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The Ale Gate, Alnwick

Pub added by aleand hearty
25 Bondgate Without
Alnwick
NE66 1PR
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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Ale Gate

A relatively recent opening in a former insurance broker’s office, this is a good size pub set just outside the city walls, and is certainly worth popping in if passing by.

Internally it’s split a cross two levels, with the higher level being up a few steps at the rear. It’s previous incarnation as an office is till visible with suspended polystyrene tiles on the ceiling, although at least in the bulk of the pub at the front these had been covered up by some sort of bamboo matting which was quite effective. The flooring was predominantly blue carpet, and further aqua blue paintwork was on much of the walls, with some sort of faux brick effect behind the bar counter and at the rear. Plenty of beer mats were tacked around suggesting an ever changing selection. There was a decent crowd in our Saturday evening visit, and the place had a decent, buzzy vibe to it.

Beers on tap were Maxim Citra, Strongarm Ruby Red, Hanlon’s Stormstay, Settle Old Smithy Porter and Warrior, whilst a sixth pump appeared to have run out. I didn’t note the keg cider options, but did notice several boxes of Lilley’s stacked up in the ‘fridge. Process seemed reasonable, with a Pint and a G&T coming in at £8.60.

On 30th July 2023 - rating: 6
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Danny O'Revey left this review about The Ale Gate

nice, larger micropub, comfortable lower room with bar and upper area with sofas. good ale and the location is pretty central

On 15th May 2022 - rating: 8
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Ale Gate

A largish and tidily-furnished micropub in a shop conversion with two levels, plus a hireable room upstairs. Six handpumps with a good selection of regional beers on (the Raven stout was excellent) plus the obligatory beer fridge which also housed boxed Lilley's cider. In proper micropub style, there was a friendly welcome and no musak - conversation rules! Nice drinking place.

On 8th August 2021 - rating: 8
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Alan Hurdle
Alnmouth, 3.72 miles, 1 hr 11 min walk (show)
Acklington, 9.11 miles, 2 hr 55 min walk (show)
Chathill, 10.07 miles, 3 hr 14 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Ale Gate, Alnwick
30th Jul 2023, 13:19
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7th Jul 2023, 22:16
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 08 August 2021 by Graham Coombs
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 08 August 2021 by Graham Coombs
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 08 August 2021 by Graham Coombs
  • Car Park : No last updated 08 August 2021 by Graham Coombs
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 01 November 2020 by Blue Scrumpy
  • Darts : No last updated 08 August 2021 by Graham Coombs
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 08 August 2021 by Graham Coombs
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 08 August 2021 by Graham Coombs
  • Hot Food : No last updated 08 August 2021 by Graham Coombs
  • Jukebox : No last updated 08 August 2021 by Graham Coombs
  • Karaoke : No last updated 08 August 2021 by Graham Coombs
  • Live Music : No last updated 08 August 2021 by Graham Coombs
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 08 August 2021 by Graham Coombs
  • Micropub : Yes last updated 29 July 2019 by aleand hearty
  • Pinball : No last updated 08 August 2021 by Graham Coombs
  • Pool Table : No last updated 08 August 2021 by Graham Coombs
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2019 by aleand hearty
  • Real Cider : No last updated 30 July 2023 by Tris C
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