DruncanVeasey (27) NUNEATON, Top 18, England | September 2, 2013
26 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 3/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 5/20
A brewpub without it’s own beer. Not a promising start. Following that disappointment I was short-changed by the tubby camp chap behind the bar who initially denied it, then refunded me with a grovelling apology. 10 mins too late.
Grim laminated menu. It scores a redeeming 6 for selection because there were 3 (uninteresting) but reasonably well conditioned guests on handpull- all new to me. Some Magritte on the walls. Probably not originals. Not in the top 3 beer venues in Cleethorpes. Won’t be rushing back.
BlackHaddock (340) , England | December 6, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
On the seafront, overlooking the Humber Estuary. If you are there on a sunny day and unlucky, you can see Yorkshire.
Modern looking, with a large glass window facing the beach, the brewing equipment can be seen from the side road or when visiting the toilets towards the back of the downstairs bar area.
Good selection of beers, always Bateman’s XB and two of their own beers, plus at least one, normally two guest cask beers. Big on bottles (of lager) and lager taps too. Quality of the beers is always spot on. Staff always pleasant, sometimes rushed at busy eating periods. Not a problem though, you get served when it’s your turn.
Changes atmosphere, during the day it is a seaside cafe type bar, in the evening the local young upwardly mobile come out to play and the music gets ramped up. Upstairs opens as well.
I use this bar every time I go to Grimsby Town Football Club home games. It is miles from the ground but it is worth the trip, trust me.
Basic tables and chairs, good value menu, large portions and big chips.