Old Ale Emporium405 Green Lanes
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Small corner-house pub with mix of students and locals. Following a renovation this pub now has a lovely atmosphere. There is a heated covered area for smokers, a polished wood floor, nice furniture, celebrity photos on the wall and a jukebox with 5000 selections. The guest ales come from the Heineken list and can be quite varied. Greene King Abbot has been a regular but has recently been replaced by a seasonal from Belhaven. In August 2017 there was also a collaboration brew between Hydes and a US brewer. alongside Spitfire Gold. Basically the cellar man will choose what he thinks is a good beer and will be popular with his clientele which can produce unexpected surprises at a fair price (£3.50 as pint in Aug 2017). In summer 3 pumps are running but this can stretch to four in winter.