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Jennings (since closure now brewed at Marston's) Sneck Lifter

PubAddressLast Visit Seen
The Gate ClockGreenwich, Greater London18 Sep 2019
The Old BargeHertford, Hertfordshire29 Aug 2019
The Mare PoolMere Green, West Midlands03 Aug 2019
The Society RoomsMaidstone, Kent18 Jun 2019
The New Cross TurnpikeWelling, Greater London12 Jun 2019
The Furze WrenBexleyheath, Greater London26 Mar 2019
The Brockley BargeBrockley, Greater London06 Feb 2019
The Half MoonStepney Green, Greater London27 Jun 2018
The LoggerheadsShrewsbury, Shropshire07 Jun 2018
The Willow WalkVictoria, Central London01 Jan 2018
The White SwanSolihull, West Midlands02 Dec 2017
Royal Victoria PavilionRamsgate, Kent23 Oct 2017
The Wrong 'UnBexleyheath, Greater London06 Oct 2017
The Broken BridgePontefract, West Yorkshire16 Sep 2017
White Hart HotelNewmarket, Suffolk10 Sep 2016
Green DragonWelton, East Yorkshire23 Jul 2016
J.J. Moon'sRuislip Manor, Greater London12 Jul 2016
Bulls Head HotelYoulgreave (or Youlgrave), Derbyshire29 May 2016
Woodrow WilsonCarlisle, Cumbria19 May 2016
FalconHuntingdon, Cambridgeshire21 Jan 2016
Bridge InnSanton Bridge, Cumbria06 Jan 2016
Ship & MitreLiverpool, Merseyside05 Jan 2016
The Coronation HallSurbiton, Surrey21 Nov 2015
The Metropolitan BarBaker Street, Central London30 Jul 2015
Eagle & ChildStaveley, Cumbria16 Jul 2015
The Red LionSedbergh, Cumbria26 Jun 2015
Old BellShrewsbury, Shropshire13 Jun 2015
WetherspoonsVictoria, Central London24 May 2015
Hamilton HallCity, Central London14 May 2015
The Snickleway InnYork, North Yorkshire26 Mar 2015
Alum Ale HouseSouth Shields, Tyne and Wear06 Jan 2015
Ye Olde Black BoyKingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire02 Dec 2014
The Crown InnWrinehill, Staffordshire26 Nov 2014
The Potting ShedHythe, Kent20 Nov 2014
The WatermillKidderminster, Worcestershire28 Jun 2014
Haworth Old Hall InnHaworth, West Yorkshire22 Mar 2014
Bulls HeadManchester, Greater Manchester17 Jan 2014
Agricultural HotelPenrith, Cumbria11 Nov 2013
The Dolphin & AnchorChichester, West Sussex25 Aug 2013
Good IntentWest Farleigh, Kent23 Aug 2013
The Mechanical ElephantMargate, Kent03 Aug 2013
Juniper Green InnEdinburgh, Edinburgh, City of13 Jul 2013
The Poste of StoneStone, Staffordshire12 Jul 2013
The Salt CotSaltcoats, North Ayrshire04 Jul 2013
ArgyleHolborn, Central London27 Mar 2013
Tap & SpileBirmingham, West Midlands12 Mar 2013
The Wheatsheaf InnKilmarnock, North Ayrshire19 Jan 2013
The GooseWalthamstow, Greater London17 Jan 2013
The Great CentralManchester, Greater Manchester12 Sep 2012
The County HotelAshford, Kent09 Aug 2012
The PheasantAshford, Kent03 Jul 2012
The Fish InnButtermere, Cumbria20 Jun 2012
The Last InnOswestry, Shropshire06 May 2012
The Sovereign of the SeasPetts Wood, Greater London27 Jan 2012
The ParlourChorlton, Greater Manchester20 Dec 2011
Old English GentlemanKingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire29 Nov 2011
Malta InnSandling, Kent19 Nov 2011
The Ship InnWolviston, Durham29 Jun 2011
Jinnie InnRolleston-on-Dove, Staffordshire03 Apr 2011
The Old WellingtonManchester, Greater Manchester19 Feb 2011
Ramsgate Royal Harbour Brewhouse and BakeryRamsgate, Kent11 Feb 2011
Ye Olde Red Lion HotelMarket Bosworth, Leicestershire25 Dec 2010
Thomas BecketCanterbury, Kent19 Apr 2010
The Humphrey BeanTonbridge, Kent28 Feb 2010
The White Lion HotelTenterden, Kent28 Jan 2010
The Crosse KeysCity, Central London21 Oct 2008
The Thomas IngoldsbyCanterbury, Kent16 Nov 2007
The Saxon ShoreHerne Bay, Kent04 Nov 2007
Bridge HotelNewcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear23 Feb 2007
Catford Beer Festival 2005Catford, Greater London11 Jun 2005
Rare Breeds Beer Festival 2005Woodchurch, Kent03 Jun 2005
The Muggleton InnMaidstone, Kent19 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.

The Gate Clock, Greenwich, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried18 Sep 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried01 Sep 2019
Philip PirripAcceptable28 Oct 2017 Honestly not sure on this, smelt alright but a highly acidic backtaste

The Old Barge, Hertford, Hertfordshire

Stephen HarrisNot Tried29 Aug 2019

The Mare Pool, Mere Green, West Midlands

DosserGood03 Aug 2019 Good but no more

The Society Rooms, Maidstone, Kent

ChrisENot Tried18 Jun 2019
TobesNot Tried25 Jul 2015
TobesNot Tried22 Nov 2014
DosserGood20 Dec 2013
TobesNot Tried21 Sep 2013
TobesNot Tried10 Aug 2013
AlenomoreNot Tried15 Dec 2012
AlenomoreNot Tried07 Oct 2012
AlenomoreNot Tried06 Oct 2012
EddieExceptional05 Oct 2012 Proper 5* ale this, nice dark ale served in top condition with a nice off white head with a hint of coffee. Wonderful stuff :)
AlenomoreExceptional26 Jul 2012 A dark delight. A1.
PedroNot Tried24 Jul 2012
AlenomoreNot Tried07 Jul 2012
AlenomoreExcellent12 Jun 2010
AngieGood07 Feb 2010
ChrisENot Tried06 Feb 2010

The New Cross Turnpike, Welling, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried12 Jun 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried18 Aug 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried05 Oct 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried04 Oct 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried22 Aug 2016

The Furze Wren, Bexleyheath, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried26 Mar 2019

The Brockley Barge, Brockley, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried06 Feb 2019

The Half Moon, Stepney Green, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried27 Jun 2018

The Loggerheads, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

ChrisENot Tried07 Jun 2018
HSBNot Tried12 Jun 2015
ChrisENot Tried22 Oct 2010

The Willow Walk, Victoria, Central London

Philip PirripNot Tried01 Jan 2018

The White Swan, Solihull, West Midlands

Stephen HarrisNot Tried02 Dec 2017

Royal Victoria Pavilion, Ramsgate, Kent

DosserExcellent23 Oct 2017 Fine pint
Jack WilliamGood15 Sep 2017 Dark, dry and malty.

The Wrong 'Un, Bexleyheath, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried06 Oct 2017

The Broken Bridge, Pontefract, West Yorkshire

Stephen HarrisAcceptable16 Sep 2017 Liquid toffee.

White Hart Hotel, Newmarket, Suffolk

ChrisENot Tried10 Sep 2016
ChrisENot Tried09 Sep 2016

Green Dragon, Welton, East Yorkshire

ChrisEExcellent23 Jul 2016

J.J. Moon's, Ruislip Manor, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried12 Jul 2016

Bulls Head Hotel, Youlgreave (or Youlgrave), Derbyshire

AndrewNot Tried29 May 2016

Woodrow Wilson, Carlisle, Cumbria

Philip PirripNot Tried19 May 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried19 May 2016
Stephen HarrisNot Tried27 Jul 2012

Falcon, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire

HSBNot Tried21 Jan 2016

Bridge Inn, Santon Bridge, Cumbria

Philip PirripNot Tried06 Jan 2016

Ship & Mitre, Liverpool, Merseyside

MickExcellent05 Jan 2016 Very nice, a long time since I had this, good malt, real depth, toffee and raisins.

The Coronation Hall, Surbiton, Surrey

ChrisENot Tried21 Nov 2015

The Metropolitan Bar, Baker Street, Central London

HSBNot Tried30 Jul 2015

Eagle & Child, Staveley, Cumbria

ChrisENot Tried16 Jul 2015

The Red Lion, Sedbergh, Cumbria

Jack WilliamNot Tried26 Jun 2015

Old Bell, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

HSBNot Tried13 Jun 2015

Wetherspoons, Victoria, Central London

Philip PirripNot Tried24 May 2015

Hamilton Hall, City, Central London

HSBNot Tried14 May 2015
HSBNot Tried12 May 2015
HSBNot Tried13 Jun 2014

The Snickleway Inn, York, North Yorkshire

HSBNot Tried26 Mar 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried15 Aug 2013
HSBNot Tried03 Jul 2013

Alum Ale House, South Shields, Tyne and Wear

ChrisENot Tried06 Jan 2015

Ye Olde Black Boy, Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire

MickNot Tried02 Dec 2014

The Crown Inn, Wrinehill, Staffordshire

Nick WillisNot Tried26 Nov 2014

The Potting Shed, Hythe, Kent

ChrisENot Tried20 Nov 2014

The Watermill, Kidderminster, Worcestershire

Magnus GreelNot Tried28 Jun 2014

Haworth Old Hall Inn, Haworth, West Yorkshire

ChrisENot Tried22 Mar 2014
ChrisENot Tried27 Mar 2010
LeighExceptional12 May 2009 Very nice dark mild, full of black chocolate and port-like flavours. Strong, however - proceed with caution. Very light for it's abv and style, and far superior to the bottled version.

Bulls Head, Manchester, Greater Manchester

HSBNot Tried17 Jan 2014

Agricultural Hotel, Penrith, Cumbria

Stephen HarrisNot Tried11 Nov 2013
Nick WillisNot Tried13 Jul 2013

The Dolphin & Anchor, Chichester, West Sussex

AndrewNot Tried25 Aug 2013

Good Intent, West Farleigh, Kent

PedroGood23 Aug 2013

The Mechanical Elephant, Margate, Kent

John BExcellent03 Aug 2013

Juniper Green Inn, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City of

Nick WillisNot Tried13 Jul 2013

The Poste of Stone, Stone, Staffordshire

Nick WillisNot Tried12 Jul 2013

The Salt Cot, Saltcoats, North Ayrshire

HSBNot Tried04 Jul 2013

Argyle, Holborn, Central London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried27 Mar 2013

Tap & Spile, Birmingham, West Midlands

AndrewNot Tried12 Mar 2013

The Wheatsheaf Inn, Kilmarnock, North Ayrshire

Stephen HarrisNot Tried19 Jan 2013

The Goose, Walthamstow, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried17 Jan 2013

The Great Central, Manchester, Greater Manchester

AlenomoreNot Tried12 Sep 2012

The County Hotel, Ashford, Kent

IanNot Tried09 Aug 2012
IanGood27 Dec 2009 One of my favourite dark beers.
IanGood25 Apr 2007 Requisite chocciness with decent malts and makes it a tasty drinkable premium bitter.
IanPoor31 Jan 2006 Deep ruby with thick lasting beige head. Some choc malts, some burntness. Aroma is a bit nasty. Bit thin in mouth. Poor effort at this beer. Is this the W&D influence?
IanPoor05 May 2005 Dark ruby colour. Thin chocolate malt on nose. Needed to be changed, tasted like it had been on for about a week.
IanGood30 Apr 2005 Good malty chocolate/coffee flavours. Good strong malty ale
IanExceptional03 Apr 2005 Dark brown, Malty nose, roast malt and chocolate/coffee flavours. Stunning. The intensity of the flavours make this a must
IanNot Tried27 Mar 2005

The Pheasant, Ashford, Kent

ChrisENot Tried03 Jul 2012

The Fish Inn, Buttermere, Cumbria

StuNot Tried20 Jun 2012

The Last Inn, Oswestry, Shropshire

Bear & Ragged StaffExcellent06 May 2012 Enough has been said about this superb beer, no need to add to it here.
Bear & Ragged StaffExcellent12 Apr 2012 Not a lot more to be said about this wonderfully dark, smooth, tasty and consistent ale. Bloody good!

The Sovereign of the Seas, Petts Wood, Greater London

oz11Excellent27 Jan 2012 Very enjoyable.
oz11Not Tried26 Jan 2012
oz11Not Tried29 Nov 2011

The Parlour, Chorlton, Greater Manchester

Martin the MildmanNot Tried20 Dec 2011

Old English Gentleman, Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire

MickExcellent29 Nov 2011 Possibly the best pint of Sneck Lifter I've had. Rich dark and delicious, well balanced.
MickExcellent12 Jan 2011 Very nice, roast grains, chocolate with well balanced sweetness with a bitter edge

Malta Inn, Sandling, Kent

PedroNot Tried19 Nov 2011 Not actually on

The Ship Inn, Wolviston, Durham

davidg83Good29 Jun 2011 Rich brown in colour. Roasted smoky nose. Malty in taste. Thin head. Nice 1st try.

Jinnie Inn, Rolleston-on-Dove, Staffordshire

GarryNot Tried03 Apr 2011
GarryNot Tried05 Feb 2011

The Old Wellington, Manchester, Greater Manchester

BlairNot Tried19 Feb 2011

Ramsgate Royal Harbour Brewhouse and Bakery, Ramsgate, Kent

BlairGood11 Feb 2011 Darker than I remember it. Malty and fruity with a little chocolate, pretty good.

Ye Olde Red Lion Hotel, Market Bosworth, Leicestershire

DubbelNot Tried25 Dec 2010
DubbelNot Tried03 Oct 2009
DubbelExcellent25 Dec 2008 I must learn to ignore the other beers in this pub and stick to this regular favourite. Always delivers, thick, dark and appetising, roasted mocha malts and not spoiled by the sparkler.

Thomas Becket, Canterbury, Kent

AndrewNot Tried19 Apr 2010

The Humphrey Bean, Tonbridge, Kent

Martin the MildmanAcceptable28 Feb 2010 From the sulphury nose and appley character this was brewed at Marstons and nothing like the original Jennings brew. My score 14/20.

The White Lion Hotel, Tenterden, Kent

ChrisENot Tried28 Jan 2010

The Crosse Keys, City, Central London

IanNot Tried21 Oct 2008

The Thomas Ingoldsby, Canterbury, Kent

AndrewNot Tried16 Nov 2007 Adrian had it and it tasted good

The Saxon Shore, Herne Bay, Kent

AndrewExcellent04 Nov 2007 Had a pint of this as Ian's always saying how good it is and I've never tried it. He's right, it's great. Dark brown beer with mellow roasted coffee and a hint of toffee.

Bridge Hotel, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear

AndrewNot Tried23 Feb 2007

Catford Beer Festival 2005, Catford, Greater London

AlisonGood11 Jun 2005 A malty golden brown beer, pretty nice

Rare Breeds Beer Festival 2005, Woodchurch, Kent

IanExceptional03 Jun 2005 Dark ruby colour. Coffee, dark roasted malts. Really intense chocolate/coffee flavours througout and a longish finish. Dryness at end doesn't let this get out of control. Gorgeous

The Muggleton Inn, Maidstone, Kent

IanNot Tried19 Mar 2005

Jennings (since closure now brewed at Marston's) Sneck Lifter

5.10% ABV.

A dark beer with a reddish tinge, derived from the use of coloured malts, perfectly balanced with specially formulated brewing sugars and English aromatic hops. .

We have tried this beer 33 times.

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

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