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The Flying Circus (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Falstaff - Beast of BodminExcellent1
Shiny - Rocket IPAExcellent2
Big Hand - Havok American BitterExcellent1
Seven Bro7hers - Session Craft BeerExcellent1
Pentrich - Columbus IPAGood1
Tiny Rebel - CwtchGood1
Falstaff - Phoenix (was 4.5%)Good1
Leatherbritches - BelterGood1
Newark - Flying Circus Best Bitter (house beer)Acceptable1
Dark Star - HopheadNot Tried0
Brains - The Rev James OriginalNot Tried0
Newark - NPANot Tried0
Black Market - InsaneNot Tried0
Falstaff - A Fist Full of HopsNot Tried0
Totally Brewed - Papa Jangles Voodoo StoutNot Tried0
Newark - Norwegian BlueNot Tried0
Falstaff - PompeiiNot Tried0
Brains - The Rev James OriginalNot Tried0
Pentrich - Three GravesNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - SpitfireNot Tried0
Black Iris - Snake EyesNot Tried0
Fuller's - London PrideNot Tried0
Arbor Ales - Oz BombNot Tried0
Fallen - Just the TicketNot Tried0
Reunion - Incredible Pale AleNot Tried0
Pentrich - Blossoms at NightNot Tried0
Northallerton - Snow StormNot Tried0
Mithril - Flower PowerNot Tried0
Black Iris - Roots RadicalNot Tried0
Pentrich - Shadow PlayNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - SeaforthNot Tried0
Ghost - ReaperNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Flying Circus, Newark, Nottinghamshire
Picture 2. The Flying Circus, Newark, Nottinghamshire
Picture 3. The Flying Circus, Newark, Nottinghamshire
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

31 Jul 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit. A trio was jamming on the stage.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Pentrich - Columbus IPA5.70GoodLots of initial intriguing tastes. Soon dissipated to a generally sour hop domination
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Seaforth5.90Not Tried
Newark - Norwegian Blue4.00Not Tried
Ghost - Reaper4.40Not Tried
04 Jun 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit. Band playing.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Falstaff - Beast of Bodmin4.20Excellent
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire4.20Not Tried
Newark - Norwegian Blue4.00Not Tried
Newark - Flying Circus Best Bitter (house beer)3.80Not TriedNew cask put on
Pentrich - Shadow Play4.70Not TriedRan out
18 Apr 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Falstaff - Phoenix (was 4.5%)4.70GoodMalty rather than hoppy
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire4.20Not Tried
Newark - Flying Circus Best Bitter (house beer)3.80Not Tried
Black Iris - Roots Radical6.00Not TriedLiquorice milk stout
29 Jan 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit. Dogends of the town-wide annual Beermuda Triangle Beer Festival. Only 3 others in.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Seven Bro7hers - Session Craft Beer3.80ExcellentWell balanced citrus
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not TriedOn gravity on the bar counter in a well tilted cask
Arbor Ales - Oz Bomb4.70Not Tried
Fallen - Just the Ticket4.00Not Tried
Reunion - Incredible Pale Ale5.00Not Tried
Pentrich - Blossoms at Night6.00Not Tried
Northallerton - Snow Storm3.80Not Tried
Mithril - Flower Power4.30Not Tried
12 Dec 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit. Pre-Christmas quiet, good band jamming. Blazing fire on a balmy night!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Newark - Flying Circus Best Bitter (house beer)3.80Acceptable
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire4.20Not Tried
Newark - Norwegian Blue4.00Not Tried
Black Iris - Snake Eyes3.80Not Tried
02 Oct 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit, good rock band playing.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Big Hand - Havok American Bitter5.00Excellent4½* really fully bodied and superb flavours
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Brains - The Rev James Original4.50Not TriedOn gravity in the Barrel House
Newark - Norwegian Blue4.00Not Tried
Newark - Flying Circus Best Bitter (house beer)3.80Not Tried
Pentrich - Three Graves6.60Not Tried
01 Aug 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening at last orders bell time, brief return visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shiny - Rocket IPA7.00ExcellentBack for more, best of the evening
Falstaff - A Fist Full of Hops4.50Not Tried
Totally Brewed - Papa Jangles Voodoo Stout4.50Not Tried
Newark - Norwegian Blue4.00Not Tried
Falstaff - Pompeii4.00Not Tried
Newark - Flying Circus Best Bitter (house beer)3.80Not Tried
01 Aug 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Live band playing, sounds good to me.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shiny - Rocket IPA7.00ExcellentA big hitter in lovely nick
Falstaff - A Fist Full of Hops4.50Not TriedOn gravity dispense in the Barrel House
Totally Brewed - Papa Jangles Voodoo Stout4.50Not Tried
Newark - Norwegian Blue4.00Not Tried
Falstaff - Pompeii4.00Not Tried
Newark - Flying Circus Best Bitter (house beer)3.80Not Tried
14 Jun 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. A good few in.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Leatherbritches - Belter4.40GoodDelayed lip bitterness
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Brains - The Rev James Original4.50Not TriedAvailable on gravity in the Barrel House annexe
Newark - NPA3.80Not Tried
Black Market - Insane5.80Not Tried
10 Apr 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Other beers details lost in this website's server crash.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tiny Rebel - Cwtch4.60GoodGood condition but I had forgotten this champion beer is not one to my taste

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About The Flying Circus

The pub sign. The Flying Circus, Newark, Nottinghamshire

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent18
Good13
Acceptable3
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 1BE.

Formerly the Crown & Mitre in Castle Gate. Opened in its new incarnation on Monday 14th April 2014. Pub themes include Monty Python, early flight and circuses. The refurbishment has created quite a lot of space and the chance has been taken to add an internal balcony. There is an extensive outside paved area to the side of the pub. 8 handpumps on the bar counter for real ale and cider. Lined glasses in use here. Furnishings are an eclectic mix and decoration includes Monty Python's Flying Circus references and model planes hanging from the ceiling. Food offerings are in a pre-prepared charcuterie range. There is a large "gig" / function room on the 1st floor and a recently added "Barrel House" bar in the outside yard from which beers and ciders, served on gravity, may be ordered from the main bar too. Outside the pub advertises craft ales and currently has 5 craft keg fizz fonts.

We have visited this pub 31 times, seen 86 different beers and tried 31 of them.

Map location

Postcode: NG24 1BE