The Barrel Drop can be found tucked away at the top of Hurts Yard, one of the twitchells running between Upper Parliament Street and Angel Row. It is a real hidden gem and I am almost loathe to write about it as I like the fact that it is one of the cities best secluded pubs to relax or sometimes lurk in and enjoy a pint or two away from the noise and bustle.
The Barrel Drop is a pub that lives and breathes (beer) like its name. There is nothing better that walking into a bar and finding that it lives up to its name. The first thing you see through the window and as you pass though the door is a wall filled with barrels of beer behind the bar. It is like going to a beer festival in someones front room. Imagine your best mates Dad having a load of barrels of beer in his front room and you get to come over to drink a few pints from them, and that is the feeling I have when I drink here.
I have only been in a couple of times since it opened but every time I have received a warm welcome and been left to my own devices to sup a couple of tasty beers. The only downside was that it closes at 10pm so be warned if like I did you want to use this place for a little last drink. It is small yet perfectly formed, come enjoy and keep it quiet. It is just you and I OK 🙂
Food options include packets of crisps and jars of nuts.