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Barking Smack, Great Yarmouth

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On a fine sunny day in late September, I was looking for a sea-front pub where I could get a good pint and a nice fish-and-chip lunch. The Barking Smack seemed the perfect place. Entering past the pleasant front terrace, I found a large room, with a bar with several hand-pumps, and a blackboard with details of the beers and ciders on offer, mostly from the Grain brewery, and also Lacons. My pint was good, but it turned out that the kitchen wasn't operating that day, due to staff issues.
FotWBF - 4 Oct 2016 23:59
The Barking Smack is on the seafront at Great Yarmouth. It is a single room with a large outdoor terrace at the front. Meals are served. But the options didn't seem too tempting. So we moved on elsewhere for food. Plenty of barstaff were available for serving. Three ales from Grain were on - Oak, Redwood & ThreeOneSix. They also stock a real cider from a box at the side of the bar. This was Kingfisher Farm Cider and went down very nicely. Not a bad pub. But I was surprised as to how good Great Yarmouth pubs were and there were better options.
blue_scrumpy - 21 Jun 2016 21:12
good clean and friendly pub ,was in here most nights in the last week,good outside seating area with a barbercue area for the good weather months.the beer was very good in here,oak and redwood from grain brewery and lacons legacy from the lacons brewery great Yarmouth.also on a cider from Norfolk on hand pump. for the lager drinkers kozel,urquill pilsner and peroni.has bullitt restaurant at back of pub .best pub in great Yarmouth and its on the golden mile looking out to the sea. was told that in july and august more beers will be on.
hoppyal - 22 Jun 2013 16:55
open again!!!
craig12 - 26 Dec 2011 13:01
Still closed July 2011
markh737 - 25 Jul 2011 02:55
Closed and up for sale as is the Marine which is right next door. Depressing to see two closed pubs in such a prominent position on the seafront of one of our leading seafront resorts. Hard to believe this pub couldn't be hugely profitable if it was in the right hands, given its location- let's hope someone buys it up and gives it the future it deserves.
edchambers - 9 Apr 2010 21:38
A pub that is better than the initial impression (unclean, dark, grotty, a bit chav - basically a low-brow seafront pub) gives off.

Had a decent selection of ale, including a rather good Tipples Brewery Moonrocket. The food (mussels) was pretty good, as was the service.

However, it's difficult to overlook the broken window and the creosoted radiator, as well as the comedy lavs.

With a bit of TLC, this could be a really good place. Until then, it's just OK, worth a stop for a pint but not a session.
Quinno - 2 Apr 2008 21:02

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