Who are we?

Who are we?

Just Beer (or JB's) is an ale house. Full stop.

Run by 'The 4 Tapsters*' - Dunc, Merf, Phil and Stu - we serve no keg products - lager,  'smooth', 'craft', etc'.  No spirits, bottles or alcopops. We don't have a Juke Box, TV or pool table. Just Beer.

We don't claim that we serve the best real ale in Newark. Our customers say we do!

*tapster (noun)

1. A tavern keeper who taps casks.
2. One who draws and serves liquor for customers; a bartender.

What's the idea?

What's the idea?

There are currently around 1200 micro breweries in the UK. Choice has never been so wide. However availability is somewhat lacking as the big Pubco's have more or less stitched up the beer market over the last decade, forcing licensees to buy beers from limited choice at inflated prices. Consequently, the little breweries struggle to find outlets for their excellent products. With many pubs currently closing, this problem can only get worse. JB's feels most pubs have lost their way by offering food, coffee, alcopops, entertainment, TV, music, etc. and consequently beer quality suffers.
What else do we have?

What else do we have?

Conversation.

Yep, we know it's a dying art, but JB's maintains a cosy atmosphere, conducive to conversation with total strangers, unhindered by a Juke Box, Sky TV or gaming machines. An old-fashioned bar, with a modern attitude!

Books and games.

We are an official Book Crossing Zone so you can pick up free books then pass them on when you've read them. We also have a selection of board games plus traditional pub games such as darts and dominoes.

Oversized glasses!

Oversized glasses!

We use oversized, lined glasses so you get a full pint (or half- or third!) every time you visit the bar.

Our mission statement:

We will strive to serve every pint in as near to perfect condition as we can.

 

Opening hours:

  • Mon to Thu: 1 – 11
  • Fri & Sat: 11 – 12
  • Sun: Noon – 10
...or later!

Only two rules in JB's:

  • 1. Drink beer (of course!)
  • 2. Behave, there's a good 'un!

No U18s: Sorry, due to licensing restrictions we cannot allow anyone under 18 years of age into the premises.

CAMRA LocAle

CAMRA LocAle

By serving Just Beer, we can support the micros and concentrate on what's really important - quality. Inspired by the Butcher's Arms in Herne, we were compelled to open a beer-only pub and join the micropub revolution. So let's not rest until we have a micropub in every city, town and village. So for quality real ale in Newark on Trent, look no further than Just Beer Micropub.

Fab beer.

What more to want? Usually four, up to seven, on offer, served by hand pump into oversized, lined glasses and brought to your table on request. One beer will always be a LocAle, sourced from a brewery located within 20 miles of our pub door. The others will be from breweries far and wide, with specials and rarities as we can get them. We also serve a real cider or perry at all times. For quality beer in Newark on Trent, come to Just Beer Micropub.

Scratchings, yeah!

Scratchings, yeah!

A pub without pork scratchings? Get real!! They're locally sourced, of course. Perfect with a local pint. Mmmm... Pigilicious.

T-shirts.

Be the envy of your mates with a totally fab and cool Just Beer t-shirt. Now back in stock and available in M, L, XL & XXL and giant marquee. Various bespoke items may be ordered by special request. Order here.

Twitter is your friend!

Using new-fangled technology, we can tweet every time we change a beer on the bar. Brewery, beer name and tasting notes will be delivered to your PC or mobile automagically. No loud hailer or semaphore flags required.