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The Palmerston Arms, Peterborough - pub details

Palmerston Arms
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Address: 82 Oundle Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE2 9PA [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 3631) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train station Peterborough (0.7 miles)

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Great unspoilt friendly basic boozer. Beer is served straight from the barrel (in most cases). Check opening times.
arihall - 20 Aug 2014 16:34
Visited on 1 February with Steve to see the mighty U’s postponed match at Peterborough and the third pub before returning to the Brewery Tap. Excellent pub, one side of which is rather like sitting in someone’s front room, the bar has only a couple of pumps the rest of the ales are in the back room behind a glass partition and served by gravity. A very helpful grid chart shows the beers on offer with a colour code guiding you to bitter, dark, light etc. I went for a Bateman’s stout which was pretty good though which unfortunately had to compete with the wonderful Sooty Stout in the Brewery Tap, I also had a pint of Bateman’s bitter from the handpump and though ok was way too warm. Steve had a half of the Amaretto stout which was pretty strong and I doubt a pint would have been feasible anyway given the strength and pronounced coffee taste. Great pub though. 7.5/10
Monkdawallydahonk - 7 Feb 2014 09:18
Beer heaven in Peterborough for the last 18 months but the initial buzz seams to have fizzled out. Fantastic range of beers and great atmosphere but pick your nights carefully. Some beers seem v tired and have obviously hung around a bit and if you don't like ukelele's avoid Thursday. To many Batemans and Oakham beers for my taste but still well worth a visit.
Mrsponge01 - 4 Oct 2013 20:27
EDIT - sorry, got my notes wrong - Oldershaw's is, of course, a brewery local to Peterborough and not from Manchester!
Gristy - 21 Mar 2012 10:43
For some reason or other, this is NOT in the Good Beer Guide 2012, which is bizarre because it does exactly what CAMRA want it to do - serves beer direct from the cask via gravity only, from a cellar directly behind the bar visible through a large window. Curious decision by the local branch to omit it.

The range of beer, using several from Bateman's , together with several from the local area as well as two from Manchester (Oldershaw's & Phoenix) and one from Newcastle (Mordue), was superb. Highlight of the evening was the Bateman's Salem Porter.

There are other comments below about the fairly recent refurbishment and the gloominess of the landlord. Well, although initially unsmiling, the landlord was happy to talk about the cellar and the pub itself, so you just need to let him warm up a little. With regard to the layout, I am disappointed to hear the original bar was replaced and I do understand the comment about an unevenness in the new layout, as the two rooms immediately inside the entrance door are comfortably furnished in a traditional way, but the bar itself sits uneasily at the back and looks more like a nondescript social club bar than what you would exepct to find in a 400 year old building. As the glasses are all kept in the cellar for ease of filling, that should allow more room in the bar-area, but there is a large overhead shelf that almost hangs down in fron tof the bar staff and lends a cramped feel to the vicinity of the serving area itself.

Having rattled on for so long about this aspect, I must make it clear this does not detract at all from the experience of freshly drawn pints and the overall impression of a very fine pub.
Gristy - 21 Mar 2012 10:37

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