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PubAddressLast Visit Seen
The New InnCanterbury, Kent15 Apr 2022
The Just ReproachDeal, Kent30 Mar 2022
The River Ale HouseEast Greenwich, Greater London22 Mar 2022
The Sussex ArmsTwickenham, Greater London29 Oct 2021
Larkins' AlehouseCranbrook, Kent31 Jul 2021
Crown InnBeeston, Nottinghamshire25 May 2021
The Red LionRamsgate, Kent17 Aug 2020
Furlongs Ale HouseFaversham, Kent01 Aug 2020
Old Gate Bar & RestaurantHebden Bridge, West Yorkshire10 Dec 2019
Royal Victoria PavilionRamsgate, Kent11 Nov 2019
The Coopers TavernBurton upon Trent, Staffordshire16 Oct 2019
The Thirty-Nine Steps Brewhouse (formerly The Thirty-Nine Steps Alehouse)Broadstairs, Kent18 Sep 2019
The StagWalmer, Kent24 Aug 2019
12 Degrees (a.k.a. RAMS Micropub 12 Degrees)Rochester, Kent26 Jun 2019
Palmerston ArmsPeterborough, Cambridgeshire20 Mar 2019
ChartersPeterborough, Cambridgeshire20 Mar 2019
The Fat CatNorwich, Norfolk11 Feb 2019
The Doric ArchEuston, Central London23 Jan 2019
King Charles IPentonville, Central London17 Oct 2018
The Flying CircusNewark, Nottinghamshire08 Oct 2018
Oaka at the Mansion HouseKennington, Greater London24 Sep 2018
Fat Cat & CanaryNorwich, Norfolk10 Aug 2018
Montefiore ArmsRamsgate, Kent14 Jun 2018
The Brewery TapPeterborough, Cambridgeshire17 May 2018
The HarpCharing Cross, Central London31 Mar 2018
Westow HouseCrystal Palace, Greater London25 Jan 2018
The Flower PotDerby, Derbyshire09 Jan 2018
Artillery ArmsRamsgate, Kent27 Sep 2017
Oakes BarnBury St Edmunds, Suffolk22 Sep 2017
Hussar HotelWestbrook, Kent10 Sep 2017
The New Cross TurnpikeWelling, Greater London21 Aug 2017
Staggs (Volunteer Arms)Musselburgh, East Lothian08 Jul 2017
The Butchers ArmsHerne, Kent22 Apr 2017
The Bailey HeadOswestry, Shropshire19 Apr 2017
Smugglers' AlehouseNew Romney, Kent10 Apr 2017
Tap EastStratford, Greater London07 Mar 2017
The Broken DrumBlackfen, Greater London23 Feb 2017
The Dog and DoubletWolverhampton, West Midlands24 Jan 2017
Craft Beer Co.Covent Garden, Central London23 Jan 2017
The Bartons ArmsAston, West Midlands16 Jan 2017
Dartford Working Men's ClubDartford, Kent10 Jan 2017
The George & DragonSwanscombe, Kent04 Jan 2017
The Black DogWhitstable, Kent10 Sep 2016
Waterloo TapWaterloo, Central London17 Aug 2016
Swan & RushesLeicester, Leicestershire06 Aug 2016
The Fat Cat Brewery TapNorwich, Norfolk11 Jun 2016
Duke of WellingtonNorwich, Norfolk11 Jun 2016
The Druid InnBirchover, Derbyshire30 May 2016
The BerryWalmer, Kent12 Mar 2016
Wharf InnWelford, Northamptonshire10 Mar 2016
The Compass AlehouseGravesend, Kent05 Mar 2016
The Alexandra ArmsCambridge, Cambridgeshire18 Feb 2016
Rugby Tap RoomRugby, Warwickshire27 Jan 2016
RamWhittlesey, Cambridgeshire16 Jan 2016
Olde VicStockport, Greater Manchester30 Dec 2015
The Jolly BrewerStamford, Lincolnshire21 Dec 2015
The Cask & BarrelEdinburgh, Edinburgh, City of25 Nov 2015
Rochford Beer & Cider Festival 2015Rochford, Essex19 Nov 2015
The Two HalvesMargate, Kent05 Nov 2015
The Black LionLeighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire09 Oct 2015
Rose TavernNorwich, Norfolk09 Sep 2015
Spread EagleStokesley, North Yorkshire31 Aug 2015
The Red HerringGreat Yarmouth, Norfolk18 Aug 2015
Craft Beer Co.Brighton, East Sussex20 May 2015
The Draper's ArmsPeterborough, Cambridgeshire18 Apr 2015
Great Northern HotelPeterborough, Cambridgeshire11 Apr 2015
The RegalCambridge, Cambridgeshire03 Mar 2015
White Lion InnSedgley, West Midlands28 Feb 2015
The GeorgeCroydon, Greater London16 Jan 2015
The CriterionLeicester, Leicestershire16 Jan 2015
The Flower PotMaidstone, Kent02 Jan 2015
The Firkin AlehouseFolkestone, Kent29 Aug 2014
The Will AdamsGillingham, Kent28 Aug 2014
The Archibald SimpsonAberdeen, Aberdeenshire28 Aug 2014
The Mash TunDover, Kent16 Aug 2014
Kent Beer Festival 2014Canterbury, Kent19 Jul 2014
The State BarGlasgow, Glasgow, City of06 Jul 2014
The Society RoomsMaidstone, Kent03 Jul 2014
The Wellington ArmsBedford, Bedfordshire25 Jun 2014
The Firkin FrogHerne Bay, Kent04 Jun 2014
The ReindeerNorwich, Norfolk24 May 2014
The Cambridge BlueCambridge, Cambridgeshire30 Apr 2014
HopinnNewcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire22 Apr 2014
Royal OakCrick, Northamptonshire05 Apr 2014
Rochford Beer & Cider Festival 2013Rochford, Essex20 Nov 2013
Blue BellBelmesthorpe, Lincolnshire19 Nov 2013
PeacockDerby, Derbyshire24 Oct 2013
The Merchants InnRugby, Warwickshire19 Oct 2013
The Ribs of BeefNorwich, Norfolk07 Oct 2013
Ales of the UnexpectedWestbrook, Kent26 Aug 2013
Wig & PenNorwich, Norfolk22 Aug 2013
Six BellsWoodchurch, Kent09 Aug 2013
The HippodromeMarch, Cambridgeshire26 Jul 2013
The Last InnOswestry, Shropshire15 Jun 2013
The Malt Shovel TavernNorthampton, Northamptonshire07 Jun 2013
WhaleboneNorwich, Norfolk30 May 2013
The Holy InadequateStoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire08 May 2013
The RakeSouthwark, Central London11 Mar 2013
The Salopian BarShrewsbury, Shropshire09 Mar 2013
Waters Green TavernMacclesfield, Cheshire22 Feb 2013
Rochford Beer & Cider Festival 2012Rochford, Essex21 Nov 2012
The Brunswick InnDerby, Derbyshire29 Oct 2012
The Red LionHiston, Cambridgeshire23 Apr 2012
The BullHorton Kirby, Kent06 Jan 2012
Mama Liz'sStamford, Lincolnshire17 Dec 2011
Silk Mill Ale & Cider HouseDerby, Derbyshire26 Nov 2011
The Hand & HeartPeterborough, Cambridgeshire05 Nov 2010
02nd Gainsborough Beer & Folk FestivalGainsborough, Lincolnshire16 Oct 2010
Rushden Historical Transport SocietyRushden, Northamptonshire13 Oct 2010
01st Amber Valley Beer & Cider Festival (The Ripley Rail Ale Festival)Ripley, Derbyshire02 Oct 2010
The Moon & BellLoughborough, Leicestershire25 Sep 2010
The WellingtonBirmingham, West Midlands18 Sep 2010
Bull's HeadPratt's Bottom, Kent10 Sep 2010
The BellWendens Ambo, Essex18 Aug 2010
Ship InnOundle, Northamptonshire19 May 2010
The PubLeicester, Leicestershire14 May 2010
The County HotelAshford, Kent14 Mar 2010
The SmithfieldDerby, Derbyshire01 Sep 2009
The Grand Union (formerly Broood@ Vin Quatre)Leicester, Leicestershire21 Aug 2009
The BodegaNewcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear14 Jul 2009
Paget ArmsLoughborough, Leicestershire02 Apr 2009
Marquis CornwallisBloomsbury, Central London14 Dec 2008
The White SwanReading Street, Kent13 Sep 2008
The Fleur de LisSandwich, Kent16 Aug 2008
Jacksons WharfRamsgate, Kent06 Jun 2008
26 Furnival Street (formerly The Castle)Chancery Lane, Central London29 Jan 2008
The Market PorterSouthwark, Central London30 Nov 2007
Bermuda TrianglePoole, Dorset27 Oct 2007
Rare Breeds Beer Festival 2007Woodchurch, Kent02 Jun 2007
Reading Beer Festival 2007Reading, Berkshire05 May 2007
The Samuel PetoFolkestone, Kent09 Apr 2007
The Victoria HotelBeeston, Nottinghamshire16 Sep 2006
Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival 2006Ramsgate, Kent14 Apr 2006
Battersea Beer Festival 2006Battersea, Greater London09 Feb 2006
Great British Beer Festival 2005Olympia, Greater London04 Aug 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 New Inn, Canterbury, Kent

MitchExceptional15 Apr 2022
Jack WilliamExcellent13 Apr 2021 Gorgeous.
Jack WilliamGood18 Oct 2019 Smooth, rich.
Jack WilliamNot Tried06 Jan 2019 Taken off - just finished less than 48 hours of going on apparently A sip confirmed.
Jack WilliamExcellent06 Dec 2018 As expected as well - couldn’t fault it.
Jack WilliamGood14 Jan 2018
MickExcellent28 May 2016 Very nice, well balanced.
Jack WilliamExcellent31 Dec 2015 Just superb.
MickExcellent31 Oct 2015 Another winner from Oakham.
MickExcellent15 Aug 2015 Excellent pale bitter
AndrewGood15 Aug 2015
MickExcellent09 Aug 2014 Very nice pale hoppy bitter.
Jack WilliamExcellent18 Aug 2013 on the sweet side with complex flavours of malt and hops. Good body, well kept.

The Just Reproach, Deal, Kent

Magnus GreelExcellent30 Mar 2022 Fruity rich and smooth golden pale ale
Magnus GreelExcellent22 Aug 2018 Smooth rich yet malty hoppy and refreshing. An easy second choice.

The River Ale House, East Greenwich, Greater London

Philip PirripExcellent22 Mar 2022
Philip PirripExcellent21 Mar 2022 A truly professional brew with total clarity
Philip PirripExcellent10 Feb 2022 Probably my favourite Oakham session ale

The Sussex Arms, Twickenham, Greater London

Magnus GreelNot Tried29 Oct 2021
Stephen HarrisNot Tried10 Mar 2013

Larkins' Alehouse, Cranbrook, Kent

WittendenNot Tried31 Jul 2021

Crown Inn, Beeston, Nottinghamshire

Jack WilliamExcellent25 May 2021

The Red Lion, Ramsgate, Kent

ChrisENot Tried17 Aug 2020
Magnus GreelAcceptable17 Aug 2020 Unexpected flowery lavender aroma and taste

Furlongs Ale House, Faversham, Kent

Archie14Not Tried01 Aug 2020
Philip PirripNot Tried16 May 2019

Old Gate Bar & Restaurant, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire

Magnus GreelNot Tried10 Dec 2019

Royal Victoria Pavilion, Ramsgate, Kent

DosserExcellent11 Nov 2019 Lovely pint

The Coopers Tavern, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire

ChrisENot Tried16 Oct 2019

The Thirty-Nine Steps Brewhouse (formerly The Thirty-Nine Steps Alehouse), Broadstairs, Kent

DosserAcceptable18 Sep 2019 Lifeless and no sign of any citrus flavours

The Stag, Walmer, Kent

AndrewNot Tried24 Aug 2019
ChrisEGood09 Nov 2018

12 Degrees (a.k.a. RAMS Micropub 12 Degrees), Rochester, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried26 Jun 2019

Palmerston Arms, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

ChrisENot Tried20 Mar 2019
HSBNot Tried01 Oct 2015
ChrisENot Tried18 Dec 2010
Magnus GreelNot Tried18 Dec 2010

Charters, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

ChrisENot Tried20 Mar 2019
Magnus GreelNot Tried17 May 2018
Stephen HarrisNot Tried28 Jul 2016
HSBNot Tried01 Oct 2015
Stephen HarrisNot Tried02 Nov 2013
Stephen HarrisNot Tried20 May 2013
StephenNot Tried11 Jun 2012
StephenNot Tried17 Apr 2010
BlairNot Tried14 Nov 2009
StephenNot Tried18 Oct 2009
StephenNot Tried12 Oct 2009
DubbelExceptional06 Oct 2009 Liquid gold. Grapefruit sensation. Doesn't get much better than this.

The Fat Cat, Norwich, Norfolk

Magnus GreelNot Tried11 Feb 2019
AndrewNot Tried10 Jun 2016

The Doric Arch, Euston, Central London

ChrisENot Tried23 Jan 2019

King Charles I, Pentonville, Central London

Magnus GreelExcellent17 Oct 2018 Golden fruity in excellent nick

The Flying Circus, Newark, Nottinghamshire

Philip PirripNot Tried08 Oct 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried25 Jun 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried30 Jun 2014

Oaka at the Mansion House, Kennington, Greater London

Magnus GreelNot Tried24 Sep 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried14 Jan 2015
ChrisEGood04 Sep 2014 Good but slightly hazy.
Judy G GarlandNot Tried22 Aug 2013
IanAcceptable03 Aug 2013 Not on top form.
Stephen HarrisNot Tried03 Jul 2013
Philip PirripExcellent27 May 2013

Fat Cat & Canary, Norwich, Norfolk

AndrewNot Tried10 Aug 2018

Montefiore Arms, Ramsgate, Kent

DosserExcellent14 Jun 2018 Superb
Jack WilliamNot Tried29 May 2018
DosserExcellent27 Jan 2018 Quality
DosserExcellent27 Sep 2017 Fine pint
BlairExceptional19 Oct 2008 What a beer! Extremely hoppy, sweet with a little caramel. Oakham are quickly becoming one of my favourite breweries.

The Brewery Tap, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Magnus GreelNot Tried17 May 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried30 Oct 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried30 Oct 2016
Philip PirripGood21 Aug 2016 Lacking a certain crispness
Philip PirripNot Tried12 May 2014
Stephen HarrisNot Tried10 May 2014
StephenNot Tried29 Apr 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried21 Apr 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried09 Dec 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried25 Aug 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried25 Aug 2013
Stephen HarrisNot Tried24 Jul 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried03 Jun 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried03 Jun 2013
StephenExcellent15 Oct 2010 Well up to the mark today
StephenExceptional02 Oct 2010 Stunning today a brilliant pint never given two 5 stars before but had a great time to day.
StephenNot Tried17 Apr 2010
StephenNot Tried03 Apr 2010
StephenExcellent31 Mar 2010 yummy stuff really very good
StephenNot Tried22 Mar 2010
StephenNot Tried10 Oct 2009
IanAcceptable07 Oct 2009 A little ascetic on aroma and a little ascetic on the finish. Bit in middle is fine but ultimately disappointing. A little tight in the mouth too, needs a day to open up. Always harsh on beers in the brewery tap

The Harp, Charing Cross, Central London

Philip PirripNot Tried31 Mar 2018
Philip PirripExcellent16 Dec 2017
Philip PirripGood08 Jun 2017

Westow House, Crystal Palace, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried25 Jan 2018 Ran out
Philip PirripExcellent24 Jan 2018 Always a reliable ale, best of the Oakham range unless Green Devil IPA is around

The Flower Pot, Derby, Derbyshire

Magnus GreelNot Tried09 Jan 2018
Stephen HarrisNot Tried01 Dec 2012
ChrisENot Tried26 Nov 2011
StuNot Tried03 Nov 2011

Artillery Arms, Ramsgate, Kent

DosserExcellent27 Sep 2017 Spot on
IanExcellent29 Aug 2009 Just a tad soapy on the hops, but so drinkable it is untrue.
BlairExcellent15 Nov 2008 Top beer. Very hoppy and very refreshing. I love it.

Oakes Barn, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

StuGood22 Sep 2017

Hussar Hotel, Westbrook, Kent

DosserGood10 Sep 2017

The New Cross Turnpike, Welling, Greater London

Philip PirripPoor21 Aug 2017 My fault for thinking I was being clever accepting the last half out of a cask

Staggs (Volunteer Arms), Musselburgh, East Lothian

ChrisENot Tried08 Jul 2017
HSBNot Tried04 Jul 2014
McGargleNot Tried13 Jun 2014

The Butchers Arms, Herne, Kent

AndrewNot Tried22 Apr 2017
ChrisENot Tried16 Jul 2013
Philip PirripExcellent16 Jul 2013 Probably the best Oakham beer. Obviously rare on gravity dispense
Stephen HarrisNot Tried22 Jun 2013
BrianNot Tried09 Feb 2013
BlairExcellent29 Sep 2009 Exceptionally light, crisp and refreshing ale.
IanExceptional22 Mar 2005 Same as JHB, but fuller in mouth and a bit more malt. Altogether more satisfying

The Bailey Head, Oswestry, Shropshire

Bear & Ragged StaffExcellent19 Apr 2017 Great example of this top beer.
Bear & Ragged StaffExcellent05 Apr 2017 An excellent example of this favourite Oakham ale.

Smugglers' Alehouse, New Romney, Kent

Magnus GreelExceptional10 Apr 2017 Fruity hop notes with a grainy background and a dry finish.

Tap East, Stratford, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried07 Mar 2017
Stephen HarrisExcellent19 Jan 2017 On excellent form here to remind me what a good beer this is.
Stephen HarrisNot Tried29 Oct 2015
Stephen HarrisNot Tried12 Oct 2015
Stephen HarrisNot Tried10 Oct 2015

The Broken Drum, Blackfen, Greater London

Philip PirripExcellent23 Feb 2017

The Dog and Doublet, Wolverhampton, West Midlands

ChrisENot Tried24 Jan 2017

Craft Beer Co., Covent Garden, Central London

ChrisENot Tried23 Jan 2017

The Bartons Arms, Aston, West Midlands

AndrewNot Tried16 Jan 2017
DosserExcellent27 Dec 2012 Hit the spot.
Bear & Ragged StaffGood25 Feb 2012 Not the usual reliable and consistent beer I have come to expect. This was jaded and dull - not on form.
IanExceptional26 Jun 2010 Unbelievable condition and the hops on this are perfect to my palate.

Dartford Working Men's Club, Dartford, Kent

ChrisENot Tried10 Jan 2017
AlenomoreNot Tried10 Apr 2010

The George & Dragon, Swanscombe, Kent

ChrisENot Tried04 Jan 2017

The Black Dog, Whitstable, Kent

WittendenNot Tried10 Sep 2016

Waterloo Tap, Waterloo, Central London

Philip PirripNot Tried17 Aug 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried16 Aug 2016

Swan & Rushes, Leicester, Leicestershire

Stephen HarrisNot Tried06 Aug 2016
StuNot Tried19 Jul 2013
AndrewNot Tried25 Nov 2010
StuNot Tried18 Sep 2009
DubbelNot Tried13 Mar 2009
StuNot Tried14 Feb 2009

The Fat Cat Brewery Tap, Norwich, Norfolk

AndrewNot Tried11 Jun 2016
HSBGood10 Jun 2015 Not a beer I often drink, but best of a small choice.
HSBNot Tried28 May 2015
AndrewNot Tried27 Jul 2007
IanExcellent27 Jul 2007 Gravity. Not perfect aroma, but the rest was excellent.

Duke of Wellington, Norwich, Norfolk

AndrewNot Tried11 Jun 2016
HSBNot Tried10 Jun 2015
HSBNot Tried28 May 2015
HSBNot Tried30 May 2013

The Druid Inn, Birchover, Derbyshire

AndrewNot Tried30 May 2016

The Berry, Walmer, Kent

ChrisENot Tried12 Mar 2016

Wharf Inn, Welford, Northamptonshire

HSBNot Tried10 Mar 2016

The Compass Alehouse, Gravesend, Kent

Philip PirripExcellent05 Mar 2016

The Alexandra Arms, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

HSBNot Tried18 Feb 2016

Rugby Tap Room, Rugby, Warwickshire

HSBNot Tried27 Jan 2016

Ram, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire

HSBNot Tried16 Jan 2016

Olde Vic, Stockport, Greater Manchester

HSBNot Tried30 Dec 2015

The Jolly Brewer, Stamford, Lincolnshire

HSBNot Tried21 Dec 2015

The Cask & Barrel, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City of

HSBNot Tried25 Nov 2015

Rochford Beer & Cider Festival 2015, Rochford, Essex

Philip PirripNot Tried19 Nov 2015

The Two Halves, Margate, Kent

DosserExcellent05 Nov 2015 Soo good. Where else can you find this in Thanet??

The Black Lion, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

Philip PirripNot Tried09 Oct 2015
ChrisENot Tried18 Jul 2015
HSBNot Tried21 Jun 2015

Rose Tavern, Norwich, Norfolk

HSBNot Tried09 Sep 2015

Spread Eagle, Stokesley, North Yorkshire

McGargleGood31 Aug 2015

The Red Herring, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

HSBAcceptable18 Aug 2015

Craft Beer Co., Brighton, East Sussex

Philip PirripNot Tried20 May 2015

The Draper's Arms, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

HSBNot Tried18 Apr 2015
HSBNot Tried06 Nov 2014

Great Northern Hotel, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

HSBNot Tried11 Apr 2015

The Regal, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

HSBNot Tried03 Mar 2015

White Lion Inn, Sedgley, West Midlands

Stephen HarrisNot Tried28 Feb 2015

The George, Croydon, Greater London

McGargleNot Tried16 Jan 2015

The Criterion, Leicester, Leicestershire

StuNot Tried16 Jan 2015
StuNot Tried27 Nov 2014
StuNot Tried24 May 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried25 Jul 2013
StuNot Tried04 Feb 2009

The Flower Pot, Maidstone, Kent

DosserGood02 Jan 2015
DosserNot Tried16 Jun 2014
DosserNot Tried13 Jun 2014
DosserGood07 Jun 2014
TobesNot Tried07 Mar 2014
DosserExcellent07 Mar 2014
TobesNot Tried15 Feb 2014
TobesNot Tried14 Feb 2014
DosserNot Tried16 Nov 2013
PedroExcellent16 Nov 2013
TobesNot Tried15 Nov 2013
DosserNot Tried29 Sep 2013
DosserExcellent31 Aug 2013
TobesNot Tried30 Aug 2013
Judy G GarlandNot Tried29 Aug 2013
DosserExceptional15 Jun 2013 Very nice!
DosserExcellent15 Apr 2013
BullsExcellent14 Apr 2013
DosserExcellent16 Feb 2013
PedroExcellent15 Feb 2013
PedroExcellent19 Aug 2012
PedroNot Tried17 Aug 2012
AlenomoreExcellent30 Jun 2012 A very good ale. Our, chauffer, now car free, enjoyed this one.
AlenomoreExcellent29 Jun 2012
PedroExceptional29 Jun 2012
PedroExceptional29 Jun 2012
PedroNot Tried29 Dec 2011 Ran out
PedroExcellent29 Dec 2011
PedroExcellent28 Dec 2011
thebrewingmanExcellent25 Oct 2011
PedroExcellent25 Oct 2011
AlenomoreNot Tried24 Oct 2011
PedroNot Tried04 Jan 2011
PedroExcellent01 Jan 2011 One of my favourites but wasn't on the very top form I'd hoped for, maybe it had been on a few days already !
PedroExcellent02 Nov 2010
PedroExceptional31 Oct 2010 Superb!
PedroExceptional19 Aug 2010
PedroExcellent18 Aug 2010
PedroExceptional16 Aug 2010 Superb! good I did a take-away (15p for 2 pint container !)
AngieExceptional13 Mar 2010 Lovely
PedroExcellent12 Mar 2010 Ran out !
PedroExcellent06 Dec 2009
AngieExceptional05 Dec 2009 Amazing flavours
PedroExcellent02 Dec 2009
PedroExcellent24 Sep 2009
PedroExceptional23 Sep 2009 Outstanding !
DosserNot Tried22 Sep 2009
PedroNot Tried09 May 2009
DosserExcellent09 May 2009
PedroExcellent08 May 2009
PedroNot Tried07 May 2009 in the bar

The Firkin Alehouse, Folkestone, Kent

IanExceptional29 Aug 2014 Perfect condition. Perfect hops
IanExceptional09 May 2014 Arse achingly beautiful. Perfect condition aroma flavour finish

The Will Adams, Gillingham, Kent

Philip PirripExcellent28 Aug 2014

The Archibald Simpson, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

McGargleNot Tried28 Aug 2014 Burst.
RayPoor29 Jan 2010 Straw coloured, one dimensional beer. Hints light fruit flavours but not much else. Too light bodied for strength. Disappointing.

The Mash Tun, Dover, Kent

ChrisEExcellent16 Aug 2014

Kent Beer Festival 2014, Canterbury, Kent

oz11Excellent19 Jul 2014
IanAcceptable18 Jul 2014 Citrusy but not in great nick
BaymartGood18 Jul 2014 Not at it's best - but still a good citrus example

The State Bar, Glasgow, Glasgow, City of

HSBNot Tried06 Jul 2014

The Society Rooms, Maidstone, Kent

DosserExcellent03 Jul 2014
PedroPoor27 Feb 2010 One of my favourite beers, it looked great but it had no flavour, and I couldn't drink it all ! Didn't bother looking at other beers !
DosserExceptional31 Jan 2010 Wonderful beer amongst several rather ordinary ones.

The Wellington Arms, Bedford, Bedfordshire

BaymartExceptional25 Jun 2014 Citrus and pineapple taste, exceptional taste.

The Firkin Frog, Herne Bay, Kent

BaymartExcellent04 Jun 2014 Very nice, can understand its reputation as a fantastic golden ale

The Reindeer, Norwich, Norfolk

HSBNot Tried24 May 2014

The Cambridge Blue, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Philip PirripNot Tried30 Apr 2014

Hopinn, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire

Nick WillisNot Tried22 Apr 2014
MickExcellent22 Apr 2014 Very nice hoppy pale ale.

Royal Oak, Crick, Northamptonshire

StuExcellent05 Apr 2014

Rochford Beer & Cider Festival 2013, Rochford, Essex

Philip PirripNot Tried20 Nov 2013

Blue Bell, Belmesthorpe, Lincolnshire

HSBNot Tried19 Nov 2013

Peacock, Derby, Derbyshire

HSBNot Tried24 Oct 2013

The Merchants Inn, Rugby, Warwickshire

Stephen HarrisNot Tried19 Oct 2013

The Ribs of Beef, Norwich, Norfolk

Philip PirripNot Tried07 Oct 2013
HSBExcellent18 Aug 2013 Typical Oakham but so tasty

Ales of the Unexpected, Westbrook, Kent

ChrisEExcellent26 Aug 2013

Wig & Pen, Norwich, Norfolk

HSBNot Tried22 Aug 2013

Six Bells, Woodchurch, Kent

PedroExcellent09 Aug 2013

The Hippodrome, March, Cambridgeshire

TobesNot Tried26 Jul 2013

The Last Inn, Oswestry, Shropshire

Bear & Ragged StaffGood15 Jun 2013 On good form but wish they would give Citra a try! Or for that matter any one one of half a dozen other Oakham ales that are as good if not better than Bishop's Farewell.
Bear & Ragged StaffExcellent29 May 2013 On good form.
Bear & Ragged StaffGood12 Apr 2013 This would have been excellent, bordering on exceptional two or three years ago, but times have changed and new beers have evolved. Once number one in my list, now struggles to make the top ten. Still bloody good.
Bear & Ragged StaffExcellent30 Mar 2013 Still good but no longer the top dog.
Bear & Ragged StaffAcceptable27 Jan 2013 ????
Bear & Ragged StaffExcellent11 Nov 2012 On very good form, always consistent but some days are better than others and today was one of those days. When on this form, this is one of the best beers of its type.
Bear & Ragged StaffExcellent06 May 2012 Have tried lots of other beers over the weekend, this still rules the roost for me. Consistently good, great citrus bitterness, so well balanced and clean and fresh with every mouthful.
Bear & Ragged StaffExcellent18 Apr 2012 Whenever in doubt, I turn to this consistently good, premium ale. Never disappoints and always satisfies.
Bear & Ragged StaffExcellent23 Jan 2012 Consistently good and on top form tonight. Must be one of the best beers of its type, in the world, ever, part I.
Bear & Ragged StaffExcellent03 Jul 2011 I have commented on this excellent ale before. I think it is worth a second mention because of its consistency. Always recommended as a final drink of the evening because of its strong, refreshing flavours.
Bear & Ragged StaffExcellent08 Feb 2011 A full bodied, tasty bitter ale with a strong hint of citrus (in particular grapefruit). Always consistently good. If you are tasting several ales, leave this one till last because you probably will not taste much else after this has wrestled with your taste buds. Excellent.

The Malt Shovel Tavern, Northampton, Northamptonshire

ChrisENot Tried07 Jun 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried05 Oct 2012

Whalebone, Norwich, Norfolk

HSBNot Tried30 May 2013

The Holy Inadequate, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Nick WillisExcellent08 May 2013

The Rake, Southwark, Central London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried11 Mar 2013
IanExceptional14 Dec 2010 So drinkable its untrue and the tangerine flavour is amazing

The Salopian Bar, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Stephen HarrisNot Tried09 Mar 2013

Waters Green Tavern, Macclesfield, Cheshire

Philip PirripNot Tried22 Feb 2013

Rochford Beer & Cider Festival 2012, Rochford, Essex

Philip PirripNot Tried21 Nov 2012

The Brunswick Inn, Derby, Derbyshire

Philip PirripNot Tried29 Oct 2012

The Red Lion, Histon, Cambridgeshire

HSBNot Tried23 Apr 2012
AndrewNot Tried07 Jul 2007
IanNot Tried20 Jan 2007
IanNot Tried19 Jan 2007

The Bull, Horton Kirby, Kent

DubbelNot Tried06 Jan 2012 I managed to *just* miss this and wasn't best pleased!
DubbelExcellent07 Aug 2009 Goddammit. This was as light and refreshing as you would expect but still hasn't recaptured that glittering form of April. As such, I can't help but be slightly disappointed when it's anything less than sheer perfection in a glass.
DubbelNot Tried27 Mar 2009
DubbelExceptional25 Mar 2009 Top of the barrel. Pure enjoyment in a glass.
DubbelExceptional20 Mar 2009 Sex. See 17 March.
DubbelExceptional17 Mar 2009 I'll never get over this beer. Especially when its served like this. Magnificent.
IanExceptional14 Feb 2009 Enormously good. Outstanding. Love the hop, almost like shards of glass bursting over the tongue. Stunning. I had this side by side with the fresh Inferno afterwards. Hard to pick a winner, but the Inferno just about won out.
DubbelExceptional13 Feb 2009 Chocced full of grapefruit and lime, dry yet fruity finish, some discreet strawberry never previously detected. In the form of its life.
DubbelNot Tried22 Nov 2008

Mama Liz's, Stamford, Lincolnshire

ChrisENot Tried17 Dec 2011
Magnus GreelExcellent17 Dec 2011 A golden, premium beer with a smooth, malty background, rich and fruity hop flavours and a refreshing finish.

Silk Mill Ale & Cider House, Derby, Derbyshire

ChrisENot Tried26 Nov 2011

The Hand & Heart, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Dickie BirdAcceptable05 Nov 2010 Boring Oakham lemon fizz

02nd Gainsborough Beer & Folk Festival, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire

AlenomoreNot Tried16 Oct 2010

Rushden Historical Transport Society, Rushden, Northamptonshire

StephenNot Tried13 Oct 2010
StephenExcellent25 Sep 2010 On the money again
StephenExcellent21 Sep 2010 A great end to a good day
StephenNot Tried18 Sep 2010 Running out of things to say about it will have more in the week now the buses are back to normal
StephenExcellent11 Sep 2010 Lovely great malt great hops and it's always right on with condition
StephenExcellent21 Aug 2010 lovely malts great hops 2.40 come and try it is all I can say, I can't not have pint
StephenExcellent31 Jul 2010 Great beer as usual if I don't change beers run out of things to say.
StephenExcellent24 Jul 2010 Fruit salad malts a veritable multitude of flavours so hoppy great stuff
StephenNot Tried22 Jul 2010
StephenExceptional17 Jul 2010 Wow its getting so I am tasting it as is being poured and it always lives up to expectations fruity malts clear gold lasting head great carbonation and wow those hops wonderful. Oakham Beer Monster next on this pump come down Tuesday to try it
StephenExcellent10 Jul 2010 going to have to think hard to find new things to say if i keep coming here. Tasted lovely
StephenExceptional08 Jul 2010 Spot on a few pints of this served by the time i was served stunning nick carbonation head malts hops fabulous. If I am only drinking one that's it.
StephenExcellent03 Jul 2010 A regular beer here and at 2.40 can not complain at all.

01st Amber Valley Beer & Cider Festival (The Ripley Rail Ale Festival), Ripley, Derbyshire

AlenomoreNot Tried02 Oct 2010

The Moon & Bell, Loughborough, Leicestershire

AlenomoreNot Tried25 Sep 2010

The Wellington, Birmingham, West Midlands

AlenomoreNot Tried18 Sep 2010

Bull's Head, Pratt's Bottom, Kent

PedroExceptional10 Sep 2010

The Bell, Wendens Ambo, Essex

WittendenNot Tried18 Aug 2010 This was listed as coming soon: apity it wasn't ready, as it's one of my all time favourites

Ship Inn, Oundle, Northamptonshire

StephenNot Tried19 May 2010

The Pub, Leicester, Leicestershire

StuNot Tried14 May 2010
StuNot Tried26 Mar 2010
StuNot Tried26 Feb 2010
StuNot Tried05 Feb 2010
StuNot Tried22 Jan 2010
StuNot Tried09 Oct 2009
StuNot Tried02 Oct 2009

The County Hotel, Ashford, Kent

IanExcellent14 Mar 2010 What a fantastic beer. Just a little down on perfection as I think it had been on for a day or two, but even still the hops are fabulous.
IanExcellent04 Jun 2007 Despite the problems of getting this served, it was brilliant, fresh hop flavours.
IanExcellent20 May 2007 Lovely citrusy hops, nearly perfect. And served without a sparkler.
IanExcellent05 May 2007 Funnily enough I had this on my way home bright bottled from the cask at Reading BF. Stunning here too, the citrus is gorgeous.
IanExceptional09 Dec 2005 Just as good as the day before.
IanExceptional08 Dec 2005 Pale gold in colour with thin creamy white head. Sherbert and Turkish delight with citric hop on the aroma. Light in mouth with astringent citric grapefruit hop on the end. This balances the sherberty sweetness. Just pours down the throat. Simply a delight to drink

The Smithfield, Derby, Derbyshire

DubbelExceptional01 Sep 2009 Splendid. Sharp hoppy grapefruit palate. Condition perfect. Wonderful beer.
IanExcellent14 Jul 2009 Glorious. Love the hops and body on this beer.

The Grand Union (formerly Broood@ Vin Quatre), Leicester, Leicestershire

StuNot Tried21 Aug 2009
StuNot Tried24 Jul 2009
StuNot Tried19 Jun 2009
StuNot Tried05 Jun 2009
StuNot Tried29 May 2009
StuNot Tried15 May 2009
StuNot Tried09 May 2009
StuNot Tried24 Apr 2009
StuNot Tried11 Apr 2009
StuNot Tried26 Mar 2009
DubbelNot Tried13 Mar 2009
StuNot Tried04 Mar 2009
StuNot Tried27 Feb 2009
StuNot Tried15 Feb 2009
StuNot Tried06 Feb 2009
StuNot Tried30 Jan 2009

The Bodega, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Flying.geordieAcceptable14 Jul 2009

Paget Arms, Loughborough, Leicestershire

StuNot Tried02 Apr 2009

Marquis Cornwallis, Bloomsbury, Central London

DubbelExcellent14 Dec 2008 Crystal clear and in great condition, sweetened grapefruit very much in evidence with trademark dry hoppy Oakham finish. A true classic.

The White Swan, Reading Street, Kent

BlairExcellent13 Sep 2008 Lovely, this is a fantastic beer! Light and crisp, very hoppy with a nice citrussy twist as well.

The Fleur de Lis, Sandwich, Kent

BlairExceptional16 Aug 2008 This was absolutely stunning. Light and extremely hoppy. Served at the perfect temperature as well.

Jacksons Wharf, Ramsgate, Kent

BlairGood06 Jun 2008 I expected a dark beer for some reason. This was good though. Very hoppy with a little citrus.

26 Furnival Street (formerly The Castle), Chancery Lane, Central London

IanExcellent29 Jan 2008 Stunning. Nothing else to day, stunning. Grapefruit biting citrus.

The Market Porter, Southwark, Central London

IanExcellent30 Nov 2007 Bit soapy, but still excellent.

Bermuda Triangle, Poole, Dorset

AndrewNot Tried27 Oct 2007 Martin's tasted ace!

Rare Breeds Beer Festival 2007, Woodchurch, Kent

IanPoor02 Jun 2007 Lacked all of the freshness of the Friday night. Bit thin and acidic.
AndrewExceptional01 Jun 2007 Pale gold colour. Big citrus hop signiture. Rich, sharp and extremely drinkable.
IanExceptional01 Jun 2007 So hoppy it rips your tastebuds off. Fantastic.

Reading Beer Festival 2007, Reading, Berkshire

IanExcellent05 May 2007 Stunningly brilliant, citrus and everything else you need.

The Samuel Peto, Folkestone, Kent

IanGood09 Apr 2007 Like the JHB at the moment the eggy yeast does this no favours. The hops too were a bit soapy, but still I love those citrus hops.
AndrewGood12 Nov 2005 Fresh hoppy and light

The Victoria Hotel, Beeston, Nottinghamshire

AndrewNot Tried16 Sep 2006

Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival 2006, Ramsgate, Kent

IanExcellent14 Apr 2006 This is where the new beers came on. Some very good blond ones, including Bitter and Twisted, this, Grain Storm, Crouch Vale Brewers Gold. This is blond and hoppy, creamy too. Good astringent hop

Battersea Beer Festival 2006, Battersea, Greater London

IanExcellent09 Feb 2006 Last beer before I left for the train. Excellent blond hoppy beer. Just a bit under the weather, but still a very fine beer.

Great British Beer Festival 2005, Olympia, Greater London

IanExceptional04 Aug 2005 See notes on JHB

Oakham Bishops Farewell

4.60% ABV.

A strong premium beer of structured quality dominated by elaborate fruity hop notes, with a grainy background and dry finish.

We have tried this beer 170 times.

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

Other Oakham beers.