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The Huntsman (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Falstaff - DarksideExcellent1
Cottage - Trick or TreatExcellent1
Springhead - OutlawedExcellent1
Ashover - Butts Pale AleExcellent1
Peakstones (was Peakstones Rock) - Pugin's GoldExcellent1
Shardlow - MayflyGood1
XT Brewing - 5 (Five)Good1
Sarah Hughes - Surprise Bitter (aka Sedgley Surprise)Good1
Oldershaw - CaskadeGood1
Sharp's - AtlanticGood1
Peakstones (was Peakstones Rock) - SubmissionGood1
Newby Wyke - White SeaGood1
Leatherbritches - Lemongrass & GingerGood1
Beowulf - Chase BusterGood1
Geeves - Clear CutGood1
Beowulf - Gold WorkAcceptable1
Black Hole - BHBAcceptable1
Beartown - OktobearfestAcceptable1
Jennings - Cumberland AleAcceptable1
Marston's - PedigreeNot Tried0
Joule's - Slumbering MonkNot Tried0
Newby Wyke - OrsinoNot Tried0
Castle Rock - Elsie MoNot Tried0
Burton Bridge - Stairway To HeavenNot Tried0
Church End - Fallen AngelNot Tried0
Potbelly - Crazy DazeNot Tried0
Leeds - Leeds PaleNot Tried0
Potbelly - AmbrosiaNot Tried0
Lymestone - Ein SteinNot Tried0
Springhead - Maid MarianNot Tried0
Milestone - Olde English AleNot Tried0
Wincle - Sir PhilipNot Tried0
Dancing Duck - AbductionNot Tried0
Peakstones (was Peakstones Rock) - OblivionNot Tried0
4T's - Hoppy BunnyNot Tried0
Full Mash - Aqua VitaeNot Tried0
Castle Rock - Harvest PaleNot Tried0
Peakstones (was Peakstones Rock) - Dimmingsdale BlondeNot Tried0
Brains - The Rev James OriginalNot Tried0
Lymestone - Abdominal StonemanNot Tried0

Visits Details

23 Nov 2014 (Nick Willis)
Bit quieter than usual, I assume the pub football team's game had been called off.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oldershaw - Caskade4.20Good
Beowulf - Chase Buster4.50Good
Black Hole - BHB3.80AcceptableDull and uninteresting bitter.
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Not Tried
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Not Tried
Joule's - Slumbering Monk4.50Not Tried
09 Nov 2014 (Nick Willis)
Lunch, few in the back room watching Stoke City on TV. We grabbed the last table for dining.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Falstaff - Darkside6.00Excellent
Geeves - Clear Cut4.40Good
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Not Tried
Castle Rock - Elsie Mo4.70Not Tried
Joule's - Slumbering Monk4.50Not Tried
Lymestone - Abdominal Stoneman7.00Not Tried
02 Nov 2014 (Nick Willis)
Quite busy, we grabbed the last table for Sunday lunch. I didn't look but no doubt the 3 staples were on the bar as well. Pedigree, Harvest Pale and Joules.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cottage - Trick or Treat4.40ExcellentDecent autumnal ale.
Beartown - Oktobearfest5.00AcceptableDisappointing.
Falstaff - Darkside6.00Not TriedStrong mild.
19 Oct 2014 (Nick Willis)
Sunday lunch
BeerABVScoreNotes
Sharp's - Atlantic4.20Good
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Not Tried
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Not Tried
Brains - The Rev James Original4.50Not Tried
Lymestone - Ein Stein5.00Not Tried
Joule's - Slumbering Monk4.50Not Tried
05 Oct 2014 (Nick Willis)
Quietish early on, few watching football on TV.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Peakstones (was Peakstones Rock) - Pugin's Gold4.00Excellent
XT Brewing - 5 (Five)5.00GoodNice amber ale.
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Not Tried
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Not Tried
Joule's - Slumbering Monk4.50Not Tried
Peakstones (was Peakstones Rock) - Dimmingsdale Blonde4.50Not Tried
08 Jun 2014 (Nick Willis)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Jennings - Cumberland Ale4.00AcceptableNothing wrong with condition, it's just a desperately bland beer.
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Not Tried
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Not Tried
Joule's - Slumbering Monk4.50Not Tried
Springhead - Outlawed3.80Not TriedWish I'd had this.
05 Jun 2014 (Nick Willis)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Springhead - Outlawed3.80ExcellentVery refreshing.
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Not Tried
Jennings - Cumberland Ale4.00Not Tried
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Not Tried
Joule's - Slumbering Monk4.50Not Tried
01 Jun 2014 (Nick Willis)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Sarah Hughes - Surprise Bitter (aka Sedgley Surprise)5.00GoodDecent dry pale ale.
Peakstones (was Peakstones Rock) - Submission5.00Good
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Not Tried
Joule's - Slumbering Monk4.50Not Tried
25 May 2014 (Nick Willis)
Went for Sunday lunch and there was a beer festival on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ashover - Butts Pale Ale5.50ExcellentA really good pale, welll hopped with a light butter finish.
Newby Wyke - White Sea5.20Good
Leatherbritches - Lemongrass & Ginger3.80GoodA lightly spiced golden ale.
Shardlow - Mayfly4.80GoodOk bitter.
Castle Rock - Elsie Mo4.70Not Tried
Burton Bridge - Stairway To Heaven5.00Not Tried
Church End - Fallen Angel5.00Not Tried
Potbelly - Crazy Daze5.50Not Tried
Leeds - Leeds Pale3.80Not Tried
Potbelly - Ambrosia4.00Not Tried
Lymestone - Ein Stein5.00Not Tried
Springhead - Maid Marian4.50Not Tried
Joule's - Slumbering Monk4.50Not Tried
Milestone - Olde English Ale4.90Not Tried
Wincle - Sir Philip4.20Not Tried
Peakstones (was Peakstones Rock) - Submission5.00Not Tried
Dancing Duck - Abduction5.50Not Tried
Peakstones (was Peakstones Rock) - Oblivion5.50Not Tried
4T's - Hoppy Bunny4.20Not Tried
Full Mash - Aqua Vitae3.40Not Tried
18 May 2014 (Nick Willis)
Quiet inside, most had vacated to the beer garden.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Beowulf - Gold Work5.10AcceptableA rather humdrum golden ale.
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Not Tried
Joule's - Slumbering Monk4.50Not Tried
Newby Wyke - Orsino4.00Not Tried

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About The Huntsman

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent13
Good15
Acceptable8
Poor1

Website.

The pub is found in Cheadle, Staffordshire, ST10 1XS.

Re-opened in 2009 after several months of closure. Pub and restaurant. CAMRA Potteries Branch Pub of the Month in June 2010. Small discount on real ale for card carrying CAMRA members.

We have visited this pub 21 times, seen 75 different beers and tried 37 of them.

Map location

Postcode: ST10 1XS