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Mayor: Grumbo (1) | Taps: 5 | Bottles: 3
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
WingmanWillis  (1532) , England | April 24, 2017
Visited on 21st April 2017. On the way into town from the station this is a lovely old building. Itís got a cellar bar feel to it, has a large room with the bar with several smaller seating areas off that. Plenty of seating. A big group of us and all were seated. Landed during an event with sister pub and an ale and pie festival so the range was supplemented with additional gravity dispense casks. Beer range was good with plenty of local cask and a little bit of keg. Prices reasonable. Service was good. A solid pub and definitely one to visit
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Grumbo  (244) Ipswich, England | April 10, 2017
Attractive place, lots of history, with the brick cellars converted into dining/drinking area and a large albeit not very sunny patio area at the front. Very conveniently placed for Lancaster station. Decent range of 5/6 cask ales from small breweries plus a selection of taps. Good service. Attracts an eclectic mix of customer. Decent place to visit.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
jjsint  (586) Cambridge, England | March 10, 2015| Updated April 19, 2015
Surprised at how awesome this place is. An old (1688?) building transformed into a restaurant, but plenty of room for drinkers. The 6 cask ales are interesting enough, but the 10-12 craft bottles are well-considered, tasty, and tickable. Near the train station, so itíd be rude not to.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
ManVsBeer  (1999) Hebden Bridge, England | January 17, 2013| Updated March 4, 2015
The pub is at the foot of the hill where the walk up to the castle begins, naturally this is a very old part of the city and this pub represents that. Entrance is on the ground level but inside it is a converted cellar with three adjacent brick curved arch rooms adjoining the larger room which is only occupied by the bar. The middle arch room is given over to the dining tables but the arched room either side of this has more ambient lighting and classy soft furnishings which make it an extremely cosy place to enjoy a drink. As there is no natural light itís hard to tell what time of day it is, only the amount of people in the place will tell you as it can be quiet during the daytime. Out front is a small garden area with picnic tables. Thereís plenty of cask ales to choose from that are both local and from further afield.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
worldbeertaste  (146) , England | November 16, 2011| Updated January 27, 2013
This is a beautiful old place. Its has an underground feel of a cave with a bar in it. Easily one of the rarest looks for a pub. It looks very old. Staff is usually a bit distracted and bothered by questions. Food is amazing but overpriced but it is a cask mark pub so the ales a clean and good. Only 5 ales though. One of the nicest in Lancaster.

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