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The Tubwell Tap, Darlington

Pub added by Will Larter
3-4 Tubwell Row
Darlington
DL1 1NU
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Rob Hunter left this review about The Tubwell Tap

Was intending on calling in for a drink while in Darlington the other day. After fighting my way past the smokers in the doorway (and noticing the big sign telling people not to smoke in the doorway) I made my way to the bar to find four hand pulls, two of which were off and the remainder offering Eagle IPA and Hobgoblin Gold. I decided I must be able to find something better than this in Darlington so didn't bother staying for a drink.

Graham Coombs has commented below that the pub was entirely populated with old blokes - I think the reason for this could be explained by the fact that the pub doesn't allow kids in and seemingly doesn't do food, so that would limit its appeal to a more diverse clientele base. I'd also agree with the comment by Old Boots, a pub with "Tap" in the name conjures up an image of a pub boasting several interesting ales, which was sadly far from the case.

Overall it's a bit of a strange one this, from the outside it looks like a modern Wetherspoons offering, yet once inside there is much less going for it.

On 16th January 2020 - no rating submitted
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Tubwell Tap

A modern lounge bar in the town centre, strangely entirely populated by old blokes. A couple of TVs and a dartboard provide entertainment, also with signs advertising live music and karaoke. A bank of 4 handpumps had only one in use, with another reversed, but was at least offering something interesting in Cheadle New Zealand Pale Ale, hopefully intended to be hazy but tasting ok. Didn't especially feel at home here.

On 6th June 2019 - rating: 5
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Old Boots left this review about The Tubwell Tap

These days a pub or bar with "tap" in the name promises much, sadly in this case you will be sorely disappointed, its a fairly ordinary town centre pub housed in a long, thin, brick and wood lined retail unit. There's a quirky counter with plastic panels and brick interspersed with drawers. Bench seating under the front window and to the rear otherwise just stools at round wooden tables. Three pulls, dreadful Marstons Saddle Tank or Wainwright on the two in use. The usual screens and machines of course. Not top of the must do list in Darlo.

On 12th May 2019 - no rating submitted
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Will Larter
Darlington, 0.61 miles, 11 min walk (show)
North Road, 0.8 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Dinsdale, 4.23 miles, 1 hr 21 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Tubwell Tap, Darlington
16th Jan 2020, 09:04
Review submitted by Rob Hunter
 
8th Jun 2019, 16:11
Picture submitted by Graham Coombs approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 06 June 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 06 June 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 06 June 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Car Park : No last updated 06 June 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Darts : Yes last updated 06 June 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Hot Food : No last updated 06 June 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 06 June 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 06 June 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 06 June 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Micropub : No last updated 06 June 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Pinball : No last updated 06 June 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Pool Table : No last updated 06 June 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 06 June 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Real Cider : No last updated 06 June 2019 by Graham Coombs
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