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Ye Olde Cider Bar, Newton Abbot

99 East Street
Newton Abbot
TQ12 2LD
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Aqualung . left this review about Ye Olde Cider Bar

I first came here over thirty years ago after finding out about it from the first Real Cider Directory (aka the New Testament). I didn't really recognise it inside which may be due to cider induced memory management violations. The large wooden casks behind the bar were familiar but it looked much more like a normal pub with people playing darts at the front and it being generally fairly busy. I also don't really remember the building stretching back for such a long way.
I had time to try three of the ciders. The main ones on offer seemed to be Sam's ciders of which I tried the Dry (£2.40) then the quaintly named Thatcher's Diesel (£2.60) and the even more quaintly named Black Rat (£2.60) from Moles Brewery. The Sam's Dry was an excellent filtered dry Devon Cider, the Diesel was an alarmingly orange cloudy one while the Black Rat was just cloudy. All were pleasant enough ciders. The prices here show what a rip off the craft places that sell cider are and even to a lesser extent Wetherspoons.
I remember when coming here for the first time thinking it wasn't as good as the Monkey House or the nearby and now closed Plough at Elmley Castle but there is a better range here. If you're in Newton Abbot it's a "must visit" and happily it seems to be thriving.

On 22nd June 2016 - rating: 9
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Quinno _ left this review about Ye Olde Cider Bar

Nationally-renowned cider house which sells perry, mead and fruit wines in addition (no beer at all!). The exterior is pretty nondescript and you could easily miss it. The interior is a classic rustic boozer and on entering there’s a fairly hefty whiff of old cider spillages. There’s a snug-style area to the right as with an area to left with an exposed brick fireplace. A patio is to the rear. Mix of stone and herringbone parquet flooring. Varnished wood settles (not comfy, bring your own cushion!) plus a number of barrel-shaped bits of furniture and the barrel bar fittings looked impressive. There was a covered bar billiards table, not sure why it wasn’t free to play on. Plenty of ciders and fruit wines to choose from and staffed by a helpful green haired lass. Perhaps a drawback is that the point of sale isn’t great - for the uninitiated it’s pretty difficult to know what’s what and to distinguish between all the barrels, a blackboard or menu would be helpful. We tried a couple of the ciders, including the comedy Suicider. Plenty of people in mid-afternoon and a decent atmosphere. It’s an interesting experience in here and is well-worth a trip to sample.

On 2nd August 2014 - rating: 8
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John Devlin left this review about The Cider Bar

I was last in this fine establishment earlier this year and were it not for train connections i had to make i would have stayed longer, some very nice medium sweet from the barrells behind the main bar was haad. Again like other reviewers on this site have said if apple or pear juice of a strong nature are nit your fancy do not frequent. Otherwise it is sheer cider heaven

On 9th October 2010 - no rating submitted
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Map location corrected by hondo .
Newton Abbot, 0.8 miles, 15 min walk (show)
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4th Jan 2017, 16:32
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4th Jan 2017, 16:32
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 06 August 2014 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : Yes last updated 04 August 2014 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 22 June 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Garden : Yes - more a smoking area - last updated 04 August 2014 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 04 August 2014 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 06 August 2014 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 22 June 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Darts : Yes last updated 22 June 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 22 June 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Function Room : No last updated 22 June 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : No last updated 04 August 2014 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 06 August 2014 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 06 August 2014 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 22 June 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 04 August 2014 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 06 August 2014 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : No last updated 04 August 2014 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 04 August 2014 by Quinno _
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