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Bridge Bier Huis, Burnley

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The Bridge still appears to be Burnley's best pub. It was busy as usual on a match day, with crowds spilling out onto the pavement at the front. Ales were Moorhouse's Premiership & Belisha, Kirkby Lonsdale Single Track, Northern Whisper Fine Fettle & Reunion Opening Gambit. The cider was Slack Alice.
blue_scrumpy - 6 Oct 2019 11:43
Friendly welcome and keenly-priced, well-kept ales. 10/10.
wobblybob - 6 Apr 2018 12:08
Made a fleeting visit here again yesterday. It was busy, but with the cold weather, getting served was much easier than on my previous visit. This time, the ale range was Lancaster Red, Navigation New Dawn, Beer Monkey Uncle Monk's IPA & Moorhouses Pride of Pendle & Premiership. They also had Lilley's Bee Sting Perry. With the weather and Northern rail deciding not to run any trains, I didn't get the time I'd hoped for in here. I've heard that there are possibly better pubs in Burnley that I also need to try.
blue_scrumpy - 4 Mar 2018 15:17
Situated just across a car park from the town centre, this place is probably deservedly Burnley's best known real ale pub. We could tell when we arrived that it was going to be busy, judging by the dozens of people standing outside. I was eternally optimistic would be empty! But it was 4-5 deep at the bar. We persevered and I even managed to establish all of the ales - St Austell Proper Job, Reedley Hallows Filly Close Blonde, Vog Dark Matter Blackcurrant Porter & Moorhouses Blonde Witch & Premiership. The cider was Celtic Marches Abrahalls Slack Alice. Certainly a decent selection. But it was very difficult to judge this place as it was simply too busy to enjoy. I'll need to come back when there is no football on.
blue_scrumpy - 25 Oct 2016 18:22
This is a fantastic pub and easily the best in Burnley,beer and cider are great and the homemade food is extremely well priced and tasty. Can get very busy when Burnley play.
Thelittleman - 24 May 2016 10:15
good beer, god sized pub not too big, not too small, good combination of seating & vertical drinking. Pies excellent.
Wilson_MacDonald - 8 Nov 2015 16:58
The 2nd pub from the GBG for me to tick and most probably the best and biggest ale range in Burnley. The pub itself has obviously been reinvented from an old down on its luck pub as the stained glass windows lend testament to.

Inside the floors are all stripped back wood with wooden tables and leather chairs. As mentioned above the choice of ales is very good there are 6 pumps offering 6 cask ales and from this selection I opt for a pint of Moorhouses Premier-Ship @ 3.7% again an absolute steal at £2.00.

I take a seat and start to peruse the extensive beer menu which is very Belgian and German lead. Aswell as the bottles there's a nice selection of Southern German ales and lagers on tap.

The manager / landlord (unsure which) is behind the jump and a character he certainly is. There’s a group of older Burnley FC fans in the corner of the pub and they are laughing and joking with said manager / landlord. Food is served here and looks good value, especially the pie and gravy.

A really cracking selection of ales sets this place apart from other pubs I have visited in the town.

Overall the pub is decent but the ales make it a belter.

Loving my Northern ticking trip!
lezford - 22 Dec 2014 16:14
The best pub in Burnley bar none. Fine selection of guest ales and always something knew to try.Very friendly atmosphere and friendly and helpful staff who really know their stuff. Not tried the food as i rarely eat when out at the Pub but it looks very good with good sized portions and have overheard others commenting on the good quality of the food.Handily placed for match days.Gets busy before and after the match but you always get served quickly when youre at the bar as there is always a sensible amount of bar staff.Not overpriced bearing in mind the quality of the beer.
Moy1 - 5 Sep 2011 17:22
Excellent pint of Hydes. Pub was friendly and characterful, if not the beer exhibition the name might imply. Busieset pub on a Sunday night however.
mtaylor40 - 18 Jul 2011 21:47
Probably the finest collection of beers, ales in the area, excellent ale, never had a bad one. Obviously busy on match days.
Proper bar staff.
Michael72 - 16 Jun 2011 13:08
Decent pub but overrated, uncomfortably busy on a football match day and too much effort is put into the pubs attempts to serve as many Real Ales as possible and this means that the beers are constantly changing, not really satisfactory for a session drinker. Of course they do have the distinctly average Hydes on permanently. Could do with another regular to give regular visitors the chance to stick with one ale. Daft name as one of the posters has already mentioned, saying that the pub was once turned into Bar Mambo, so a slight improvement on that! What's wrong with the traditional Bridge Inn? Beer quality is usually good but please stop constantly changing and give us a bit of stability. Think less of targets and more of customers!
Snug - 6 Apr 2010 20:35
Great pub, good selection of cask beers and a huge selection of bottled beers. Friendly punters showing you can have a good drink without trouble. Good local grub; pie, peas and gravy, who needs Thai food... this is what pubs should be serving, good local dishes.
If you are in the area, go, you won't be disappointed
EssexDave - 12 Feb 2010 19:33
Wow what a pub! travelled over for a social function and will definitely make the effort to travel over again. Amazing range of real ales and belgian beers. I understand that there is often live music at a weekend. Great night out.
whoareu - 14 Jul 2009 21:37
Top pub, very handily placed for Turf Moor. It was packed, but service was good, the choice of beers and quality was excellent. The Burnley fans were very friendly, and I would definitely recommend this place. I have deducted a mark for the stupid pub name!
Dylanwing - 4 May 2009 17:28
Very good one bar pub. In here before and after the Saints game yesterday, a good mix of home and away supporters.

Hydes Original, Cottage Christmas Cracker, 1648 Winter Warmer, Moorhouse's No-Nay-Never, Boggart Ruby Tuesday and when we went back in they had Fallons Lancastrian Gold. Also Westons Perry and a list of 36 foreign bottled beers plus 4 on draught which yesterday included De Koninck Winter Beer.

The food l0oked good and it was cheap.

GuideDogSaint - 14 Dec 2008 13:29
visited this pub on a very cold and wet night I thought the atmosphere to be very good and the bar staff very helpfull had some very good real ales .

tench1230 - 29 Dec 2007 18:03
The Bridge is one of two pubs in the centre of Burnley worth a visit.
Real ale always available, and varies week by week.
Continental draught lagers and a load of bottled lager and beers available.
Hydes Anvil seems to be regular.
Good lunch time food.
Occasional live music at weekends.

davidmurray - 5 Oct 2005 21:24

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