Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Small But Perfectly Formed

Whilst we hear a lot in the news about pubs closing at a rate of something like 25 a week it seems that new pubs with an emphasis on serving interesting, quality beers are cropping up all over the place; think Sheffield Tap, Cask & Kitchen and Just Beer Micropub.

Just Beer Micropub in Newark-On-Trent has been open since August 2010.
It is what is says, a beer-only pub, and they just serve cask ale, no keg or bottles.

I'm not entirely sure of what was here before this place but Swan and Salmon Yard was the location to something extremely unpleasant that made national news a few years back.
Several months of hard work and Just Beer Micropub have made a great job of converting an old workshop or garage into what it is today.

You'll find between four and seven cask ales on the small bar with one or two brewed locally, and you know what each beer looks like before it's pulled as there is a tiny "sample" jar next to the pumpclips; a fantastic idea, more pubs should do this.

The beers I had were very fresh as the place is proving so popular the cask turnaround is pretty quick.

It's only 5 minutes walk from Newark Castle railway station, and well worth the trip if you live in the East Midlands.

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