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Bear Claw Brewery Tap, Berwick-Upon-Tweed

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Meantime Workshops, North Greenwich Road
Spittal
Postal town: Berwick-Upon-Tweed
TD15 1RG
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Blue Scrumpy left this review about Bear Claw Brewery Tap

My visit to this part of the country was deliberately timed to visit this small brewery tap for its opening day on the first Wednesday of the month. Being just a short walk away from the B & B I was staying in, it made for a great start to a day/evening out in Berwick, albeit a boozy one!

You approach the taproom along a narrow street, where there is an even smaller courtyard containing the bar/tap itself and a couple of other small artisan businesses. The alleyway outside the building was busy with drinkers, whilst the interior was just as busy. Whilst it thinned out a bit by the time I departed, I had to make do with space at the small bar.

A board behind the bar lists the beers - Chinnok, Belma, The Fool, Spiralling Mind, Dark Hollow, Imperial Stout, Auld Beast & Folie Des Pommes. There are a small number of handpulls dispensing cask ales, in addition to some craft beers. The two I tried were both cask, with the Imperial Stout being 10.5%. I met others who had sampled this particular beer later in the evening and they did look a little the worse for wear. It certainly set me up for a few more beers (and ciders).

The barman was a friendly guy who was happy to chat to me about the town's pubs, despite being an unfamiliar face. He was doing a brisk trade in sausage rolls.

I didn't know what to expect of this brewery tap, but left feeling suitably impressed. It seems the locals do make good use of this place on the few days when it is open.

On 13th May 2022 - rating: 7
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Graham Coombs left this review about Bear Claw Brewery Tap

Hidden in a small low-rise building (once a slaughterhouse) in a fairly run-down area is the Bear Claw Brewery. The Brewery Tap currently opens on Saturdays and the first Wednesday of the month. There are a couple of tables and a small bar in the room next to the tiny brewing kit, plus a row of tables down the alley outside. Beers are whatever they happen to have ready, which on this visit was a couple of pale ales on handpump and very nice too. Limited food is obtainable from the "Karmic Cakery" next door. Despite the restricted opening hours, it seems to have a fair bunch of regulars and is a good place for a pint.

On 16th August 2021 - rating: 7
[User has posted 2580 recommendations about 2525 pubs]

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Latest updates View all updates for Bear Claw Brewery Tap, Spittal
13th May 2022, 11:11
Review submitted by Blue Scrumpy
 
16th Aug 2021, 20:56
Request to set pubs area association to Spittal by Just a quick pint, then I'm off approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 17 August 2021 by Graham Coombs
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 17 August 2021 by Graham Coombs
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Courtyard - last updated 17 August 2021 by Graham Coombs
  • Car Park : No - Public CP nearby - last updated 17 August 2021 by Graham Coombs
  • Darts : No last updated 17 August 2021 by Graham Coombs
  • Hot Food : Yes - from adjacent cafe - last updated 17 August 2021 by Graham Coombs
  • Jukebox : No last updated 17 August 2021 by Graham Coombs
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 17 August 2021 by Graham Coombs
  • Micropub : No last updated 17 August 2021 by Graham Coombs
  • Pinball : No last updated 17 August 2021 by Graham Coombs
  • Pool Table : No last updated 17 August 2021 by Graham Coombs
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 17 August 2021 by Graham Coombs
  • Real Cider : No last updated 13 May 2022 by Blue Scrumpy
  • WiFi : No last updated 17 August 2021 by Graham Coombs
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