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Grey's Inn, Embleton

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Popped in here while on holiday as it was in the Good Beer Guide. Good selection of really well kept local real ales and lagers. Manager took a shine to us as we care about our ales and he's even more passionate about them.
We didn't get a chance to try the food but it looked very good.
We must have been in 3 or 4 times in one week, almost became regulars, and were never disappointed.
We would return to Northumbria and definitely to this pub.
nuttybrown - 14 Sep 2014 19:36
Most impressed. As others have said, offers 4-5 local real ales, well kept and served. Didn't try the food. Will certainly come here again when next in N'land.
davercox - 23 Jun 2014 07:55
Called in a couple of times recently whilst on holiday in Northumberland. Ate both times and the fod was really good on both occasions. Tried a couple of the local real ales, of which they had 4 or 5 of. Both were exceptional. I'm crap at remembering names but one was from the Alnwick Brewery, the other calle Old Nellies (or something). Dog friendly too, which helps when you have two retrievers in tow. Friendly staff who actually made more fuss of the dogs than us! A great place
clodsthecat - 15 May 2012 15:44
Found this place on holiday when searching for somewhere to eat. The beers were from small northern breweries and served in tip-top condition. The food was exceptionally good with the steak pie being, "the best I've ever had", to quote my lady wife. We booked in for later in the week, and were not the only ones to do this. Our first impressions were confirmed and surpassed. This time I drank Allendale Pale Ale which was perfect. The owners are making a real effort to build a reputation for for good pub grub and fine ales, and deserve to succeed.
doctorpint - 21 Aug 2011 20:29
Decent if unexceptional pub, open all day long even during the winter which can be pretty handy in an area where you've a fair walk to another pub (apart from the one on the corner nearby that we didn't try on our recent stay).

Friendly staff, a couple of real ales on (the Farne Island was very nice), and an unexpected but entertaining poker night on the Thursday night we were in there. They do food but we didn't try it.
cid - 30 Nov 2010 18:41
Having seen this in the Good Beer Guide 2010, we diverted on our annual walk from Low Newton to Craster to sample their hospitality. It was well worth it; the beers were from Hadrian & Border and Jarrow breweries (a relief from the ubiquitous Black Sheep which was also present) and were well kept. Their was one vacant handpump no doubt for busier times. The staff were very welcoming and friendly and the food was good quality and very good value.

Whilst there, we overheard the young landlord going about his business on the 'phone and with dray men; it was clear this was a guy who was dedicated to making a good pub with quality products. Good on yer mate - I wish you every success!!

JBGatelad - 21 Feb 2010 18:32
Have to agree with other comments. Real Ale reduced to two on our visit and lovely bar gal honestly commented that one was a 'bit cloudy' 10 out of 10 for honesty but still went for the other. Food and wine good value but you'd better book if you want to sit in the resturant area and not be squeezed in in the bar area.
quizman - 3 Oct 2009 18:37
Always enjoy visiting this friendly place when in the area. Real ale is good, food has been delicious and been welcome to bring our greyhound into pub. Its a must for us when in Northumberland.
kildare - 18 Jul 2009 12:03
The pub was great, the beer wasn't.
GeorgeXXIII - 13 Jul 2009 00:17
Great little locals pub,real ales much better now, really good food especially sunday roast (expect a little wait for your food as it is not of the boil in the bag vararity).
The pub now boasts 3 open coal fires,Sky and Setanta for watching the footie.
I have found all the staff to be very friendly and helpful.
Unlike some pubs this one is open all day every day
bilbosballbags - 12 Apr 2008 10:15
Small one roomed pub, with adjacent dining area, set in a pretty village. Three real ales on our visit: Black Sheep Bitter and two from the Wylam brewery 'Hedonist' and 'Summer Magic'. Quality O.K. but not the best.
Service was friendly, but not particularly efficient. At one stage there were four people behind the bar, but only one serving. However, to be fair, I suspect that at least one of them was a waitress.
The beer garden was small, but the pleasant raised terrace was a fantastic late afternoon sun-trap.
The food menu looked 'top end' traditional.
Handy for the superb local beach.

aleandhearty - 26 Aug 2007 18:23
Very friendly village pub full of wonderful local characters.Welcoming coal fire in the winters and fabulous bar staff. Great food.Super atmosphere
Donkeydan - 27 Mar 2007 19:45
fantastic local pub, lots of northumberland charm, friendly locals and food melts in the mouth
chris - 8 Jul 2006 18:12

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