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Best beer in Newark....?

Well I’m a local and a regular but same can be said about half a dozen pubs in Newark. The real ale... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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The Flying Circus Newark

Great bar with great music all weekend great drinks and very friendly staff great place to be. Must... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2018
Mansfield, United Kingdom
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53 Castle Gate, Newark-on-Trent, England
+44 1636 302444
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 9 September 2014

An older pub brought to life by experienced Newark publicans with a modernising revamp. Fairly fixed range of real ales. Still developing with food added and live music too.

4  Thank RealAleVoyager
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Reviewed 23 January 2015

Rip off price of soft drinks. Rude staff. Rubbish music much better pubs round corner. When commented on price of a coke landlord basically told us to get lost.

8  Thank Diane c
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Have been going in the flying circus for a couple of years mostly on a Saturday lunch time with friends or with my good lady . This particular Saturday I was met by the landlord as I entered the pub he said “ you cannot...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Well I’m a local and a regular but same can be said about half a dozen pubs in Newark. The real ale in here is served in perfect condition almost every time. There’s plenty of other stuff to go at too: craft keg, bottles and...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Great bar with great music all weekend great drinks and very friendly staff great place to be. Must visit

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Reviewed 27 June 2018

First time at Newarks Flying Circus Pub where I went especially for the gathering of the Newark Steampunk Society. Easy to spot - if not from the name of the pub then from the number of steampunks stood outside. I was a little hesitant about...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 19 June 2018

We go here each month for our Steampunk meetings. Very friendly with comfortable and decidedly quirky décor a la Monty Python, complete with dead (cuddly toy) parrot in cage. Good range of liquid refreshments and a beer garden for those hotter days!

1  Thank Ruth W
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

We had a fab time, everyone was friendly, beer was nice, very nice evening. The steampunks were friendly and welcoming and we had some nice chats

Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Been a regular visitor for three years now, my dogs are always welcome, and over time the staff have become like family. There is the most fantastic selection of ales varying in prices, a pint of 9% beer is the equivalent to two pints of...More

Thank Don B
Reviewed 4 May 2018

Great pub with a décor which will make you smile, especially if you're a Python fan. Excellent range of bottled craft beers to suit all tastes and I was lucky enough to enjoy an unfined, vegan friendly cask ale, 'Format', from Beermats Brewing Co. Friendly...More

Thank kensmoon
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Ignore earlier review complaining about beer prices, they are expensive but you get what you pay for and some of the beers I've never seen on draught in this country, they are worth the money if you appreciate great beer and enjoy tasting it instead...More

Thank Tony L
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Normally the music at the flying circus is a little heavy for me but they do have great beer! Used it as a last stop tonight to book a cab and ironically the tea time vocalist with his guitar was a perfect end to the...More

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