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Barrels Ale House

61 Bridge Street, Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 1ES, England
+44 1289 308013
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One Of The Best In Berwick

We visited here twice during a three day visit to Berwick and this pub was probably our favourite... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dan H
Derby, United Kingdom
via mobile
Stripped back music

Barrels has so much character probably one of the best pubs I've been too! Had the pleasure of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Scottsdale, Arizona
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The Barrels Ale House is a CAMRA award winning real ale and live music pub tucked away on the corner of Bridge St and Bridge End close to the tweed bridge.We pride ourselves on offering a warm welcome to locals and visitors alike. Check out or website and facebook page for up to date information about entertainment bookings in our cellar bar venue and about the most recent guest ales available. We have beer from all over the UK but some of our favourites are Stewarts, Fyne Ales, Wylam, Tempest, Hadrian & Border, Highland Brewing, Houston......We welcome all feedback and look forward to welcoming you to our unique little pub.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good18%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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61 Bridge Street, Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 1ES, England
+44 1289 308013
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here twice during a three day visit to Berwick and this pub was probably our favourite of the lot. It's a proper old style pub with great character, great locals and a real decent choice of beers. The atmosphere is thriving yet chilled...More

Thank Dan H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Barrels has so much character probably one of the best pubs I've been too! Had the pleasure of hearing singer/songwriter Toni Sidgwick downstairs in one of the most intimate gigs ever. Great hosts, super choice of drinks and great vibe! So few places like this!

Thank PippiCoDurham
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As you walk up to the bar you are immediately greeted by Martin the barman - who is the life and soul of the place. Good range of local Ales and bitters. The decorations have retained an old quirky style which adds to the charm...More

Thank CharlesX
Reviewed 6 August 2017

In addition to the main bar there is a comfortable lounge to one side, decorated with old travel posters. A very wide choice of real ales, including dark beers. Staff helpful and knowledgeable.

Thank Tricia M
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Great pub,Good selection of drinks what ever you fancy! Top staff,friendly and engaging. 1 of the best in Berwick for real ale.

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Good cask beer selection that appears to rotate for interest. (I'd like an extra bitter and could do without the mild and lagers, but that's personal taste.) Very good atmosphere with small seating areas in an historic pub with lots of interesting posters and photos...More

Thank jmaxwellb
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Wonderful draft beers but even better atmosphere. Traditional British pub with very friendly people.

Thank amyAtlantaGA
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped here whilst exploring Berwick with our dog. We were made very welcome and water was brought for the dog. Good selection of beers and I had a lovely cider. The decor is interesting and a good conversation point.

Thank carjams
Reviewed 11 July 2017

There was someone vaping/e-smoking inside the pub, with great plumes of noxious smelling e-smoke. The smell affected the whole pub, and we left asap because of it. Otherwise it would be a very nice pub, so it is a shame that they allow vaping inside...More

Thank A A
Reviewed 8 July 2017

We stayed in Berwick for a week and drank in the Barrels on 5 evenings. It is a real down to earth pub with an interesting display of photos artwork posters and memorabilia on the walls. Staff are great and there is a good selection...More

Thank Eagle7345
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Warren W
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Response from Zoe-Millis | Reviewed this property |
They have a telly but it is rarely on. They usually show rugby 6 nations and not much else.