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Submitted on Sunday, 19th August 2018
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Requested be closed with reason - Gone away: Moved to nearby premises at 29 Bridge Street in December 2018 and renamed Samm's.

Puzzles?, Peterborough Central, Peterborough

Pub added by Bucking Fastard
33-35 Bridge Street
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Will Larter left this review about Puzzles?

Well, we must have caught Puzzles? at a bad time, because we weren't impressed at all. We called in on our way back from the football just down the road, at just after 5pm on a Saturday, and there was only one person behind the bar and about a dozen waiting to be served. Having just watched Peterborough United's goalkeeper walking around his six-yard box as though he was in the final stages of exhaustion, it was remarkable to see someone who was even slower.

It didn't help that there was almost no information about the beers available. As far as I could make out, there were no pump clips on display and no beers listed on the large blackboard behind the counter, just small, handwritten notices propped up against the keg fonts. The one that was headed "real ale" did mention Release the Chimps, but no mention of the brewery, the style of beer or the method of dispense. The barman disappeared from time to time through a door behind the counter - was the beer on stillage there? We never found out, as after five minutes of watching him serve just two other customers, I decided that the time before my train out of here would be better spent actually drinking in another pub rather than waiting to drink here.

On 19th August 2018 - no rating submitted
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Thuck Phat left this review about Puzzles ?

A fun, friendly and trendy micropub bang in the centre of town.
It's an old shop premises with tables and chairs outside which was where most of the clientele were situated on a warm Sunday evening.
The service is friendly, knowledgeable on the ale front and requests are accepted on the music front with some eclectic and top tunes being played.
Beers on cask were Nene Valley Brewery Release the Chimps and Rocket Ales Vostock Stout. Both from local breweries, both very good beers and both in excellent nick. I'd have avoided the stout on such warm day had the barman not insisted that we try it. I'm very pleased that he did.
If there is a typical micro then this isn't it but I'd happily return.

On 10th August 2018 - rating: 8
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Bucking Fastard left this review about Puzzles ?

A micropub in a former shop unit this is a fun hangout for local hipsters and folk who appreciate good real ale.The unit is square but with a high ceiling,and there are tables and chairs out the front for fine weather drinking.The interior has much exposed brick,sparse furniture and prints all over both side walls.The bar is at the rear with chalk boards describing in some detail the keg lager and beer options alongside two real ale options.The young serving team are engaging and give out samples with pints served in dimple glasses.On my trip both Nene Valley Release the Chimps and Rocket Ales Vostok Stout were in great condition and nicely differentiated in terms of style.These are both Locales ,so Locales are maybe what you will find here on a rotating basis.Ciders also feature here.
A definite highlight was the muzak,with request being played as long as the song is on Spotify.There was an eclectic mix of rock standards,thrash metal,young british artists and anything else that is credible in these surroundings.It's more bar than micro,but be brave,pop in and you may well be pleased you did so.

On 15th July 2018 - rating: 8
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Map location corrected by Just a quick pint, then I'm off
Peterborough, 0.75 miles, 14 min walk (show)
Whittlesea, 6.36 miles, 2 hr 2 min walk (show)
Stamford, 13.78 miles, 4 hr 26 min walk (show)
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17th Mar 2019, 14:36
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 25 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 25 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 25 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 25 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : Yes last updated 15 July 2018 by Bucking Fastard
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 25 January 2017 by ROB Camra
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