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A properly welcoming pub hits the spot

At a glance

Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Dog friendly

The pub’s own-label brew, The Writer’s Block, is just one of several real ale choices at the polished oak bar in this proper pub. Dog Dancer and Happy Daze ciders are here too, along with a choice of wines, world bottled beers and a quirky collection of whiskies. Expect service with a smile from the proprietor and his team, for the atmosphere here is genuinely friendly. Settle on a high bar stool or leather banquette, or head to the upstairs dining room to eat. Dishes of proper food include spicy black pudding with devilled sauce; and calves’ liver with onions and bacon.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25-26 December, 1 January
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch: all week 11-11
  • Dinner: all week 11-11

Food and drink

  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales available: Wylam The Writer's Block, Bass, Timothy Taylor Landlord
  • Real ciders: Gwynt y Ddraig Dog Dancer and Happy Daze

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • High chairs


  • Accessible toilets


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar

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