Lowestoft Beer Guide: Your Lowestoft guide to beer, beer bars, breweries and brewpubs

Latest reviews from Lowestoft

“About ten minutes walk from the train station in Lowestoft, this street corner pub can be found in a residential area. A well kept, free house with ciders on gravity, 10 hand-pumps with good rotation of mostly regionally sourced real ales, craft beers among the kegs and cans/bottles. The whole beer menu is listed on a blackboard to the left of the bar. Unfortunately, they do not serve ales in thirds. Smiling and friendly service offering tasters. Different seating sections with the serving bar and all their hand-pumps close to the entrance. A patio to the rear of the pub. Wooden benches and tables, and walls decorated with beer related photos and posters. No wonder that this pub has been runner up in CAMRAs national pub competitions. (Visited with friends on a Saturday afternoon 06.07.2019).“
Rune 872 days ago
“Nice backstreet pub, really good ale selection, friendly service. Great find.“
kwik-lime 1512 days ago
70 /100 29 ST. PETERS ST.
“A traditional, old-school English pub with two rooms and two bars in dark wood, brick and granite interiors. The main outlet for beers from the local Green Jack, seven of them on cask joined by one guest ale and four real ciders. Some Green Jack beers on bottles as well. The pub is located about 15 minutes walk from the train station up hill towards the historic High Street. And Lowestoft can be reached by train from Norwich and Ipswich, 35 minutes train ride from Norwich. Polite service. Well worth a checking out. (Visited with Synnøve, Gary and Frau Eva 08.07.2017).“
Rune 1596 days ago
58 /100 18-32 STATION SQUARE
“Located bang opposite Lowestoft railway station, the Joseph Conrad is your welcome to the town that gave us L’il Chris! Visited for a quick one at lunchtime on Monday 21/11/16 and found this venue doing a very brisk trade. Typical social club spoons with quite a few career drinkers saving on the heating allied to a lot of folks eating lunch in various groups from older folks to office workers. The place itself is a large open plan Spooneria in typical JDW livery. The bar to the left of the building has the usual Spoons house beers and bottles, allied to this the pickings were average with one local Green Jack beer, a collaboration and an offering from Sambrooks. The beers we had were well kept. Service was decent enough for a Spoons too. Overall a pretty middle of the road spoons experience but there isn’t a huge choice of worthy boozers in Lowestoft so no harm popping in and seeing if you drop on a tick !“
Theydon_Bois 1833 days ago
70 /100 29 ST. PETERS ST.
“Visited 7th and 21st November 2016. Former Brewery Pub for Green Jack now the Brewery Tap. Just off the High Street on the northern edge of town, this old school local promotes very well kept beer, bar snax and Bottles in 500ml and 750ml of there own brews including special brews. 8 Beers available and one guest, some direct from the cask. Friendly service. Front room open plan with lots of old pump clips on the roof beams. Rear room is more for the locals with a pool table.“
47574xeCD 1834 days ago
70 /100 29 ST. PETERS ST.
“Visited over lunch on Monday 21/11/16. Two room street corner local about a 10 minute walk up the High Street from Lowestoft station. The rear room contained a pool table and was occupied by half a dozen youths partaking in said ball game so we opted for the front room which was wood floored with bench and table seating. The walls were adorned with breweriana and the beams filled with pump clips ... a proper old boozer for sure! 8 Green Jack beers on cask covering a range of styles, not just the ubiquitous goldes ! A porter, a barley wine, a couple of Golds, a bitter, an ESB, a wheat ale and smoked beer. There was also a guest offering from Oakham and 3 or 4 real ciders. All the beers we drank were in excellent condition and backed up by friendly service. The place was ticking over slowly on a wet Monday lunch but half a dozen or so friendly locals, who stopped to chat, came and went over a lunchtime pint. In addition to the cask beers they sell 7 or 8 Green Jack bottled beers to take away, individually or by the case, including some 750 strong ones such as their Baltic Trader, and the Rippah - Barley Wine. Overall a solid back street local with very well kept beers.“
Theydon_Bois 1841 days ago
62 /100 29 ST. PETERS ST.
“Old style pub near the centre of Lowestoft. Looks a but run down from the outside. We visited on Sunday afternoon and the place was very quiet. Nice friendly service. Beer selection : 5 green jack beers on cask plus a guest cask. Green jack beers also available in bottles. Keg selection is not very interesting - 2 generic lagers, la chouffe, lindermans and aspall. Also 9 extra casks on for a beer festival this weekend. The ambience may be better on a Saturday night. Might come back to try green jack beers but not somewhere I would come to in a hurry.“
mR_fr0g 2291 days ago
70 /100 29 ST. PETERS ST.
“Enjoyable pub with a good range of golden ales on when I visited. Various rooms with different characters - good pub.“
kwik-lime 3101 days ago
74 /100 29 ST. PETERS ST.
“Excellent boozer just outside of the main shopping area, traditional and very friendly. There was a Beer Fest on when I visited so there was a decent crowd in on a Saturday afternoon. We went into the front room which is the more relaxed of the bars, lots of chat and banter with a good feeling. Well worth a visit.“
imdownthepub 3284 days ago