England > Lancashire > Lancaster
jjsint (246) Ely, England | March 10, 2015
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Lancasterís self-appointed craft beer pub, the Tap House has six good local-ish real ales and seven taps, ranging from Hardknott and Hawkshead to Peroni. Bottle selection is brilliant and includes a couple of surprises. Atmosphere is a bit naff (a írenovatedí pub) but the beer more than makes up for it.
Theydon_Bois (850) Tourist Town (West), England | March 10, 2015
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Visited on Sunday 01/03/15 the Tap House is a centrally located venue that had perhaps half a dozen or so patrons during our 7 pm visit. Tall bench seating, clean and modern, the Tap House combines craft Keg and cask, 4 of each during my visit, allied to 40 or so bottles from the UK, Europe and the US.
Good service and weíll kept beer.
My only criticism is that the keg beer could have come from further afield, it was all Hawkshead! They also need to be a touch more adventurous with the bottle selection, some ok to decent picks but to score higher for me there needs to be something a little more off piste in there!
That said definitely one of the best bars in Lancaster.
worldbeertaste (131) , England | January 27, 2013
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
This new pub is exactly what Lancaster needed. Stories of other pubs in Lancaster once at their greatness doesnít compare to this new-age pub. Clearly, they are aware that there are beer drinkers who want to sample or drink regularly a wide selection of beer that is new. Off to the side of one of the main streets, its quiet at times and packed to the brim in others. The manager clearly tries to get the best brewers on tap and cask here as you will find Dark Star and Thornbridge here but not anywhere else I Lancaster. The bottle selection cycles and it is superb. The best part is that mostly the prices are very reasonable. I would guess a 15%-20% mark-up with deals if you take out. Other places that can be compared with in Lancaster and Manchester clearly have a larger mark-up than 20% making this pub super reasonable. The staff is young and keen and friendly to tell you or learn about their products. The one draw back is that it doesnít serve food and Iím not sure that it should. Its too small of a space for food and I would worry that it couldnít cycle the tables well enough. If it ever moved to a larger location, then it would be perfect.
The main part of the bar is taken up with real ale pumps and naturally there is a decent selection - but other drinks are also available, it is not exclusive! Thereís a good knowledge had by the bar staff if you want help choosing, The furnishings are a little more modern than your average pub of this type, but itís still soft furnishings making it cosy enough.
ManVsBeer (1489) Hebden Bridge, England | January 17, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Tucked away through an alleyway off the main pedestrian shopping street this is a real find for real ale fans. The main part of the bar is taken up with real ale pumps and naturally there is a decent selection - but other drinks are also available, it is not exclusive! Thereís a good knowledge had by the bar staff if you want help choosing, The furnishings are a little more modern than your average pub of this type, but itís still soft furnishings making it cosy enough.
cwh187 (1) , | November 24, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Really good selection of bottles and taps - nowhere else in Lanacster comes close.
Bit pricey but you donít feel ripped off when the qualiy of beer on offer is this high.
A must visit on any night out in Lancaster!
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