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The Ministry of Ale, Burnley - pub details

Ministry of Ale

Address: 9 Trafalgar Street, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 1TQ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 8496) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Burnley Manchester Rd (0.1 miles), Rose Grove (1.5 miles), Burnley Barracks (1.5 miles)

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> Current user rating: 8.3/10 (rated by 19 users)
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The Ministry of Ale always seems to be popular with away fans visiting Turf Moor. It's very convenient for Manchester Road station. The small interior is very traditional. My only criticism would be the lack of any darker beers. The ale selection was Moonstone Nelson's Ale, MIlestone Lock Prop & Barrel, Reunion Talwar & Firebrand Pale. One of Burnley's better pubs.
blue_scrumpy - 6 Oct 2019 11:36
Great brew pub. Tasty ale from the microbrewery and various interesting guests. Friendly and relaxed atmosphere and a warm welcome. Good value prices. 10/10.
wobblybob - 6 Apr 2018 11:59
The Ministry Of Ale is the first pub you'll see if you arrive into Manchester Road station. Despite spotting it, it was always planned to be my first port of call in Burnley on Saturday. I believe it normally opens at midday. But on a matchday, it opens at 11:30, which suited us fine as our train arrived shortly before midday. This is a decent old-fashioned boozer, that I'd imagine is frequented by a loyal group of locals during the week. It has a brewery that you can view on entry. The main seating area can be cramped when there are a few in. 4 ales were on. But they were all pale ales - Prospect Silver Tally, Harviestoun Bitter & Twisted, Deeply Vale Golden Vale & Phoenix Pale Moonlight. Unfortunately the previous reviewer may have jinxed my visit as none of the house-brewed Moonstone ales were on. Still a decent pub though.
blue_scrumpy - 25 Oct 2016 17:59
Great little pub with world class beers. The Ministry offers exceptional real ale by various guest breweries and also always has two of their own brews on tap which are brewed on site. There is also a great choice of Belgium and German beers to choose from if you're after something a little different.

The landlord is a really great guy who is always very friendly and talkative and the customers are very welcoming.

HOWEVER!!!!!!! The landlady is by far the most miserable and rude person i have ever known to work in the pub trade. She simply never smiles and has been extremely rude to myself and my wife on several occasions. She really is that bad and i honestly do not know one person who thinks she is anything other than down right miserable. It's such a pity as the pub itself is brilliant but we will never go back until she is gone. We choose to spend our hard earned pennies elswhere now which is sad as we live 2 mins walk away.

In summary: Great beer, great pub, great landlord, TERRIBLE landlady!!
Pablofranciscothethird - 14 May 2012 14:14
Excellent place. The brewery (Moonstone) is fantastic. �2.00 a pint!
jjsint - 11 Oct 2011 10:22

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