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24 Northgate
WV16 4ET

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Opening Times

Monday11.00 am - Midnight
Tuesday11.00 am - Midnight
Wednesday11.00 am - Midnight
Thursday11.00 am - Midnight
Friday11.00 am - Midnight
Saturday11.00 am - Midnight
SundayMidday - Midnight


Craft Union Pub Co (Ei Group)

About the Pub

Almost tucked in under the shadow of the Northgate, this pub has a single bar serving two contrasting areas. One side has sports area with pool table, TV and gaming machine. The other side is tastefully decorated with french windows leading to a neatly laid out garden with a deck patio. The garden has a smoking shelter and outdoor TV and it also gives access to the town car park and weekend outdoor market.

New management are planned for February 2020.

Historic Interest

The Bear or Brown Bear is situated at 24 Northgate but has also been found listed at 28 Northgate in 1868. The origin of the name is unknown, but there are two ideas that it was either the whim of a former landlord or it was a place where the cruel sport of bear baiting was practised before it became illegal in 1835. This grade II listed establishment once brewed its own beer as the coppers and handpump can still be seen in the former brewhouse at the rear. There is also a 14' 6" well but it is now covered over.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Marston's --other-- (Draught Bass)
  • Timothy Taylor Landlord

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available


  • Garden Pub Garden
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

    Please keep on leads.

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly

    No children after 7 pm.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games
  • Smoking Smoking Area

    Covered & Heated.

  • WiFi Wifi

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24 Northgate
WV16 4ET

Sat Nav Reference

52.537200, -2.420809


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