Great beer lovers pub in the centre of Barnsley. Actually an Acorn brewery tap but doesn't swamp the pumps with its own wears. Usually has 3 or 4 Acorn beers on and an equivalent number of guests. Plus quite a decent keg and bottle range. And that's just upstairs! Downstairs is a cool cellar bar offering a slightly reduced choice but, and this is the key, different to upstairs! They also have music acts and the occasional beer festival. On top of all that a discount card is on offer which, for £5, gets you 10% off all draught products. Do yourself a favour and get one.
AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Nice pub in Barnsley serving various Acorns from tap, and a changing set of ’guest beers’. Friendly service and although not the right time of day, still some beer lovers in. Bought also a T-shirt. Promised myself to return.
AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent and very welcome restoration of this old Barnsley town centre pub. Good beer choice, normally four Acorn beers, up to three cask guests and three craft keg. This new arrival on the Barnsley drinking scene held its first beer festival in early February 2012 to celebrate a year’s trading, and will hold a summer beer festival from 5th to 8th July 2012.