.

On 13th August 2018 - rating: 6
[User has posted 2145 recommendations about 2143 pubs]

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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The King's Ditch

Decent micro-pub with six small tables and some basic bench seating on three sides. Decor based on brewery mirrors and hop bines, but also plenty of Camra awards for cider on one wall (with up to 16 available). Four real ales on gravity, poured in a rear room (with a CCTV feed so you can see all the action...), including Mount Hood Raw (£3.30) and beers from Nethergate, Scarborough and Slightly Foxed.

On 21st April 2018 - rating: 8
[User has posted 6000 recommendations about 6000 pubs]

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Tamworth High Level, 0.37 miles, 7 min walk (show)
Tamworth, 0.37 miles, 7 min walk (show)
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8th Mar 2020, 11:07
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8th Mar 2020, 10:19
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  • Micropub : Yes last updated 17 March 2015 by David McNally
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 17 March 2015 by aleand hearty
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 17 March 2015 by aleand hearty
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