Kelham Island Tavern

Mayor: Garrold (13) | Taps: 16 | Bottles: 20+
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
downender  (464) Bristol, England | July 10, 2017
Traditional pub, with a decent selection of ales served in good condition. I sat in the front room, which was busy for a Tuesday lunchtime in January, where the atmosphere was pleasant. I can see why it has won so many awards. Very good.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Beerowl80  (3) , England | March 19, 2017
Great traditional pub that’s always busy. Mainly cask but a few craft kegs creeping in recently. Last couple of times I’ve been in they’ve had Buxton on keg. Usually a very good selection of casks. This time they had beers by red willow, shiny, abbydale, acorn and framework. So a good mix of traditional and newer modern craft breweries. And seems to keep to fairly local breweries. So overall all great for cask, a few more craft keg lines would be nice.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Beersiveknown  (174) , Northern Ireland | January 18, 2017
Old school pub with decent grub and even better beer, well kept cask keenly priced and some *evil keg* fonts recently installed, all in good nick. Tables and carpets in main room with conservatory seating at the back.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Scotty001  (324) Portlethen, Scotland | November 10, 2016
Old fashioned, but obviously knocked into one large room instead of the original multi-room layout. Loads of CAMRA awards won, great beer choice, very well kept in a very welcoming environment.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
jorge76  (317) , Italy | August 13, 2016
This kind of places is the reason why I come to England when I can ..
84
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
jjsint  (656) Leicester, England | January 10, 2016
One of CAMRA’s darlings (twice winner of National Pub of the Year) and for good reason, the Kelham Island Tavern is a great place to have a pint or three. About 10-12 ales, with handpumps lining the small L-shaped bar. Beers from Brass Castle, Acorn and other well-regarded Northern brewers. Kernel and St Louis on keg, expanding the drinker’s choice. There’s more seating in the back room, although the front is where the action is. Having said this, the reproduction of Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights is one of the best things I can remember seeing I a pub... you can sit next to Hell and get a slice of heaven.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
WingmanWillis  (1718) , England | December 21, 2015
Visited in the evening of Friday 18th December 2015. Got the bus out of town which stops on the main road a couple of minutes away. A quick stroll through an industrial area and you arrive at the pub. 2 roomed place that was busy by the bar with the local Christmas crowd with the back room having room to sit down. It appears everyone in the pub had to shout at each other. Despite this the beer range is excellent, well kept and decently priced. Good service. Lovely pub.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Iznogud  (460) , Croatia | September 19, 2015
Nice traditional pub, there was a pub quiz going on during our visit. The place was very busy. Quite good selection of real ales, good service. Well worth visiting.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
peyto567  (9) London, | July 7, 2015
solid boozer with tip top cask ales- a highlight was tyne bank summer breeze on my visit- and very friendly/ attentive staff.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
Boudicca  (1232) London, England | March 30, 2015
The Kelham Island Tavern has the feel of a Georgian inn with rich yellow and rust paint, a kind of neatness about it and a bottle glass window into the dining room at the back. There was quite an eclectic range of cask beer and they also serve basic food - burger, chips and so on. (Visited 16 February 2015).

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