Recently voted as Cleveland CAMRA local branch Cider pub of the year for North Yorkshire, The Gypsy Rover may look like a traditional style micro-pub selling frequently-changed real ales and bolstering the largest range of flavoured cider in Redcar – but they regularly put on live music nights too.
Located on Station Road, close to the Redcar coast, The Gypsy Rover offers fine wines and a large selection of flavoured gin, vodka, whisky and rum, all of which have helped establish the beloved micropub as a local favourite amongst the inhabitants of Redcar.
Setting the trend for an additional ten micropubs to open on Station Road, The Gypsy Rover remains a celebrated shrine for all things cider, ale, wine, and spirits.
I spoke to Jackie Pink, owner of The Gypsy Rover, to find out more about her local establishment: “We (The Gypsy Rover) were first granted a premises licence back in 2015 to convert an old insurance shop to a modern micropub in the heart of Redcar. We are a very popular little pub that has a big warm and welcoming atmosphere with a homely feel too. The origin of our name dates back to my gypsy heritage; you’ll notice family history hanging from the walls as well as family tree books!”
Jackie also spoke of The Gypsy Rover’s love of local music and performance talent: “After six months of business, it was time to launch our very own Gypsy Unplugged Open Mic Night every Wednesday evening from 21:00. Since its inception, it has continued to grow bigger and better. We invite talented musicians, poets and even comedians come from the area to have fifteen minutes of fame, perform and receive a free pint of ale for their efforts.”
The Gypsy Rover’s mantra and famed quote is: “I only came in for one”, and like in any good pub, no one just comes in for one. Thanks to the friendly atmosphere and incredible range of beverages, it’s not hard to see why this much is true at The Gypsy Rover.
Open seven days a week, from 12 noon till midnight, The Gypsy Rover is more than worthy of your attention and is well worth a visit on your next voyage to the coastal town of Redcar!
To follow The Gypsy Rover on social media and to keep up-to-date with future events they host, visit facebook.com/TheGypsyRover/.