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The Plough (Oak Tree (Mitchells & Butlers))

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Rudgate - Innovation Ales Brew No 8 Cherry PaleGood3
Black Sheep - Best BitterGood2
Woodforde's - FlagondryGood1
Hook Norton - Lion (aka Cotswold Lion)Acceptable1
Adnams - Southwold BitterAcceptable1
Madness Brewing (brewed at Portobello) - LovestruckAcceptable1
Evan Evans - Artisan Craft Beer: AmarilloPoor1
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Fuller's - London PrideNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Adnams - ExplorerNot Tried0
Ilkley - Mary JaneNot Tried0
St Austell - Nicholson's Pale AleNot Tried0
St Austell - TributeNot Tried0
Broughton Ales - Brewer's GoldNot Tried0
Black Sheep - Monty Python's Holy GrailNot Tried0
Marston's - PedigreeNot Tried0
Rudgate - Ruby MildNot Tried0
Caledonian - Autumn RedNot Tried0
Wadworth - 6XNot Tried0
Brains - Bread of HeavenNot Tried0
Itchen Valley - GodfathersNot Tried0
Tyne Bank - Single BlondeNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Wychwood - HobgoblinNot Tried0
Oakham - CitraNot Tried0
Black Sheep - Best BitterNot Tried0
Glamorgan (formerly Kite) - Pales of the UnexpectedNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Plough, Chelmsford, Essex

Visits Details

07 Jun 2016 (Jason)
Last pub on a very good crawl. ChrisE had some vouchers which gave us a hefty discount between the three of us. Buzzing and lively compared to the quieter back street locals of earlier.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Good
Glamorgan (formerly Kite) - Pales of the Unexpected4.00Not Tried
07 Jun 2016 (ChrisE)
The final stop on a tour of Chelmsford as already detailed by Jason. A much better choice of beers here than we expected to find, I have not listed them all. We ate here before catching a train home.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80GoodIn my view one of the better Nationally available beers.
Glamorgan (formerly Kite) - Pales of the Unexpected4.00Not Tried
01 Nov 2015 (Stephen Harris)
Ongoing fog has upset the trains which are all running late, so I use this pub briefly as a waiting room.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Madness Brewing (brewed at Portobello) - Lovestruck4.40AcceptableAn amber-coloured Bitter. Relatively sweet.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Wychwood - Hobgoblin4.50Not Tried
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
26 Oct 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Watched the end of a televised football match on a gigantic screen.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70AcceptableAs far removed from the Southwold Bitter with smell and taste like the sea as can be. This had a strange perfumed nose and taste. Almost as if it was a different beer, wrongly badged
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Wadworth - 6X4.30Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Brains - Bread of Heaven4.00Not Tried
Itchen Valley - Godfathers3.80Not Tried
Tyne Bank - Single Blonde3.50Not Tried
06 Oct 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Since loss of Nicholson's branding beer range and quality do not inspire.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hook Norton - Lion (aka Cotswold Lion)4.00Acceptable
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Not Tried
Rudgate - Ruby Mild4.40Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Caledonian - Autumn Red4.40Not Tried
23 Jun 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Small crowd in considering a Brazil World Cup match was on the big screen.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Evan Evans - Artisan Craft Beer: Amarillo4.20PoorThe front clip showed no provenance so I should have avoided it. After ordering I turned the clip and there was a back fitting saying it was brewed exclusively for M&B by Archers of Wales. What is all this badge brewing about??
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
St Austell - Nicholson's Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Broughton Ales - Brewer's Gold4.00Not Tried
Black Sheep - Monty Python's Holy Grail4.00Not Tried
03 Apr 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Too much aggressive noise on the front steps and inside so only had the one.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Rudgate - Innovation Ales Brew No 8 Cherry Pale3.90AcceptableNot very fresh - perhaps first out for some time
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Ilkley - Mary Jane3.50Not Tried
St Austell - Nicholson's Pale Ale4.00Not TriedPub was delisted for Nicholson's branding but still seems to stock this beer
Woodforde's - Flagondry3.60Not Tried
12 Mar 2014 (ChrisE)
A stop for those in our group that wanted to eat. The staff were great. The beer list was as already entered by others.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Woodforde's - Flagondry3.60Good
12 Mar 2014 (HSB)
13:30 Second stop on the crawl. Lunch venue.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Rudgate - Innovation Ales Brew No 8 Cherry Pale3.90ExcellentNicely balanced cherry beer
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Explorer4.30Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Woodforde's - Flagondry3.60Not Tried
12 Mar 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Afternoon. Our group swelled the numbers quite a bit here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Rudgate - Innovation Ales Brew No 8 Cherry Pale3.90ExcellentRather good. The dryness of the cherry came through some way down the glass
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Explorer4.30Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Woodforde's - Flagondry3.60Not Tried

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About The Plough

The pub sign. The Plough, Chelmsford, Essex

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent7
Good6
Acceptable8
Poor1

Website.

The pub is found in Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1HY.

Conveniently located just the other side of the railway overbridge from the railway station this pub was for a while a stylish Nicholson's but was debranded from Nicholson's in early 2013. 8 handpulls available to serve beers with 8 more repeating the same range.

We have visited this pub 21 times, seen 61 different beers and tried 18 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CM1 1HY