formerly Halbert, PJ McGinty's, Paddy McGinty's
Real Ale is sold here.
15 Northgate St, IP1 3BY
grid reference TM 164 447
A single, split level single bar with an interesting collection of bric-a-brack. A large outside patio is partly covered and sometimes used for live music. Inside, the pub is dominated by TV screens showing sport.
It can be busy at weekends.
The building is thought to date from the 17th century, though it was re-fronted in the 19th. It's said that the cellar contains a bricked-up entrance to a maze of tunnels.
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Beer served through handpumps
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details): most bus services stop at nearby Tower Ramparts bus station
- Dogs welcome
- Evening meals
- Function room available to hire
- Live music
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Smoking area
- Sport TV
- WiFi available
Railway station about 0.9 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
A halberd is a combination of spear and axe with a shaft about 2m long. Halberdiers were body guards to Tudor monarchs and they are still used ceremonially by Yeoman of the Guard.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(census information from Dudley Diaper)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)