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Marston's Bass

PubAddressLast Visit Seen
Pencei TavernPorthmadog, Gwynedd19 Apr 2024
Express Tavern (The Express Ale & Cider House)Brentford, Greater London17 Apr 2024
The Generous BritonLoughborough, Leicestershire02 Apr 2024
The MagdalaHampstead, Greater London03 Nov 2023
The LionBasford, Nottinghamshire11 Oct 2022
The Victoria HotelBeeston, Nottinghamshire11 Oct 2022
The Coopers TavernBurton upon Trent, Staffordshire26 Mar 2022
The Brunswick InnDerby, Derbyshire25 Mar 2022
Thorn Tree InnMatlock, Derbyshire25 Mar 2022
Five LampsDerby, Derbyshire24 Jan 2022
The Star InnBath, Somerset19 Aug 2020
The Greyhound InnCoventry, West Midlands01 Jan 2020
Old MillstoneMacclesfield, Cheshire09 Dec 2019
The Roebuck InnBurton upon Trent, Staffordshire16 Oct 2019
Gatehouse TavernCoventry, West Midlands02 Oct 2019
Cap & StockingKegworth, Leicestershire28 Jul 2019
The Hole in the WallBodmin, Cornwall05 Jul 2019
The Falcon's Nest HotelPort Erin, Isle of Man14 Apr 2019
Dyffryn ArmsPontfaen, Pembrokeshire05 Sep 2018
The BootSt Albans, Hertfordshire23 May 2018
The Sycamore InnMatlock, Derbyshire09 Jan 2018
Ye Olde Dolphin InneDerby, Derbyshire09 Jan 2018
Chesterfield ArmsChesterfield, Derbyshire08 Jan 2018
Town Wall TavernCoventry, West Midlands10 Sep 2017
Coachmakers ArmsHanley, Staffordshire09 Sep 2017
The Humphrey BeanTonbridge, Kent01 Sep 2017
The Pen and WigNewport, Gwent26 Aug 2017
The Sun InnStockton-on-Tees, Durham07 Jul 2017
The Clifton HotelFolkestone, Kent29 Apr 2017
HopinnNewcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire01 Dec 2016
The MuseumNewcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire01 Dec 2016
Victoria Lounge BarHanley, Staffordshire28 Nov 2016
The SmithfieldDerby, Derbyshire24 Nov 2016
The StrandStoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire21 Nov 2016
Fountain InnLeek, Staffordshire12 Nov 2016
Rising SunFrampton Cotterell, Gloucestershire26 Aug 2016
Black SwanShepshed, Leicestershire06 Aug 2016
The Kings HeadSutton Bonington, Nottinghamshire16 Apr 2016
The Harbourside InnCharlestown, Cornwall24 Mar 2016
The Guest HouseSouthport, Merseyside01 Jan 2016
The Prince RupertNewark, Nottinghamshire29 Dec 2015
The Cask & BarrelEdinburgh, Edinburgh, City of25 Nov 2015
Red LionKegworth, Leicestershire06 Nov 2015
Bull & ButcherCorley Moor, Warwickshire02 Nov 2015
The Plasterers ArmsNorwich, Norfolk28 Oct 2015
The CoronationBristol, Avon17 Oct 2015
The Buttercross InnChippenham, Wiltshire16 Oct 2015
The Fat CatNorwich, Norfolk14 Oct 2015
The Black LionLeighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire09 Oct 2015
Halfway HouseDonisthorpe, Leicestershire28 Aug 2015
Snowdon HotelLlandudno, Conwy28 Aug 2015
The Wellington ArmsBedford, Bedfordshire27 Aug 2015
The Jolly SailorMacclesfield, Cheshire15 Jun 2015
Three FishesShrewsbury, Shropshire12 Jun 2015
Victoria HotelCanterbury, Kent11 Jun 2015
The Flying CircusNewark, Nottinghamshire04 Jun 2015
The Queens Head InnMinehead, Somerset01 Jun 2015
S. Fowler & Co.Ryde, Isle of Wight14 May 2015
Yelf's HotelRyde, Isle of Wight14 May 2015
Myrtle TreeBristol, Avon23 Apr 2015
Ye Olde Dog and PartridgeTutbury, Staffordshire18 Apr 2015
Ye Olde VaultsAshbourne, Derbyshire18 Apr 2015
Ivy BushNewcastle Emlyn, Ceredigion07 Mar 2015
The Sir John Borlase WarrenNottingham, Nottinghamshire21 Feb 2015
CrownAnstey, Leicestershire11 Jan 2015
The ConstitutionPimlico, Central London08 Jan 2015
Tynemouth Lodge HotelTynemouth, Tyne and Wear06 Jan 2015
Stags HeadSouth Shields, Tyne and Wear06 Jan 2015
Anchor InnKegworth, Leicestershire23 Dec 2014
The White LionSawley, Derbyshire20 Dec 2014
Gardeners ArmsSompting, West Sussex11 Dec 2014
Duke WilliamBurslem, Staffordshire01 Dec 2014
The SwanBetley, Staffordshire26 Nov 2014
The WheatsheafStoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire18 Nov 2014
White LionRempstone, Leicestershire01 Nov 2014
Black HorseCoton-in-the-Elms, Derbyshire26 Oct 2014
Colvile ArmsLullington, Derbyshire26 Oct 2014
The Lime KilnWirksworth, Derbyshire22 Oct 2014
Royal OakWirksworth, Derbyshire21 Oct 2014
Green ManMilwich, Staffordshire12 Oct 2014
Victoria (aka Little Vic)Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire06 Oct 2014
The Old ButtermarketCanterbury, Kent13 Sep 2014
Hales BarHarrogate, North Yorkshire10 Sep 2014
Royal StandardLeicester, Leicestershire02 Sep 2014
Red LionOld Colwyn, Conwy22 Aug 2014
CrownHyde Lea, Staffordshire03 Aug 2014
Royal OakChesterfield, Derbyshire12 Jul 2014
The Lord BurtonBurton upon Trent, Staffordshire18 Jun 2014
Express Tavern (use other entry now please)Brentford, Greater London17 Jun 2014
The Olde Ship HotelSeahouses, Northumberland10 Jun 2014
Bench & BarStoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire09 Jun 2014
Bugle InnBugle, Cornwall17 May 2014
The New InnTywardreath, Cornwall15 May 2014
The SwanBignall End, Staffordshire28 Apr 2014
The King's HeadLeicester, Leicestershire24 Jan 2014
The Windmill InnPortishead, Somerset26 Nov 2013
Blue BellBelmesthorpe, Lincolnshire19 Nov 2013
The Robin HoodIcklesham, East Sussex17 Nov 2013
PeacockDerby, Derbyshire24 Oct 2013
The Bugle Coaching InnYarmouth, Isle of Wight14 Sep 2013
The Station InnDerby, Derbyshire28 Aug 2013
The HuntsmanCheadle, Staffordshire11 Aug 2013
The College ArmsPeterborough, Cambridgeshire02 Aug 2013
Three HorseshoesWhitwick, Leicestershire06 Jul 2013
Tinto Tapas Bar (formerly Smugglers; Fullartons)Troon, South Ayrshire04 Jul 2013
The Unicorn HotelLoughborough, Leicestershire25 May 2013
Dead Poets InnHolbrook, Derbyshire22 May 2013
Willy's Pub & BreweryCleethorpes, Lincolnshire19 May 2013
Trafalgar HotelRamsey, Isle of Man06 Apr 2013
Henry's BarSheffield, South Yorkshire02 Apr 2013
Blythe Hill TavernForest Hill, Greater London19 Feb 2013
RailwayDorridge, West Midlands15 Jan 2013
Furnace InnDerby, Derbyshire10 Dec 2012
Coach & HorsesDerby, Derbyshire10 Dec 2012
George & DragonBelper, Derbyshire01 Dec 2012
Richmond PubLiverpool, Merseyside10 Nov 2012
The RailwayRyde, Isle of Wight24 Sep 2012
The PembrokePortsmouth, Hampshire13 Sep 2012
The ShipHerne Bay, Kent12 Sep 2012
The Queens HeadMereworth, Kent02 Sep 2012
Victoria InnDerby, Derbyshire31 Aug 2012
Dragon HotelMontgomery, Powys24 Aug 2012
Horse & GroomDerby, Derbyshire22 May 2012
The Bell InnHorndon on the Hill, Essex18 Mar 2012
Black Boy InnCaernarfon, Gwynedd07 Feb 2012
The ChequersLaddingford, Kent04 Feb 2012
Royal OakLong Whatton, Leicestershire19 Nov 2011
LongstopLeicester, Leicestershire01 Oct 2011
PeacockKettering, Northamptonshire13 Aug 2011
The PalaceLeeds, West Yorkshire09 Aug 2011
Low Lights TavernNorth Shields, Tyne and Wear17 Jul 2011
Penrhos ArmsLlanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysilio, Gwynedd08 May 2011
Victoria HotelMenai Bridge, Gwynedd08 May 2011
Castle Arms (Glue Pot)Castletown, Isle of Man29 Apr 2011
Spread Eagle, Rolleston-on-DoveBurton upon Trent, Staffordshire17 Apr 2011
Unicorn InnNewton Solney, Derbyshire07 Mar 2011
WaterlooBurton upon Trent, Staffordshire01 Mar 2011
White StarLiverpool, Merseyside05 Jan 2011
Cross KeysBurton upon Trent, Staffordshire07 Dec 2010
The LoggerheadsShrewsbury, Shropshire22 Oct 2010
The Red CowSandwich, Kent29 Aug 2010
Cinque Ports ArmsNew Romney, Kent17 Aug 2010
The PineappleKentish Town, Greater London11 Aug 2010
The PortholeNorth Shields, Tyne and Wear22 Jul 2010
Talbot InnGretton, Northamptonshire14 Jun 2010
The BeaconWest Monkseaton, Tyne and Wear14 May 2010
The PhoenixCanterbury, Kent30 Apr 2010
The Victoria (formerly Tap and Spile)North Shields, Tyne and Wear07 Feb 2010
Welby ArmsAllington, Lincolnshire24 Oct 2009
Old Mill InnMaryculter, Aberdeenshire02 Sep 2009
Royal OakOckbrook, Derbyshire15 Jul 2009
The AngelRainham, Kent03 Jul 2009
Cherry TreeCanterbury, Kent20 Jun 2009
The White SwanReading Street, Kent25 Feb 2009
Simple Simon'sCanterbury, Kent13 Apr 2008
Three ShippesWaterford, Ireland17 Jan 2008
Tennent'sGlasgow, Glasgow, City of23 Aug 2007
George & DragonSandwich, Kent03 Jun 2007
Pentewan Sands Holiday campSt Austell, Cornwall26 May 2007
Blackburne Arms HotelLiverpool, Merseyside21 Mar 2007
The Volunteer InnAsh, Kent27 Jan 2007
Star & EagleGoudhurst, Kent23 Jul 2006
Two SawyersCanterbury, Kent30 Jun 2006
The Black BoyBushey, Hertfordshire26 Feb 2006
FluteLiverpool, Merseyside18 Jan 2006
The GuildhallFolkestone, Kent12 Nov 2005
Royal Lion HotelLyme Regis, Dorset23 Jul 2005
The Dog & DuckPlucks Gutter, Kent16 Jul 2005
George & DragonDowne, Greater London28 May 2005
HarveysFolkestone, Kent24 May 2005
The North Western (formerly The Head of Steam)Liverpool, Merseyside03 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.

Pencei Tavern, Porthmadog, Gwynedd

McGargleGood19 Apr 2024
McGargleExcellent11 Oct 2023 As Bass should be. Malt driven with a smooth creamy head.
McGargleGood17 Jun 2021 Enjoyed this. Looses half a star for being a tad cold.
RayGood10 Apr 2012 Well kept and selling well.
RayGood17 Jan 2012 Well served. Burton sulphur, some toffee and traditional English hopping. Drying, moreish finish.
RayGood16 Jul 2011 Served slightly cold there was the trademark sulphurous tang, hints of toffee and a long bitter finish.

Express Tavern (The Express Ale & Cider House), Brentford, Greater London

Philip PirripExcellent17 Apr 2024 Bitterer than I expected but all to the good
Philip PirripGood02 Aug 2023 Good but had better
Philip PirripAcceptable10 Aug 2022 Basic middle of the road taste brewed to offend no one. It is an institution here and I do like to have it to remind me how it is nothing like the Bass of auld
Philip PirripAcceptable01 Aug 2022 Definitely first out for a while
Philip PirripGood01 Aug 2022 2nd one was cooler and fresher, the price paid I suppose for visiting on a quiet Monday evening when 10 pumps on offer
Philip PirripGood16 Sep 2019 Very malty and very yeasty brew. No hint of the Burton snatch of old. Just a case of badge brew engineering mocking the old brand.
Philip PirripGood20 Aug 2018 Not a Burton snatch in sight, just an average un-exalted mid brown bitter nowadays
Magnus GreelNot Tried20 Aug 2018
Joe GargeryExcellent02 Sep 2017
thebrewingmanNot Tried09 Mar 2015
Stephen HarrisNot Tried14 Nov 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried07 Nov 2014
ChrisENot Tried07 Nov 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried25 Oct 2014 Good to see it kept for old times sake and continuity and the pub does, after all, have prominent Draught Bass front wall fascia signage
ChrisEExcellent24 Oct 2014 A fresh cask put on today. The barman told me that there is still a big demand for Bass here.

The Generous Briton, Loughborough, Leicestershire

Magnus GreelNot Tried02 Apr 2024

The Magdala, Hampstead, Greater London

Magnus GreelExcellent03 Nov 2023 Not as full bodied as I remember but the condition temperature and flavour was excellent with the froth clinging to the glass all the way to the finish. Is this what's called 'lacing'?

The Lion, Basford, Nottinghamshire

Magnus GreelNot Tried11 Oct 2022
HSBNot Tried29 Oct 2015
Magnus GreelNot Tried21 Aug 2015

The Victoria Hotel, Beeston, Nottinghamshire

Magnus GreelNot Tried11 Oct 2022
ChrisEExcellent28 Aug 2021 Excellent draught Bass.
Jack WilliamNot Tried25 May 2021

The Coopers Tavern, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire

Magnus GreelGood26 Mar 2022 Sadly not the Bass of yore..
ChrisEExcellent16 Oct 2019
Magnus GreelGood24 Nov 2016
GarryGood21 Mar 2011 nice beer off gravity, took a few sips for the flavour to kick in but a nice pint in the end
GarryNot Tried16 Dec 2010

The Brunswick Inn, Derby, Derbyshire

Magnus GreelNot Tried25 Mar 2022
ChrisEExcellent25 Mar 2022

Thorn Tree Inn, Matlock, Derbyshire

Magnus GreelNot Tried25 Mar 2022

Five Lamps, Derby, Derbyshire

ChrisEGood24 Jan 2022 It was nice to try this once very popular beer again.
ChrisENot Tried10 Dec 2012

The Star Inn, Bath, Somerset

Magnus GreelNot Tried19 Aug 2020
Archie14Good01 Sep 2014
Philip PirripGood16 Dec 2013
Philip PirripExcellent09 Jul 2013 Kept a good head despite gravity dispense. Enjoyable pint
Philip PirripExcellent14 Mar 2013
Philip PirripExcellent18 Dec 2012 I find one never is sure what a Bass will taste like - this was quite sweet
Philip PirripGood09 Sep 2012 OK but no clear taste genre
Philip PirripGood16 Jun 2012 A little debate about how this Bass resembles that of old. The barman killed the conversation with an aptly incisive comment that it rather resembled Marston's Pedigree. Hmmh yes it did tonight
Philip PirripGood09 May 2012
Martin the MildmanGood17 Oct 2009 Served the traditional way, straight from the cask to a jug then to glass. Fruity and malty but not overly so. My score 15/20.
AndrewNot Tried14 Apr 2007
TonyNot Tried14 Apr 2007

The Greyhound Inn, Coventry, West Midlands

BlairNot Tried01 Jan 2020
Stephen HarrisNot Tried20 Apr 2013

Old Millstone, Macclesfield, Cheshire

Magnus GreelAcceptable09 Dec 2019 Rather tired and malty
ChrisEAcceptable09 Dec 2019

The Roebuck Inn, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire

ChrisEExcellent16 Oct 2019 Probably the best Bass that I have had for some time.
Stephen HarrisNot Tried02 Sep 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried18 Jun 2014
GarryNot Tried29 Mar 2011
GarryNot Tried18 Mar 2011

Gatehouse Tavern, Coventry, West Midlands

BlairNot Tried02 Oct 2019

Cap & Stocking, Kegworth, Leicestershire

Simon sparrowExcellent28 Jul 2019 comes straight out the cellar in a jug, nice and flat
StuNot Tried23 Dec 2014

The Hole in the Wall, Bodmin, Cornwall

Magnus GreelNot Tried05 Jul 2019

The Falcon's Nest Hotel, Port Erin, Isle of Man

ChrisENot Tried14 Apr 2019
ChrisEGood13 Apr 2019
ChrisENot Tried18 Aug 2011

Dyffryn Arms, Pontfaen, Pembrokeshire

Jack WilliamAcceptable05 Sep 2018 Stale.
ChrisEExceptional23 Jul 2018 Poured from a jug. Superb.
Magnus GreelExceptional23 Jul 2018 Perfect Bass served the old fashioned way.
Magnus GreelExcellent16 Nov 2012 Served from the jug with precision measures

The Boot, St Albans, Hertfordshire

ChrisEGood23 May 2018
HSBNot Tried01 May 2014
IanNot Tried07 Jul 2007

The Sycamore Inn, Matlock, Derbyshire

Magnus GreelNot Tried09 Jan 2018

Ye Olde Dolphin Inne, Derby, Derbyshire

Magnus GreelNot Tried09 Jan 2018
ChrisENot Tried26 Nov 2011
IanNot Tried14 Jul 2009

Chesterfield Arms, Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Magnus GreelNot Tried08 Jan 2018

Town Wall Tavern, Coventry, West Midlands

Stephen HarrisNot Tried10 Sep 2017
Stephen HarrisNot Tried20 Apr 2013

Coachmakers Arms, Hanley, Staffordshire

ChrisEExcellent09 Sep 2017
Nick WillisNot Tried22 Nov 2014
Nick WillisNot Tried06 Nov 2014
Nick WillisGood01 Oct 2014

The Humphrey Bean, Tonbridge, Kent

Philip PirripGood01 Sep 2017 Could have been any mid brown standard bitter but alas not the famous Burton snatch brew of old. Clip carried neither the true Marston's provenance nor even an abv. Enjoyed it nevertheless

The Pen and Wig, Newport, Gwent

Stephen HarrisNot Tried26 Aug 2017
Stephen HarrisNot Tried22 Aug 2015

The Sun Inn, Stockton-on-Tees, Durham

Magnus GreelNot Tried07 Jul 2017 There was a long wait for this sought after beer so I decided to opt for the Black Sheep.
ChrisEExcellent07 Jul 2017 Full measure with a head like an ice cream cornet. It reminded me of the Star at Netherton.
McGargleExcellent14 Sep 2010 Vinous, complex and slightly sulphury. A classic Burton beer.
McGargleExcellent07 May 2010 Just missing five stars this time as it was served a little cool. Still an excellent Burton bitter and worth travelling for.
McGargleExceptional31 Oct 2009 Superb. Crystal clear with long lasting white head. Some hints of sulphur on the nose and perfect cellaring brings out the complexity of flavour that is all too often missing. Well balanced fruit, toffee and hops with just enough body. On this form Draught Bass is still a classic.

The Clifton Hotel, Folkestone, Kent

ChrisEExcellent29 Apr 2017 Gravity dispense with a light bubbly head, just the way I like Bass.
ChrisEExceptional11 Jan 2017 Perfect Bass. Highly polished, condition just right, delicious.
Magnus GreelExcellent11 Jan 2017 Best Bass in the country? Probably. ..
ChrisEExcellent09 Jul 2016 In top form tonight, excellent.
ChrisEExcellent15 Mar 2016
ChrisEGood29 Sep 2015
ChrisEExcellent04 Aug 2015 Very good Bass, bright and plenty of condition, I even noticed the Burton Snatch.
ChrisEGood02 May 2015
ChrisEPoor07 Mar 2015 Slightly acetic.
Magnus GreelExceptional09 Jan 2015 Arguably the best Bass in the country?
ChrisEGood17 Dec 2014 Good as usual in here.
ChrisEExcellent24 Sep 2014 On good form tonight.
ChrisEGood18 Sep 2014
ChrisEGood07 Apr 2014
ChrisEExcellent05 Mar 2014 A really good pint of Bass.
ChrisEAcceptable08 Jan 2014
ChrisEAcceptable11 Jul 2013
ChrisEAcceptable16 Apr 2013 A little bit sweetish.
ChrisEExcellent03 Oct 2012 I was wondering if this would be on form after reading Mr. Pirrip's report. Thankfully it was very good indeed.
Philip PirripPoor04 Sep 2012 Oh my past experience of super Bass here was shattered. Vineous - tried to drink it but had to send it back. It was swapped for Draught Guinness with superb grace but left on sale.
ChrisEExcellent28 Jul 2012 Superb Bass.
ChrisEGood16 Nov 2010 First pints from a new cask.
ChrisEGood10 Jul 2010 Good condition, and a nice temperature.
IanExcellent09 Jul 2010 Yes, it isn't too exciting in terms of flavours, but in terms of the temperature even on a run of 2 weeks really hot weather, and the condition, just marvellous. Served in oversize glasses as well, with my pint well over the pint line. Terrific stop for a pint in 10 mins.
ChrisEExcellent04 May 2010 A very well kept pint.
ChrisEExcellent28 Feb 2010
IanExcellent08 Feb 2010 Brilliant condition, great drinking bitter, 8 pints of this could disappear over an evening and no mistake.
ChrisEExcellent27 Jan 2010 Bass seems a bit sweeter than it used to, but this was very well kept.
ChrisEExcellent13 Jan 2010 Excellent, they only keep the one beer here, and they keep it well.
IanGood25 Jul 2009 Tastes fresh. Clearly get through a fair amount as the condition of this is perfect. Some sulphurous aroma and flavour, but this is all about the stunning condition.

Hopinn, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire

Nick WillisNot Tried01 Dec 2016
Nick WillisNot Tried22 Nov 2016
Nick WillisNot Tried07 Nov 2016
Nick WillisNot Tried28 Oct 2016
Nick WillisNot Tried27 Nov 2014
Nick WillisNot Tried17 Nov 2014
Nick WillisNot Tried13 Oct 2014
Nick WillisNot Tried22 Apr 2014
MickNot Tried22 Apr 2014

The Museum, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire

Nick WillisExcellent01 Dec 2016 Probably the best pint of Bass I've had. Very much hit and miss when I've tried it before.

Victoria Lounge Bar, Hanley, Staffordshire

Nick WillisNot Tried28 Nov 2016
Nick WillisNot Tried22 Nov 2014
Nick WillisNot Tried06 Nov 2014
Nick WillisNot Tried24 Oct 2014
Nick WillisNot Tried01 Oct 2014

The Smithfield, Derby, Derbyshire

Magnus GreelNot Tried24 Nov 2016
IanNot Tried14 Jul 2009

The Strand, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Nick WillisNot Tried21 Nov 2016

Fountain Inn, Leek, Staffordshire

Nick WillisNot Tried12 Nov 2016

Rising Sun, Frampton Cotterell, Gloucestershire

Stephen HarrisNot Tried26 Aug 2016

Black Swan, Shepshed, Leicestershire

Stephen HarrisNot Tried06 Aug 2016

The Kings Head, Sutton Bonington, Nottinghamshire

AndrewGood16 Apr 2016

The Harbourside Inn, Charlestown, Cornwall

Stephen HarrisNot Tried24 Mar 2016

The Guest House, Southport, Merseyside

HSBNot Tried01 Jan 2016
HSBNot Tried07 Feb 2015

The Prince Rupert, Newark, Nottinghamshire

HSBNot Tried29 Dec 2015

The Cask & Barrel, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City of

HSBNot Tried25 Nov 2015

Red Lion, Kegworth, Leicestershire

AndrewNot Tried06 Nov 2015
StuNot Tried23 Dec 2014
AndrewNot Tried26 May 2013

Bull & Butcher, Corley Moor, Warwickshire

HSBNot Tried02 Nov 2015

The Plasterers Arms, Norwich, Norfolk

HSBNot Tried28 Oct 2015

The Coronation, Bristol, Avon

AndrewAcceptable17 Oct 2015 Bit bland

The Buttercross Inn, Chippenham, Wiltshire

HSBNot Tried16 Oct 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried24 Jun 2015

The Fat Cat, Norwich, Norfolk

HSBNot Tried14 Oct 2015
HSBNot Tried11 Jul 2013

The Black Lion, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

ChrisEExcellent09 Oct 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried09 Oct 2015
ChrisEExcellent18 Jul 2015 Bass as it should be.
HSBNot Tried21 Jun 2015

Halfway House, Donisthorpe, Leicestershire

StuNot Tried28 Aug 2015

Snowdon Hotel, Llandudno, Conwy

Stephen HarrisNot Tried28 Aug 2015

The Wellington Arms, Bedford, Bedfordshire

HSBNot Tried27 Aug 2015
Stephen HarrisNot Tried03 May 2014

The Jolly Sailor, Macclesfield, Cheshire

Philip PirripNot Tried15 Jun 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried01 May 2015 Always on and some say the best Bass in Macclesfield

Three Fishes, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

HSBNot Tried12 Jun 2015

Victoria Hotel, Canterbury, Kent

Jack WilliamUndrinkable11 Jun 2015 One hand pump - one flat and sour beer. Glad I only ordered a half - left it after one sip.

The Flying Circus, Newark, Nottinghamshire

Philip PirripNot Tried04 Jun 2015 On gravity from the "Barrel House"
Philip PirripNot Tried15 Apr 2014

The Queens Head Inn, Minehead, Somerset

StuNot Tried01 Jun 2015
BlairNot Tried02 Jul 2008

S. Fowler & Co., Ryde, Isle of Wight

Philip PirripNot Tried14 May 2015

Yelf's Hotel, Ryde, Isle of Wight

Philip PirripNot Tried14 May 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried07 Apr 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried06 Apr 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried06 Apr 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried05 Apr 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried04 Apr 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried06 Feb 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried10 Jul 2012

Myrtle Tree, Bristol, Avon

HSBAcceptable23 Apr 2015 Little bit warm.

Ye Olde Dog and Partridge, Tutbury, Staffordshire

StuNot Tried18 Apr 2015

Ye Olde Vaults, Ashbourne, Derbyshire

StuNot Tried18 Apr 2015
AndrewAcceptable23 Oct 2014

Ivy Bush, Newcastle Emlyn, Ceredigion

Stephen HarrisGood07 Mar 2015 I rarely even see Bass these days, let alone drink it. This served as a reminder that at its best it is still a very good pint.

The Sir John Borlase Warren, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

AndrewNot Tried21 Feb 2015

Crown, Anstey, Leicestershire

StuNot Tried11 Jan 2015

The Constitution, Pimlico, Central London

HSBAcceptable08 Jan 2015 This really is a nothing beer these days.

Tynemouth Lodge Hotel, Tynemouth, Tyne and Wear

ChrisEExcellent06 Jan 2015 The landlord is proud of his Bass.
Stephen HarrisExcellent22 Nov 2013 The beer of choice here apparently, and it is as good a pint of Bass as I can recall ever drinking.
ChrisENot Tried28 Jul 2013
Flying.geordieExceptional24 Sep 2011
Flying.geordieExcellent14 Aug 2011
Flying.geordieExcellent13 Aug 2011
Flying.geordieExceptional07 Aug 2011
Flying.geordieExceptional01 Aug 2011
Flying.geordieExceptional17 Jul 2011
Flying.geordieExcellent30 Jun 2011
Flying.geordieExcellent22 May 2011
Flying.geordieExcellent25 Jul 2010
Flying.geordieExcellent10 Jun 2010
Flying.geordieNot Tried03 Jun 2010
Flying.geordieExcellent30 May 2010
Flying.geordieExcellent16 Jan 2010
Flying.geordieExceptional06 Sep 2009
Flying.geordieExcellent05 Aug 2009
Flying.geordieExceptional02 Aug 2009

Stags Head, South Shields, Tyne and Wear

ChrisEGood06 Jan 2015 Bass is a regular ale at this pub.

Anchor Inn, Kegworth, Leicestershire

StuNot Tried23 Dec 2014

The White Lion, Sawley, Derbyshire

StuNot Tried20 Dec 2014

Gardeners Arms, Sompting, West Sussex

HSBNot Tried11 Dec 2014

Duke William, Burslem, Staffordshire

Nick WillisNot Tried01 Dec 2014
Nick WillisNot Tried09 Oct 2014

The Swan, Betley, Staffordshire

Nick WillisNot Tried26 Nov 2014

The Wheatsheaf, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Nick WillisNot Tried18 Nov 2014
Nick WillisNot Tried23 Oct 2014
Nick WillisNot Tried22 Oct 2014

White Lion, Rempstone, Leicestershire

StuNot Tried01 Nov 2014

Black Horse, Coton-in-the-Elms, Derbyshire

Nick WillisNot Tried26 Oct 2014

Colvile Arms, Lullington, Derbyshire

Nick WillisNot Tried26 Oct 2014

The Lime Kiln, Wirksworth, Derbyshire

AndrewGood22 Oct 2014 Smooth and clean. Best pint of Bass I've had for years

Royal Oak, Wirksworth, Derbyshire

AndrewNot Tried21 Oct 2014

Green Man, Milwich, Staffordshire

Nick WillisNot Tried12 Oct 2014
Nick WillisNot Tried15 Jun 2014
Nick WillisNot Tried20 Apr 2014
Nick WillisNot Tried19 May 2013

Victoria (aka Little Vic), Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire

Nick WillisNot Tried06 Oct 2014

The Old Buttermarket, Canterbury, Kent

Jack WilliamNot Tried13 Sep 2014

Hales Bar, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

HSBNot Tried10 Sep 2014

Royal Standard, Leicester, Leicestershire

Philip PirripGood02 Sep 2014

Red Lion, Old Colwyn, Conwy

Stephen HarrisNot Tried22 Aug 2014

Crown, Hyde Lea, Staffordshire

HSBNot Tried03 Aug 2014

Royal Oak, Chesterfield, Derbyshire

HSBNot Tried12 Jul 2014

The Lord Burton, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire

Philip PirripNot Tried18 Jun 2014

Express Tavern (use other entry now please), Brentford, Greater London

HSBGood17 Jun 2014 Lovely condition but sweet.
Philip PirripExcellent09 Nov 2012 In fine condition but, of course, bears no seeming resemblence to the Burton snatch Bass of old
Magnus GreelExceptional09 Nov 2012 The best Bass in the country? Probably...

The Olde Ship Hotel, Seahouses, Northumberland

StuNot Tried10 Jun 2014
StuNot Tried31 May 2014
Flying.geordieGood03 Aug 2011
StuNot Tried04 Jul 2009

Bench & Bar, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Nick WillisNot Tried09 Jun 2014

Bugle Inn, Bugle, Cornwall

HSBNot Tried17 May 2014

The New Inn, Tywardreath, Cornwall

HSBNot Tried15 May 2014

The Swan, Bignall End, Staffordshire

Nick WillisNot Tried28 Apr 2014

The King's Head, Leicester, Leicestershire

StuNot Tried24 Jan 2014

The Windmill Inn, Portishead, Somerset

Stephen HarrisNot Tried26 Nov 2013

Blue Bell, Belmesthorpe, Lincolnshire

HSBNot Tried19 Nov 2013

The Robin Hood, Icklesham, East Sussex

Stephen HarrisNot Tried17 Nov 2013
Stephen HarrisNot Tried02 Sep 2012
Stephen HarrisNot Tried01 Apr 2012

Peacock, Derby, Derbyshire

HSBNot Tried24 Oct 2013 On gravity

The Bugle Coaching Inn, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight

ChrisEGood14 Sep 2013 On handpump in the main bar.

The Station Inn, Derby, Derbyshire

Philip PirripAcceptable28 Aug 2013 OK but flat
Philip PirripGood01 May 2013
Philip PirripGood11 Feb 2013 Sweetish I thought
Philip PirripGood10 Dec 2012
ChrisEExcellent10 Dec 2012 Truly excellent Bass served from the jug.
Philip PirripGood13 Nov 2012 A little bit flat
Philip PirripNot Tried18 Oct 2012
Philip PirripGood31 Aug 2012 From the traditional tea towel covered metal jug
Philip PirripExcellent21 Jun 2012 From the jug. Truly bitter tonight
Philip PirripNot Tried13 Jun 2012
ChrisEExcellent22 May 2012 Delicious, and a full measure served from the jug.
Philip PirripGood13 Apr 2012 Bass as good as Marstons Bass can be.

The Huntsman, Cheadle, Staffordshire

Nick WillisNot Tried11 Aug 2013

The College Arms, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Stephen HarrisNot Tried02 Aug 2013

Three Horseshoes, Whitwick, Leicestershire

StuAcceptable06 Jul 2013

Tinto Tapas Bar (formerly Smugglers; Fullartons), Troon, South Ayrshire

HSBNot Tried04 Jul 2013

The Unicorn Hotel, Loughborough, Leicestershire

StuNot Tried25 May 2013
AlenomoreExceptional25 Sep 2010 Had to give this Bass a full rating. Seems to taste so much better these days. Not served in the way they do it in Stockton-on-Tees, but spot on nonetheless?

Dead Poets Inn, Holbrook, Derbyshire

Nick WillisNot Tried22 May 2013 From the wood

Willy's Pub & Brewery, Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire

StuNot Tried19 May 2013

Trafalgar Hotel, Ramsey, Isle of Man

ChrisENot Tried06 Apr 2013

Henry's Bar, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Stephen HarrisNot Tried02 Apr 2013

Blythe Hill Tavern, Forest Hill, Greater London

Philip PirripExcellent19 Feb 2013

Railway, Dorridge, West Midlands

ChrisENot Tried15 Jan 2013

Furnace Inn, Derby, Derbyshire

ChrisENot Tried10 Dec 2012

Coach & Horses, Derby, Derbyshire

ChrisENot Tried10 Dec 2012

George & Dragon, Belper, Derbyshire

Stephen HarrisNot Tried01 Dec 2012

Richmond Pub, Liverpool, Merseyside

AlenomoreNot Tried10 Nov 2012
Stephen HarrisNot Tried18 Aug 2012

The Railway, Ryde, Isle of Wight

Philip PirripNot Tried24 Sep 2012

The Pembroke, Portsmouth, Hampshire

PedroExcellent13 Sep 2012 £1-70/half

The Ship, Herne Bay, Kent

AndrewGood12 Sep 2012 Good enough to have 3 pints.
AlenomoreNot Tried12 Aug 2012
AndrewGood24 May 2012 Hey, this was good. Nice pint.
KenGood10 Feb 2010

The Queens Head, Mereworth, Kent

AlenomoreNot Tried02 Sep 2012

Victoria Inn, Derby, Derbyshire

Philip PirripNot Tried31 Aug 2012

Dragon Hotel, Montgomery, Powys

Stephen HarrisNot Tried24 Aug 2012

Horse & Groom, Derby, Derbyshire

ChrisENot Tried22 May 2012

The Bell Inn, Horndon on the Hill, Essex

Stephen HarrisNot Tried18 Mar 2012
thebrewingmanNot Tried19 Mar 2011

Black Boy Inn, Caernarfon, Gwynedd

RayNot Tried07 Feb 2012
ChrisEGood08 May 2011

The Chequers, Laddingford, Kent

PedroExcellent04 Feb 2012

Royal Oak, Long Whatton, Leicestershire

AndrewNot Tried19 Nov 2011

Longstop, Leicester, Leicestershire

Martin the MildmanNot Tried01 Oct 2011

Peacock, Kettering, Northamptonshire

StephenExcellent13 Aug 2011 Good pint well balanced bitter with caramel overtones

The Palace, Leeds, West Yorkshire

MickNot Tried09 Aug 2011

Low Lights Tavern, North Shields, Tyne and Wear

Flying.geordieAcceptable17 Jul 2011
Flying.geordieGood09 Oct 2010
Flying.geordieGood15 Aug 2010
Flying.geordieAcceptable10 Jun 2010
Flying.geordieUndrinkable03 Jun 2010 First time sold a poor pint in this bar. Not now as good as before management changeover.
Flying.geordieGood30 May 2010
Flying.geordieAcceptable10 Jan 2010
Flying.geordieAcceptable07 Dec 2009
Flying.geordieExcellent05 Aug 2009
Flying.geordieExceptional18 Jul 2009
Flying.geordieNot Tried27 Jun 2009

Penrhos Arms, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysilio, Gwynedd

ChrisEExcellent08 May 2011 Gravity dispense - superb Bass.

Victoria Hotel, Menai Bridge, Gwynedd

ChrisEGood08 May 2011

Castle Arms (Glue Pot), Castletown, Isle of Man

McGargleAcceptable29 Apr 2011 No real character here.

Spread Eagle, Rolleston-on-Dove, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire

GarryPoor17 Apr 2011 Utterly insipid
DubbelNot Tried26 Dec 2010
GarryNot Tried23 Dec 2010

Unicorn Inn, Newton Solney, Derbyshire

GarryAcceptable07 Mar 2011 Actually not bad, just a hint of the caramelness and smoothness that a good pint of Bass used to have. Decently colour and poured well.

Waterloo, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire

GarryPoor01 Mar 2011 Completely devoid of aroma, taste and any interest whatsoever. Rather a sad reflection of the once great beer
GarryNot Tried18 Jan 2011

White Star, Liverpool, Merseyside

MickNot Tried05 Jan 2011
MickNot Tried23 Dec 2010
MickNot Tried11 Aug 2010
IanNot Tried26 Feb 2010
IanNot Tried22 Mar 2007
IanNot Tried17 Jan 2006

Cross Keys, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire

GarryNot Tried07 Dec 2010

The Loggerheads, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

ChrisENot Tried22 Oct 2010

The Red Cow, Sandwich, Kent

AlenomoreNot Tried29 Aug 2010

Cinque Ports Arms, New Romney, Kent

ChrisENot Tried17 Aug 2010

The Pineapple, Kentish Town, Greater London

IanNot Tried11 Aug 2010
Magnus GreelNot Tried14 Jun 2010
ChrisENot Tried14 Jun 2010
ChrisENot Tried15 Mar 2010

The Porthole, North Shields, Tyne and Wear

Flying.geordiePoor22 Jul 2010

Talbot Inn, Gretton, Northamptonshire

StephenNot Tried14 Jun 2010
StephenAcceptable12 Jun 2010 Compared to some of the other beers i had not up to the mark.

The Beacon, West Monkseaton, Tyne and Wear

Flying.geordieNot Tried14 May 2010

The Phoenix, Canterbury, Kent

AndrewGood30 Apr 2010 Good condition, tasty pint.

The Victoria (formerly Tap and Spile), North Shields, Tyne and Wear

Flying.geordieGood07 Feb 2010
Flying.geordieGood17 Oct 2009

Welby Arms, Allington, Lincolnshire

WittendenNot Tried24 Oct 2009

Old Mill Inn, Maryculter, Aberdeenshire

RayNot Tried02 Sep 2009

Royal Oak, Ockbrook, Derbyshire

IanNot Tried15 Jul 2009

The Angel, Rainham, Kent

AndrewNot Tried03 Jul 2009

Cherry Tree, Canterbury, Kent

BlairNot Tried20 Jun 2009
AndrewAcceptable13 Aug 2008 Nothing wrong with this but I've still not had a top-notch pint of it outside of the midlands. There was some sulphur on the nose and some harsh hops on the end. Drinkable but not really my choice for a session (not that I had time for one)
IanGood04 Mar 2006 Copper colour with earthy caramel, good hop in moouth, and especially on the end. Good yeasty/hop/slight caramel beer.

The White Swan, Reading Street, Kent

BlairNot Tried25 Feb 2009
BlairNot Tried17 Feb 2009
BlairNot Tried29 Oct 2008
BlairNot Tried13 Sep 2008

Simple Simon's, Canterbury, Kent

IanNot Tried13 Apr 2008
BrianNot Tried12 Apr 2008
AndrewNot Tried23 Feb 2008
IanNot Tried12 Jan 2008
AndrewNot Tried24 Nov 2007
IanNot Tried24 Nov 2007
AndrewNot Tried31 Oct 2007
AndrewNot Tried19 Oct 2007
AndrewNot Tried12 Oct 2007
AndrewNot Tried18 Aug 2007
IanNot Tried18 Aug 2007
IanNot Tried20 May 2007
AndrewNot Tried20 Jan 2007
AndrewNot Tried27 Dec 2006
BrianNot Tried18 Dec 2006
IanNot Tried03 Dec 2006
BrianNot Tried11 Nov 2006
BrianNot Tried08 Nov 2006
AndrewNot Tried28 Oct 2006
IanNot Tried28 Oct 2006
AndrewNot Tried19 Aug 2006
IanNot Tried19 Aug 2006
IanNot Tried20 May 2006
IanNot Tried09 Jul 2005
AndrewNot Tried09 Jul 2005

Three Shippes, Waterford, Ireland

ColinGood17 Jan 2008

Tennent's, Glasgow, Glasgow, City of

IanNot Tried23 Aug 2007

George & Dragon, Sandwich, Kent

AndrewNot Tried03 Jun 2007

Pentewan Sands Holiday camp, St Austell, Cornwall

SteveNot Tried26 May 2007

Blackburne Arms Hotel, Liverpool, Merseyside

IanNot Tried21 Mar 2007

The Volunteer Inn, Ash, Kent

AndrewNot Tried27 Jan 2007

Star & Eagle, Goudhurst, Kent

AndrewNot Tried23 Jul 2006

Two Sawyers, Canterbury, Kent

AndrewNot Tried30 Jun 2006
AndrewGood12 May 2006 Sulphorous and hoppy. Not what I expected but nice none the less

The Black Boy, Bushey, Hertfordshire

AndrewNot Tried26 Feb 2006

Flute, Liverpool, Merseyside

IanGood18 Jan 2006 Copper coloured with lasting white head. Still a very good session beer. Enough flavour to keep you coming back for more, without being overwhelming. Good minerality. Some caramel, some hop, some yeast. Always found it hard to pin down Bass. Bit of sweetness, bit of lemon citrus. Or was that the girl’s perfume?

The Guildhall, Folkestone, Kent

AndrewNot Tried12 Nov 2005

Royal Lion Hotel, Lyme Regis, Dorset

AndrewAcceptable23 Jul 2005 Slightly sulphorous nose followed by a sweet malty low bitterness finish

The Dog & Duck, Plucks Gutter, Kent

AndrewGood16 Jul 2005 Hoppy yellowy brown beer with a nutty maltyness to it.

George & Dragon, Downe, Greater London

AndrewNot Tried28 May 2005

Harveys, Folkestone, Kent

IanNot Tried24 May 2005

The North Western (formerly The Head of Steam), Liverpool, Merseyside

IanNot Tried03 Mar 2005

Marston's Bass

4.40% ABV.

We have tried this beer 162 times.

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

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