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Another busy bar, a bit hot for my liking. Lots of people sitting outside. Decent range of ales on, all in good nick. There is a pool room upstairs if you fancy a game. Both Scarborough ales nice. Friendly bar staff and locals.
pwilkins - 9 Jun 2015 14:17
Despite the sign outside Valley Bar saying home cooked food and fish specialities it has neither !
The music is only one night a week, if the two guys decide to turn up.
The toilets are to say the least grim, boys take a peg and wellingtons girls toilet paper and not much more as space is tight.
Take notice that all the CAMRA certificates are well out of date, based on the three beers I tried it wouldn’t win much nowadays. Stick to the Belgium beer in bottles.
Overall we expected more reading the write ups, guess these two like the sign and the toilets are well out of date !

Seavisitor - 3 Mar 2014 13:51
An update is surely due. Come on BAZNPAT and you other locals. What is the current state of affairs regarding this great watering hole?
coastman25 - 7 Jun 2012 13:56
Soon to start it,s own brewery, watch this space!!
BAZNPAT - 18 Dec 2010 16:00
Second pub on a flying visit to Scarborough. Great selection of ales and foreign beers, busy for a Tuesday night and just an all round decent boozer, shames it's 200 miles from where I live!!
Alfnoax - 1 Dec 2010 21:06
A great place this, and like the Cellar's a few doors down is definately worth looking up. Rather uninspiring from the outside but very welcoming once inside. A great range of bottled lagers and as a cider drinker I was in mini heaven with the half dozen different variety's on offer, with the bar staff only too willing to let you taste before purchasing.A good mix of clientel, many appearing to be locals., with a very busy local poetry group meeting in the upstairs bar on the evening we were there. Also a pool table tucked nicely out of the way upstairs too. Will be back.
anfield95 - 29 Nov 2010 12:54
Not particularly salubrious inside, bit like a tired WMC. Very hot as well when we went. Nice big outside area though – better than it looks in the picture.
The beer was excellent, about 6 independents’ ales. Staff fine.
Might be easy to miss if in car.
Richardhuddleston - 14 Sep 2010 13:07
I was standing at the corner of a nearby road trying to examine my A-Z in the orange glow of the streetlights. I muttered to myself that no matter which way I walked up or down Valley Road, it was bound to be the wrong way. However at that point a local chap stopped and asked if I needed help (hopefully it wasn't because I was talking to myself!). I told him that I was looking for Valleys and he said there it is and pointed a few doors down the road - oops! I thanked him and headed in.

It does indeed look like the bar of a guesthouse because it's in the basement. However there was a number of ales on and the atmos was quiet (it was early January afterall). Heading towards my second pint the chap from outside appeared behind the bar - the son of the owners apparently! He told me that the emphasis is on the pub rather than the hotel. A success I think - lovely place, I'd definitely return.
Killian42 - 2 May 2010 16:48
The Valley does not look like a pub but rather a basement bar of a small seaside hotel - persevere! There is a large patio drinking area and once inside the bar is tidy and very welcoming, with expert and committed staff/owners. Renowned for its ciders/perries (there were 6 interesting types there on my visit) and also a menu of some 100 Belgian bottled beers, though recent changes in the £:€ conversion mean that the full variety is not currently available. Real ales are varied and of excellent quality - on my visit Iceni "Cascade", Dark Star "Saison" and both "White Hot" and "Red Dust" from Consett. Enough off the beaten track to be frequented by a mixed clientele of locals and more adventurous visitors. There is a big TV but the sound turned down and text for those intent on watching. As a stranger in Scarborough, I was made to feel very much at home by the people who run the Valley and would recommend this to anyone visiting the resort. The proximity of the Cellars makes this a good area for the discriminating local or visitor.
Arctium_lappa - 12 Apr 2010 21:02
A bit disappointing, considering the reviews elsewhere. Beer range was average and there's no food any more. Seems to be struggling a bit.
daveinbrum - 2 Apr 2010 13:32
This pub had about 5 ales on and the owners were friendly and chatty. We had the Sunday roast buffet on the first floor for £5.50 - help yourself to Pots, Veg & Sausages. Magic! We explored their 100 or so Belgian beers, the prices were around £3 - compare with places in the south where they charge £4-£6. They've also got loads of Cider on. Best pub in Scarborough.
Booze_Allen - 30 Jan 2010 20:44
Brilliant pub..clean..tidy...friendly ..good quality beers on ...good priced food..a pleasure to visit
BAZNPAT - 11 Dec 2009 16:33
Excellent pub and worthy of its GBG entry. A great selection of beers and very friendly and knowledgeable staff.
adamcroft - 30 Jun 2009 10:28
The exterior could have put me off, had it not been for the GBG recommendation. A really great place, with friendly bar staff, a mixed cliental, with a good selection of real ales, made even better by the addition of a strange kind of beer to be found in North Yorkshire called MILD!

Archivist - 13 May 2009 15:27
A cracking drinking den (I don't use that the word 'den' lightly), with a wide range of ales, ciders, perries and bottled continental beers.

There's the downstairs 'den' bar with the beer, whilst upstairs there's a pool room and a restaurant area. The punters seemed mainly slanted towards the middle-aged gent on my visit.

I have to admit I felt a bit let down by the casual attitude of the place when it came to the food - or lack thereof because the owners/chef/whoever were on holiday - as it was still being advertised as available outside and in. A note by the wall menu advising that dinner is of a liquid variety only for the week isn't too much to ask, as I was starved and disappointed I had to head back out into the night to search for a square meal after a couple of halves!

That gripe aside, a very worthwhile drinking experience.
Quinno - 12 Mar 2009 22:03
Pleasant little cellar bar at the top end of Valley Road. Has been all sorts of bar in the past but is now the best that it has ever been. Good, well kept selection of real ales, usually from micros. We often call in on a Saturday lunchtime when it's pretty quiet, but always friendly. The artwork on the walls is for sale, some of it is pretty good as well. Being in the well known cider producing region of North Yorkshire, it's obvious that they should have been voted the Cider pub of the year. I'm not a cider drinker myself but top marks for getting the award. If you're going to this place try Cellars just further down Valley Road as well. The Valley Road pub crawl, short but good!
ROBCamra - 15 Dec 2008 17:07
Visited here recently as it was voted the National Cider Pub of the year 2007. It's not look your standard pub. As the previous reviewer said, it's like walking into a guest house. However, the bar started to get quite crowded as the evening went on. The owners appeared to be very knowledgeable about the beer and cider selection. During our visit, they had Outlaw Wrangler, Bank Top Gold Digger, Brewdog Coffee Stout, Goose Eye Pommies Revenge, Wold Top Mars Magic and Poachers Pride. The 9% stout seemed quite popular! There were also several Belgian beers and 7 real ciders, including Cheddar Valley and 4 from Ross-on-Wye, as well as Broadoak Perry. Well worth a visit.
blue_scrumpy - 2 Dec 2008 20:28
Good boozer. Very friendly staff and knowledgeable about beers and ciders. All the ale was in tip top condition. The visit was only marred by what can only be described as the local idiot - pointing at any image that moved on the widescreen TV in the corner and making racist, homophobic, and sexist comments. Needless to say, he was sat on his own. A recommended pub, but if you visit and see a man sat on his own talking to a TV make sure you sit at the other end of the bar!
Slake - 12 Nov 2008 19:56
Really friendly pub with great beer and a comfortable atmosphere. Doesn't fit the appearance of a traditional pub- as you approach you feel like you're going into a seaside guest house- but once inside it's good news all the way.
edchambers - 1 Nov 2008 22:19
Recommended this pub after a visit in April. Enjoyed real ales from Daleside and Wold Top breweries. Appears to be a perfect all round pub to suit all tastes as it has good choice of ales and ciders, and good food too.
gillhalfpint - 6 Jul 2008 10:37
Difficult to know how to make this pub any better but that doesn't stop the Landlord & Lady from trying!

Real Ale, Real Cider, Belgian Beer you got it. Amzing value for money for what you get. I've seen the hard work that has gone into this pub over the years, nice to see it paying off for them.
Abteilung - 1 Jun 2008 19:00
Super little Real Ale pub independantely run by John & Linda, also Cider pub of the year last year and seller of many belgian beers too, too many beers to mention but a fabulous selection and always changing, regular beer festivals through the winter months, well worth a visit.
Zebadee - 25 May 2008 03:36

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