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Adnams Old Ale

PubAddressLast Visit Seen
Nelson ArmsTonbridge, Kent06 Feb 2024
The Freed ManWalmer, Kent11 Oct 2023
The Plume of FeathersGreenwich, Greater London28 Dec 2021
Blythe Hill TavernForest Hill, Greater London19 Nov 2021
The Gate ClockGreenwich, Greater London28 Oct 2021
The CamelBethnal Green, Greater London18 Dec 2019
Royal AlbertNew Cross, Greater London21 Apr 2019
Mirth, Marvel & MaudWalthamstow, Greater London19 Feb 2019
The Fat CatIpswich, Suffolk18 Feb 2019
The Door HingeWelling, Greater London16 Feb 2019
The White SwanIslington, Central London24 Jan 2019
Leyton TechnicalLeyton, Greater London01 Jan 2019
The Watch HouseLewisham, Greater London18 Dec 2018
The Edmund HalleyLee Green, Greater London12 Nov 2018
The Robert PocockGravesend, Kent07 Nov 2018
The Red LionRamsgate, Kent17 Feb 2018
The Great HarryWoolwich, Greater London28 Dec 2017
The BricklayersColchester, Essex09 Dec 2017
Blakes of DoverDover, Kent17 Jan 2017
Pelt TraderCity, Central London16 Jan 2017
Station ArmsSouthminster, Essex12 Nov 2016
The Fox on the HillDenmark Hill, Greater London24 Feb 2016
Copper PottleBeltinge, Kent19 Feb 2016
The Butchers ArmsHerne, Kent16 Feb 2016
The White SwanCharlton, Greater London26 Jan 2016
Eel's Foot InnEastbridge, Suffolk12 Dec 2015
CastleCambridge, Cambridgeshire09 Dec 2015
The George StaplesBlackfen, Greater London18 Nov 2015
Ale HouseColchester, Essex13 Nov 2015
Australian ArmsRamsgate, Kent09 Nov 2015
Catford Constitutional ClubCatford, Greater London05 Nov 2015
Spark House (formerly The Drum)Leyton, Greater London23 Oct 2015
The Crown InnSnape, Suffolk12 Mar 2015
Ravensbourne ArmsLewisham, Greater London01 Mar 2015
Leyton Orient Supporters ClubLeyton, Greater London21 Feb 2015
The White HartGrays, Essex15 Feb 2015
The Botwell InnHayes (W London), Greater London05 Feb 2015
The Willow WalkVictoria, Central London08 Jan 2015
WetherspoonsVictoria, Central London29 Nov 2014
The Cherry TreeWoodbridge, Suffolk25 Nov 2014
King's HeadWoodbridge, Suffolk25 Nov 2014
The GuildhallFolkestone, Kent25 Nov 2014
The Cock InnDiss, Norfolk20 Nov 2014
The Coopers ArmsRochester, Kent15 Nov 2014
The Lady LuckCanterbury, Kent13 Nov 2014
Earlham (formerly Mr Pickwick's; Earlham Arms)Norwich, Norfolk08 Nov 2014
The Nags HeadBelgravia, Central London05 Nov 2014
White HartAldeburgh, Suffolk30 Oct 2014
The Rum PuncheonGravesend, Kent28 Sep 2014
The Forest TavernForest Gate, Greater London04 Feb 2014
Kings ArmsStowmarket, Suffolk11 Jan 2014
Dartford Working Men's ClubDartford, Kent09 Jan 2014
The Alma Inn & Dining RoomsHarwich, Essex09 Jan 2014
Farr's Dalston (formerly Farr's School of Dancing)Dalston, Greater London03 Jan 2014
Carpenters ArmsWighton, Norfolk14 Dec 2013
Three ChimneysBiddenden, Kent25 Nov 2013
Red LionLeytonstone, Greater London14 Nov 2013
Middlesbrough Little Theatre ClubMiddlesbrough, North Yorkshire09 Nov 2013
The Leading LightFaversham, Kent23 Feb 2013
The Wenlock ArmsHoxton, Central London29 Jan 2013
Red LionFenny Stratford, Buckinghamshire29 Jan 2013
The Royal Victoria & Bull HotelDartford, Kent14 Jan 2013
The New Cross TurnpikeWelling, Greater London12 Dec 2012
Telegraph InnNew Brighton, Merseyside11 Nov 2012
The Muggleton InnMaidstone, Kent14 Oct 2012
Cock TavernCantley, Norfolk13 Oct 2012
The Rose of EnglandRamsgate, Kent13 Oct 2012
The Ship InnConyer, Kent03 Mar 2012
The Archibald SimpsonAberdeen, Aberdeenshire10 Jan 2012
The Standing OrderStevenage, Hertfordshire02 Jan 2012
The Old GaolhouseWinchester, Hampshire01 Jan 2012
White HorseBlakeney, Norfolk27 Dec 2011
The Whalebone (formerly The White Hart)Downham Market, Norfolk17 Nov 2011
Old Cross TavernHertford, Hertfordshire31 Mar 2011
Stile BridgeMarden, Kent24 Feb 2011
The Old WellingtonManchester, Greater Manchester19 Feb 2011
The FalconBattersea, Greater London11 Feb 2011
The Original Plough (formerly The Plough)Chelmsford, Essex03 Feb 2011
The MudlarkSouthwark, Central London09 Jan 2011
Queens HeadBury St Edmunds, Suffolk08 Jan 2011
The WheatsheafMaidstone, Kent25 Nov 2010
Bull InnWest Malling, Kent11 Nov 2010
The ElephantFaversham, Kent06 Nov 2010
Old FountainOld Street, Central London20 Oct 2009
The GeorgeAldwych, Central London22 Feb 2009
The Bree LouiseEuston, Central London17 Feb 2009
Fox & AnchorSmithfield, Central London10 Dec 2008
The White HorseParsons Green, Greater London29 Nov 2008
The Fat CatNorwich, Norfolk22 Nov 2008
The Lord Nelson InnSouthwold, Suffolk20 Nov 2008
The Kings HeadSouthwold, Suffolk20 Nov 2008
Sole Bay InnSouthwold, Suffolk19 Nov 2008
Harbour InnSouthwold, Suffolk19 Nov 2008
Red LionSouthwold, Suffolk18 Nov 2008
The Raven (formerly The Bridge House)Bermondsey, Central London21 Nov 2006

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.

Nelson Arms, Tonbridge, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried06 Feb 2024

The Freed Man, Walmer, Kent

Jack WilliamNot Tried11 Oct 2023
ChrisEExcellent02 Feb 2016 Superb.

The Plume of Feathers, Greenwich, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried28 Dec 2021

Blythe Hill Tavern, Forest Hill, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried19 Nov 2021
Philip PirripNot Tried06 Nov 2021
Philip PirripNot Tried04 Mar 2020
Magnus GreelNot Tried03 Mar 2020
Philip PirripNot Tried12 Feb 2020
Philip PirripNot Tried14 Feb 2019

The Gate Clock, Greenwich, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried28 Oct 2021
Philip PirripNot Tried27 Oct 2021
Philip PirripGood26 Oct 2021 An old staple

The Camel, Bethnal Green, Greater London

Stephen HarrisExcellent18 Dec 2019 I spotted the pumpclip through the window and had to come in for a pint of this classic.

Royal Albert, New Cross, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried21 Apr 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried14 Apr 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried07 Apr 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried13 Nov 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried12 Nov 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried15 Jan 2017

Mirth, Marvel & Maud, Walthamstow, Greater London

Stephen HarrisGood19 Feb 2019 Nuts and toffee.

The Fat Cat, Ipswich, Suffolk

Jack WilliamNot Tried18 Feb 2019

The Door Hinge, Welling, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried16 Feb 2019
Philip PirripExcellent02 Dec 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried31 Oct 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried11 Oct 2014

The White Swan, Islington, Central London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried24 Jan 2019

Leyton Technical, Leyton, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried01 Jan 2019
Stephen HarrisNot Tried10 Dec 2014
Stephen HarrisNot Tried28 Oct 2014
Stephen HarrisNot Tried04 Dec 2013
Stephen HarrisExcellent06 Nov 2013 Classic old ale.
Stephen HarrisNot Tried12 Oct 2013

The Watch House, Lewisham, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried18 Dec 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried10 Dec 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried18 Jan 2016
Philip PirripExcellent17 Jan 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried17 Feb 2015 Ran out
Philip PirripNot Tried15 Feb 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried03 Nov 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried02 Nov 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried01 Jan 2014
Philip PirripGood03 Nov 2013

The Edmund Halley, Lee Green, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried12 Nov 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried12 Nov 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried11 Nov 2013

The Robert Pocock, Gravesend, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried07 Nov 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried13 Dec 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried23 Nov 2014

The Red Lion, Ramsgate, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried17 Feb 2018

The Great Harry, Woolwich, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried28 Dec 2017

The Bricklayers, Colchester, Essex

AndrewNot Tried09 Dec 2017

Blakes of Dover, Dover, Kent

Jack WilliamGood17 Jan 2017 A lovely smooth, dark brew.
ChrisEExcellent02 Nov 2013 Delicious

Pelt Trader, City, Central London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried16 Jan 2017

Station Arms, Southminster, Essex

ChrisEExcellent12 Nov 2016
Magnus GreelNot Tried12 Nov 2016

The Fox on the Hill, Denmark Hill, Greater London

HSBNot Tried24 Feb 2016

Copper Pottle, Beltinge, Kent

AndrewExcellent19 Feb 2016

The Butchers Arms, Herne, Kent

MickNot Tried16 Feb 2016
Jack WilliamAcceptable31 Dec 2015 Disappointing, ok condition but rather tasteless for an old ale.
Philip PirripGood12 Nov 2015
Judy G GarlandExcellent09 Nov 2013
PedroNot Tried07 Jan 2012
MickNot Tried07 Jan 2012
AndrewGood06 Jan 2012 Good condition (of course, this is Martyn's pub) but just not my thing. Good bitter cherry but no depth for me.
IanExceptional06 Jan 2012 Loved this. Biurbon buscuit flavour in mouth with an amazing mixed cherry slight sourness on the finish. Kept looking at the glass in frank admiration after each swallow.
MickNot Tried18 Jan 2011
BrianGood13 Nov 2010 Came on while I was there. Really good old ale.
AndrewExcellent13 Nov 2010 Hint of chocolate powder. Hint of sourness. Milky. Black coloured. I actually drank all of this before I started on the Hophead.
GlynExceptional11 Mar 2009
GlynExcellent04 Mar 2009
IanNot Tried27 Feb 2009 lots of people said this was good
AndrewExcellent21 Feb 2009 This was really very nice and in very good condition. Black with a subtle, well balanced, earthy-coffee bite. Very drinkable.
MickExcellent21 Feb 2009 Very nice, dark and slightly sweet with a little musty coffee.
Conan the LibrarianExcellent19 Feb 2009 Just had a half as driving but really full of all sorts of flavours coffee beans being one that stood out. Excellent condition and taste
GlynExcellent14 Nov 2008 Good dark session beer
GlynExcellent10 Nov 2008

The White Swan, Charlton, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried26 Jan 2016

Eel's Foot Inn, Eastbridge, Suffolk

HSBNot Tried12 Dec 2015

Castle, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

HSBNot Tried09 Dec 2015

The George Staples, Blackfen, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried18 Nov 2015

Ale House, Colchester, Essex

ChrisEExcellent13 Nov 2015

Australian Arms, Ramsgate, Kent

DosserGood09 Nov 2015 £2.90 a pint
DosserExcellent04 Nov 2015 Great condition in an area not seen for a long while.
DosserNot Tried31 Oct 2015 Just coming on. Dont see this one around here

Catford Constitutional Club, Catford, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried05 Nov 2015
Philip PirripExcellent15 Feb 2014 Fragrant hop taste

Spark House (formerly The Drum), Leyton, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried23 Oct 2015

The Crown Inn, Snape, Suffolk

HSBNot Tried12 Mar 2015

Ravensbourne Arms, Lewisham, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried01 Mar 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried01 Feb 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried14 Dec 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried30 Nov 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried23 Sep 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried18 Sep 2014

Leyton Orient Supporters Club, Leyton, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried21 Feb 2015 Two casks of this were emptied in quick time.
Stephen HarrisNot Tried14 Jan 2012

The White Hart, Grays, Essex

Stephen HarrisNot Tried15 Feb 2015

The Botwell Inn, Hayes (W London), Greater London

HSBNot Tried05 Feb 2015

The Willow Walk, Victoria, Central London

HSBNot Tried08 Jan 2015

Wetherspoons, Victoria, Central London

TobesNot Tried29 Nov 2014

The Cherry Tree, Woodbridge, Suffolk

HSBNot Tried25 Nov 2014

King's Head, Woodbridge, Suffolk

HSBNot Tried25 Nov 2014

The Guildhall, Folkestone, Kent

ChrisEExceptional25 Nov 2014 Spot on, as good as it gets.
ChrisEExcellent24 Dec 2012

The Cock Inn, Diss, Norfolk

HSBGood20 Nov 2014

The Coopers Arms, Rochester, Kent

Stephen HarrisExcellent15 Nov 2014 Tasty beer in fine form here.

The Lady Luck, Canterbury, Kent

Jack WilliamNot Tried13 Nov 2014

Earlham (formerly Mr Pickwick's; Earlham Arms), Norwich, Norfolk

Stephen HarrisNot Tried08 Nov 2014

The Nags Head, Belgravia, Central London

Stephen HarrisExcellent05 Nov 2014 A tasty and satisfying pint.

White Hart, Aldeburgh, Suffolk

HSBNot Tried30 Oct 2014

The Rum Puncheon, Gravesend, Kent

ChrisENot Tried28 Sep 2014
Magnus GreelNot Tried15 Jan 2011
ChrisENot Tried15 Jan 2011
ChrisEGood14 Nov 2010

The Forest Tavern, Forest Gate, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried04 Feb 2014

Kings Arms, Stowmarket, Suffolk

HSBNot Tried11 Jan 2014

Dartford Working Men's Club, Dartford, Kent

ChrisENot Tried09 Jan 2014

The Alma Inn & Dining Rooms, Harwich, Essex

HSBNot Tried09 Jan 2014
AlenomoreNot Tried03 Dec 2011

Farr's Dalston (formerly Farr's School of Dancing), Dalston, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried03 Jan 2014

Carpenters Arms, Wighton, Norfolk

HSBGood14 Dec 2013 A beer that does nothing for me, and never has.

Three Chimneys, Biddenden, Kent

WittendenExcellent25 Nov 2013 Gentle dark ruby. Nostalgic.
WittendenPoor08 Feb 2013 Unfortunately, this had been sitting around for a while:no condition to speak of. A pity, as I loved this beer.
WittendenGood12 Mar 2012 Dark ruby,autumnal, liquorice,earthy but a bit thin tonight.
WittendenExcellent28 Nov 2011 Dark ruby red,liquorice and chocolate,earthy.Not quite as I remember it from God knows when,but very welcome.

Red Lion, Leytonstone, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried14 Nov 2013

Middlesbrough Little Theatre Club, Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire

McGargleExcellent09 Nov 2013 Classic dark old ale. Limited hopping but packed with autumn fruits.

The Leading Light, Faversham, Kent

AndrewGood23 Feb 2013 Perfectly good

The Wenlock Arms, Hoxton, Central London

Martin the MildmanExcellent29 Jan 2013 Excellent brown old style mild ale with lots of sweetish malt flavours and a little fruity hop for balance. My score 16/20.
Philip PirripNot Tried19 Dec 2012

Red Lion, Fenny Stratford, Buckinghamshire

MickExcellent29 Jan 2013 Very nice, black, hints of vanilla and chocolate, very drinkable.

The Royal Victoria & Bull Hotel, Dartford, Kent

ChrisEPoor14 Jan 2013

The New Cross Turnpike, Welling, Greater London

Philip PirripGood12 Dec 2012

Telegraph Inn, New Brighton, Merseyside

AlenomoreExcellent11 Nov 2012 In tip top condition. Great to sample this seasonal again. Possibly Adnams best ale. X amount of pints devoured at a stonkingly good value £2.50 a pint?

The Muggleton Inn, Maidstone, Kent

PedroExcellent14 Oct 2012
AlenomoreExcellent14 Oct 2012 In top condition. Nice to see this seasonal again.

Cock Tavern, Cantley, Norfolk

HSBPoor13 Oct 2012 Too cold.

The Rose of England, Ramsgate, Kent

BlairGood13 Oct 2012 Decent mild/old ale.

The Ship Inn, Conyer, Kent

AndrewNot Tried03 Mar 2012

The Archibald Simpson, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

McGargleAcceptable10 Jan 2012 Bit disappointed here. Low (almost non-existent) hop rate, some autumn fruits but lacking in substance.

The Standing Order, Stevenage, Hertfordshire

Stephen HarrisGood02 Jan 2012

The Old Gaolhouse, Winchester, Hampshire

Martin the MildmanExcellent01 Jan 2012 Excellent dark ruby cloured old style mild. Sweet and malty with some fruity hop in the finish. My score 16/20.

White Horse, Blakeney, Norfolk

StuPoor27 Dec 2011 Dark ruby in colour,but served far to cold left little taste in the mouth. Had this and moved on.

The Whalebone (formerly The White Hart), Downham Market, Norfolk

ChrisEExcellent17 Nov 2011

Old Cross Tavern, Hertford, Hertfordshire

Martin the MildmanGood31 Mar 2011 This cask had been maturing in the cellar for several months. It had picked up a slight tart sourness, correct for the style, but I prefer the beer when a little younger. My score 15/20.

Stile Bridge, Marden, Kent

PedroNot Tried24 Feb 2011
PedroNot Tried17 Feb 2011
PedroNot Tried04 Feb 2011
thebrewingmanAcceptable25 Jan 2011 In far better condition than the last one I tried but still lacking in body and substance. Adnams is becoming a very mediocre brewery.

The Old Wellington, Manchester, Greater Manchester

BlairNot Tried19 Feb 2011

The Falcon, Battersea, Greater London

PedroNot Tried11 Feb 2011

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

IanNot Tried03 Feb 2011

The Mudlark, Southwark, Central London

Martin the MildmanExcellent09 Jan 2011 Very pleasant smooth and well rounded mild style ale with toffee malt and some fruitiness present. My score 16/20.

Queens Head, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

thebrewingmanGood08 Jan 2011 Quite malty in flavour but just seemed to be missing something that makes a good old.

The Wheatsheaf, Maidstone, Kent

PedroExcellent25 Nov 2010

Bull Inn, West Malling, Kent

PedroExcellent11 Nov 2010

The Elephant, Faversham, Kent

PedroNot Tried06 Nov 2010

Old Fountain, Old Street, Central London

Martin the MildmanExcellent20 Oct 2009 Good malty and fruity old style mild ale. My score 16/20.

The George, Aldwych, Central London

DubbelGood22 Feb 2009 A first try for me, surprisingly. Dark ale with some tasty liqourice malts but perhaps a little watery.

The Bree Louise, Euston, Central London

IanNot Tried17 Feb 2009

Fox & Anchor, Smithfield, Central London

IanNot Tried10 Dec 2008

The White Horse, Parsons Green, Greater London

DubbelNot Tried29 Nov 2008

The Fat Cat, Norwich, Norfolk

BlairNot Tried22 Nov 2008

The Lord Nelson Inn, Southwold, Suffolk

MickNot Tried20 Nov 2008
MickNot Tried18 Nov 2008

The Kings Head, Southwold, Suffolk

MickNot Tried20 Nov 2008

Sole Bay Inn, Southwold, Suffolk

MickNot Tried19 Nov 2008

Harbour Inn, Southwold, Suffolk

MickExcellent19 Nov 2008 Soft and sweet with a hoppy finish.

Red Lion, Southwold, Suffolk

MickNot Tried18 Nov 2008

The Raven (formerly The Bridge House), Bermondsey, Central London

IanGood21 Nov 2006 Ruby colour with disappearing beige head. Slightly sour fruit aroma. Wonderful in mouth. Dark fruit aroma. Has some sourness. Bit like Harvey's Old, lacks the real sourness I'm looking for. Sour plums and tobacco, fruit and choc and very slight sourness in mouth. Finish lasts with slightly sour plum, Victoria Plum, I rather like the fruit. I like it, fruity and interesting. Soft mouth feel.

Adnams Old Ale

4.10% ABV.

We have tried this beer 67 times.

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

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