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The Drummers Arms, Blackburn

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65 King William Street
Blackburn
BB1 7DT
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Will Larter left this review about The Drummers Arms

This micropub in a converted shop abutting the church was lively when we arrived, with half a dozen or more sat outside and maybe four times as many inside. A good half of whom were, like me, followers of Luton Town as well as real ale. As usual in this situation I find afterwards that I have not written any notes for a review, being too busy talking with my fellow Hatters. I do remember that the two young women behind the bar were friendly, efficient and cheerful and that the two beers that I had (Reedley Hallows New Laund Dark and Big Clock Ruby from Accrington, both local) were very good. There were three other beers on: national brand Hobgoblin plus two more fairly local (Bury and Stockport). In a town that is dominated by Thwaites, this one is a beacon of beer choice, quality and excellence.

Date of visit: 28th September 2019

On 11th October 2019 - rating: 8
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Rob Hunter left this review about The Drummers Arms

I'm surprised to find this place has been open since 2016 - somehow it has completely escaped my attention during several visits to Blackburn. Until today!

At the bar are five hand pulls for real ale and a further two separately, one was unclipped and the other had a cider on, so assume the unclipped one would normally be a cider too.

I had a Triple Hop by Big Clock at £1.30 for a half. There were a variety of ales from different breweries but the only dark one was a mild. It would have been nice to see a stout or porter on the lineup too.

In addition to the real ales and cider the Drummers Arms also offers a more mainstream keg selection consisting of Carlsberg, Thatchers and Peroni. They also have the usual selection of spirits that you expect in most pubs, in addition to seemingly offering tea, coffee and hot chocolate.

I was in just after midday and there were a couple of older gents in.

Music was playing, so not really in keeping with a purist's definition of a micro pub perhaps, but I think it would have been a bit stale without it and it definitely added to the atmosphere rather than detracted from it, in my opinion.

On entering there is a wibbly wobbly wood effect lino floor leading from the door to the bar, with the lino continuing in front of the bar. To each side of this lino gangway there is a carpeted seating area, consisting of mainly round copper topped tables with three larger tables and a mix of seating.

Surrounding the bar is a significant amount of breweriana - old mirrors, beer pumps, signage etc, which I quite like.

Toilets are upstairs and I didn't see any sign of a disabled toilet downstairs. Other than that there is only a shallow step before the front door for a wheelchair user to negotiate and the inside is all on one level with sufficient space for a wheelchair to get to a table.

Whether this is a true micropub or whether it is really a small bar may be up for some debate but in any event it is a small friendly place that is well worth a visit. It is certainly nice to have somewhere other than the Wetherspoons in Blackburn town centre offering a decent selection of real ale.

On 19th October 2018 - rating: 8
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Al Bundy left this review about The Drummers Arms

When my mate asked me to come along to Blackburn I shuddered at the thought of having to drink in the many woeful pubs in the town centre. Knowing 90% of them are crap I didn't hold out much hope. Thankfully this place has opened since my last visit. An excellent little micro-like place and a billion times better than all the other in town. The small single room had 7 handpulls with 2 for cider. Localish beers on and a good variety of styles. By far the best place in town for beer.

On 17th August 2018 - rating: 8
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Map location corrected by peter ashworth
Blackburn, 0.39 miles, 7 min walk (show)
Mills Hill (Manchester), 1.51 miles, 29 min walk (show)
Mill Hill (Lancs), 1.73 miles, 33 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Drummers Arms, Blackburn
11th Oct 2019, 17:58
Review submitted by Will Larter amended by Will Larter
 
11th Oct 2019, 17:48
Review submitted by Will Larter amended by Will Larter

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  • Live Music : Yes - Alternate Sundays - last updated 17 August 2018 by ROB Camra
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  • Micropub : Yes last updated 17 August 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 17 August 2018 by ROB Camra
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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 17 August 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 17 August 2018 by ROB Camra
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