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Great beer, great conversation and great atmosphere. It can take us an hour or more to get here but... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Billingham, United Kingdom

went on friday with the guys amazing selection of ales, real ciders, and quality wines, service is... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great beer, great conversation and great atmosphere. It can take us an hour or more to get here but that tells you something. It is worth it. My favourite pub in Teesside. Well done. Hope to be back soon.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Barely had a chance to speak before being told to go in the waiting room, I went in there to keep warm but would have bought something if I'd been given the chance, never been in a more unwelcoming and hostile pub

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Jessica H
Reviewed 3 September 2018

went on friday with the guys amazing selection of ales, real ciders, and quality wines, service is fantastic and the place is kept very well with commuters and locals popping in to sample the drinks can not fault the place.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sultan1384
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Called in for a pint, found barman abrupt and sarcastic. Had been intending to have a pint so just had a half instead. Restricted opening hours don't help. Won't be back.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Brian C
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

I am an irregular client as it is a 15 mile drive, but if you want an excellent choice of real ales and ciders this is the place to come. It is a small micro pub on the railway station and has 3 ales, a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Hugh B
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

This venue does exactly what it says on the can! If you want great beer in friendly surroundings then this is the place for you. Don't expect to be fussed over or ask for lager, alchy-pops, juke-box, television, etc etc. The people who frequent this...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank iantoshedelvin
Reviewed 4 June 2018

To be fair, I'd already read about the grumpy landlord but it is very tongue in cheek and he is really quite nice - just don't ask for lager!

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Cherry H
Reviewed 22 April 2018

The list of "We Don't Do" is well documented and sets the tone for the Rat Race. I have been to the pub on a number of occasions and I must say the sheer simplicity of the pub is brilliant in that within seconds of...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank WhiteVan
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

I called in here to this so called real ale pub , the barman had the most unpleasant attitude, why people who like decent beer would drink here is beyond me. If in Hartlepool if you want a decent pint go to Wetherspoons there are...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank BluePete
Reviewed 19 April 2018

Would you like me to tell you about the great ale? The warm and friendly nature of the clientele? I wish I could! I entered this REAL, real ale house on the hottest day of the year in the hope of finding a refreshing half...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank singap0re47
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