Mayor: BlackHaddock (16) | Taps: 10 | Bottles: 10+
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Rudgate Brew No. 30 - C+C Black Ale4.1%5/22/2017
Muirhouse Magnum Mild4.5%5/22/2017
Green Duck Little Giant3.8%5/22/2017
Castle Rock Sherwood Reserve4.5%5/22/2017
Castle Rock Henry Normal4.2%5/22/2017
Rudgate Brew No. 40 - Mosaic5.2%5/22/2017
Brains The Rev. James Pale4.2%5/22/2017
Burton Bridge By George4.3%5/21/2017
Lytham Bumble Honey Beer4.2%5/21/2017
Joules Indian Pale4.8%5/21/2017
Box Steam Out In Front4%5/21/2017
George Wright Amarillo4%5/21/2017
Tring Apache3.9%5/21/2017
Gyle 59 Pale & Bitter5%4/30/2017
Navigation Britannia3.8%4/30/2017
Coastal Proper American Pale Ale (P. A. P. A.)4.5%4/30/2017
Coastal Spring Hop3.9%4/30/2017
Kulmbacher Mönchshof Original Pils4.9%4/30/2017
Tring White Hawk4.1%4/24/2017
Purity Bunny Hop3.5%4/24/2017
Woods Whirligog3.8%4/7/2017
North Yorkshire Rocket Fuel5%4/7/2017
Cheshire Brewhouse Cheshire Set4%1/12/2017
Burton Bridge Burton Porter4.5%1/10/2017
Burton Bridge Fruity Phoenix4.3%1/10/2017
Clun Loophole3.5%12/4/2016
Tring Tea Kettle Stout4.7%12/4/2016
4T’s Busmans Bitter3.9%12/3/2016
Shakespeare The Bard’s Best4.2%12/3/2016
Raw Delta US Pale4.4%12/3/2016
Titanic Raspberry Wheat4.7%11/8/2016
Great Heck Mercy4.5%11/3/2016
Woods Ewkin3.8%10/30/2016
Leikeim Premium4.9%10/4/2016
Gilden Kölsch4.8%10/4/2016
O’so The Big O5.5%10/4/2016
O’so Hopdinger Pale Ale5.5%10/4/2016
Bridgehouse Sulking Squirrel4%10/2/2016
Woods Jonnack3.8%10/2/2016
Rowton 19664.3%10/2/2016
Beowulf Wuffa4.5%9/20/2016
Rudgate Valkyrie APA4.1%9/20/2016
Coach House Old Porter4.2%9/17/2016

  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Travlr  (2814) Charlotte , North Carolina | October 6, 2015
Visited with BlackHaddock just after a local festival. Even without the festival beers, the range of cask ales was quite large, and staff had good recommendations. Two rooms, different casks in each. Staff and clientele were both very friendly as well. There is a small car park nearby that fills quickly, but a larger one just around the corner.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
WingmanWillis  (1532) , England | May 21, 2015
Pub with the best range in Oakengates. Visited many times before and during the Gig for Life this time. Place was heaving but served quickly, fast changeover of beer, good range on in great condition. Had snacks on the bar and the mighty Miles Hunt providing the entertainment. Range of bottles too but stuck on the cask ale.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
TickerTerryDJ  (17) Redditch, England | May 2, 2013
Cannot really add much more to previous raters.Suffice to say well worth a visit and certainly a must do if you are in the area.John and staff always eager to help and the beer festivals always sport a good number of "Winners".
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
BlackHaddock  (592) , England | June 17, 2012
One of my regular haunts: this is what I wrote about this pub some years ago, still use it now and not much has changed since I penned this: Two steps and two doors take you into the front bar of this Real Ale loving Inn. The actual bar is straight in front across a wooden floor, a real fire is to your left, another doorway on the right takes you to the toilets and two further drinking areas and the back door. Basic furnature and beer posters, pictures of steam trains and rows of pump clips let you know this is a serious drinking establishment, the eight handpulls and quality foreign fonts ensures that you don’t forget. Hobson’s Best Bitter (a local brewery) is the only regular draught ale, the other seven pumps change all the time. Twice yearly beerfests are fantastic, the rear room is kitted out with extra handpulls, so 29 cask beers on handpulls are available at one time. The landlord claims it is the largest handpulled pub based beerfest in the world, anyone know different? Live bands, folk evenings, the selling of huge eggs and smelly cheese make this a focal point for the people of Oakengates and beyond. I was in here again just before Christmas 2006. Here is the list of cask beers that were available: Shep Neame ’Twinkle Toes’, Archers ’Robin Redbreast’, Hook Norton ’12 Days of Christmas’, Spinning Dog ’Santa Paws’ and ’Springer’, Hobson’s ’Best Bitter’, Bateman’s ’Mild’, Tring ’Ridgeway’ and Hanby’s ’Stout Fella’. You can add two ciders, Amstel, Real Bud (Black and normal) and a few bottles. Now that is what I call a good selection, plus the ones I tried were all in tip top condition.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch  (83) Northwich, England | August 11, 2007
Jovial landlord John Ellis is a real character and beer enthusiast. The festival cellar runs are particularly good and a festival bar is set up creating a vast number of handpumps, must have been in excess of 30 on my last visit. Oakengates is a good place for a crawl at any time, with this place and the Station pub over the road being the pick of the venues. Selection of single malt whiskies available and also the Budvar Black was on draft.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Gazza  (164) Worcester, England | August 8, 2007
Run by John Ellis, this pub holds regular beer fests which claim to have the most hanpulls at a pubfest - over 30. At other times the pub dispenses about 10 real ales with a lot being interesting. Not the easiest place to get to, with no other scooping pubs nearby (the nearest are probably the Mill at Chester or the Bhurtpore and the Station pub over the road was making an effort at stocking decent beers last time I went), but the fests are well attended and enjoyable. The "token" system for cellar runs at the fests is an institution! Well worth a trip, especially at festival times, for the good atmosphere and rare beers from all over the UK.

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