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Upminster TapRoom (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Crouch Vale - Essex Boys Best BitterExcellent2
Pig & Porter - SkylarkingExceptional1
Colchester - The Day Of The TriffidsExcellent1
Crouch Vale - Essex Boys BitterExcellent1
Frog Island - Best BitterExcellent1
Maldon - A Drop of Nelson's BloodExcellent1
Pig & Porter - Red Spider RyeExcellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Brother RabbitExcellent1
Billericay - Billericay ZeppelinGood1
Colchester - Old MortalityGood1
Crouch Vale - SummitGood1
Wibblers - ApprenticeGood1
Billericay - Billericay BlondeNot Tried0
Colchester - AK PaleNot Tried0
Colchester - Brazilian Coffee & Vanilla PorterNot Tried0
Colchester - BrinsopNot Tried0
Crouch Vale - Brewers GoldNot Tried0
Dark Star - HopheadNot Tried0
Dark Star - OriginalNot Tried0
Hope - SX GoldNot Tried0
Mighty Oak - Maldon GoldNot Tried0
Nethergate Growler - Old GrowlerNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Dance FirstNot Tried0
Spitting Feathers - BrainstormNot Tried0
Viper (Mighty Oak) - Jake the SnakeNot Tried0
Wibblers - Crafty StoatNot Tried0
Picture 1. Upminster TapRoom, Upminster, Greater London
Chris Excell

Visits Details

10 Nov 2017 (Jason)
1605 hours and a half a dozen of our Friday Evening group in already. Friendly welcome I took an instant like to this place. The landlord assured us that we would not be flouting the mobile phone rules taking photos or using them on silent for internet, messaging etc.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Pig & Porter - Skylarking4.00ExceptionalMy favourite so far thus decided to stay on it. Fruity zesty with a tropical clout like no other whilst not too sweet and pleasantly dry, superb.
Crouch Vale - Essex Boys Best Bitter3.80ExcellentIn spot on condition but rather bland
Colchester - The Day Of The Triffids4.10ExcellentDry and sherberty, nice.
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Viper (Mighty Oak) - Jake the Snake4.00Not Tried
Hope - SX Gold4.00Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Dance First4.20Not Tried
22 Jun 2017 (ChrisE)
Lovely and cool inside with an efficient air handling system doing a superb job. The rest of our group preferred to sit outside so I popped out occasionally just to be semi-sociable. I had a good chat with the owners.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Crouch Vale - Essex Boys Best Bitter3.80Excellent
Crouch Vale - Brewers Gold4.00Not Tried
Colchester - AK Pale3.70Not Tried
23 Apr 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Busy and noisy in here in mid-afternoon. Nevertheless, I like the place very much. I manage to bring down the average age quite significantly I think.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Brother Rabbit4.00ExcellentA very lovely beer that is always a good choice when available. Seemed to be the top seller in here today.
Billericay - Billericay Zeppelin3.80GoodA fresh and earthy, amber-coloured Bitter.
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Nethergate Growler - Old Growler5.00Not Tried
Colchester - Brinsop4.30Not Tried
Spitting Feathers - Brainstorm4.00Not Tried
25 Feb 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until just before 11pm close. A way out east trip tonight on a Micropub ticking visit. Friendly staff and all the attributes of a classic Micropub but the noise levels ruined it for me with the need to shout to be heard. Soft furnishings may be required or ceiling baffles.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Crouch Vale - Summit4.30Good
Colchester - Old Mortality4.30GoodA dark bitter
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Colchester - Brazilian Coffee & Vanilla Porter4.60Not Tried
Billericay - Billericay Blonde4.00Not Tried
22 Jan 2016 (ChrisE)
I am pleased to be able to report that this pub has won its planning appeal and now operates with a full A1 licence allowing it to sell alcoholic drinks without the need to purchase food.
BeerABVScoreNotes
06 Jan 2016 (ChrisE)
At first we were the only customers but others soon arrived. We had a good chat with the owners about micropubs and the Paper Mill at Sittingbourne in particular.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Maldon - A Drop of Nelson's Blood3.80Excellent
Pig & Porter - Red Spider Rye4.80Excellent
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
04 Dec 2015 (ChrisE)
Friday soon after opening time, at first I was the only customer but another couple came in soon afterwards and a group of six ladies soon after that. I had a good conversation with the landlady about the problems with a few councillors.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Frog Island - Best Bitter3.80Excellent
Crouch Vale - Essex Boys Bitter3.50Excellent
Wibblers - Apprentice3.90Good
Mighty Oak - Maldon Gold3.80Not Tried
Dark Star - Original5.00Not Tried
Wibblers - Crafty Stoat5.30Not Tried

About the Upminster TapRoom

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent8
Good4
Acceptable-
Poor-

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The pub is found in Upminster, Greater London, RM14 3DT.

A Micropub opened in November 2015 after about one year of planning difficulties. It opened originally as A3 Snack Bar with a licence for the sale of alcohol so pending the outcome of a Change of Use Planning Appeal you had to have something to eat with your beer. The Snack Bar offered Pork Pies, Scotch Eggs, Pork Scratchings and similar delicacies. At the time of opening they were applying for, and getting, TENs for Fridays and Saturdays which meant that on those days only it was not necessary to order food. Thankfully full planning permission has eventually been granted to open as a pub. Single storey building not far from Upminster railway station (5 minutes walk). Seating is at high stools and wall benches with all high tables. Real ales and ciders are served from a temperature controlled cellar room on gravity dispense. Local CAMRA branch Pub of the Year 2017.

We have visited this pub 7 times, seen 26 different beers and tried 12 of them.

Map location

Postcode: RM14 3DT