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

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54 /100 NEW TESCO HOUSE, DELAMARE ROAD
“I used to be a regular shopper with this huge supermarket chain as it was always great value, seems to have dropped off in the last few years though and become more expensive. Always had a decent selection of beers, if a little uninspiring and pedestrian in nature. That aspect of the chain has improved though, so I do still pop into my local one every so often, just to check what's on the beer shelves. I have had 9 Tesco beer rates over the years, helping me with my Hertfordshire totals.“
BlackHaddock 92 days ago
60 /100 NEW TESCO HOUSE, DELAMARE ROAD
“Plenty on offer and easy for online delivery. Usual real ale supermarket offering with a few craft offering. Includingboverworks, brewdog, north and others. Reasonable prices.“
Mr_Pink_152 173 days ago
70 /100 NEW TESCO HOUSE, DELAMARE ROAD
“They had a special offer on this week (which timed with the Morrisons release of new beers). Lots of great 440ml can were £2 or £2.5 from Brewdog, Vocation, Marble, Northern Monk etc etc. Some great beers. Great selection of beers. Free wifi“
deanso 217 days ago
58.5714285714 /100 NEW TESCO HOUSE, DELAMARE ROAD
“Pretty average across the board to honest. The supermarkets are looking a bit run down these days and cannot compete with the panache of Waitrose or M&S. The selection is actually pretty decent at the bigger stores with some good craft beers from big guns (Yeastie Boys, Brooklyn, Goose Island, Pistonhead, Brewdog) and the Macros. Service gets an extra point as the manager is fun at my local. Not a big hitter, but satisfying enough.“
alexmate 751 days ago
58 /100 NEW TESCO HOUSE, DELAMARE ROAD
“Supermarket, have been in many over the years and used to use online in the late 2000s. Selection is ok, a range of traditional, craft, macro lagers, euro lagers - the craft range could be a lot better, it's fairly introductory type stuff. Value is obviously in favour here especially when beers are on offer. Service I've found not to be that great, shopping online became particularly bad so much that I vowed never to use them again, in store will obviously vary by location. Overall for me it's about average as supermarkets go. Middle of the road kind of thing. Not good but not that bad either.“
LazyPyro 1255 days ago
56 /100 NEW TESCO HOUSE, DELAMARE ROAD
“OK. A sensible review of Tesco. It’s a big supermarket chain which sells beer. Common sense: the bigger the shop the larger and more interesting the range. Like many supermarket chains these days it sells national and international brands alongside local brands. So if you’re in a big London Tesco you’re likely to get beers that were brewed by London breweries alongside the national and international brands. If you’re a a large Glasgow branch... You get the idea - you don’t need to wade your way through 6,553 branch reviews to get that basic information. To reiterate: the bigger the shop the bigger the range. Local branches sell local beers alongside the national brands. You are more likely to get a Scottish beer in a Scottish Tesco than a West Country beer. From that basic notion I think you can make an assessment yourself of what you are likely to find in the Tesco store you are passing. As a general trend, the beers in Tesco are cheaper than in independent beer shops. They do deals such as four bottles for £6. A typical Extra branch will have well over 100 different brands from all over the world. If you’re visiting an area, it may save you time and money to go into the local Tesco before going into the local beer shop. Some people may prefer to visit the local independent in order to give them their support. I like to support the notion of supermarkets selling local beers, so my own preference is to support local beers in Tesco. I suspect this also helps the local brewery, as it is likely Tescos will shift way more beers than the local shop. I also like to visit the local independent, but it’s each to their own. Local independents will generally have a much wider range of local beers as well as a knowledgeable owner who will usually be happy to chat about beer. If I have limited time or am with my family I will generally only visit Tesco, but otherwise I will aim to get to the local beer shop if there is one (often there isn’t).“
SilkTork 1326 days ago
46 /100 NEW TESCO HOUSE, DELAMARE ROAD
“Never believed I would be writing up Supermarkets, but hey ho. Tesco is obviously a monolith of a Supermarket group and have their ups and downs on the beer front. Around 2013 they had a lot of new brands coming through but then never changed the range over the next few years. Now they are bringing a few newer brewers through, so there is a little more choice to be had. If I find myself in a Tesco then a visit to the beer shelves is essential, this is in the larger stores, the smaller ones tend to be pretty hopeless for craft beer.“
imdownthepub 1358 days ago
58 /100 NEW TESCO HOUSE, DELAMARE ROAD
“Visited first time on June 26, 2017. Monday afternoon, around 5 pm.
My third visit to Wokingham, after finding "Superstore" on my latest visit, I wanted to see if there was any other stores around. Realized when googling that Tesco have beer brewed for them that counts as "Hertfordshire", which I had left to tick, so in I went.
They did have two different Tesco lagers, as for RB aliased to one. Only sold as multiple and not as singles. Their Bitter only sold as 4 packs, but for £1 per 4-pack, I could get one and still only sample the one can, even after asking was not allowed to buy just the one can. Also picked up a bottle of the Tesco IPA.
Plenty of other beers and ciders to choose from, domestic and imported, quite a bit of craft even. Also a cold fridge with a limited selection. I didn’t fly with a checked bag this time, so settled for the cans of bitter and the bottle of IPA so I could tick my last UK county.
Parking just outside, though only a short walk from downtown Wokingham (if you can use this word here), tricky to get to, since pedestrian crosswalks aren’t really in abundance.
Not a place to seek out, but if you happen to be close by and want a can or bottle, at least a decent selection, for someone not local/native.“
gnoff 1386 days ago
66 /100 NEW TESCO HOUSE, DELAMARE ROAD
“Hmm as has been mentioned the supermarket selection depends on branch and format. What I would say is that the overall theoretical selection in Tesco has improved markedly over the last few months with more offerings away from the standard big brewing groups, and online where you can get them all the range is good, website/delivery excellent and pricing extremely competitive - I just ordered 20 or so cans/bottles including the likes of Stone (mostly chasing up stuff I haven’t had in ages) and didn’t pay over £2 for any of them. But that’s not to say a small local branch would offer a lot more than Stella and Tyskie!“
JorgeLee 1453 days ago
54 /100 NEW TESCO HOUSE, DELAMARE ROAD
“Visited small Tesco in Queensway. NIce selection af beers for a Supermarket. Some Americans, Brewdog, and 3 Cans from Vocation. Quite a nice surprice.“
HenrikSoegaard 1487 days ago
56 /100 NEW TESCO HOUSE, DELAMARE ROAD
“Recently starting to improve with their beer selection, the craft movement is really having a positive impact in this sector. While not as good as Marks and Spencer, the core range is getting better. Let’s face it, if I can pop around to a local shop and pick up Jaipur I’m not going to complain.“
Scotty001 1616 days ago
50 /100 NEW TESCO HOUSE, DELAMARE ROAD
“Always slightly disappointed with tesco once you’ve drunk the range available it doesn’t seem to change much the odd gem can be found as in re badged brewdog but the usual fare is standard the size of store varies the choice as others have explained much better than me.“
redders1974 1797 days ago
50 /100 NEW TESCO HOUSE, DELAMARE ROAD
“It doesn’t make much sense to me to have a single composite listing for all the branches of a supermarket chain. For one thing, the UK is not particularly well supplied with decent specialist beer shops so, in many places in the UK if you are looking for somewhere to buy some bottles one or other of the supermarkets is likely to be your best option. Having to hunt round the many supermarket websites to see whether they have a branch nearby is not particularly helpful. That’s assuming you’re familiar with the UK supermarket chains which, if you’re a visitor from overseas, you may well not be. For another thing, all the major chains now have a variety of formats, ranging from small local convenience stores to massive hypermarkets. In the case of Tesco the categories (in ascending order of size) are Express, Metro, Superstore and Extra. They also have a separate band called One Stop that comes in various sizes. And then there’s the Tesco online operation that offers a few hundred beers and ciders for home delivery. Not surprisingly, the beer range varies considerably depending on format. On top of this, even the big chains are getting in on the "local produce" act, so you may well find a few local beers - even my local Tesco Express has Sambrooks Wandle alongside a small & rather desutory selection of a dozen or so major beer brands. Not the most exciting but it’s better than nothing. However, you won’t find that beer at all small Tesco stores around London and certainly won’t find it in branches outside London. All of this makes the "beers here" listing fairly useless.

I notice we don’t seem to be following the unhelpful composite listing format for Whole Foods Markets, who now have nine outlets in the UK with, no doubt, more to come.

So, it’s really difficult to know to come up wth a score for Tesco as a whole. All I can say is that, in some places, Tesco (or one of the other supermarkets) may be your best take-away option. You’ll just have to do some research on the supermarket websites to see which have what sort of outlet in the area, then take a look in at each to see which fits your needs best. RateBeer can’t help you with any of that.“
chriso 1814 days ago
60 /100 NEW TESCO HOUSE, DELAMARE ROAD
“This review is based on the very large Streatham Tesco "Extra" store. Generally don’t like Tescos, and never used them much back in the UK but this particular store local to my parents gaff is good in respect of some great country ticks you can pick up. Not sure this is the same for all "Extra" stores but I have picked up ticks from many hard to track down countries including Trinidad & Tobago, Uganda, and Barbados and Nigeria. Rest of selection seems to match what others have mentioned below.“
Desverger 1947 days ago
58 /100 NEW TESCO HOUSE, DELAMARE ROAD
“As with all the supermarkets the range will vary depending on the size of the shop, and the range in the little Tesco Local & Metro ones is really not worth bothering. I’ve therefore based this review on their biggest "Extra" branded shops; in particular the one in Reading. OK, it’s the UK’s biggest supermarket chain, and therefore people love to hate it (although their alleged aggressive business practices don’t help them win popularity either). However, in reality one of the reasons they’ve become the biggest is by offering what people want, generally at very attractive prices. In terms of beer, this means that their Extra stores have the biggest beer range of any of the supermarkets - recently in the Reading store I estimated that they had well over 150 different beers - plus plenty of ciders too. This competes with many specialist beer stores. Now, obviously you’re not looking at world beating ultra rare beers here, and nor would you expect that in a major supermarket. A lot of their ale section is from the usual big regional UK brewers, although they do stock some more unusual seasonals from the regionals on rotation, so even here there’s probably going to be some ticks even for UK raters (and visitors from abroad will no doubt find plenty to interest them. They also stock ales from some the the larger micros (eg Williams Bros, Butcombe), and recently seem to have got in more local beers (West Berkshire have suddenly popped up in the Reading store). They also have a reasonal craft range (again nothing particularly unusual, but you can pick up the likes of Brewdog & Sierra Nevada among others at knockdown prices). They also have the Marstons Revisionist and Greene King Metropolitan craft ranges brewed especially for them, along with some other "Tesco" branded beers. Finally their "world beer" range (oddly split between the beer aisle and the world foods aisle) is certainly the best of the supermarkets - you can probably tick off 30-odd countries here, including the highly-rated Sri Lankan Lion Stout and the. errm, Carib Sorrel Shandy. All the beer ranges seem to have new beers added on a fairly frequent basis, so even for the regular visitor there’s a good chance of finding something new. Prices are pretty cheap, and there’s usually an offer like 4 for £6 or 3 for £5 covering most of the beers. Service is pretty average (you won’t find anyone who knows about beer, but staff are reasonably polite and helpful (certainly better than in Asda, Lidl or Aldi). The food selection is huge, and the world food aisles have some quite interesting stuff for a supermarket. Comparing it to the other UK supermarkets (it’s obviously not fair to compare it to a specialist beer shop), it’s probably not got the fanciest range - if you want higher quality beers (or for the matter better service or higher prices) you’ll want to head to Waitrose or Marks & Spencers. However, if you’re purely looking for the biggest range of beer and many ticks, Tesco Extra beats all the other supermarkets hands down.“
wheresthepath 2046 days ago
60 /100 NEW TESCO HOUSE, DELAMARE ROAD
“it’s just a supermarket“
rbh104 2138 days ago
54 /100 NEW TESCO HOUSE, DELAMARE ROAD
“Good range of uk macro beers and ciders along with a small selection of local beers and international beers. Depending on areahave some more unusual foreign beers and sahki. NoNothing left for to try now unless they get a new beer in.“
SarkyNorthener 2151 days ago
56 /100 NEW TESCO HOUSE, DELAMARE ROAD
“I visited Tescos in London, Birmingham and Nottingham in the UK;they are practiclly the same; not that bad selection of international lagers and British ales“
Lore 2174 days ago
68 /100 NEW TESCO HOUSE, DELAMARE ROAD
“I have been to the big Tesco extra in Eastbourne, as well as at the Tesco extra in Ryde / IoW. Both supermarkets had a big selection and I found many, many new beers. Not only mainstream stuff, but also some craft beer gems from all over the world. Worth a visit.“
McTapps 2404 days ago
42 /100 NEW TESCO HOUSE, DELAMARE ROAD
“I always got the impression that Tesco was supposed to provide a less thrilling, lower quality experience than Sainsbury’s which should translate in a lower price point. I never actually bothered to verify this theory by comparing prices etc. Anyway that is just a general impression I always got and this sort of translates into the beer selection. I had no qualms about going here for food that keeping in mind that I almost once choked on a piece of plastic that in a can of Tesco value tomato paste that I used to make dinner. The kind of stuff I am led to believe you can sue people for in the States. Keeping that given in mind still for beer, the selection at Sainsbury’s always seemed to be more inviting to me. If you are visiting the UK, there is definitely plenty to tick here but in that case you are not desperate for new tick’s. I have always opted to swing by Sainsbury’s if I was going for some Supermarket tick’s. That or you can always just go to the boozer, it always seemed while there is no shortage of bars in London, beer stores are a trickier affair.“
77ships 2681 days ago
24 /100 NEW TESCO HOUSE, DELAMARE ROAD
“I really don’t like Tesco - one of the major supermarket chains in this country – not least because of their policy of buying up properties (including pubs) and doing their damnedest to put local shops out of business. We now have two of the small “Tesco Express” branches within 5 minutes walk of home. I try not to patronise them but, when I do, I very occasionally spot an unusual beer or two. (Last visited 11 July 2013).“
Boudicca 2834 days ago
36 /100 NEW TESCO HOUSE, DELAMARE ROAD
“Not as good as Sainsbury’s when it comes to craft. More your macro stuff - San miguel, stella, heineken, carling .etc. Fuckin cheap though. You can literally buy beer here for 50 pence a pop. Crazy“
maneliquor 2836 days ago
44 /100 NEW TESCO HOUSE, DELAMARE ROAD
“Supermarket giant located across the UK. I don’t shop at them too often - dont agree with their macho attitude in needlessly opening branches just to put smaller guys out of business. That aside the beer range is ok for a supermarket. Nothing too exciting but micro stuff from all over the UK and a spattering of foreign numbers. The UK stuff is a bit samey and lumped from a pool of brewers - cos this makes it cheaper for Tesco and they make more £££ of course! They don’t tend to invest in local brewers - that would be too difficult for this corporate whore (yes you can tell I’m no fan of Tossco - but I’ll keep my ratings fair as always!) and they wouldn’t make as much profit! Hoorah for Waitrose in this respect ! Again - local/regional variations apply in this respect. The range differs from branch to branch and despite the Tesco nearest to where I live being a mahoooosive store I’ve seen a better range in smaller branches so it can be pot luck in that repsect. Always offers available ie 3 beers for £5 from certain choices.“
Theydon_Bois 2836 days ago
62 /100 NEW TESCO HOUSE, DELAMARE ROAD
“The map shows the headquarters of Tesco. Like most of the big supermarkets they have a decent selection of ales, most popular lagers and plenty of own brands of both. They also do a good line in foreign beers in most of their larger supermarkets. The selection is limited to popular brands in their smaller stores.“
ManVsBeer 2867 days ago
58 /100 NEW TESCO HOUSE, DELAMARE ROAD
“Love them or hate them. As long as they have a decent selection og ale as well. I keep coming back“
Cunningham 2937 days ago
26 /100 NEW TESCO HOUSE, DELAMARE ROAD
“As far as supermarkets in the UK go, Tesco by far has the best selection of foreign beers and have to be respected to an extent for bringing on board a lot of these imports which is helping the mainstream palate develop... I remember tesco before they got on board with the imports and there is no comparison. Quite a handy place to pick up some decent beers, though I wouldn’t restrict myself to it... support local shops as much as you can.“
WeissGary 3232 days ago
48 /100 NEW TESCO HOUSE, DELAMARE ROAD
“Small supermarket with a small fairly uninteresting bottle beer range.“
sic1314 3244 days ago
28 /100 NEW TESCO HOUSE, DELAMARE ROAD
“Pretty good selection for a super market. Several quality imports and domestic beers available at a pretty good price.“
delnoche 3294 days ago
78 /100 NEW TESCO HOUSE, DELAMARE ROAD
“One of the best Tesco branches I have found for beer. Great selection spanning UK, US, Belgium and beyond. Good prices. If you are a central Londoner looking for a Tesco with better selection than those more central this is the place to go.“
Leighton 3329 days ago
54 /100 NEW TESCO HOUSE, DELAMARE ROAD
“Supermarket - so not a beer place really but they do have a large selection of English ales, lagers and foreign beers, including beer from Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, USA.“
prawlie 3458 days ago
42 /100 NEW TESCO HOUSE, DELAMARE ROAD
“Big selection of beers not overly priced would go again to get beer lots off choice good prices“
CalumScotland 3566 days ago
48 /100 NEW TESCO HOUSE, DELAMARE ROAD
“I’m not a big fan of supermarkets when it comes to beer. However this one always seems to carry a decent range and often gets the latest stuff in no doubt because of its size. Usually also has the likes of Rebellion and Loddon to represent local breweries. Its ok.“
Fin 3635 days ago
34 /100 NEW TESCO HOUSE, DELAMARE ROAD
“No reason to go here for beer, but the food range is splendid. Haggis pizza in the freezer. Stock up on snacks here, buy your beer in the off-licence just up the road!“
KnutAlbert 3752 days ago
56 /100 NEW TESCO HOUSE, DELAMARE ROAD
“OK it is just a supermarket but it does have a fantastic selection of local, national and international ales. It is the only place walking distance from my home that has a decent variety of bottled beers.“
JohnRMurdoch 3859 days ago
44 /100 NEW TESCO HOUSE, DELAMARE ROAD
“Normal grocery etc. store. Carries appr. 30 brands of mixed UK beers. At least could find few I hadn’t tried yet.“
tkrjukoff 3990 days ago
66 /100 NEW TESCO HOUSE, DELAMARE ROAD
“Good selection of beers, better than most supermarkets“
undercurrent25 4014 days ago
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