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The Organ Grinder (Blue Monkey)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Blue Monkey - Funky Gibbon (previously called Sanctuary)Acceptable1
Blue Monkey - Chimp Chim-in-neeAcceptable1
Batemans - XBNot Tried0
Blue Monkey - B G SipsNot Tried0
Blue Monkey - Guerrilla StoutNot Tried0
Blue Monkey - Ape AleNot Tried0
Blue Monkey - Infinity IPA (was Infinity)Not Tried0
Blue Monkey - MarmosetNot Tried0
Blue Monkey - 99 Red BaboonsNot Tried0
Blue Monkey - BG SipsNot Tried0
Blue Monkey - King Kong MerrilyNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Organ Grinder, Newark, Nottinghamshire

Visits Details

29 Dec 2015 (HSB)
16:00 7th pub and first new pub of the day for me. I liked the place, good pubby feel.
Blue Monkey - Chimp Chim-in-nee3.80AcceptableVery pale, not much flavour
Blue Monkey - 99 Red Baboons4.20Not Tried
Blue Monkey - Infinity IPA (was Infinity)4.60Not Tried
Blue Monkey - Funky Gibbon (previously called Sanctuary)4.10Not Tried
Blue Monkey - BG Sips4.00Not Tried
Blue Monkey - King Kong Merrily4.50Not Tried
02 Jun 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Just outside the centre of the town but the Blue Monkey hanging sign is prominent from far off. Enthusiastic, friendly and knowledgeable bar staff - one was actually a brewer in Nottingham by day.
Blue Monkey - Funky Gibbon (previously called Sanctuary)4.10Acceptable
Batemans - XB3.70Not Tried
Blue Monkey - B G Sips4.00Not Tried
Blue Monkey - Guerrilla Stout4.90Not Tried
Blue Monkey - Ape Ale5.40Not Tried
Blue Monkey - Infinity IPA (was Infinity)4.60Not Tried
Blue Monkey - Marmoset3.60Not Tried

About The Organ Grinder

The pub sign. The Organ Grinder, Newark, Nottinghamshire

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 4XF.

In Portland Street and formerly The Horse & Gears, but now taken over by Blue Monkey Brewery it reopened during Easter week 2014. It remains a beer drinkers' pub with few pretensions. 7 handpumps on the main bar counter. There is an additional rear room and a small outside, partly weatherproofed, garden / smoking area.

We have visited this pub twice, seen 11 different beers and tried 2 of them.

Map location

Postcode: NG24 4XF