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Kelham Island (probably brewed by Thornbridge now) Pale Rider

PubAddressLast Visit Seen
Euston TapEuston, Central London18 Sep 2023
The Fat CatSheffield, South Yorkshire11 Mar 2023
The Green GoddessBlackheath, Greater London21 Jan 2023
The Flying StandardCoventry, West Midlands21 Jan 2020
The Robert PocockGravesend, Kent13 Jan 2020
The Coronation HallSurbiton, Surrey15 Dec 2019
The New Cross TurnpikeWelling, Greater London02 Dec 2019
The Watch HouseLewisham, Greater London24 Nov 2019
The Gate ClockGreenwich, Greater London10 Nov 2019
The Barrel VaultKing's Cross / St Pancras, Central London20 Sep 2019
Ponsonby ArmsLlangollen, Denbighshire13 Sep 2019
The Port JacksonBishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire31 Jul 2019
Hog's HeadWolverhampton, West Midlands13 May 2019
Ye Olde MitreHolborn, Central London08 May 2019
The Bankers DraftEltham, Greater London17 Mar 2019
WetherspoonsVictoria, Central London06 Mar 2019
The Leading LightFaversham, Kent26 Jan 2019
The Golden Lion HotelRochester, Kent14 May 2018
The Crosse KeysCity, Central London02 Jan 2018
Artillery ArmsRamsgate, Kent23 Dec 2017
Royal Victoria PavilionRamsgate, Kent20 Sep 2017
The Black DogWhitstable, Kent26 Aug 2017
Waters Green TavernMacclesfield, Cheshire09 May 2017
White Cliffs Beer Festival 2017Dover, Kent03 Feb 2017
The Broken DrumBlackfen, Greater London04 Oct 2016
The New Fairlop OakBarkingside, Greater London04 Sep 2016
FezMargate, Kent22 Dec 2015
Commercial InnGlossop, Derbyshire16 Dec 2015
Church InnChelmorton, Derbyshire10 Aug 2015
The Society RoomsMaidstone, Kent18 Jul 2015
Dentdale Music and Beer Festival 2015Dent, Cumbria26 Jun 2015
The Brockley BargeBrockley, Greater London23 May 2015
The Moon & StarsPenge, Greater London15 Apr 2015
Becketts BankLeeds, West Yorkshire02 Feb 2015
Tap & TankardSheffield, South Yorkshire19 Dec 2014
MoCa BarMatlock, Derbyshire06 Dec 2014
The Market PubChesterfield, Derbyshire31 Oct 2014
The Henglers CircusGlasgow, Glasgow, City of06 Jul 2014
Horse & GroomBasford, Nottinghamshire29 Mar 2014
The Treacle TapMacclesfield, Cheshire03 Feb 2014
Whitelock's Ale HouseLeeds, West Yorkshire06 Jan 2014
The Lord ClifdenHockley, Birmingham, West Midlands07 Sep 2013
The Doric ArchEuston, Central London03 Aug 2013
Dambusters InnScampton, Lincolnshire05 Jul 2013
King William IVLeyton, Greater London08 Mar 2013
The Flower PotMaidstone, Kent01 Feb 2013
Leyton Orient Supporters ClubLeyton, Greater London08 Jan 2013
The Muggleton InnMaidstone, Kent24 Dec 2012
The Distillery (formerly The Slug and Lettuce)Leicester, Leicestershire02 Nov 2012
Hamilton HallCity, Central London13 Sep 2012
The Brun LeaBurnley, Lancashire08 Sep 2012
The ElephantFaversham, Kent04 Aug 2012
York TapYork, North Yorkshire02 Aug 2012
Sir John Stirling MaxwellGlasgow, Glasgow, City of26 Jul 2012
The ShipCity, Central London18 Jul 2012
The Original Plough (formerly The Plough)Chelmsford, Essex05 Jul 2012
The Butchers ArmsHerne, Kent28 Apr 2012
Waltham Forest Sports & Social ClubWalthamstow, Greater London26 Apr 2012
The Devonshire CatSheffield, South Yorkshire14 Apr 2012
The TalbotBrockley, Greater London22 Mar 2012
The BullHorton Kirby, Kent29 Feb 2012
The SteamboatSouth Shields, Tyne and Wear04 Jul 2011
Old BlackfriarsAberdeen, Aberdeenshire08 Jun 2011
Prince of WalesAberdeen, Aberdeenshire17 Mar 2011
Great Central Railway Beer Festival 2010Loughborough, Leicestershire25 Sep 2010
RoebuckRichmond, Greater London28 Aug 2010
The TracksideBury, Greater Manchester25 Jul 2010
Hooden Smokehouse & Cellar (formerly Hooden on the Hill)Willesborough, Kent02 Jun 2010
The Bree LouiseEuston, Central London27 Mar 2010
BeltaneBuxton, Derbyshire11 Sep 2009
Greenwich Beer and Jazz FestivalGreenwich, Greater London09 Jul 2009
Dove & RainbowSheffield, South Yorkshire25 Apr 2009
The Fat CatNorwich, Norfolk22 Nov 2008
The GeorgeBethersden, Kent29 Jul 2006
Rare Breeds Beer Festival 2005Woodchurch, Kent03 Jun 2005
Monsal Head HotelMonsal Head, Derbyshire24 Mar 2005

Tasting Summary

These comments are the opinion of the individual reviewer and represent what they thought of the beer on a particular day in a particular pub. If a review is less favourable, it may be because the beer suffered somewhere in the supply chain between them and the brewery.

Euston Tap, Euston, Central London

Jack WilliamNot Tried18 Sep 2023

The Fat Cat, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

AndrewAcceptable11 Mar 2023 A champion beer of Brittan, in the brewers own pub. Umm. Well, we moved on swiftly - not because it was off, or bad, just not overly interesting.
Magnus GreelNot Tried18 Dec 2018
Magnus GreelExcellent03 May 2017
Stephen HarrisNot Tried11 Oct 2014
Stephen HarrisNot Tried01 Feb 2014
BlairNot Tried25 Oct 2008

The Green Goddess, Blackheath, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried21 Jan 2023 Alas showing a pump clip saying brewed in Sheffield when it is now brewed by Thornbridge elsewhere. Misrepresentation!

The Flying Standard, Coventry, West Midlands

BlairGood21 Jan 2020 Didn’t remember this being quite so astringent, almost overpoweringly so. In good condition.

The Robert Pocock, Gravesend, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried13 Jan 2020
Philip PirripExcellent14 Aug 2019 In fine form
Philip PirripNot Tried21 May 2016

The Coronation Hall, Surbiton, Surrey

Stephen HarrisNot Tried15 Dec 2019

The New Cross Turnpike, Welling, Greater London

Philip PirripGood02 Dec 2019
Philip PirripGood28 Oct 2019 Best beer of the evening
Philip PirripPoor18 Jun 2019 Unexpected haze, needed lemonade splashes to liven it up
Philip PirripNot Tried12 Jun 2019
Philip PirripAcceptable20 May 2019 OK, one can taste its strength
Philip PirripNot Tried05 Oct 2016
Philip PirripGood04 Oct 2016
Philip PirripAcceptable15 Aug 2016 Giving it away at £2.05pp to clear

The Watch House, Lewisham, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried24 Nov 2019
Philip PirripAcceptable20 Nov 2019 Headless and suspect in the pipe for a while
Philip PirripGood10 Dec 2017 A sourer hop bitterness than I recall before
Philip PirripAcceptable31 Aug 2015 Cloudy, nearing end of cask. Nowhere near as good as the other night.
Philip PirripExcellent29 Aug 2015 Spot on with a big taste
Philip PirripExcellent24 Mar 2013 Full bodied in good form

The Gate Clock, Greenwich, Greater London

Philip PirripAcceptable10 Nov 2019

The Barrel Vault, King's Cross / St Pancras, Central London

Philip PirripGood20 Sep 2019 Took 40 or more pulls of the pump and staff not sure if end of cask or not! Clear as a bell though and nicely bittered

Ponsonby Arms, Llangollen, Denbighshire

Magnus GreelExcellent13 Sep 2019 Slightly sweet honey hints dangerously quaffable ale

The Port Jackson, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire

Stephen HarrisNot Tried31 Jul 2019
Stephen HarrisGood25 Jul 2019 Served with a huge creamy head.

Hog's Head, Wolverhampton, West Midlands

Philip PirripNot Tried13 May 2019

Ye Olde Mitre, Holborn, Central London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried08 May 2019

The Bankers Draft, Eltham, Greater London

Stephen HarrisGood17 Mar 2019

Wetherspoons, Victoria, Central London

Philip PirripExcellent06 Mar 2019 Could not fault this
Philip PirripGood01 Jul 2016 Over the top at £3.80 pp in a Spoon's

The Leading Light, Faversham, Kent

Philip PirripExcellent26 Jan 2019 Quite a meal this one

The Golden Lion Hotel, Rochester, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried14 May 2018

The Crosse Keys, City, Central London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried02 Jan 2018

Artillery Arms, Ramsgate, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried23 Dec 2017
DosserAcceptable31 Mar 2017 Too warm and Angie wasn't keen. I found it ok ish.
DosserExcellent01 Oct 2016 Fine pint
DosserAcceptable06 Jun 2016 Tired
DosserExcellent27 Jul 2015 Superb
Philip PirripGood01 Oct 2014
BlairExcellent09 Aug 2009 Great beer. Lemony and fruity, easy to drink.
BlairGood25 Jun 2009 Not as good as I've had it previously for whatever reason, still a very tasty strong pale ale though.
BlairExcellent19 Oct 2008 Great, just as it was yesterday.
BlairExcellent18 Oct 2008 Sweet and very fruity. I was really impressed with this one.

Royal Victoria Pavilion, Ramsgate, Kent

DosserAcceptable20 Sep 2017 Lacked condition

The Black Dog, Whitstable, Kent

WittendenNot Tried26 Aug 2017

Waters Green Tavern, Macclesfield, Cheshire

Philip PirripNot Tried09 May 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried09 Dec 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried17 Nov 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried28 Aug 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried01 May 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried29 Dec 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried29 Sep 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried18 May 2012

White Cliffs Beer Festival 2017, Dover, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried03 Feb 2017

The Broken Drum, Blackfen, Greater London

Philip PirripExcellent04 Oct 2016 Very last out of the cask and still top notch

The New Fairlop Oak, Barkingside, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried04 Sep 2016 Not clear whether this was actually available. Mix up with pump clips.

Fez, Margate, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried22 Dec 2015

Commercial Inn, Glossop, Derbyshire

HSBNot Tried16 Dec 2015

Church Inn, Chelmorton, Derbyshire

HSBGood10 Aug 2015

The Society Rooms, Maidstone, Kent

TobesNot Tried18 Jul 2015
TobesNot Tried01 Nov 2014
TobesNot Tried26 Jul 2014
TobesExcellent14 Jul 2013
PedroNot Tried20 Jan 2013 Run out
PedroExcellent17 Oct 2012
AlenomoreExceptional15 Oct 2012 An incredibly good ale. Two pints devoured tonite. (Dosser, eat your heart out!).
AlenomoreNot Tried07 Oct 2012
AlenomoreExceptional06 Oct 2012 "Nought special" elsewhere, but, this is superb.
AlenomoreNot Tried31 Jul 2012
AlenomoreNot Tried29 Jul 2012
AlenomoreNot Tried07 Jul 2012

Dentdale Music and Beer Festival 2015, Dent, Cumbria

Jack WilliamExcellent26 Jun 2015 As the beer notes said - full-bodied, strong and fruity," excellent choice to finish on - before a pleasant walk back - in good daylight after 10 pm. I like this festival.

The Brockley Barge, Brockley, Greater London

Philip PirripExcellent23 May 2015 Really superb, full bodied

The Moon & Stars, Penge, Greater London

HSBNot Tried15 Apr 2015

Becketts Bank, Leeds, West Yorkshire

MickGood02 Feb 2015 Nice pint

Tap & Tankard, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Stephen HarrisNot Tried19 Dec 2014

MoCa Bar, Matlock, Derbyshire

Stephen HarrisNot Tried06 Dec 2014

The Market Pub, Chesterfield, Derbyshire

StuNot Tried31 Oct 2014

The Henglers Circus, Glasgow, Glasgow, City of

HSBNot Tried06 Jul 2014

Horse & Groom, Basford, Nottinghamshire

ChrisENot Tried29 Mar 2014

The Treacle Tap, Macclesfield, Cheshire

Philip PirripGood03 Feb 2014 Nothing great

Whitelock's Ale House, Leeds, West Yorkshire

MickNot Tried06 Jan 2014

The Lord Clifden, Hockley, Birmingham, West Midlands

Stephen HarrisNot Tried07 Sep 2013

The Doric Arch, Euston, Central London

Nick WillisNot Tried03 Aug 2013
Philip PirripGood04 Apr 2013 Bit flattish
PedroNot Tried06 Mar 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried19 Apr 2012
Stephen HarrisNot Tried13 Feb 2012
ChrisENot Tried27 Jan 2012
Flying.geordieExcellent06 Jul 2011
ChrisEExcellent11 May 2010
IanAcceptable01 Mar 2005 Golden lemony citrusy strong ale, with hoppy end. Odd flavour on end of this pint

Dambusters Inn, Scampton, Lincolnshire

Philip PirripNot Tried05 Jul 2013
ChrisENot Tried05 Jul 2013

King William IV, Leyton, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried08 Mar 2013

The Flower Pot, Maidstone, Kent

PedroGood01 Feb 2013
ChrisENot Tried05 Jun 2011
PedroExcellent04 Jun 2011
PedroExcellent06 Feb 2011
PedroExceptional05 Feb 2011
DosserExcellent20 Dec 2010 Went down well

Leyton Orient Supporters Club, Leyton, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried08 Jan 2013

The Muggleton Inn, Maidstone, Kent

AlenomoreExcellent24 Dec 2012 Very nice. Good to sample this one down south.

The Distillery (formerly The Slug and Lettuce), Leicester, Leicestershire

StuNot Tried02 Nov 2012

Hamilton Hall, City, Central London

HSBGood13 Sep 2012

The Brun Lea, Burnley, Lancashire

AlenomoreNot Tried08 Sep 2012

The Elephant, Faversham, Kent

PedroNot Tried04 Aug 2012

York Tap, York, North Yorkshire

Philip PirripNot Tried02 Aug 2012

Sir John Stirling Maxwell, Glasgow, Glasgow, City of

Stephen HarrisExcellent26 Jul 2012 Pale gold in colour and sharply citrus hoppy.

The Ship, City, Central London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried18 Jul 2012

The Original Plough (formerly The Plough), Chelmsford, Essex

Philip PirripNot Tried05 Jul 2012

The Butchers Arms, Herne, Kent

MickExcellent28 Apr 2012 Distinctive notes here, not a beer I'm familar with, very nice hops with fruity citrus.

Waltham Forest Sports & Social Club, Walthamstow, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried26 Apr 2012

The Devonshire Cat, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Stephen HarrisNot Tried14 Apr 2012
James TNot Tried21 Nov 2009

The Talbot, Brockley, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried22 Mar 2012

The Bull, Horton Kirby, Kent

PedroNot Tried29 Feb 2012

The Steamboat, South Shields, Tyne and Wear

Flying.geordieExceptional04 Jul 2011

Old Blackfriars, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

McGargleNot Tried08 Jun 2011 It was 'On' on the board, it was 'On' on the pump clip but it was 'Off' when ordered. Lazy!

Prince of Wales, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

McGargleNot Tried17 Mar 2011

Great Central Railway Beer Festival 2010, Loughborough, Leicestershire

AlenomoreNot Tried25 Sep 2010

Roebuck, Richmond, Greater London

ChrisEExcellent28 Aug 2010
Magnus GreelExcellent28 Aug 2010

The Trackside, Bury, Greater Manchester

pavorossiNot Tried25 Jul 2010

Hooden Smokehouse & Cellar (formerly Hooden on the Hill), Willesborough, Kent

TrevorExcellent02 Jun 2010 Although pale, as the name suggests, it had some distinctive flavours.
IanAcceptable29 May 2010 Haven't had this in years. Still a decent strong blond ale. Just a tad on the syrupy side on aroma. Decent hops, some tropical fruit salad flavours.

The Bree Louise, Euston, Central London

PedroGood27 Mar 2010

Beltane, Buxton, Derbyshire

StuExcellent11 Sep 2009 Pale gold in colour,with a hoppy grapefruit taste with some floral hints and a dry bitter finish.

Greenwich Beer and Jazz Festival, Greenwich, Greater London

James TGood09 Jul 2009 Citrus fruits surround this in the mouth. Not a massive fan of this, but on good form generally. No more notes on my sheet!

Dove & Rainbow, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

BlairGood25 Apr 2009 Really light and fruity beer. A must if you're in Sheffield.

The Fat Cat, Norwich, Norfolk

BlairNot Tried22 Nov 2008
AndrewNot Tried26 Jul 2007

The George, Bethersden, Kent

IanPoor29 Jul 2006 Pale gold, thin white head. Astringent hop aroma. Too citric to be pleasant. I think the heat may have been too much for some of the delicate flavours. Bit of alcoholic sweetness, but otherwise disappointing

Rare Breeds Beer Festival 2005, Woodchurch, Kent

AndrewExcellent03 Jun 2005 Dark yellow colour with a rich earthy taste and a finish of metalic hops

Monsal Head Hotel, Monsal Head, Derbyshire

AndrewGood24 Mar 2005
AndrewAcceptable21 Mar 2005 Not as good as I thought it should be. Slightly cloudy and wheatbeerish. Too much of an alcohol taste for me

Kelham Island (probably brewed by Thornbridge now) Pale Rider

5.20% ABV.

Golden beer with lemony citrus fruit and hoppy finish.

We have tried this beer 69 times.

We have given this beer an average score of Good to Excellent.

Other Kelham Island (probably brewed by Thornbridge now) beers.