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I thought I'd done all of the best pubs in Newark. But then I came across the Fox & Crown. Another superb pub. Don't remember too much about this one as I was getting well oiled. But I do remember that the pub had a couple of rooms with a central bar and an efficient barmaid. It was reasonably quiet. Being a Castle Rock pub, they had Harvest Pale, Screech Owl & Preservation. But they also had a number of guests - Furnace C Bomb, Pheasantry Best Bitter & Black Pheasant, Black Iris Better The Devil You Know & Linear Summer Wit. Ciders were Abrahall's Lily The Pink & Thundering Molly, Cotswold Cider Company No Brainer, Lilley's Bee Sting Perry & Mango Cider, Mr Whitehead's Equinox, Broadoak Moonshine, Circle Butcher's Boy & Worley's Beatnik Billy. Another fantastic pub in Newark.
blue_scrumpy - 7 Aug 2017 20:57
The cleanest and best pub by far.
Castle Rock house with 5 own real ales plus 3 guest ales and 2 cask ciders.
Very friendly and knowledgable staff and good prices.
john44837 - 6 Sep 2014 21:37
Popped into this pub on recent visit to Newark, great selection of ales available. Had Lancaster Black & Clarks Traditional both excellent. Food also reasonably priced and tasty. Would definately call back when back in newark
boroboy23 - 15 Apr 2012 15:33
Great beer, great staff. I don't go to pubs to eat.
jjsint - 11 Feb 2011 16:34
I have to disagree with the comments i have read, I frequent Newark fairly often to vist friends and we often find ourselves in the fox. every time i have been I have found the service fantastic the staff over helpful and there's always a cheery face on both sides of the bar. The food is good value for money and the band nights are great fun. I would truly recommend having a vist, if only to tease the grumpy yet amusing land lord I say this in jest he as fun as the rest of the staff there. it may not be the most happening place in Newark, but certainly one you can go and feel welcome and make a new friend or to. To the land lord and staff..... keep up the great work :)
Tattyteddy - 21 Apr 2010 23:44
Lovely beer served in the old fashioned way - one notch short of surly. But if you fancy a pint in Newark while you are waiting for a train, at least you won't get stabbed, which is more than can be said for some of the other pubs in Newark, such as the ones frequented by friends and relatives of the burglars shot by the famous and unjustly imprisoned farmer Tony Martin.
In my youth all pubs were like this, so it's a trip down memory lane. You will be absolutely guaranteed no-one will say "Have a nice day".
alkohole - 26 Sep 2008 14:57
enjoyed the beer enjoyed the food service appalling
advert - 21 Apr 2008 15:36
Locally, this place is known as `the doom and gloom`. It earned this reputation years ago and after a recent visit i can find no reason to disagree. It is an indifferent place that serves good beer. If a person were prone to bouts of melancholia then this is certainly one place to avoid. I agree with previous comments that the staff are downbeat and somewhat miserable. But it has always been so - hence the nickname.
JOHNSs - 17 Jul 2007 16:01
Good beer sold by indifferent staff. Food is OK - Lamb stew was a bit watery on the whole not a bad pub.
ranger1485 - 23 Nov 2006 18:23
nice place for a quiet pint, excellent choice of ales
moclips2002 - 6 Feb 2005 09:25
Tynemill pub with the not happy tynemill bar staff.Is it a term of employment that you have to be a grumpy git here ? But you can't falt them on there beer,good range and kept well,food good also if a little over priced for what it is.Present Manager leaveing soon so the staff might start to smile soon(we live in hope)
jono194 - 14 Jan 2005 15:57
nice for a sunday afternoon drink and the food is great especially sunday lunch. bit 'old manish' most of the time but hoegaarden is freely available whcih always makes for an interesting evening!
Eleanor - 22 Jul 2004 11:21
This is a Tynemills pub with lots of nooks and crannies where they serve between 5 & 8 cask ales on glistening handpumps.

Cobbo - 5 Jun 2004 16:04

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