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Just Ales, Wells City, Wells

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38 Market Street
Wells
BA5 2DS
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Blackthorn _ left this review about Just Ales

A new opening in Wells in a premises that has previously been a clothes shop and a delicatessen, this bills itself as Somerset’s first micro-pub and thus follows the usual ethos of no music, fruit machines, TV’s etc. It’s just a shame that this one also seems to have dispensed with any heating; it was distinctly chilly in there and we quickly necked our pints and moved on to somewhere a little warmer.

Internally it consists of a front and rear section with a couple of steps in between. The front section houses a counter with a cash register, but the actual beer is dispensed directly from barrels racked up at the rear. This creates the slightly odd situation where you order at the counter, whilst the barman then wanders off to get your beer and bring it back to you. In fairness though, I did see a note about table service, so perhaps this arrangement makes more sense then. Old sanded boards are on the floor, whilst the walls are a mixture of white and vibrant green paintwork. Old fluorescent light fittings look as though they were left over from the previous shop, and there were a few pictures dotted around the walls. A further shelving unit at the rear housed the boxes of cider and also a couple of trays of eggs. Presumably these were for sale, although I didn’t see anything about this. A leaflet on the table included a history of micro-pubs in general as well as a little more about this one in particular.

Beers were chalked up on a board at the front of the pub and on this occasion consisted of Folklore Ruby Red, Black Tor’s Dartmoor Pale Ale and Pride of Dartmoor, Vale Gravitas, Tring’s Moongazing and Tea Kettle and Milk Street’s Funky Monkey. Ciders were also well represented with a trio from both Hecks and Wilkings in Dry, Medium and Sweet versions, as well as a Glastonbury Medium. If that’s not your thing, there were also a few Belgian bottled beers available as well as a limited wine choice and both soft and hot drinks.

On 1st May 2016 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Castle Cary, 11.14 miles, 3 hr 35 min walk (show)
Bruton, 13.16 miles, 4 hr 14 min walk (show)
Highbridge & Burnham-on-Sea, 15.96 miles, 5 hr 8 min walk (show)
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30th Oct 2018, 12:26
Web Link submitted by aleand hearty approved
 
30th Oct 2018, 11:36
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 07 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 07 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : No - One table on pavement outside - last updated 01 May 2016 by Blackthorn _
  • CAMRA Discount : No - Loyalty scheme of buy 10 pints get one free - last updated 15 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Car Park : No last updated 07 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Darts : No last updated 15 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 07 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Function Room : No last updated 07 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Hot Food : No last updated 07 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Jukebox : No last updated 07 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Karaoke : No last updated 07 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live Music : No last updated 07 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 07 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Micropub : Yes last updated 07 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pinball : No last updated 07 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : No last updated 07 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 07 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 07 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Cider : Yes - Boxed - last updated 15 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 15 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : No - I managed to connect to BT WiFi inside - last updated 15 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
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