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The Vaults, Newark Town, Newark

Pub added by ROB Camra
14 North Gate
Newark
NG24 1EZ
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Quinno _ left this review about The Vaults

Hard-to-find cellar bar just off the main road, it’s the side entrance to a bigger building you need to look for. You firstly need to climb up(!) some steps outside, before another staircase takes you to proper vaults with a curved brick ceiling and flagstone floor. Seemingly popular with the local East European community who were in the majority, customer-wise. Eight pumps with four ales and three ciders. Ales were a random mix; Upham Punter, Almasty Pale, Neepsend Maru and a fair drop of Framework Laid Back Stout. On the ball female staff made for a swift and pleasant start to proceedings. Despite me being in a hurry (I squeezed this one in when a sober me would have started heading back to the station) I liked it here and would be happy to visit again, with hopefully slightly better beer quality as well. 7.5

On 18th December 2017 - rating: 7
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Thuck Phat left this review about The Vaults

The Vaults is housed in the vaults (funnily enough) of a fine Georgian building on the edge of the town centre.
Many years ago it used to be Crocker Bingos where the guvnor, John Bingham, kept very good beer, served fine food and hosted a number of very enjoyable and memorable evenings. Since then it has had a few different incarnations including as a Chinese restaurant according to the friendly barmaid.
The offer and layout is still much as it was with the bar to the right of the building and now the first room which you enter down the steep stairs. The bar itself is in front of you, a real and working fireplace to the right, the whole topped by a barrel ceiling and in exposed brick. It's atmospheric and helped by the lit candles throughout. Beyond the bar is the dining area which is similar in character but with laid tables.
The only changes are that the entrance is to the right rather than through the main door and an inviting outdoor terrace has been created at the back equipped with chunky wood furniture.
Overall it's a very inviting place for a pint and the range over the four handpumps wasn't at all bad: Belvoir Oatmeal Stout, Tollgate Mary Wild (a mild), Oakham JHB and Kelham Island Miami which went down very well.
Well worth visiting and a must if on a Newark crawl.

On 23rd May 2017 - rating: 8
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Vaults

An interesting and atmospheric place to visit.You have to climb up some stairs and enter through a club like door,the loos and a fine beer terrace are located at this level ,while you need to descend down a long flight of stairs to reach the vaulted bar area.There are a few wooden chairs and tables down here,with the bar in the middle and a dining area through an arch,although we were told if a table wasnt used or reserved for a diner you can pitch down for a beer here too.Both rooms have fine brickwork on display and small windows at ceiling height letting in much needed light,and tea lights give the dining area lots of character.The flag stone floor and raised hearth in the bar both add to the scene and makes it cosy on a cold day.The bar features 4 handpumps for real cider and another 4 ale handpumps with a very good mix of styles on my visit.My Kelham Island Miami Extra Pale Ale slipped down,and the friendly barmaid was very chatty with lots of info on what was on offer.The bar area is dog friendly ,the food tapas style but with pubby dishes as well,and I felt that this is well worth a visit if touring the town for real ale ,and if you dont mind a lot of steps.It also features in the GBG.

On 12th May 2017 - rating: 8
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Map location corrected by Bucking Fastard
Newark Castle, 0.36 miles, 6 min walk (show)
Newark North Gate, 0.62 miles, 12 min walk (show)
Rolleston, 5.35 miles, 1 hr 43 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Vaults, Newark
17th Aug 2018, 11:16
Request to mark pub as open by Graham Coombs approved
 
17th Aug 2018, 11:10
Request to mark pub as open submitted by Graham Coombs, with included notes: Now reopened

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 10 July 2018 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 10 July 2018 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 10 July 2018 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 12 May 2017 by Bucking Fastard
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 20p per pint, 10p per half, includes real cider & perry Newark CAMRA Beer Gutter September 2016 - last updated 09 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 16 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 10 July 2018 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 10 July 2018 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 16 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 16 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Karaoke : No last updated 10 July 2018 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 16 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 16 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 10 July 2018 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 10 July 2018 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 10 July 2018 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 10 July 2018 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 10 July 2018 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 16 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 10 July 2018 by Quinno _
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 10pm
Monday12noon - 11pm
TuesdayClosed
Wednesday12noon - 11pm
Thursday12noon - 11pm
Friday12noon - Midnight
Saturday12noon - Midnight
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