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Absolute gem, four ales on Double Top Golden Arrow, Buxton Moor Top, Castle Rock Screetch Owl and Eight Arch Quarter Jack Stout (all the way from Dorset - just moved from there!) which was excellent. Has four festivals a year, definitely a return visit is needed, opens at 4pm most weekdays. Exit to platform is ok.
ellisref - 12 Apr 2019 08:26
Small micropub in the station buildings at Worksop. The main entrance is from the car-park, but it’s also possible to exit directly onto the platform – though I’m not sure how official that is ! Very relaxed atmosphere, with just half a dozen tables bestrewed with CAMRA literature, but you can also choose to sit at a couple of tables outside. Has 4 or 5 (mostly) local beers on handpump, including one or two from their own Double Top brewery. I tried the Dukeries Pale Ale, which definitely lived up to its name, and the Double Top Old Stoneface, an absolutely gorgeous 6% stout. Toilets require a keycode.
Martinsh - 3 Jul 2015 00:10
This has been a steady real ale pub for many years now. Very cosy inside, you'd be lucky to get 30 people in. Beer is usually good but can be variable, particularly their own Double Top beers. Pretty expensive especially when compated to the Grafton. Seems to attract a lot of strange characters this place, some may find that undesirable. 8/10.
CaptainDrunk - 3 Jan 2015 13:28

Also of note just across the road is The Station Hotel, very friendly and welcoming and our group enjoyed excellent value for money food. I had as superb steak pie and sampled some fine real ales. (4 guest ales) I can't see it listed so apologies for mentioning it here. Again we will be back for another visit, not least because of the friendly welcome.
DiscerningDave - 11 Jul 2014 22:02
Enjoyed two visits to this pub today, the first when our group arrived by train and the second before departing after visiting some other real ale gems in the area. On both occasions the barmaid serving, was very friendly and welcoming and we enjoyed some excellent ales. I finished off with a Hamels Worde Spanish Stout 4.2% which was on fine form. We shall definitely be back!
DiscerningDave - 11 Jul 2014 21:33
Good friendly pub with a decent choice of ales. Next to the rail station.
ng10 - 10 Aug 2011 10:42
Small station bar on the Sheffield bound side of the station. Three ales on - St Austell tribute, Summer Lightning and Elland's 6.5% porter... not wishing to make my head bang more than necessary I gave the porter a miss though on hindsight maybe I should have tried it over the ubiquitous Tribute. The Tribure was drinkable enough but even at it's best I find it nothing more than a workaday pint.
Snarling_Mallard - 10 Jun 2011 23:24
3 rotating guest ales.

All in good condition on my visit.

By the look of the beers due on next, wish my train was due a day or two later!

Closest I've seen to the Station Bar at Stocksbridge, and that has to be one of the best bars in the country.

Next time I'm passing , I'll be sure to drop in.
Colin_837 - 5 Jan 2011 14:40
Not bad at all. Had some nice ale. Seems very popular with the more senior generation, I was the youngest in there by far. It's rather small too, so come early if you want a seat.
jarofporter - 18 Feb 2010 11:55

I was very disappointed to find when I was in Worksop last week that the Mallard does not open until 5pm Monday to Thursday, 2pm on Friday and 12 noon at the weekend.

As an alternative I can recommend the Station Inn just across the road where I did have an excellent pint of Barnsley Bitter which was one of several real ales available.

steve2905 - 21 Jun 2009 04:23
Execllent quality beer in this pub on platform 1. Occasional beer festivals
oftenscore6 - 2 Nov 2008 21:03
pub and beer still good...but that web-site isn't up to the same standard I'd have to say....
pub 8, web-site 3.
alehouses - 3 Dec 2007 13:25
decent place but with limited inside bar space, bear festivals excepted. plenty of parking and space for chaining the bear.
good beer, wide selection & attractively priced. amusing group of regular clientele are worth a giggle, certainly no wussie city-types in here!
our mate Nigel likes it a lot.....but I find the East-European bears dont dance too vigorously at this time of year.
alehouses - 24 Jul 2007 12:09
Specialist pub of Worksop and the best kept secret. If you want real ale from real micro-brewery's and a friendly chat.
anonymous - 14 Mar 2007 22:19
Interesting that two people who by their own admission haven't been to the place for years commenting upon the Mallard! C'mon people, this a great place! I'd not been for some months myself until yesterday but was welcomed back very warmly. "It may hold three beer festivals" - it does, the next one being 28th/29th October. I'll be there! And I've always found the staff to be very helpful, always serve a full pint and take care how they keep it.
Jim_G - 20 Aug 2006 10:43
haven't been in this place few a good few years, used to have a very welcoming atmosphere, it may hold three beer festivals as stated but i found this place very clicky, not my cuppa for a community pub, tell me where the community is!!! don't think much to the service, attitude from staff i don't take kindly to. not be back i hurry, did have a good selection of beers but not as many when harry had the place.
foggie - 13 Jul 2006 00:51
howiebeat77 - you obviously haven't been there for years! It is a superb pub, serving excellent ale, holding three bear festivals each year! A true community pub, worthy of anyone's time.
Jim_G - 26 Sep 2005 20:32
Used to sell (in fact it still may do, i haven't been here for years) the fizziest, i mean fizziest, fizzier than fizz lager in the entire world.
howiebeat77 - 11 Sep 2005 18:56
This is a fantastic one room pub on Worksop railway station (there's another room downstairs, i.e., underground, that was opened in 2002 but I suppose I'm not counting that the pub 'proper' so to speak). It always served very good draught British beers but what makes it unique is the amazing selection of continental ales that on offer to. It has also instituted its own beer festivals (in the 'cellar room'), which offer an excellent range for so modest a pub.

The service is efficient and friendly and there's usually a talkative regular to pass the time with as your train fails to turn up on time or when you somehow manage to lose track of time and miss it without anyone else's help.

I recommend this pub to anyone passing through Worksop. However, since it is on the station itself, you don't have to go far if you want to make a special journey. Go on, you're in staggerin distance of the train home!

Cheers,

Jim
Jim - 17 Sep 2003 07:43

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