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Pubs / Bars in Barrow-in-Furness
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Pubs / Bars in Barrow-in-Furness
Date: 23/04/01, updated on 14/07/01 (166 review reads)
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Pubs in Barrow in Furness
This town has plenty of good watering holes to cater for everyone’s tastes so I will just give you a quick tour of a few of them. If you are coming with me bring your wallet because the first round is on you.
On the outskirts of the town centre and one of the first pubs you come to as you drive into Barrow along the Abbey Road.
This is a popular haunt with the youngsters on a Friday and Saturday night they have live bands on, and it gets packed to the rafters.
A nice clean establishment and the bar staff are on the ball.
Sunday lunch here is popular, for under a fiver you get two courses and the plates are filled to the brim.
The car park is quite small but it has a bit of a beer garden at the side, so nice for a pint in the summer months.
Not a pub I visit too often it gets very busy at weekends as I mentioned.
The White House Hotel.
This is more an eating establishment and hotel but the locals do call in for a drink in the back bar. The pool table has seen better days and the service is not too hot.
Not a drinking hole for the youngsters it is like stepping back in time really so not a place that I visit very often.
The Railway Inn:
Built two years ago and the place for meeting up before going on the town.
There is no music played in here at all, which is a nice change, and they are very strict about over eighteen’s only.
I like having a drink in here on a Saturday afternoon it is buzzing but not rowdy and they are always having special offers like buy a pint and get one free if you order a meal.
The food by the way is excellent and very reasonably priced.
Yates Wine Bar:
Can be found in the centre of town and opened about eighteen months ago. Popular with all age groups.
During the week you get a lot of older generation people in there for coffee and meals but at the weekend it is packed even to the point of qu
eues outside so I avoid it then and leave the youngsters to it.
The Kings Arms:
This pub has been around for years and has had a few refurbishments in its time. It is a popular haunt with the locals old and young. A great beer garden out the back and always busy as soon as the sun shines (not very often in Barrow mind you!)
Under eighteen’s are not allowed even though they do serve food which is very good by the way. I recommend the mixed grill.
Gets very busy at weekends but goes quiet at about ten o’clock when the nightclubs open.
One of the more popular pubs in the town probably because the staff are friendly and the landlord always puts entertainment on even if it is just himself doing a pub quiz.
The White Lion:
This is a small pub just a street away from the town centre and very homely.
It doesn’t do food but does serve an excellent pint and the locals at the bar are great entertainment in themselves. A friendly bunch and will welcome everyone that calls.
Run by a husband and wife team this establishment reminds you of the Rovers Return in Coronation Street. Everybody knows everybody else and a typical local well worth a visit.
The 99 Club:
This is the last call of the ‘pub crawl’ open till the early hours every night. Barrows popular night-club, over 25’s only and good entertainment on offer.
The drinks are a bit pricey compared to the pubs but most clubs are.
Some good groups play here, and the resident DJ has got a patter that gets everyone going.
There is a disco downstairs for the more energetic souls and a cabaret bar upstairs.
Well I hope that you visit some of my haunts if you are ever in the area, I will buy you a pint if you make yourself known.