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Olde Cross, Alnwick

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wealdman - 10 Aug 2018 07:32
Why was the old historic name removed
ALBEERT - 9 Aug 2018 23:02
Reopened about 18 months ago and now known as the Dirty Bottles Taproom and Smokehouse although my visit was on a June lunchtime. You enter into a rectangular room and are immediately faced with a bank of I think 5 keg taps from which you serve yourself having first purchased a prepayment card. No real ale to be seen but a larger bar behind did have a choice of Alnwick Gold or Anarchy Blonde Star, the latter being very refreshing on a hot sunny day. The bar area was of a reasonable size with another room off and there was another rectangular room to the left of the first room primarily used for dining specialising in smoked food. I didn't try the food but there were a number of diners seemingly happy. The landlord/manager(?) and lady barmaid were both friendly and welcoming and I would be happy to return. Having studied their website later I discovered there was also a roof terrace garden but I don't recall seeing any sign for it.
yellowfever - 9 Aug 2018 22:47
This pub has been closed for a while but is due to re-open fairly soon.
zipdiskdude - 26 Apr 2015 19:39
Two bar pub known locally as 'The Dirty Bottles' - nothing to do with hygiene I hasten to add but because of a grim local legend. Pay a visit to learn the full story...

Front bar can be a bit chavvy, but the back bar is calmer, though the telly is often on.
One real ale (Fog On The Tyne this visit) on handpull.

Barmaids did a nude calendar for charity in 2010. It's on display in the back.
Yellerbelly - 25 Jul 2010 11:25
Called in about 7 years ago. Very good then. Atmospheric - good Mordue's "Works Ticket" beer as I recall.
Firedrake - 21 Jan 2009 16:55

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